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Saw mill
« on: January 25, 2009, 07:32:34 PM »
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ETSRRCo wrote:
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Whats going on with that saw mill I saw pictures of?
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Eric Bolton
East Tigard & Southern Railroad Co 1889-1958

James Patten replied:
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The saw mill is located at the "Sheepscot Mills" crossing, which is owned by Museum member and Boothbay Railway Village employee Brian F.

The mill parts are Museum parts, which Brian is making use of.  He plans to build his house using lumber from his property and the saw to make boards/timbers with.

Once that is done, the Museum hopes to put in a siding to the mill, and use the mill for our own purposes.  This mill was originally going in at Alna Center, but because Brian was going to make it happen we allowed him to put on his property.

ETSRRCo replied:
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How will the mill be powered?
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Eric Bolton
East Tigard & Southern Railroad Co 1889-1958

James Patten replied:
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The mill will be powered by internal combustion, just so Brian can get his house built.

There's a steam engine under a tarp back at Sheepscot which is intended for use at the saw mill.  We'll need a boiler to power it with.  There's no specific timeline for this.

ETSRRCo replied:
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Very cool.
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Eric Bolton
East Tigard & Southern Railroad Co 1889-1958

Dave Olszewski replied:
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What make Brian decide to have saw mill on his property instead of Alna Center. I thought it would be nice to have it at Alna Center so visitor from AC can see it. Do he allow public and railroad crews to drive car over his property to Saw Mill? Will train stop and drop off passengers there? What will railway do with land across track from AC? New building or something or new parking lot? They just worked on it.

Dave

Mike Fox replied:
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Dave, across from Alna Center station will be the new Ballast and gravel storage area. This will keep the parking available at Sheepscot and make it quicker to get stone to the work area.
Brian is using parts of the Museums mill. He will make it available to the museum if we want something sawn out.  Actually will work out good for the museum with it being there because of the possibility of it being used while the train is going by.
Mike
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