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Ed Lecuyer

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Re: A few stories ...
« Reply #420 on: October 23, 2022, 09:05:09 PM »
Scared!

Today we hosted a "Halloween" photoshoot for a local professional photographer and her model. By advance permission, they took photos in the railyard when no trains were running (and no children present who might get frightened by a sinister looking clown.) During the session, the model became interested in the mag phone in Sheepscot station. JB immediately explained how it works and that she could try it if she liked - so she cranked the crank....

Her already white face turned a shade whiter and shrieked: "SOMEONE ANSWERED!!"

(It turns out Steve P. and Johnny weren't expecting a call while they were enjoying a picnic lunch at Alna Center, either.)
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Re: A few stories ...
« Reply #421 on: October 23, 2022, 09:33:40 PM »
I love it! :D :D :D :D :D :D

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Re: A few stories ...
« Reply #422 on: December 31, 2022, 01:46:43 PM »
The Nail -

A recently retired fellow had been hearing about his local railway museum so he decided to visit one Saturday.   He met a couple of volunteers that were rebuilding a wood bodied boxcar and they asked if he wanted to help.  He had carpentry experience so he jumped right in adding sheathing to the inside of the car.  Before he knew it, the day was over and he headed home.  His wife asked how things went and he told her about the project.  She seemed concerned that he would spend too much time there so he said I may go back every once in a while.  Later as he took his keys out of his pocket he found a nail left over from the sheathing job.  The next weekend he told his wife that he accidently brought home something that belonged to the railroad and needed go back to return it.  He spent another day working on the boxcar and making new friends. At the end of the day he drove home with, you guessed it... the nail still in his pocket.  He told his wife well I had such a nice time meeting new friends that I forgot to return the item so two weeks later he went back to the museum.  That was 15 years ago and he is still a regular volunteer with a nail in his pocket.     

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Re: A few stories ...
« Reply #423 on: December 31, 2022, 04:36:16 PM »
What a great story to start the new year!
Whoever has "the nail" could be any one of the many great volunteers at WWFry. Or perhaps at another railroad.
We are lucky to have so many dedicated volunteers.

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Re: A few stories ...
« Reply #424 on: December 31, 2022, 05:16:45 PM »
It's all part of a Fred plot to keep visitors from sitting down.

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Re: A few stories ...
« Reply #425 on: January 01, 2023, 02:27:09 PM »
That sounds like something that Fred would do.

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