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Museum Discussion / WWandF picture on 2016 Calendar
« on: December 24, 2015, 03:19:34 PM »
Got a 'Steam Trains' calendar for Christmas, which has a photo of #10 in snow for December 2016. Credited to Kevin Madore. Nice shot.  dale

Museum Discussion / B&H tank at WW&F
« on: September 01, 2010, 06:27:06 AM »
talked to verne colby, one of the owners of colby and gale oil co in damariscotta, about grant money from exxonmobil to rebuild our tank. they ditched mobil and went to irving due to price, so they cannot help us apply for grant money. verne referred me to the mobil terminal in so. portland to get the name and contact for the wiscasset area dealer. was unablr to get by there this year. if anyone who lives near portland wants to stop by there, i can follow up. BTW, went by bridgton, the other tank car sure looks good, but a shame it is not used for water service on their little track! dale

Museum Discussion / Rail Sources, update
« on: February 01, 2010, 11:03:39 AM »
at the recent annual meeting of the sc rr museum, it was announced that a local power plant has donated about one mile of large rail and ties to the museum. therefore, a project has/will begin to replace a mile of 56# rail on the railroad with this new rail. as many of us know, there has been a committment from scrm to provide us with excess small rail. fred morse and howard shepherd have had an ongoing relationship so i will give him a call, but want the members who watch out for rail to know of this development.  dale

Thanks Keith for bringing this article to our attention. Near the end of the article is this sentence about the materials for the rivets:

"The rivets have to be custom made with just the right mix of materials to have just the right tinsel properties."

The reporter is not writing about Christmas tree decorations here. In the summer of 1948 I worked in the C&O main shops in Huntington, West Virginia, and from that experience I can vouch for the fact that West Virginians do indeed say "tinsel" when they mean "tensile."  A couple of others I recall are "arn" for "iron," "MEE-ilk" for "milk," and "He DEE-id?" for "He did?"

hey steve, as a frequent visitor to the great nrhs chapter in huntington, i agree with their murdering the pronunciations, but at least every other adjective isn't 'wicked'.... dale

Museum Discussion / Rail Sources
« on: June 04, 2009, 03:47:15 PM »
The current R&R has an article on the Laona and Northern which says they are going to replace the 60# rail with 90# rail, 2 miles worth. They have a grant for it, but no timing was stated. If anyone is in northeastern Wisconsin this season, it would be cool to check this out. For reference, 56# and 60# rail is between 3 7/8 and 4 1/8 inches high. Dale Reynolds, Pendleton SC

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