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Other Narrow Gauge / The Furka Bahn
« on: January 03, 2017, 05:16:05 PM »
The Furka Bahn is a Meter gauge cog-assisted (Abt rack) and adhesion railway located in the Swiss Alps.  These two clips depict a round trip over the line.

Part 1

Part 2


Here's an Oldy but Goody!

Do these guys seem somewhat familiar?

Best Regards and Happy New Year,

Two Footers outside of the US / Another current Darjeeling video
« on: December 27, 2016, 10:23:55 AM »
... shows the train activity at the Darjeeling terminus and follows the tourist train to the loop at Ghum.

Work and Events / Re: 2016 Victorian Christmas Photos
« on: December 20, 2016, 12:22:58 PM »
Nice job, Kevin!

I really enjoyed them.

Best Regards,

I'm just looking forward to seeing what happens over the next 100 years or so ...

We can discuss.

Best Regards,

Other Narrow Gauge / Re: Fichtelbergbahn video from July 2016
« on: December 15, 2016, 04:05:05 PM »
Hi Guys,

Sorry to take so long to get back.  Computer problems.

Yes Ira, you and James are correct and John is right too.  The Fichtelbergbahn is 750mm gauge and is southwest of Dresden.  It runs between Cranzahl and Kurort Oberwiesethal.  There are quite a few of these preserved railways near Dresden ... Saxony and West Germany are home to quite a number of them.  There are a fair number of 600mm railways in the same area too.

Although these railways are very similar in gauge to the Austrian 760cm lines (like the famous Zillertalbahn), there is a markedly different "feel" between the two.

Best Regards,

Other Narrow Gauge / Fichtelbergbahn video from July 2016
« on: December 11, 2016, 06:46:11 AM »
Nice video of the Fichtelbergbahn from July 2016. 

Lots of "spit and polish".  Perhaps my favorite German preserved line.

Monson Railroad / Re: Exploring Monson ROW
« on: December 02, 2016, 08:12:53 PM »
Thank you, Cliff!

Best Regards,

US Two Footers / Re: How much MTF right-of-way is hike-able?
« on: December 02, 2016, 03:31:14 PM »

Polish people will gladly move if you ask them nicely ...


US Two Footers / Re: How much MTF right-of-way is hike-able?
« on: December 02, 2016, 08:11:52 AM »
Thanks for helping guys!

It's great that the old P&R grade is still passable and that the Barnjum branch is still driveable. My recollection is that the main stem of the SR&RL, between Farmington and Phillips, was pretty much overgrown.  (Pretty ironic actually.  In it's day it was probably the most heavily traveled 2-foot route in North America.)  The F&M was pretty much overgrown too, although I do seem to recall a worn path on the old ROW heading north from Starbird's.  I don't know how far north it went from there or even if it is still passable.

I do know the old K&DR ROW is now a very nice trail for most of it's length up to and including Bigelow station.  I don't know anything about the current status of the Eustis or Madrid grades.

I likewise don't know the current status of the old Monson mainline south of Monson to the Junction, but I've heard that the quarry branches are still open.  I think I remember seeing a path on the old KCRR going south from Togus, but don't recall anything beyond what James has already mentioned.

Does anyone have any more info?


US Two Footers / How much MTF right-of-way is hike-able?
« on: December 01, 2016, 02:32:56 PM »
Hi Guys,

Am intimately familiar with the "hike-ability" of the B&SR right-of-way (at least as of about 5 years ago) and have Bill Reidy's 2007 WW&F tour guide, but I am less current with the status of the others. 

Assuming I know nothing (which may be true), can you guys bring me up to date?

Thanks and Best Regards,

And all this time I was thinking Frostbite Falls was in Minnesota.  It was just a trick to get moose and squirrel.               

Museum Discussion / Re: Wiscasset & Quebec #3
« on: November 23, 2016, 10:43:14 PM »
Yup that's pretty much it.

Interestingly enough, current loco WW&F #10 / previously Edaville #5 / was bought by Edaville and regauged from 30" gauge to handle trains at Pleasure Island, because #3 and #4 were needed at Freedomland.  I got to see a lot of#7 and #8 during those years. 

Best Regards,

Museum Discussion / Re: Wiscasset & Quebec #3
« on: November 23, 2016, 05:47:10 PM »
Hi Guys,

It was always my understanding that the "spare" set of J&S trucks were originally from B&SR #30, their 3-door mail car.  She was the only other J&S car the B&SR ever owned.  The 30's trucks were swapped to a full coach on archbars around the time the it was rebuilt for use at Freedomland.

Best Regards,

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