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Re: Ex-Edaville 554 Caboose Discussion
« Reply #15 on: December 21, 2015, 07:19:47 PM »
Brian saved the car from being scrapped.

Very glad he saved this one, as well as the others.
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Re: Ex-Edaville 554 Caboose Discussion
« Reply #16 on: July 09, 2016, 10:28:29 PM »
Well, then it sounds like a siding to ML&MW should be in the offing.
What I wonder is if there is already some "back-channel" discussion taking place already. ;)

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Re: Ex-Edaville 554 Caboose Discussion
« Reply #17 on: July 10, 2016, 07:51:44 PM »
I think this has been brought up and discussed some time recently, but I can't remember where the post is located.

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Re: Ex-Edaville 554 Caboose Discussion
« Reply #18 on: July 10, 2016, 10:02:49 PM »
try this, put caboose 554 in search bar and press enter.



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Re: Ex-Edaville 554 Caboose Discussion
« Reply #19 on: July 11, 2016, 08:13:09 AM »
There is always "talk" of doing something, and even the "how to's" to deal with the elevation change. But that is as far as it has gone. Talk.
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Re: Ex-Edaville 554 Caboose Discussion
« Reply #20 on: July 11, 2016, 10:52:46 AM »
Sounds like a switch back is needed or a 2 foot Shay, Climax or Heisler!

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Re: Ex-Edaville 554 Caboose Discussion
« Reply #21 on: July 11, 2016, 04:48:18 PM »
Incidentally, #554 was out and about on Saturday - serving as the ice cream parlor at Alna Center for the Ice Cream Social.

(FYI... It would be great to get bay 3 of the barn ballasted and tamped while it is empty - assuming that it still is.)
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Re: Ex-Edaville 554 Caboose Discussion
« Reply #22 on: July 12, 2016, 06:31:07 AM »
We'll keep it empty for a bit so this can happen.  Maybe James will organize it?

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Re: Ex-Edaville 554 Caboose Discussion
« Reply #23 on: July 12, 2016, 06:53:45 AM »
I will do that for this Saturday (the 16th).

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Re: Ex-Edaville 554 Caboose Discussion
« Reply #24 on: July 28, 2016, 10:15:31 AM »
Am I weird to think if 554 is acquired someday would love to see her preserved as Edaville 554? I just think it's a slap in the face of two men Atwood and Blount that nothing preserved that was built by the Edaville is labeled so. Atwood saved them and Blount kept it going after his death and Blount connections kept it running after Blounts death. Sorry to hijack a little. Love the work on the box car.
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Re: Ex-Edaville 554 Caboose Discussion
« Reply #25 on: July 28, 2016, 11:31:43 AM »
We don't own the caboose so how it should be restored is purely the owner's decision. We're just happy to borrow it for special events.

That said, we've been joking that we should do an Edaville Day at the WW&F. And I agree that the Atwood/Blount efforts should probably be memorialized in an appropriate manner.

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Re: Ex-Edaville 554 Caboose Discussion
« Reply #26 on: July 28, 2016, 11:08:56 PM »
We don't own the caboose so how it should be restored is purely the owner's decision. We're just happy to borrow it for special events.

That said, we've been joking that we should do an Edaville Day at the WW&F. And I agree that the Atwood/Blount efforts should probably be memorialized in an appropriate manner.



What I commented on was an earlier post on the boxcar. I agree steamtown has no mention of Blount. Now that you have a whole train that would be awesome.
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Re: Ex-Edaville 554 Caboose Discussion
« Reply #27 on: July 29, 2016, 01:05:21 AM »
We don't own the caboose so how it should be restored is purely the owner's decision. We're just happy to borrow it for special events.

That said, we've been joking that we should do an Edaville Day at the WW&F. And I agree that the Atwood/Blount efforts should probably be memorialized in an appropriate manner.

I would love to see an Edaville day on the WW&F, though you would have to borrow a engine from Edaville or MNG since 10 is out of commission

What I commented on was an earlier post on the boxcar. I agree steamtown has no mention of Blount. Now that you have a whole train that would be awesome.
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Re: Ex-Edaville 554 Caboose Discussion
« Reply #28 on: July 29, 2016, 07:20:28 AM »
The Bridgton box car should and will be kept as a Bridgton car because that is what it was originally. As far as having cars say Edaville, many of us tell people that coach 8 and 103 were built at Edaville and there are references to the cars being Edaville.

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Re: Ex-Edaville 554 Caboose Discussion
« Reply #29 on: July 29, 2016, 08:03:20 PM »
I was introduced to 2-foot railroading at Edaville almost 60 years ago, so I have an interest in seeing credit given to those who created and operated the line.  Ellis Atwood was one of the few interested that had the means to build his own railroad at the time when so much equipment was available.  (Nelson Blount continued this and more, with Steamtown, where I was introduced to standard gauge steam.)