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Portland Forney to be repainted to original livery
« on: April 01, 2010, 07:37:05 AM »
The WW&F Railway Museum's Board of Directors has announced that locomotive #9 will be repainted in original 1891 livery.  The engine will be painted in the colors it had at the time it was delivered new to the Sandy River RR.  New research has revealed that the historic locomotive was painted with three colors at the time.  The rebuilt locomotive will roll out of the Sheepscot Shops with a gloss black cab, domes and tender, graphited smoke box and a dark green (Russia Iron) boiler jacket.  The engine will be renumbered back to it's original number 5 and the tender will be lettered S. R. R. R.  The officers from the SR&RL RR in Phillips have endorsed the idea and have added that they will consider donating funds to the WW&F to have the Trout Brook bridge rebuilt as a covered bridge to resemble the original P&R bridge in Phillips.  Officers from both Museum's agree that the rebuilt #5 will look wicked good steaming out of the the new bridge.    
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Re: Portland Forney to be repainted to original livery
« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2010, 12:45:17 PM »
The WW&F Railway Museum's Board of Directors has announced that locomotive #9 will be repainted in original 1891 livery.

That would be nice. Considering it's such a thorough rebuild, the factory-fresh look would be appropriate.

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The engine will be renumbered back to it's original number 5 and the tender will be lettered S. R. R. R.

That's gonna cause the roster-mongers a bit of confusion. Mind if we call it "Bruce" just to keep things straight?

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The officers from the SR&RL RR in Phillips have endorsed the idea and have added that they will consider donating funds to the WW&F to have the Trout Brook bridge rebuilt as a covered bridge to resemble the original P&R bridge in Phillips.  Officers from both Museum's agree that the rebuilt #5 will look wicked good steaming out of the the new bridge.     

That it would. I take it the original bridge wasn't covered. A cursory foray into the Relatively Anachronistic Institute of Learning archives suggests so, and turned up some tantalizing hints of photos which I haven't time to follow at the moment. Something might turn up by tonight's chat, if not later.

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Re: Portland Forney to be repainted to original livery
« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2010, 06:40:05 PM »
Hey Bill,  You should check out photos of the "Mason's Wreck" in the WW&F books and you'll see what the real bridge looked like.  It was a queen truss span. 

Geez I thought someone would bust me on the green boiler jacket thing ...

Happy April Fools day   ;D

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« Reply #3 on: April 01, 2010, 07:21:49 PM »


Geez I thought someone would bust me on the green boiler jacket thing ...

Actually I was going to mention that "Russia" iron should be "red" but didn't want to start a Cold (flame) War......

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Re: Portland Forney to be repainted to original livery
« Reply #4 on: April 01, 2010, 08:49:45 PM »
As long as it's not purple.

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Re: Portland Forney to be repainted to original livery
« Reply #5 on: April 02, 2010, 07:03:02 AM »
As long as it's not blue!

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Re: Portland Forney to be repainted to original livery
« Reply #6 on: April 02, 2010, 07:44:35 AM »
Well what color is it going to be when we put Frds Face on it?
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Re: Portland Forney to be repainted to original livery
« Reply #7 on: April 02, 2010, 10:21:30 PM »
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That's gonna cause the roster-mongers a bit of confusion. Mind if we call it "Bruce" just to keep things straight?
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YESSSSSSSS!!!!          Da' BOSS!!!
(And we can call #11 "Clarence!") :D
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Re: Portland Forney to be repainted to original livery
« Reply #8 on: April 03, 2010, 12:00:42 AM »
Cosmo;
I think Bill was making a Monty Python reference but I could be wrong.
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Re: Portland Forney to be repainted to original livery
« Reply #9 on: April 07, 2010, 01:30:30 AM »
To quote Peter Sellers,
"Ah knew thet!"
(Btw.....     "A DUCK!") :P