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2007 Picnic Train Schedule
« on: January 11, 2009, 10:46:32 PM »
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James Patten wrote:
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Here are the trains that will be operating during the Annual Picnic.
Friday Aug 10
We have a charter some time during the day.  After the charter we'll run until 5 PM or as necessary.
Saturday Aug 11
9:30 X52 Northbound Passenger special to drop people off along the line
Trains 1&2 will be a freight with no runbys.
Trains 3&4 will be a mixed with no runbys.
Approx. 11:30 X52 Passenger special will return to Sheepscot.
Trains 5-10 will be straight passenger trains.
Approx 2:30 X52 Northbound Passenger special
Trains 11-14 will be a mixed with no runbys.
Approx 4:30 X52 Passenger special will return to Sheepscot.
There will be two evening trains, being organized by Steve Hussar.
Sunday Aug 12
9:30 X52 Northbound Passenger special to drop people off along the line
Trains 1&2 will be a freight with no runbys.
Trains 3&4 will be a mixed with no runbys.
Approx 11:30 X52 Passenger special will return to Sheepscot.
Train 5-14 will be straight passenger trains.
The schedule could be tweaked as the time gets closer.

James Patten replied:
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Not that I had a whole lot to do with the execution, but what did everyone think of the Picnic?
How did the night photography go?

Mike Fox replied:
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I think the poles for the flats worked well. Really made them look used. Now if we only knew someone with a lumbermill that could produce a load of rough lumber, we could have a loaded freight consist. Think of how nice that would look.
Mike

Stephen Hussar replied:
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Thank Steve Z who did all of the cutting and hatchet work! Some of the poles were over 8 feet tall until it was pointed out by the roadmaster that a little-known rule from 1911 made anything over 7 feet non-compliant! So Steve went back to work and trimmed the offending posts down to "legal" height! 

Stephen Hussar replied:
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A better view from first thing Saturday morning -- with the "doghouse" beginning to take shape.

Mike Fox replied:
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That's a great looking photo Steve. Looks like it came right out of the twenties. Or did you finally master that time machine. Looks almost like a model railroad.
Mike

Joe Fox replied:
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Wow, great photos Steve. That shot, could almost be a color image from Sheepscot, back in the 20's. The first picture looks like a train setting off a car on one of the many sidings on the original railroad. You sure did a good job Steve, and the others involved in operations and what not, in getting thing set up for some excellent pictures.
Joe

Stewart Rhine replied:
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Nice photos Steve.  What a great looking freight.  I was thinking about you guys this weekend, hoping things were going well.  I sent a pack of new Train Order/Form 19's.  Did they arrive in time?  Hey, how about posting some night photo session pics??  I'd like to know how that went.

James Patten replied:
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New Form 19s arrived in the nick of time, I think on Saturday morning.

Joe Fox replied:
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Just think, in a few years, we can run an all original mixed train consisting of #9, flatcar 118, boxcar 309, and coach 3.
Joe

Josh Botting replied:
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If there is enough intrest, someone should contact hunt lumber, and see if we could borrow enough rough sawn hemlock for a car load.

ekmissal replied:
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Was Leon? able to bring the Model T railcar? Does anyone have photos of it?
Erik

John McNamara replied:
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Was Leon? able to bring the Model T railcar? Does anyone have photos of it?
Erik
Erik,
Try http://photos.nerail.org/show/?order=byrail&page=2&key=WW%26F
-John

Joe Fox replied:
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Dave Olszewski took a photo of it. It is on NERAIl. It looks great. However, I was not able to see the car, because it wasn't there on Sunday. Here is a link to that picture.
http://photos.nerail.org/showpic/?photo=2007081118430113684.jpg&order=byrail&page=2&key=WW%26F
Joe

Joe Fox replied:
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John, I didn't see your post. You must have beet me to it by a second or so. I would have posted sooner, however, the TV had my attention, as well as trying to find the photo.
Joe
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