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Mike Fox

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Field Trip
« on: August 02, 2008, 06:52:49 PM »
Summer is almost over. Looking at my calendar, the next 4 weekends are occupied with various reunions/get togethers. How about trying something closer to fall?
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Re: Field Trip
« Reply #1 on: August 06, 2008, 10:36:33 PM »
Mike, Thanks for posting the photos of the flanger.  Sure is good to see some B&SR/B&HR equipment back in native territory after all these years.
Would it be possible to run a field trip like you did last year after the leaves are down? 

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Re: Field Trip
« Reply #2 on: August 07, 2008, 06:51:05 PM »
That's always a possibility. Dana missed that one. Hope we can get him to join us on this one.
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Re: Field Trip
« Reply #3 on: August 13, 2008, 01:43:17 PM »
Mike,
For those of us who are from away, give a bit of lead time to a trip so we can make plans.  Any idea yet when you'd like to do another?  You mentioned the month of August looks to be a no go.  Some time in September maybe?
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Re: Field Trip
« Reply #4 on: August 13, 2008, 08:23:16 PM »
I talked to Dana this past weekend and he and I thought a mid October would be ok. Not to cold, no bugs and some leaves should be off the trees by then. I will have to get back to you on the dates, as Albion Day and Fall track work weekend are also in that time frame.
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Re: Field Trip
« Reply #5 on: August 28, 2008, 11:52:00 PM »
Mid to late October would be good for me and Sue, except for Saturday 18th October when we will be working a Mass Bay RRE trip.

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Re: Field Trip
« Reply #6 on: September 08, 2008, 09:46:41 PM »
Ok. Write this in Pencil on your calendar. Sunday, October 26th. Comparing other Dates, this seems to be the most open for some of us. Now lets talk about meeting the location. Bridgton Chamber building?
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Re: Field Trip
« Reply #7 on: September 11, 2008, 02:32:28 PM »
Mike, that is a perfect date for Sue and me.  And being later I'm sure there will be less leaves and few leaf-peepers to fill up motel rooms.

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Re: Field Trip
« Reply #8 on: September 12, 2008, 11:23:06 PM »
Maybe we could meet with Bill Shelley at Bridgton before the field trip to get the latest info on the B&SR revival.

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Re: Field Trip
« Reply #9 on: October 14, 2008, 06:33:17 PM »
OK. I think I have a plan for the field trip. We meet in Bridgton as planned at the Flanger. If we have anyone who hasn't been to the Bridgton Yard, we will start there. Then South to Sandy Creek. Maybe a few places in between to look at a n abuttment or 2. Then we can take one or two vehicles south on the ROW to Willett Brook Bridge. Once we cross the bridge, we can head for South Bridgton.
  Someplace south of South Bridgton, There is a cold spring. Dana and I saw a film this was included in Saturday night so I have an idea where it is now. We must find it.
   After that, I'll leave it up to the group as to where we head.
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Re: Field Trip
« Reply #10 on: October 20, 2008, 06:56:06 AM »
I'm really looking forward to the Fall B&SR Field Trip!  As Mike said we watched some film footage shot in the late 30's of a B&SR fan trip and it showed a stop at Cold Spring and we now have an idea where to look and on which side of the tracks it was located.  I do want to find it!  Hey, is there a chance to purchase tee shirts that day?  I've go to have one.

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Re: Field Trip
« Reply #11 on: October 21, 2008, 01:36:29 PM »
Mike:
  What time to you want to meet at the Chamber Building? I'm interested in driving over from N. Conway. I have driven my jeep through from Sandy Creek to Rankins Mill several years ago. I will bring my copy of Jone's book and a mileage chart of the distances between stations starting at Sandy Creek through to Rankins Mill.

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Re: Field Trip
« Reply #12 on: October 21, 2008, 07:05:09 PM »
9AM at the Chamber building. They will not be open Sundays again until Memorial Day. So much for getting a shirt.
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Re: Field Trip
« Reply #13 on: October 21, 2008, 08:19:18 PM »
Mike and Dana,
How long do these B&SR jaunts usually run for?  I still want to meet up for this latest hike but since I have about a 4 hour trip each way it would help me to plan my time if I knew when you usually call it quits. 
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Re: Field Trip
« Reply #14 on: October 21, 2008, 08:53:29 PM »
It all depends. It was Mid afternoon one time. Dana and I would really like to find the spring, But I don't anticipate it taking all that long. A vehicle speeds things up a lot. The only thing I am worried about is weather. As of today, a high of 54 is predicted Sunday with partly cloudy skies and a chance of showers. Not a bad forcast as long as it stays that way.
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