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Work and Events / Re: B&SR Box Car 56 - Official Work Thread
« on: June 25, 2024, 09:45:54 PM »
To Marcel:
Thank you for such wonderful restoration work, from a remote fan and lurker to the site. Your standards are high and the quality is amazing.
I think I speak for many when I say that the WW&F is extremely lucky to have your expertise and dedication.
I would love to see you tackle any number of other cars, but if you never did, what you have done at this point is great!
That said, you probably have many choices of rotten carcasses to fill with good wood, if you wished. Perhaps you just want to take a random piece of metal and fabricate a brand new wood car around it. I look forward to whatever you chose to do. Thanks again.

Volunteers / Re: What to Name the new Excavator?
« on: February 13, 2024, 11:53:12 PM »
Merging the popular Candy with Tower.. I recommend Candower pronounced Can-Doer.

Massachusetts' Two Footers / Re: Boston Globe article
« on: December 26, 2023, 12:54:28 AM »
Here is a link, though there is a paywall for reading it.

Massachusetts' Two Footers / Edaville Boxcars
« on: December 26, 2023, 12:52:49 AM »
Here is an interesting photo, a string of about 9 freshly painted boxcars, with about 7 of them featuring the Ocean Spray scheme. Looks like the lettering was made of plywood letters and script, applied to the car sides. I wonder if they were actually used, or were just billboards.

Volunteers / Re: December 2023 Work Reports
« on: December 15, 2023, 12:32:39 AM »
The composition of the second photo with the work flat seems good enough to make a jigsaw puzzle! (minus the cone and work barrier). It's interesting, varied, and has a nice sky.

Would love to see these photos. The last time I was in Phillips was about 2004.

Good news was posted on the blog for the B&SR. I will quote their announcement of news below:

The largest is that we have received our first building permit from the town of Bridgton! This permit is good for a few hundred feet of track along with a 15' x 40' open are pavilion structure. Additionally we have been given a proper address, our property is now officially 45 Home Run Rd, Bridgton ME, 04009.

They are planning activities throughout the year, which has previously often been to help preservation of B&SR equipment off-site. Other website updates on history are planned.

General Discussion / Laconia car available
« on: March 26, 2023, 09:42:54 PM »
There is potential that this is a 2 foot gauge (or 3 foot gauge) discussion, but until then, this is what it is:
A standard gauge Laconia double truck trolley from the Laconia Street Railway is available from Seashore. Not sure, but maybe you can buy it for 10 bucks if you have good plans for it. It has a railroad roof profile, so I thought it might be nicely restored as a narrow gauge coach for some line.
Here is the original condition:
And here is what it looks like now in the attached photo.
Thanks to Frank Hicks of the PNAERC for making this information available. There are other trolleys, a caboose, and a boxcar, if you know someone interested:

Not exactly new news (posted on their blog last November) this group has now purchased 5.1 acres on Home Run Road. Land is perhaps the most important early step in making a museum!


Other Narrow Gauge / Re: Sandy Ridge & Clear Lake Ry
« on: January 06, 2022, 10:29:26 PM »
I think all may enjoy the recent posts about the SR&CL that has been on a new we page for a few months. The line is still running and working to keep ahead of decay and decline. This will take you to the home page. Click on "Updates" to see the latest news and photos.

These sort of photos used to be sent around on a private email list, but now are available to all. Enjoy!

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