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Work and Events / Re: Fall Work Weekend 2022 - Official Work Thread
« on: September 25, 2022, 01:54:35 PM »
What is the program for the 2022 Fall Work Weekend? I know what I'll be doing (I hope), but just curious about what else is planned. Also whether food will be available.

Work and Events / Re: B&SR Box Car 56 - Official Work Thread
« on: September 23, 2022, 07:16:37 PM »
Was No. 56 one of the cars originally painted gray? That would be a nice contrast to the all red boxcars.

US Two Footers / 2-footer Baldwin shop switcher
« on: September 20, 2022, 04:24:16 PM »
This cute little thing showed up on my wife's Facebook just now. Caption says it was the Baldwin shop switcher for its two-foot gauge department. And check out the truck!

Work and Events / Re: WW&F No. 10 - Official Work Thread
« on: September 19, 2022, 09:06:28 AM »
No. 10 will be fine to handle trains to Alna Center and Top of the Mountain. It proved its mettle for a number of years before No. 9 came into use. On dates when no Trout Brook services are scheduled, No. 10 will do the trick at less cost than No. 9 or No. 11, in my opinion.

Museum Discussion / Re: email server is DOWN!
« on: September 18, 2022, 08:03:30 PM »
What Bob said. Great job, Ed.

Volunteers / Re: September 2022 Work Reports
« on: September 14, 2022, 08:25:14 PM »
I look forward every Wednesday evening to your progress reports, Steve. It's amazing that all these folks show up during the week to get things done!

Work and Events / Re: Mountain Extension - Official Work Thread
« on: September 14, 2022, 07:43:21 PM »
There was a very famous location known as Trout Lake on the long ago Rio Grande Southern in Colorado. It was between Ophir and Lizard Head. I'll bet that's where the HRA folks tripped up.

Two Footers outside of the US / More WW1 two footers in action
« on: September 08, 2022, 10:10:23 PM »
This was posted on the narrow gauge discussion site today. Neat photos of the little 2-6-2T's and Baldwin gas lokies included.,443775

I received this from an old friend -- one I hadn't seen in about 25 years -- who came to the RRE event on Aug. 6 on the bus. This is just part of his message....

"What a WONDERFUL Presentation!  It was good to see how everyone in the WW&F organization pays close attention to the "Care and Feeding of Volunteers."  WW&F is - from my observations - THE BEST among the New England Railroad Preservation community at engagement of their volunteers." 

Wayne Laepple

(raises hand) I can attest to all of the above. Last October, during the Fall Work Weekend, I had a bout with dehydration while working with the flanging machine. I felt a bit woozy and sat down, but not quite soon enough, and I fainted for a few moments. I drank some water when I came to, but in the meantime, a 911 call had taken place, and I got to ride the an ambulance to Miles Hospital in Damariscotta and stay overnight while my condition was observed and evaluated. Since, then, I am very cognizant of the need for regular water breaks, and this past week, while working on No. 11's frames, two bottles of water were always close at hand. While everyone at Miles Hospital was great, I'd rather not make another visit!

Work and Events / Re: WW&F No. 11 - Official Work Thread
« on: July 30, 2022, 04:19:53 PM »
I'll be there, Gordon. Looking forward to it.

Work and Events / Re: Mountain Extension - Official Work Thread
« on: July 30, 2022, 10:43:40 AM »
Thanks for the great photos, Brendan. Much has been accomplished a a very short period of time! Well done to all who made it happen!!

Work and Events / Re: Mountain Extension Cleanup
« on: July 17, 2022, 09:14:32 AM »
Looks great! Well done, all!!

Work and Events / Re: WW&F No. 11 - Official Work Thread
« on: July 11, 2022, 07:11:52 PM »
I am more than pleased to announce that this afternoon, we reached (and surpassed) our initial fund-raising goal for No. 11 for 2022. With the support of many donors, we hit the $25,000 mark, which triggers a $25,000 matching grant from the Candelaria Fund. When we receive those funds, we'll have $50,907 toward the final goal of $70,000 for this year. That's $19,093 we still need to raise. I know we can do it! Thank you, thank you to everyone who has contributed so far. More donations and donors are welcome, too!

UK (Welsh, British) Two Footers / Problem in Wales
« on: July 04, 2022, 07:31:43 AM »
The Talyllyn Railway had a problem this weekend.

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