Author Topic: Trout Brook Station - Official Work Thread  (Read 14893 times)

Ed Lecuyer

  • Administrator
  • Superintendent
  • *****
  • Posts: 3,937
    • View Profile
    • wwfry.org
Re: Trout Brook Station - Official Work Thread
« Reply #75 on: April 21, 2022, 01:27:35 PM »
The Mass Bay RRE announced that the WW&F has received a $10,000 grant for the construction of the station at Trout Brook.

Mass Bay RRE designates its largest Preservation Fund grant each year as "The Ralph S. Hawkins Memorial Railroad Preservation Grant" to honor and preserve the memory of the late Ralph Hawkins, a longtime active Director of Mass Bay RRE.

For 2022 there is a single recipient of the Ralph S. Hawkins Memorial Railroad Preservation Grant: The Wiscasset, Waterville & Farmington Railway Museum of Alna, Maine, will receive $10,000 to construct a WW&F flag stop station at the northern terminus of the restored Mountain Extension. Situated in the midst of Midcoast Conservancy's Trout Brook Preserve, this station will serve as a shelter and joint exhibit space for WW&F passengers who disembark to enjoy this adjacent scenic park. The building will be constructed in the style of flag stop stations found along the WW&F elsewhere, such as Sheepscot and Alna Center.

The new station is expected to be completed in time for the planned August 6, 2022 inaugural run over the Mountain Extension.

[From MBRRE press release.]

Thank you, MBRRE!
Ed Lecuyer
Moderator, WW&F Forum

Bill Reidy

  • Museum Member
  • Dispatcher
  • *****
  • Posts: 1,238
  • Life member. Ack.
    • View Profile
Re: Trout Brook Station - Official Work Thread
« Reply #76 on: April 21, 2022, 01:50:21 PM »
Yes--Thank you, MBRRE!
What–me worry?

John McNamara

  • Operating Volunteers
  • Supervisor
  • ******
  • Posts: 1,540
    • View Profile
Re: Trout Brook Station - Official Work Thread
« Reply #77 on: April 21, 2022, 01:56:05 PM »
Gee, just 107 days hence!

Bill Baskerville

  • Museum Member
  • Inspector
  • ******
  • Posts: 1,316
  • Life Member
    • View Profile
Re: Trout Brook Station - Official Work Thread
« Reply #78 on: April 21, 2022, 11:46:32 PM »
Well done to our grant writing team!
~ B2 ~ Wascally Wabbit & Gofer ~

Gordon Cook

  • Museum Member
  • Fireman
  • ****
  • Posts: 473
  • Board Member 2009-2015
    • View Profile
Re: Trout Brook Station - Official Work Thread
« Reply #79 on: April 25, 2022, 10:07:10 AM »
Great news!
Thank you to Mass Bay RRE. The generosity of our donors and members is truly a key to the success of the WW&F.
Gawdon

Bill Baskerville

  • Museum Member
  • Inspector
  • ******
  • Posts: 1,316
  • Life Member
    • View Profile
Re: Trout Brook Station - Official Work Thread
« Reply #80 on: April 26, 2022, 08:51:53 PM »
And a big shout out to the Mass Bay RRE for their continued support of our WW&F Ry Museum and our projects!
~ B2 ~ Wascally Wabbit & Gofer ~

Mike Fox

  • Museum Member
  • Empire Builder
  • ********
  • Posts: 5,374
    • View Profile
Re: Trout Brook Station - Official Work Thread
« Reply #81 on: July 30, 2022, 08:48:49 PM »








Mike
Doing way too much to list...

Bill Baskerville

  • Museum Member
  • Inspector
  • ******
  • Posts: 1,316
  • Life Member
    • View Profile
Re: Trout Brook Station - Official Work Thread
« Reply #82 on: July 30, 2022, 09:04:58 PM »
Wow, the TBS is really looking great.  Another project being well executed.

~ B2 ~ Wascally Wabbit & Gofer ~

Bill Piche

  • Museum Member
  • Fireman
  • ****
  • Posts: 363
    • View Profile
Re: Trout Brook Station - Official Work Thread
« Reply #83 on: July 30, 2022, 10:47:58 PM »
There's something visually satisfying in well lined, leveled, tamped, and dressed track. Makes me excited to do some work elsewhere on the line in the future.
Engineer/Fireman, MNGRR/WW&F
"Any day with steam is a good day." - me

Jeff Schumaker

  • Museum Member
  • Dispatcher
  • *****
  • Posts: 1,247
    • View Profile
Re: Trout Brook Station - Official Work Thread
« Reply #84 on: July 31, 2022, 10:46:29 AM »
Wow, the TBS is really looking great.  Another project being well executed.

You beat me to it, Bill. :)

Jeff S.
Hey Rocky, watch me pull a moose trout out of my hat.

john d Stone

  • Museum Member
  • Fireman
  • ****
  • Posts: 401
    • View Profile
Re: Trout Brook Station - Official Work Thread
« Reply #85 on: August 01, 2022, 07:39:16 AM »
The whole terminus blends perfectly into the natural surroundings. Can't wait to see it in person!

ALAIN DELASSUS

  • Museum Member
  • Engineer
  • ****
  • Posts: 634
    • View Profile
Re: Trout Brook Station - Official Work Thread
« Reply #86 on: August 02, 2022, 10:19:38 AM »
Come to think of it in late 2017 on Google maps street view I was not able to spot the ROW from 218 and now there is a station there. Really amazing;

Kevin Kierstead

  • Museum Member
  • Switchman
  • **
  • Posts: 82
  • Life Member
    • View Profile
Re: Trout Brook Station - Official Work Thread
« Reply #87 on: August 14, 2022, 04:25:23 PM »
Will the new station be outfitted like Alna Station with desk, chair and other accoutrements?
BATLRSBS: Brotherhood of Amalgamated Track Layers, Rail Spikers and Ballast Spreaders; ToM/Trout Brook Chapter

John McNamara

  • Operating Volunteers
  • Supervisor
  • ******
  • Posts: 1,540
    • View Profile
Re: Trout Brook Station - Official Work Thread
« Reply #88 on: August 15, 2022, 12:42:07 AM »
Will the new station be outfitted like Alna Station with desk, chair and other accoutrements?
Brendan is building a box for the magneto telephone (a Leich 901).