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The Original W&Q and WW&F: 1894-1933 / WW&F switch stands
« on: January 26, 2017, 07:30:27 PM »
Does anyone happen to know how far above the ground the targets were on WW&F switch stands?

Jeff Schumaker

I give you the salmon cannon. I kid you not, this is a serious project in the Pacific NW. I recently read about it in Popular Mechanics, and had to look for a video.


Jeff S.

Museum Discussion / The latest idea from ROWMOW manufacturing?
« on: September 23, 2014, 02:47:58 PM »
Could this be the next product from ROWMOW? ;D

General Discussion / they don't make them like they used to
« on: December 04, 2013, 11:52:49 AM »
Axe making factory that was in Oakland, ME.

Bob Bennet posted some photos of a narrow gauge Brookville and equipment up in Fairfield, ME, on the Yahoo groups Railcritters. I believe its sitting in a lumber yard. Has any other museum member seen this loco?

Here's a link to the photos:

I don't know if you have to be a member of the Railcritters list to view them.

Jeff S.

Museum Discussion / railcar photo image needed
« on: September 01, 2012, 11:04:15 AM »
I will be giving a presenation on the Narrow Gauge RRs of Maine at the National Narrow Gauge convention in Seattle, Sept. 12-15. I am in need of an image of the railcar that Leon Weeks built, as I cannot find the ones I took a couple years ago. Proper credit will be given for the image.

Jeff Schumaker

The Original W&Q and WW&F: 1894-1933 / shipping hay
« on: August 17, 2012, 08:35:10 PM »
I don't know if this has been discussed  before on the forum. If so, please point me to the appropriate thread. How was hay shipped on the WW&F? I know boxcars were used, but was the hay baled or loose?

Jeff Schumaker

Museum Discussion / Dairy car questions
« on: August 10, 2012, 08:16:16 PM »
This was forwarded to me by Terry Davis. The person asking the questions is Jim Bowers. Terry sent Jim photos he took of the dairy car down at Wiscasset.

"Hi Terry,


Nice Photos. This brings up questions I've not had answers to. Is there any information about what the interior of the car may have had for racks, bins, trays to hold the milk cans while in transit or for holding ice around them in summer months? (The historical photos of the wreak at the MEC crossing showed some form of 'rack' in the debris.) Was there a stove in the car to moderate temperatures in winter? Also, with the windows, did anyone ride inside the car on it's round trips, and if so, were they 'locked in' by the door hardware that can only be operated from the exterior of the car? I've asked others before, but no one has any documentation as to what actually was inside 'back in the day'. "


Thanks, nice photos again,

Jim B

Can anyone answer any of Jim's quuestions?

Jeff S.

Museum Discussion / ROWMOW 1's grandfather
« on: August 10, 2012, 08:00:46 PM »

I found this tonight on Railroad-Lines forum:

ROWMOW 1 has ancestors.

Jeff S.

The Original W&Q and WW&F: 1894-1933 / Coopers Mills tank
« on: February 08, 2012, 09:19:27 PM »
Anyone know where Coopers Mills tank was located?

Jeff S.

The Original W&Q and WW&F: 1894-1933 / W&Q boxcars
« on: December 29, 2011, 08:39:18 PM »
Anyone have an idea how long the W&Q boxcars were painted grey? I realize this is a long shot that someone may have found something.

Jeff S.

The Original W&Q and WW&F: 1894-1933 / Clary's Mill
« on: August 09, 2011, 07:59:15 PM »
Is anybody able to provide information on the dimensions of Clary's Mill, or have an idea where I might look for it?

Jeff S.

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