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Bridgton & Saco River Railway / Re: South Bridgton Station
« on: October 16, 2009, 07:09:22 PM »
   I become conscious that inconsistent stories are bound to surface while researching topics of times past. Memories fade and get past from one person to the next. Someone speculates in a moment of conversation and gets confused as actuality.   So who is right? We may never truly know.  Yet that is what makes it all so interesting.
    While browsing through the Two Feet to the Lakes book by Robert C. Jones I found on page113 a reference to the South Bridgton Station. It states that the South Bridgton Station was torn down in 1932 along with Sandy Creek.  Yet there is not an indication made as of how the information was obtained. So I return to my paragraph above and just say “Mmmmm”.
   Personally I want to believe that the South Bridgton Station still stands as a small cottage somewhere in the vicinity of Route 107 & the Ingalls Road. And my objective is not to point my finger at anyone, but just to say I found this dissimilar information.

Bridgton & Saco River Railway / Re: South Bridgton Station
« on: October 12, 2009, 07:28:37 PM »
Thanks for all the information Glenn.  I am familiar with the Two foot cyclopedia and will reference it the next chance I get.


Bridgton & Saco River Railway / South Bridgton Station
« on: October 11, 2009, 05:20:35 PM »
Has anybody ever seen a photo of South Bridgton Station? It appears to be rather allusive.

General Discussion / Re: Who Am I? or, Let's Introduce Ourselves
« on: October 02, 2009, 05:47:38 PM »
       I have been viewing the Discussion Forum for some time and thought it would be great to comment and ask questions on some of the topics.   My knowledge is limited on the subject of railroading, but have enjoyed model railroading for years. My wife and I do have a garden railroad in the back yard (G-Scale) and are currently redecorating a box and a tank car with the Bridgton & Saco River lettering. A LGB Forney is on order and will receive the same treatment as well.  Most likely it will be numbered with the #5

   And I have been known to chase trains, just to see them go by again. And have visited a few abandoned rail beds looking for that forgotten spike or date nail. And my wife and I paddled into the Maine North Woods, with our friends, finding the two faded locomotives of times past. And of course we have frequented the WW & F, SR&RL, Belfast & Moosehead Lake Railroad and the Seashore Trolley Museum.

   Trains are not my only pursuit. Antique engines, tractors and autos round out my register of passions.  I like the verity of interest to keep me busy. And the friends I meet along the way are always of interest.

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