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Museum Discussion / Re: B&H tank at WW&F
« on: September 01, 2010, 04:43:26 PM »
Just a thought of were you might try to find an interested party who might have some funds.

Maine Oil Dealers Association
25 Greenwood Rd, P.O. Box 249
Brunswick , ME 04011

General Discussion / Re: Eagle Lake & West Branch *PICS*
« on: July 29, 2010, 07:23:33 PM »

   With all the knowledge and information you have gathered, a book would be a wonderful thing for you to put together. Even if it mostly a picture book with captions explaining things like the road they made for bring in the equipment, fuel and other supplies. It would be too bad for this information not to be recorded and lost forever.

Ed Deere

General Discussion / Re: Eagle Lake & West Branch *PICS*
« on: July 28, 2010, 04:28:25 AM »
Check out the photos in this link. you will find #2 in two halfs (upper and lower) behind a Lombard.


General Discussion / Re: Eagle Lake & West Branch *PICS*
« on: July 21, 2010, 07:05:34 PM »
     In 2006 My wife & I, with friends, made the trip to see the forgotten trains of the Eagle Lake and West Branch Railroad. I would recommend the trip but, do your homework first. I have just put on You Tube just a few photos that I thought folks might like to see.

Maine humorist, song writer, singer and entertainer Jud Strunk said it all when we wrote these words for a song.

Who took the town, I used to know.
Oh what I would give for a friendly hello
I wonder if someone remembers us still.
Tell me who cut the maples on Nonewhiler Hill.

As a boy I would walk through meadow.
And sit in the cool of their shire
---  -----  ----  ----  -----  ---- ---- ?
Tell me who cut the maples on Nonewhiler Hill.

But the last lines were---

Thank you Lord -- for they can’t cut my memories down.

Museum Discussion / Re: New Victorian Christmas DVD
« on: April 30, 2010, 05:58:12 AM »
As one of the videographers it was a pleasure to spend the winter’s day with the good folks of the WW&F. The reason the video is in half hour segments is that it is distributed to local cable access channels across the state. And of course half hour TV time is the standard allotment. I have noted that at the train shows the video has been running. We hope that this provides publicity for the WW&F plus makes some funds for it as well.
Hope you all enjoy it !
Ed Deere (Ed Leslie)

Bridgton & Saco River Railway / Re: #3 ROTR Print
« on: April 08, 2010, 04:20:21 AM »
Thanks for keeping us posted. I look forward to the book and the DVD's

Bridgton & Saco River Railway / Re: Perleys Mills Photo?
« on: March 29, 2010, 08:12:47 PM »
Hi Mike again

Two foot to the lakes page 68 & 69, Perley Mills photo shows a platform and small slanted awnings over the doors and windows not seen in your photo.


Bridgton & Saco River Railway / Re: Perleys Mills Photo?
« on: March 29, 2010, 07:44:32 PM »
Hi Mike

Two feet to the lakes, page 136, bottom of the page, same photo. But no in mention of location only that Al Hale is the guy leaning out the window. But it also states Peter Cornwall photo. Who is Peter Cornwall?


Bridgton & Saco River Railway / Re: Return of The Rails
« on: March 20, 2010, 05:24:54 AM »
Yes do -- please keep us posted. I for one thought the project had fallen by the wayside. Not even the Chamber of Commerce e-mails had an up-date of your doings. When in Springfield I looked and had thought you were going to be there. Perhaps I missed you. So stir us up and keep us all interested. Post some news and pictures on the web site.  People in the area want to know what’s going on.

General Discussion / Re: steam machinery show
« on: January 23, 2010, 07:59:45 AM »
   Once the WW&F has parking and public restrooms, a thought that I have is to invite the Maine Antique power Association to setup in the field of Alna Center. (I am a member of) For the last few years the club has been over to the Boothbay Railway on the July 4th weekend. Although mostly small antique gas engines many were built during the early 1900’s. I myself have a 1924 6 horse Fairbanks Morse one lunger engine.  Also between my Dad and I, we have a 1937 John Deere unstyled “L”, 37 Farmall F-12, and a 41 Allis Chalmers WC.  A flat car loaded with various one lunger engines would really make a sweet car load for picture taking. Maybe even a tractor in the mix. I could see the train running back and forth with a mix of passengers and freight all weekend long.

Maine Antique power Association web-site


 :(  I guess this thought is a flat balloon

Museum Discussion / Rainy day visit to WW&F
« on: October 30, 2009, 05:45:13 PM »
   Saturday October 24 it was cold and rainy.  Yet the good folks minding the WW&F were most welcoming as we stopped in. We checked out the store and did some shopping and with a little arm twisting we took a ride on the line. I thought with only two paying customers that they would hope that we would not want to go. But as it turned out 4 four paying customers and the crew were soon head up the steel rails. It was great to chat and talk with the crew, and I learned many new things. So even in the rain we had more fun riding the WW&F.  I tip my hat to all the folks there that day.


A short slide show on You-Tube

Bridgton & Saco River Railway / Re: ROW hike anyone?
« on: October 27, 2009, 06:49:46 PM »
Here are the location I used

South Bridgton Station       N4400650-W70726882
Ingalls Station                       N43.984802-W70.737512
Sandy Creek                           N44.022200-W70.70731
Willett Brook Bridge              N44.012146-W70.707310


Bridgton & Saco River Railway / Re: ROW hike anyone?
« on: October 27, 2009, 04:29:33 AM »
     The first picture is actually from the Hilton Road looking toward Ingalls. The rail bed runs from left to right on the other side of this ditch. I did put my truck in 4 wheel drive to get there. We did meet a couple of pickups along our walk. They had come in below Ingalls.


Bridgton & Saco River Railway / Re: ROW hike anyone?
« on: October 26, 2009, 06:22:24 PM »
       Sunday morning broke with a clear blue sky over the Sebago Lake Region. An ideal day for a walk. And the Bridgton and Saco River Railroad right-a-way has been on my mind as of  lately. First we drove over to Sandy Creek and were planning on walking south, but beavers had inundated the rail bed with over a foot of water. So we drove down route 117, then crossed through the woods on the Hilton Road to access Ingalls and the rail bed.
   I have been studying my maps and using the information about mileage between stops, and would like to think I have determined the location for South Bridgton Station. Using my GPS and calculating distances by Longitude and Latitude it roughly proved itself by working at known Locations (Ingalls, Sandy Creek and Willett Brook Bridge).  If I’ am wrong we had a good day anyway.
I have made a slide show on You-Tube of just a few of the places of interest.


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