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Re: WW&F No. 53 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #30 on: May 12, 2022, 03:41:32 PM »
There are reports of #53 as being successfully loaded and en-route to Sheepscot on Facebook.

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Re: WW&F No. 53 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #31 on: May 12, 2022, 05:40:05 PM »
Indeed! After half a day of minor challenges, we finally got No. 53 on the trailer about 11:30 this morning, and it was tied down and pulling out of the yard at about 12:45. It will remain at the West Milton truck stop over the weekend and head north to Maine at the break of dawn on Monday. Expected arrival at Sheepscot after noon on Tuesday.
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Re: WW&F No. 53 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #32 on: May 17, 2022, 01:04:26 PM »
Touchdown! Jason sent me this photo. 1pm Tuesday..

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Re: WW&F No. 53 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #33 on: May 17, 2022, 01:16:03 PM »
Wow, is that Cody beside it or is it just that big?
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Re: WW&F No. 53 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #34 on: May 17, 2022, 01:24:39 PM »
Cody begged to have today off from school so he could see #53 unloaded, but no, that's not him.

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Re: WW&F No. 53 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #35 on: May 17, 2022, 01:45:08 PM »
Stewart got video of the unloading; visible via Facebook:
https://fb.watch/d3C9vZju5P/
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Re: WW&F No. 53 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #36 on: May 17, 2022, 01:56:12 PM »
It is that big..
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Re: WW&F No. 53 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #37 on: May 17, 2022, 02:13:44 PM »
Jason can no longer give me guff about 7 being too big now that this has arrived on the property. I look forward to seeing how the big squeeze goes.
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Re: WW&F No. 53 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #38 on: May 17, 2022, 03:20:10 PM »
It's a long way up into that cab. Will engineers have supplemental oxygen available?

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Re: WW&F No. 53 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #39 on: May 17, 2022, 07:35:15 PM »
We'll have to supply parachutes to the engine crew incase they happen to fall off! 😂
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« Reply #40 on: May 17, 2022, 10:25:09 PM »
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Re: WW&F No. 53 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #41 on: May 18, 2022, 10:31:44 AM »
It's a long way up into that cab. Will engineers have supplemental oxygen available?

Pressurized suits will be required. :o

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Re: WW&F No. 53 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #42 on: May 18, 2022, 11:46:43 AM »
It will be liking running the train from the cupola of the caboose.

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Re: WW&F No. 53 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #43 on: May 18, 2022, 06:01:48 PM »
Folks,
         I am glad that the GE locomotive is now on the property! Now the engineering department can really start scratching their heads about how to make it fit a Two-Foot Railway and what kind of snow plow it will need. If any parts are not used I imagine they can be sold to other museums as spare parts. Long Live WW&F #53!

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