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Jeff Schumaker

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WW&F speeder?
« on: July 04, 2021, 03:33:57 PM »
While organizing many years worth of photos that I've picked up from Ebay, I stumbled across the following one, which I hope is attached. The writing on the back simply says WW&F. It appears to be an early rail speeder.

Was this photo taken on the WW&F? The crossing sign appears to be correct for the WW&F. I would guess the photo could have been taken somewhere north of Headtide.

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Mark Hendrickson

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Re: WW&F speeder?
« Reply #1 on: July 05, 2021, 08:28:19 PM »
This photo appears on page 103, of Narrow Gauge in the Sheepscot Valley Volume 4.  It says taken at north Whitefield.

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Re: WW&F speeder?
« Reply #2 on: July 05, 2021, 08:57:28 PM »
That is an early version to the "Foolish Four"
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Re: WW&F speeder?
« Reply #3 on: July 05, 2021, 09:32:36 PM »
It looks like it may have been based on one of the handcars built by Portland Co. for the W&Q, which had wheels that projected above the deck and were housed in semicircular fenders, a somewhat unusual design.

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Re: WW&F speeder?
« Reply #4 on: July 06, 2021, 08:42:50 AM »
Thanks for the information everyone.

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