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Alan Downey

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Re: WW&F No. 9 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #735 on: December 05, 2015, 11:43:52 PM »
This is such an exciting moment to get to see.

Jason was very kind in letting me hear the first blasts from the whistle over the phone. For the last 15 months, I've been silently begging of the whistle to "Please don't sound annoying...please don't sound annoying...". If it sounds the same as it did over the phone, I think I can give a bit of a sigh of relief. I hope I can hear it in-person soon.

Whenever I have the great fortune to be on-site, I always saw folks going the extra mile on their small (or large) part of the project. And it really shows... everything looks really phenomenal. My hat is off to all the folks who've been busting their butts to get #9 under steam again.
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« Reply #736 on: December 06, 2015, 01:00:44 AM »
It is hard to contemplate all the parts that had to be preserved for so long, taken off, cleaned, repaired or fabricated new, painted, put back together, adjusted, tweaked, etc. to get to this point in time.  The dedication of so many for so long has come together today and it is fitting that the first train run on the original roadbed contained both a WW&F locomotive and coach 3.  History really came alive today.

Christmas came early this year and the Victorian Christmas event will be a true Christmas treat for everyone.

Kudos to all the Museum membership for a job so very well done.
~ B2 ~ Wascally Wabbit & Gofer ~

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« Reply #737 on: December 06, 2015, 03:44:43 AM »
This event has been so many years in the making. My first visit to Sheepscot was in the summer of 1990, 25 years ago, when Bay 1 was being framed. There wasn't a single piece of equipment on the property yet, and the building didn't even have a roof, but there was already a short length of track in place, and talking with Harry it was clear that he was building a home for No. 9. Now a quarter century later, the dream has been fulfilled.
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« Reply #738 on: December 06, 2015, 07:53:51 AM »
Dedication, patience and persistence. Thank you Jason, and EVERYONE who worked to bring No 9 back to life.






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« Reply #739 on: December 06, 2015, 08:18:05 AM »
I awoke this morning and as usual, sipped a cup 'o joe and checked my email.  The usual:  spam, spam, spam, read that one later, spam, …what!?  First thought -Christmas has arrived early!

This is the day we have been waiting for, for all these years.  How absolutely amazing it is to see her in steam! 

What a beautiful tribute to the countless hours of blood, sweat, and tears that Jason and all of the volunteers of the WW&F Ry. Museum have dedicated in making this dream a reality.

This is another incredible milestone for fans of the WW&F, Maine's two-foot heritage and steam railroad preservation world-wide.

I am extremely proud to be a member of such a world-class and amazing museum.

Merry Christmas everyone!

Chris McChesney 

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« Reply #740 on: December 06, 2015, 09:48:07 AM »
Engine Engine Number Nine, steaming down the Sheepscot Line. See her sparkle see her shine, Engine Engine Number Nine.

More to come as I remember the rest of the poem from the famed childhood poem of the Chicago line.

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« Reply #741 on: December 06, 2015, 09:55:01 AM »
Well Done, well done.

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« Reply #742 on: December 06, 2015, 10:20:40 AM »
Here is the full poem

Engine Engine Number Nine
Steaming down the Sheepscot Line
See her sparkle see her shine
Engine Engine Number Nine

Built by Portland in '94
She may be old, but far from Sore
For years she sat out in the cold
But now she is big and Bold

 as she whistles through the night
 to some she may seem like a fright
 but if you see her in the light
 she really is quite the sight

Here her coming down the line
She's Engine Engine Number Nine
She may have ridden many lines
But she still has her shine

As she pulls her train with pride
She really has an amazing stride
Sit on back and enjoy the ride
The crew has got amazing pride

Engine Engine Number Nine
Steams down the Sheepscot line
Friends and neighbors join a line
To see Number Nine sparkle and shine
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Re: WW&F No. 9 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #743 on: December 06, 2015, 10:21:48 AM »
You guys just continue to amaze!  Great work! Someone should notify the Smithsonian..really

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« Reply #744 on: December 06, 2015, 11:09:23 AM »
What needs to be remembered is Saturday was the  FIRST time that WW&F 9 pulled WW&F coach 3!
The coach left the WW&F sometime before 1912 and decades prior to the arrival of No. 9!

Keith

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« Reply #745 on: December 06, 2015, 11:59:53 AM »
Running in the yard.

https://youtu.be/1_DAagJCW4g
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« Reply #746 on: December 06, 2015, 01:13:35 PM »
Brendan, Thanks for the short video of number 9, the whistle sounds great.  Fred L. Kuhns

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Re: WW&F No. 9 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #747 on: December 06, 2015, 02:16:58 PM »
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« Reply #748 on: December 06, 2015, 04:38:24 PM »
My impressions from yesterday's events:
https://youtu.be/iX9Asc0F9uA

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Re: WW&F No. 9 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #749 on: December 06, 2015, 05:37:33 PM »
Nice videos youz guyz!!