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Museum Discussion / Re: Planning a trip to the WW&F
« on: June 26, 2022, 11:06:25 AM »
       I have been to several of the Annual Picnics if you can get to that event it would be a good time
to visit.

Ted Miles, WW&F Member Build 11 Contributor

Other Narrow Gauge / Re: EBT video
« on: June 24, 2022, 11:53:54 AM »
I am sorry I did not see the East Broadtop before I moved to California. The work the Foundation and the Friends are doing is outstanding! Looking forward to seeing the day when they start running steam excursions.

Ted Miles, Friends of EBT Member

Museum Discussion / New Facebook Pages
« on: May 26, 2022, 12:52:48 PM »
         Those new facebook pages and videos sure give a lot of information about the museum and its activities!! even though I am a regular viewer, there were some videos that I had not seen. Thank you to the web site designers!

Ted Miles, Life Member,  Build 11 contributor

Work and Events / Re: WW&F No. 11 - Official Work Thread
« on: May 18, 2022, 05:11:24 PM »
My God, there are going to be a lot of rivets in the frame of that locomotive! I hope the crew has a couple of air powered rivet guns ready to go! It is real good to see actual construction of this copy of a Baldwin locomotive starting to happen at the Engine House!

Ted Miles, WW&F Member Built 11 contributor

Work and Events / Re: WW&F No. 53 - Official Work Thread
« on: May 18, 2022, 05:01:48 PM »
         I am glad that the GE locomotive is now on the property! Now the engineering department can really start scratching their heads about how to make it fit a Two-Foot Railway and what kind of snow plow it will need. If any parts are not used I imagine they can be sold to other museums as spare parts. Long Live WW&F #53!

Ted Miles, WW&F Member, Built 11 Contributor

Work and Events / Re: Engine House - Official Work Thread
« on: May 14, 2022, 12:50:13 PM »
          How about an update about the Engine House? It has been since April 11 that anything was posted here. Such a wonderful project!

Ted Miles, Life Member and Built 11 Contributor

Two Footers outside of the US / Two-footers traveling home
« on: April 11, 2022, 02:08:01 PM »
A pair of two-foot gauge locomotives from the Lord Penryhn Quarries have been in Terre Haute, Indiana for rhe past fourty years. The #12 was built by Avendale Engine Company at Bristol in 1933 of 7.5-tons and the #15 was built by Andrew Barclay & Sons at Kilmarnick, Scotland in 1931 of 7.5-tons.
I am glad to see them back home in England. There was a third similar locomotive on display at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Foundation; but I do not know where she has gone to.

The two locomotves have been sold to the Beamish Open Air Museum at Durham, UK. They are the oldest and largest restoration village in the UK; and have both a standard gauge railroad and a 24-inch quarry railroad. Over the April 9-10, 2022 weekend they held their annual Steam Festival; with steam cars, steam traction engines a steam crane and of course steam locos running over their two railroads. The #12 Glyder looks very nice!   

Ted Miles, WW&F Member, narrow gauge

Work and Events / Re: Engine House - Official Work Thread
« on: April 09, 2022, 09:24:14 PM »
      Today is my 72sd birthday; I very much hope I will still be here when I reach the age period you have established for those chairs! I want to ride up the line to them on WW&F #11.

Ted Miles, Life Member, Buil11 Contributor

Work and Events / Re: WW&F No. 53 - Official Work Thread
« on: April 09, 2022, 09:07:03 PM »

With all the projects going on at the museum; I wonder if it makes sense to contract out the truck re-building of the #53. If local shops are busy several of the museums have used the Lyons Industries in Pennsylvania to do truck work in the past few years.
As the #53 is a long term project, there is lots of time to find a shop to do the new trucks frames and work on the wheel sets.

Ted Miles, WW&F Member 

Work and Events / Re: WW&F No. 53 - Official Work Thread
« on: April 03, 2022, 12:12:27 PM »
When the #53 is delivered later this month; please look up and post the GE Construction Number.
Also what kind of Diesels are in them unit. I beelieve someone re-powered it during its long career.
I would like to keep my WW&F roster up to date, with as much information as possible.

Now that it is here; I remember a thread a couple of years ago, discussing Russian, South African or Australian locomotives. With an American product there will not be the need for purchasing a lot of Metric tooling to work on the conversion!

Ted Miles, WW&F Member, narrow gauge fan

Work and Events / Re: Engine House - Official Work Thread
« on: March 14, 2022, 02:38:19 PM »
I was impressed with how fast the Car Barn went up; but the new engine house is even better! Soon it will be spring and I am looking forward to seeing the first lumber in 2022 going into or onto the new building!
Ted Miles, WW&F Life Member, Build 11 Contributor

Museum Discussion / Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
« on: March 09, 2022, 01:10:45 PM »
         as you can see by my comments and the responses; I have been enjoying those pictures. With my limited eyesight, I can't do anything with photography, so I enjoy it when others do!
Please continue them into the spring and the summer!

Ted Miles Life Member, Built 11 Contributor

The Original W&Q and WW&F: 1894-1933 / Re: RPO & the WW&F
« on: January 31, 2022, 10:37:45 PM »
        Robert W. Richardson of the Colorado Railroad Museum was a big time stamp and cancellation collector. In his recollections he reported that he wrote to the Post Master to report that the RPO stamp on the WW&F was illegible and requested a replacement. The new stamp went to the RPO at about the time the service was abandoned. He regretted that he had given away all of his envelopes with the WW& Rwy RPO stamp on them.

I hope that someone gives one of them to the museum Archives. 

Ted Miles, Life Member

The Original W&Q and WW&F: 1894-1933 / Link and Pins
« on: January 31, 2022, 10:17:58 PM »
        I have a shelf full of books about the W&Q and the WW&F Ry; but I have not been able to find when the passenger cars switched from links to Janney (safety) couplers.

Is there any evidence that the W&Q used Miller hook or similar couplers?


Ted Miles, WW&F Life Member Built 11 Contributor

Boothbay Railway Village / Re: B&SR #11
« on: January 19, 2022, 03:38:53 PM »
            That would seem to be a good suggestion. But i did not get a reply ans so directed my question to another knowledgeable audience.

Ted Miles, retired but still interested 

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