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Kevin Madore

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2012 Victorian Christmas Pics
« on: December 23, 2012, 12:04:00 AM »
Folks,

I saw Wayne's request for pics over on the work thread.  I am about to head off to CT for the holidays, but I managed a few quick edits on some obvious candidates.   I am not used to posting really low-res images, so I hope these look OK.

First one: Humanson Brook.....hummin!

/Kevin
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Re: Victorian Christmas Pics
« Reply #1 on: December 23, 2012, 12:06:26 AM »
Second one:   Santa with one of the many little ones at AC:

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Re: Victorian Christmas Pics
« Reply #2 on: December 23, 2012, 12:07:15 AM »
Third one:  Some of the folks up at AC, watching their ride to Sheepscot arrive:

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Re: Victorian Christmas Pics
« Reply #3 on: December 23, 2012, 12:10:13 AM »
Fourth one:  Plenty of folks on the platform at Sheepscot waiting to head off to AC:

I apologize for having to do four posts.  Not sure why, but the forum would only let me post one pic at a time, despite the fact that all of them were under the 128K size limit.   There must be a magic word to get it to take 4 images in one post.   If someone can let me in on the secret, I'd be grateful!

Have a great Christmas all!!

/Kevin

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Re: Victorian Christmas Pics
« Reply #4 on: December 23, 2012, 09:40:01 AM »
Thanks, Kevin. Very nice. Looks like a good time was had by all.

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Re: Victorian Christmas Pics
« Reply #5 on: December 24, 2012, 12:23:20 AM »
  Kevin and James , Thanks for the pictures and hard work of the local volunteers, what a great Victorian Christmas.   Fred L. Kuhns

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Re: Victorian Christmas Pics
« Reply #6 on: December 24, 2012, 09:16:09 AM »
Nice photos Kevin, it was good to see you again.

I noticed a few things working at AC all day.  There are visitors who have become Christmas regulars.  They bring their kids each year, some on their 7th or 8th year. There are a few who have been 12 times. You recognize the parents but the children are so much bigger.  I tended the bonfire and protected the crossing.  I also went to the station a number of times to tend the stove.  Inside, JB's friend Ali (sp?) had a table where kids made their own christmas decorations.   One piece was a reindeer made from a clothespin.  The kids loved it!

I spoke to many people who said they were enjoying the event - even during the heavy snow shower that came through.  We had lots of local folks and a number from away.  I talked with vistors from VT, NY, CT, MA and Canada.  One lady told me she drove up from Boston just to ride the train.  It was her first visit.  All in all it was a very good day.

Stewart

P.S.  Special thanks to the kitchen crew for sending stew and sandiches up to AC.  The food was delicious and the sodas kept real cold in my truck.
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Re: Victorian Christmas Pics
« Reply #7 on: December 24, 2012, 09:38:35 AM »
We had a lady selling hotdogs at Sheepscot, I guess the trip to Alna Center made people hungry as a lot bought them. It probably saved them taking the kids to a more expensive place after the ride. She had 275 dogs and when I left early, she had about 30 left.

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Re: Victorian Christmas Pics
« Reply #8 on: December 24, 2012, 10:07:37 AM »
Kevin, thanks so much for posting your wonderful photos directly to the forum!! Let's keep this thread going.
Thanks to everyone who made it another spectacular, and memorable Victorian Christmas! Here are some more, in no particular order...
Merry, Merry to all!!


Josh and Zack keeping the restroom project moving forward...
















Spotting Santa upon arrival at Alna Center!




Last train of the day...

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Re: Victorian Christmas Pics
« Reply #9 on: December 24, 2012, 11:44:56 AM »
Stephen,  Love the photographs, especially the shot of the horses!

Merry Christmas

Stewart

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Re: Victorian Christmas Pics
« Reply #10 on: December 24, 2012, 11:55:25 AM »
My VC 2012 video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uydAuCikLf4

I stayed till I got one shot in the snow (then I was too cold to stay any longer)

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Re: Victorian Christmas Pics
« Reply #11 on: December 24, 2012, 12:38:33 PM »
Stephen, Hansel,

I absolutely LOVED your photos and video.  Even though I am too distant to help out, I don't consider this time of the year complete until I have seen them.

Bernie

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Re: Victorian Christmas Pics
« Reply #12 on: December 24, 2012, 01:42:15 PM »
While Hansels video did not show every trip, you do get a good idea of the amount of guests we moved Saturday. The Diesel was used in almost half of the trips, giving the photographic geniuses time to get to the next location.

BTW, I really liked the pan up from the brook to the trestle at the 2:30 mark Hansel. Perfect timing.
Mike
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Re: Victorian Christmas Pics
« Reply #13 on: December 24, 2012, 04:55:36 PM »
Stunning photos as usual! I love the way the WW&F radiates the classic 1920-30 rural Maine rail experience.


My hats off.

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Re: Victorian Christmas Pics
« Reply #14 on: December 24, 2012, 05:21:49 PM »
Look at Stephens shot of the open car at Alna Center. The couple on the right are holding hands, while the family in the center appear to glow at the sight of Santa.
Mike
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