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Stephen Hussar

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4th of July Parade photos
« on: July 05, 2011, 08:05:14 AM »
From July 4, 2011


Adorned with historic photos of the Wiscasset waterfront, the AA heads north on Rt 1

Josh, Beth and Steve passing by the original General Offices of the W&Q

Stewart and Cindy cruise by in the newest member of their fleet! 

Alna Vol Fire Dept!

driven by museum board member Roger Whitney!

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Re: 4th of July Parade photos
« Reply #1 on: July 05, 2011, 07:04:37 PM »
The WW&F won first place in the auto category - fairly ironic for a railroad museum.  Don't know if we get anything other than a blue ribbon for it.

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Re: 4th of July Parade photos
« Reply #2 on: July 05, 2011, 08:14:03 PM »
Hopefully won for being so purely non-commercial! 

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Re: 4th of July Parade photos
« Reply #3 on: July 07, 2011, 05:44:16 AM »
The parade registration form notes that first prize is $50 so the museum should get some cash from the win.

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Re: 4th of July Parade photos
« Reply #4 on: July 07, 2011, 07:45:53 AM »
Excellent job, Ladies and Gentlemen!!

And, inquiring minds want to know what was the tune playing on the Victrola??
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Re: 4th of July Parade photos
« Reply #5 on: July 07, 2011, 11:38:07 AM »
From the look of that guy standing in the back of the truck I would say "Ironman" was playing.

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Re: 4th of July Parade photos
« Reply #6 on: July 07, 2011, 12:29:04 PM »
I would like to think it is Locomotive Breath by Jethral Tull! ;)

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Re: 4th of July Parade photos
« Reply #7 on: July 07, 2011, 03:28:09 PM »
Good catch on the MP1 sound system Gordon.   

Would you believe we played ... Glenn Miller's Chattanooga Choo Choo?  I have it on 78. 

Music with the "float" would be nice but the AA rides a bit rough to play records.  Maybe we'll try something like that next year.

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Re: 4th of July Parade photos
« Reply #8 on: July 07, 2011, 06:34:40 PM »
Do any other communities within a reasonable distance hold parades in which the AA truck could participate? How about antique vehicle shows?

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Re: 4th of July Parade photos
« Reply #9 on: July 07, 2011, 06:50:27 PM »
Newcastle/Damariscotta have a Memorial Day parade every year, whereas Wiscasset does not.

There was a bit of talk last year about putting the truck in the Bath Heritage Days parade this year, but I'm guessing it didn't happen.

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Re: 4th of July Parade photos
« Reply #10 on: July 07, 2011, 06:56:42 PM »
Seems to me that such area events would be a good way to get our name out there, since it appears that many local residents have no clue we even exist. I understand, of course, that taking the AA truck to parades requires resources, time and energy.

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Re: 4th of July Parade photos
« Reply #11 on: July 07, 2011, 07:57:43 PM »
I completely agree with Wayne.  When I come for the work weekends I go to Mass at St. Patrick's Church in Newcastle.  I usually get there early and I talked to a few locals about the railroad and they did not know it even existed.

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Re: 4th of July Parade photos
« Reply #12 on: July 07, 2011, 08:22:39 PM »
Do any other communities within a reasonable distance hold parades in which the AA truck could participate? How about antique vehicle shows?

July 23 & 24th there is an antique truck exhibition at the Owl's Head Transportation Museum.
That might be a good venue to get out the word about the WW&F museum.

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Re: 4th of July Parade photos
« Reply #13 on: July 08, 2011, 05:52:13 AM »
I'd like to see the AA's doors painted with "Wiscasset, Waterville & Farmington Railway" -I hate to say it, but speaking as a marketing person, without spelling out the words, the owner of the truck is a bit of a mystery to anyone looking at it. In actuality it seems very few people know what "WW&F Ry" means.

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Re: 4th of July Parade photos
« Reply #14 on: July 08, 2011, 06:25:20 AM »
A nice magnetic sign would serve the purpose very well without ruining the paint job on the truck.

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