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Messages - Hunt Dowse

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Work and Events / Re: Spring 2010 Work Weekend
« on: April 22, 2010, 05:56:34 PM »
Ken: i have a 92# bag of Portland #2 cement I can bring.  It's been around here a while but appears to be OK.  Let me know if I should bring it tomorrow, Hunt

The Original W&Q and WW&F: 1894-1933 / Re: FS&K Railbed Fall 1897
« on: December 04, 2009, 08:22:28 AM »
Ed, that's a much more comprehensive site for the old maps and the formatting is better, too.
Thanks for the tip.

The Original W&Q and WW&F: 1894-1933 / Re: FS&K Railbed Fall 1897
« on: December 03, 2009, 06:10:10 PM »
That's a great story and interesting to follow on the old topographic map for the area (  The map is 1924 and most of the locations mentioned are visible.  The main site for the maps is  It's interesting to follow the SR&RL, WW&F and others.  Prepare for hours of entertainment, uh, historical investigative work.

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.

I have to admit I don't really know my switches yet, so I looked up switches in Wikipedia to get an overview.  It's a good article and down the page there's a picture of the "three-way stub switch at Sheepscot station on the Wiscasset, Waterville and Farmington Railway"!

Volunteers / Re: Images from the shop(s)
« on: March 15, 2009, 06:55:28 PM »
Great pictures as usual!  The ones of Mike at the grinder are especially nice.  I can't wait to get to Sheepscot to see all the progress.

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