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Philip Marshall:
I was reading some back issues from 1941 of "Moody's Magazine" (a short-lived railfan publication edited by Linwood Moody himself) and came across a peculiar series of articles by Moody on the two-foot equipment collection of Eric Sexton of Belfast, Maine. Moody reported that Sexton had privately acquired the two B&SR tank cars as well as two SR&RL railcars (the Vose inspection car plus work car no. 2) and SR&RL combine no. 14, and was moving them all to his property in Belfast where he hoped to have some track laid soon.

My thought upon reading this was, Why haven't I heard of this person before?  :) I think we all owe him a debt of gratitude as a pioneer in two-foot preservation. Bear in mind that in the summer of 1941 when the articles on Sexton were published, the B&H was still running (barely) and Ellis Atwood had yet to make his appearance as its purchaser.

Did anyone here perhaps know Sexton personally? I'm curious to learn more about him and his early efforts.

-Philip Marshall

Mike Fox:
Very interesting indeed.

Philip Marshall:
Here is a scan (attached). See, I'm not making this up!

Philip Marshall:
The same issue also featured this ad to "save the narrow gauge":

Ira Schreiber:
It is good to know the larger of the two tanks lies in Sheepscot awaiting its restoration.


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