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Stewart "Start" Rhine

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Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
« Reply #585 on: August 09, 2022, 06:32:24 AM »
Grand Opening of the Mountain Extension photo album, parts 1 and 2 have been posted.

As has been noted elsewhere, interest in the Trout Brook project has been setting records. Everyone who likes/shares a news post, contributes funds or just tells a friend about WW&F events helps the museum achieve new levels of preservation.  The Grand Opening was not just a day to introduce the Mountain Extension but was one of the best WW&F reunions in recent years.  We look forward to the Annual Picnic and Photographers Special adding to the good times for visitors and good publicity for the railroad.   

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Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
« Reply #586 on: August 11, 2022, 08:03:20 AM »
An indication of the level of interest on the Grand Opening of the Mountain Extension is the number of people who have viewed our news and event posts as of this morning.

* Photo albums of the Grand Opening - (Parts 1 and 2) have reached 38,146 people in just 4 days.

* WW&F news photos, general information and event posts have reached 2,514,674 in the last 30 days. 

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Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
« Reply #587 on: August 30, 2022, 05:57:48 AM »
The Great War photo album has been posted on the WW&F FB page.  Thanks to everyone who made the event such a success.

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Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
« Reply #588 on: December 27, 2022, 10:49:43 AM »
The WW&F is now the "Most Liked" railroad in Maine. This morning, we surpassed Amtrak's Downeaster with 21,076 "likes" on Facebook!

See the attached report (from Facebook) to see where we land against similar railroad and transportation attractions in New England.

Thanks to Stewart for keeping our content fresh and engaging. We have a world-wide following thanks to his efforts. We had less than 1000 "likes" on our Facebook page before he started posting photos (and videos) there 8 years ago.

Now watch out RR Museum of New England - you're next!
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Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
« Reply #589 on: December 27, 2022, 11:43:32 AM »
This morning, we surpassed Amtrak's Downeaster with 21,076 "likes" on Facebook!
Of course, Amtrak  is at a significant [not easily rectified] disadvantage -- after all, Amtrak is running on a superfluous gauge!  :P
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Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
« Reply #590 on: December 27, 2022, 12:07:58 PM »
Thanks Ed but I can't take much credit, it's a team effort with a number of contributors of news, photos, maps and videos.  Just like the content of our excellent newsletter (thanks to Bill Reidy), everyone who is on a crew whether track, train, shop, carpentry or other contributes to the content.  The end game has always been to provide an on-line place for people to become interested in what we are doing.  Interest hopefully leads to people joining the museum and then contributing in whatever way they want. 

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Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
« Reply #591 on: January 09, 2023, 10:55:35 PM »
Uh oh - I'd better warn the troops down here in RMNE and Naug Land that the WW&F is nipping at our heels!