Author Topic: Movie about #9: "The Nine Lives of #9"  (Read 2508 times)

Gordon Cook

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Re: Movie about #9: "The Nine Lives of #9"
« Reply #30 on: October 02, 2021, 10:38:17 AM »
I too was a little confused about the dam construction in 1965 because I think that is the year my high school sweetheart and I visited Alice. She thought we were there to get married because she was a JP. No shotguns were necessary, however.  :D

Later in the movie it became apparent that she reached an agreement to stay on the property until her death and the part of the farm where the house, buildings, and engine shed were not part of the reservoir.

I also loved that the story really was about people and their passions and how we are bound together and inspired by our history.

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« Reply #31 on: October 02, 2021, 04:14:30 PM »
I watched the movie and I thought it was really good. 
It puts faces (and voices) on several names.  I plan to watch it again.

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« Reply #32 on: October 03, 2021, 11:53:29 AM »
A very engrossing film! 8)





I'm wondering what the plan is when those mobile home loads get to Trout Brook Bridge?  :o ;D
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Re: Movie about #9: "The Nine Lives of #9"
« Reply #33 on: October 03, 2021, 12:25:22 PM »
I'm wondering what the plan is when those mobile home loads get to Trout Brook Bridge?  :o ;D

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« Reply #34 on: October 03, 2021, 09:49:30 PM »
I'm pretty sure that when the time comes, RoMow n'Co will be able to whip up a set of iron wedges to ssssllllliiiiiiiiiiiide the prefabs over the bridge structure.  ;) ;D

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« Reply #35 on: October 08, 2021, 05:37:07 AM »
First I'd like to thank Bill Reidy for the link to the movie. I watched this documentary feature twice and I willingly admit that the subtitles for the hearing impaired were essential to my understanding. You friendly welcame me in the WW&F family four years ago -how time flies- and this very interesting movie has had me definitely better grasp the spirit that inspires those who day after day are working on the revival of the railway in the Sheepscot Valley. The exciting story of #9 and the one of the encounter between  two outstanding characters ,Alice Ramsdell and Harry Percival, have clearly shown me that the WW&F's volunteers are the great heirs to their dreams and to their strong-minded nature except for the shotgun. Moreover in his interview Jason has made it clear that in order to respect Harry Percival's idea the current railway was not a museum but the continuation of the original WW&F Railroad. Obviously the WW&F Ry is not a mere tourist railway let alone a museum. Not only you are rebuilding the original WW&F RR, with authenticity steadily in mind, but you also operate the railway as if it were a public transportation. I mean to say that you don't propose people a stroll on a train but a ride aboard an authentic  WW&F RR train from one place to an other one where they will find a center of interest like buying farm produce ,attending a concert or going for a walk. You have even started to haul freight in serving the spur of the Maine Locomotive & Machine Works.  Being the continuation of the WW&F RR, WW&F Ry has become eventually one-of-a-kind tourist railway and it's the reason why it is a successful organization that attracts so many volunteers so many riders so much support and so many donations."We're not just running trains" Jason wrote in his short story A Fictional Day on the Railroad, you no longer do it already. One day this story won't be fictional you are on the right track to fulfill Harry's dream and yours in the process.