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Museum Discussion / Smithsonian RR tours and the WW&F
« on: January 24, 2019, 04:34:13 PM »
Friends of ours sent along a link to the Smithsonian railroad tours and included is the Railroading in New England tour which visits the WW&F.  Of interest is the itinerary, cost (!) and the description and pictures of the WW&F.  Familiar faces in a few shots.  Link:

Volunteers / SWW '19 - Wiscasset Woods Lodge will be open
« on: November 08, 2018, 02:31:46 PM »
I received this note from Saundra at WWL yesterday explaining that the lodge will be open Thursday 4/25/19 for Spring Work Weekend.  This will be good news for many of the traveling troops headed to SWW.  Here's her note:

Hello Hunt,
We had a successful closing and have learned that many of our staff plan to return to work with us next spring. In fact at least one person in each department will be returning (and even 2 maids). Because we feel we will be able to open for a busy weekend without having to first train staff into their positions. Because we had so many requests to be open, we are going to do a trial opening on Thursday, April 25th in order to be available for the work weekend.
We will literally open on the 25th, so we ask that people be patient if things aren't quite working as they should or if we come up against a few technical difficulties.
Please help spread the word and again, we ask for people's patience if anything goes haywire that weekend.
Wiscasset Woods Lodge

My wife and I were in Farmington, Maine on Tuesday and went into the used bookstore Twice Old Tales on Main St.  In the Maine section they have the two volume set of Jones' book.  They are $80 apiece and in very good condition.  There are a few other RR related books there, all pretty pricey.

Sandy River & Rangeley Lakes Railroad / Sandy River photos on eBay
« on: November 05, 2016, 12:51:41 PM »
Here's a link to a series of photographs of the Sandy River RR on eBay.  Looks like they came out of one collection.

Here's a link to some whistles and great pictures over at the FR and WHR:
They do a good job on Facebook keeping the news of the RR current.  Not as good as Start and the crew do with the WW&F Facebook page....

Other Narrow Gauge / TV 11/28:Celebrating America's Steam Railways
« on: November 28, 2010, 05:11:24 PM »
On Public TV tonight, a 3 hour show celebrating North America's steam railways.  From NHPTV: "Explores the impact of the steam engine by visiting historic railways from Alaska to New Hampshire."  Also being shown on Maine PTV.  Probably been on before but worth a look.

US Two Footers / Blue Ridge mountains - 1910 Climax #1323
« on: June 28, 2009, 11:53:40 AM »
I saw this on the Fordbarn Model A forum:
"Old Timers MARC tour on Blue Ridge Parkway to the Cradle of Forestry yesterday. Steam engine on display is a 1910 Climax #1323 narrow gauge that was used during logging operations here in western North Carolina mountains from the teens to the fifties."
Check out the pictures of the nice looking model A Fords and the #1323.

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