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« on: November 04, 2020, 11:03:34 AM »
Folks,

Apologies that it took a couple of weeks for me to review and process the images from the October 18th charter that was organized by Dynamo Productions.   It was a beautiful day and the operations that were conducted produced some very nice photos.  These were some of the best fall images that I've shot in Maine since John Craft's charter, way back in 2008.   My, how things have improved in so many ways since then.   I think I shot about 850 frames that day and it is always tough to narrow that down to a set of pictures that's large enough to tell the story, but short enough to keep people's attention.   Here's the album that I've put together for this event.  It includes a few pix from the put-way, which is always worth sticking around for.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/112261457@N06/albums/72157716745941787

Thanks to Daniel Day and Ben Bourrie of Dynamo Productions for organizing the trip and creating a very nice plan for the day.    Thanks also to the museum crew for executing a pretty ambitious shooting schedule and putting on a great show in the process.

/Kevin Madore

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« Reply #1 on: November 04, 2020, 02:42:09 PM »
Very nice photos, Kevin.  And having fairly comprehensive captions "adds significant value", ;D as the phrase goes.  Thanks for the link.

The 2nd photo in the series, of the "Monson Method" threw me some.   From what I recall seeing at FWW 2019, the coal bin wasn't close enough to the track to directly throw coal into a tender.    But then I thought that things might have got moved around when the two storage tracks were added on the NW edge of the turntable. 
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« Reply #2 on: November 04, 2020, 03:18:55 PM »
As always, SUPERB images, all!
Kevin, you are an artist.

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« Reply #3 on: November 04, 2020, 03:42:40 PM »
Very nice photos, Kevin.  And having fairly comprehensive captions "adds significant value", ;D as the phrase goes.  Thanks for the link.

The 2nd photo in the series, of the "Monson Method" threw me some.   From what I recall seeing at FWW 2019, the coal bin wasn't close enough to the track to directly throw coal into a tender.    But then I thought that things might have got moved around when the two storage tracks were added on the NW edge of the turntable.

The bin is.....close enough (and tall enough), but you have to be used to throwing full transfer scoops (same size as scoops used on standard gauge) a fair distance in an accurate arc. I put my accuracy at about 85% of the coal I threw made it into the bunker (1 scoop landed on the roof and a fair number of nuggets hit the side of the tank and fell down). It's not something we can make a habit of only in that the coal gets lower in that spot every time you do it. Eventually it would be too low to get enough height to clear the bunker wall (also it's tougher on the bloke doing it...).

A you could also say it was a "declining days of SRRL" method too as there's video of the engines being coaled from gondolas in the waning days of the railroad. Both the Monson and SRRL distances were a lot closer due to it being yard trackage, though.
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« Reply #4 on: November 04, 2020, 03:54:32 PM »
Does anyone have any legacy photos of how it was done in Wiscasset back in the day?  I seem to recall Stewart telling me that they had some sort of coaling arrangement in the yard, but it was crude when compared to the coaling tipples we see on larger railroads, such as in Chama.   I seem to recall that the B&SR used some kind of bucket and pulley arrangement.   Perhaps the WW&F had something similar?

Here's another image I took of the "shovel method" during Annual Picnic, this time starring both Bill and Joe.   This shot features a better image of the black diamonds in mid-flight.

https://www.railpictures.net/photo/745515/

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« Reply #5 on: November 04, 2020, 06:29:19 PM »
Does anyone have any legacy photos of how it was done in Wiscasset back in the day?  I seem to recall Stewart telling me that they had some sort of coaling arrangement in the yard, but it was crude when compared to the coaling tipples we see on larger railroads, such as in Chama.   I seem to recall that the B&SR used some kind of bucket and pulley arrangement.   Perhaps the WW&F had something similar?

This photo shows the Wiscasset crane and the coal bucket that gets hoisted to coal the locomotive:



The photo was previously posted by Brendan in this Turntable thread:
http://forum.wwfry.org/index.php?topic=2628.15
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« Reply #6 on: November 05, 2020, 12:33:44 AM »
Kevin,

Great photos, as usual.  I am so glad you were there to capture the operations.  Also, the flying black diamonds with our very energetic Bill P. at the handle is priceless.

Well done!
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