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Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
« Reply #360 on: January 19, 2017, 05:16:48 PM »
All this week we are putting MTFW photos up so stay tuned.  Today's photo is a stunning view of our two engine train at Albee's.

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Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
« Reply #361 on: January 19, 2017, 06:17:42 PM »
Hi Kevin,

The pull/push operation is predicated on the reenactment of the flying cut off at Alna Center.  Since the focus there is on the pushing locomotive, we wanted the WW&F loco there.  That scene is planned for mid Sunday morning; catching the entire large train in the morning light at albees, while planned, is really circumstantial opportunism (just came up with that phrase...).

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Jason

Hi Jason,

Thanks!  Until I watched the video, I wasn't aware that you were planning a flying cut-off like that.   I'm not sure I have seen that type of operation demonstrated anyplace else. 

Hoping for good weather this weekend.   As noted, I really like the back-lit John Collins shot of the northbound train.   That's scene is so different from anything I've ever shot at the WW&F.

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Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
« Reply #362 on: January 20, 2017, 09:48:49 AM »
Today's post is a timeless photo of the Monson train southbound at Albee's. 

Facebook has been on fire this week with photos from the MTFW event.  As of this morning, images on the WW&F page have been viewed by 15,069.

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Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
« Reply #363 on: January 22, 2017, 09:09:59 PM »
The Sunday evening post is a recap of the MTFW with candid photos by the crew.

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Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
« Reply #364 on: January 23, 2017, 08:58:35 AM »
Thanks to a boost from MTFW attendees we are close to 3,950 people following our facebook page.  What's interesting is that some of the new members are looking not only at our recent photos but posts going back 7 years, seeing what we were doing back then. 

Thanks for the support from WW&F members and friends.  We look forward to reporting more great news in 2017.

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Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
« Reply #365 on: January 23, 2017, 10:27:50 AM »
You have been posting on Facebook 7 years? My how time flies, or stands still in our case
Mike
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Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
« Reply #366 on: January 23, 2017, 10:51:15 AM »
Originally it was just Mark Edry posting (thanks, Mark, for getting us going on that).  Later Stewart and I became the primary local managers, although Stewart (using Cindy's FB account!) does most of the work (thanks Stewart!).

I too find it hard to believe that we've been doing FB for 7 years.

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Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
« Reply #367 on: January 23, 2017, 08:55:54 PM »
Stewart and James (and the others) thanks for all the time and effort you put into this - it's such an important link for those of us from away.

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Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
« Reply #368 on: February 02, 2017, 01:15:09 PM »
The Thursday news post has updates on a number of projects including:

* 21 Campaign - New boilers for #10 and #11

* Boxcar #67 - Progress with frame construction, installation of diagonal bracing.

* Coach #8 - Conversion of the coach to a combine with parts of the wall and bench removed.

* Coach #3 - Temporary removal of a small section of external sheathing to inspect joinery details. The work provides information for restoration of the historic coach as well as construction of a new J&S style coach.

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Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
« Reply #369 on: February 05, 2017, 01:40:05 PM »
The Sunday Post is an image of the WW&F featured on the cover of the latest Voie Etroite magazine.  Thanks to our member, Chris Walker in the U.K. for submitting the article.  It's great to have WW&F members and friends in the U.K. and Europe!

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« Reply #370 on: February 05, 2017, 06:45:26 PM »
The Sunday Post is an image of the WW&F featured on the cover of the latest Voie Etroite magazine. 

Which means we now have the attention of the Francophone narrow gauge community -- excellent news!

It looks like there was a Maine Two-Foot article in the December-January issue as well, entitled "Maine Travel Guide" (Carnet de voyage dans le Maine).

http://www.voieetroite.com/ve2.htm

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Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
« Reply #371 on: February 05, 2017, 07:01:23 PM »
Hi Philip,

Thanks for the additional information and link.

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Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
« Reply #372 on: February 06, 2017, 10:00:00 AM »
As of this morning the WW&F has 4,042 people following our Facebook page.  New members are mostly U.S./english speaking but include people from France, Greece and Japan.  Part of the increase in membership is due to our posting beautiful photos from the Maine Two-Foot Winter event.  We can track it by the interest (likes) and comments that are posted with those images.  Another venue was meeting new people at the Amherst Railway Society's Railroad Show at W. Springfield. Our sales tables and Don Sanger's WW&F in HoN2 got a good bit of attention. The most recent international exposure is the article in Voie Etroit magazine that we posted yesterday.

The record number is a result of everyone who has donated their hard earned funds, spent time at Sheepscot or worked on museum projects at home.  Thanks to one and all.   


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Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
« Reply #373 on: February 06, 2017, 03:17:49 PM »
There is also an article pending in "Narrow Gauge World," published in England and circulated world-wide.

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Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
« Reply #374 on: February 09, 2017, 11:37:35 AM »
The Thursday post features a beautiful photo of #9 by John Collins.  Engines #9 and #3 will star in Saturday's charter event with snow cover so things will look different than they did last month.