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Snow there?
« on: January 25, 2009, 08:22:30 PM »
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jockellis wrote:
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Hello, Wiscassset area members,
Did the railroad get snowed in? Anyone got pretty pictures of it if it did? In Atlanta, GA we haven't gotten a snow is nearly six years.
Jock Ellis

James Patten replied:
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There's around 10 inches at the railroad.  Going to plow tonight.

Jason M Lamontagne replied:
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We plowed tonight to ensure that the heavy snow fall wouldn't start to melt and re-freeze, locking the RR in.  As it turns out the plow caught about 1" in most places- and it was light.  We'll finish cleaning up Saturday.

see ya
jason

Josh Botting replied:
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As reported elsewhere, 9" after setteling here in Woolwich, about 10 miles from the museum and the sun actually came out today.....

jockellis replied:
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Jason,
When you say "plow" do you mean putting the snow plow on a locomotive and running it down the tracks?
Sorry, but I'm new to WW&F membership and don't understand a lot that you have to do up there. It hasn't snowed here in six years. Of course when it did, it caught me with worn out tires and I spun out slowly twice and crashed lightly once on my way home from work. I didn't go in the next day.
Jock Ellis
Cumming, GA

James Patten replied:
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We have a snow plow which attaches to the front (or rear) of the diesel locomotive.  It has no moving parts, so there's no flanger or anything on it.  It's a matter of making sure you have enough forward momentum and power to get through things.  We stop at all the crossings to be sure there's no ice in the flanges or atop the rail (there's two crossings which give us trouble).

John McNamara replied:
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See http://www.wwfry.org/equipment/critters.html for a picture of Number 52 ready for action with its plow, and here's a picture of Number 52 and its plow in action in a photo by Steve Hussar from the March/April 2077 Newsletter (Brad Whittemore at the throttle):

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Dave Buczkowski replied:
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Jock;
The best thing about winter railroading is that you don't need the plow to push aside all the deer flies as you ride down the tracks...
Dave

Stewart Rhine replied:
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Hey John,  It's good to know that 'ol number 52 will still be around in 2077.  Who says we can't make things last ...



"Steers got horns, kid.  You don't."

John McNamara replied:
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Hey John,  It's good to know that 'ol number 52 will still be around in 2077.  Who says we can't make things last ... "
I'm figuring that some offspring of Jason's or Brian's will become a diesel fan in rebellion against their father and keep it in good repair. Besides, we'll need number 52 to rescue numbers 9, 10, 11, 12, etc when they need it. The alternative explanation of course is that I'm a lousy typist. 

James Patten replied:
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Either John has gotten information from the future, or he's been writing a lot of future newsletters in his spare time...

Mike Fox replied:
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The snow at the Museum this morning was BEAUTIFUL. Nice bright blue sky and white snow. Of course on a day like today I forgot my camera. I only hope things look that good during Victorian Christmas.
Mike

gordon cook replied:
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Either John has gotten information from the future, or he's been writing a lot of future newsletters in his spare time...

Since John is always ahead of everyone else with the phone line, I suspect that means he has tapped into some AWW (Alternate Wide Web) via that connection. I've heard some very strange noises on the line phone at times, voices from very distant places......

(Cue Rod Serling)
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Gawdon

Stephen Hussar replied:
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Geez Gordon, I'm sure you and I are the ONLY ones    who know who Rod Serling is (was)! But here's a clue for the youngsters...


Wayne Laepple replied:
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You aren't that old, are you, Steve?

Oh, wait, you're a TV guy, right? That's how you know.

petecosmob replied:
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Hey! I resemble that remark!
I remember T-zone in repeats....and NIGHT GALERY when it FIRST ran!!
(Ok,....now that I've dated myself contemporary to #52...... )
Pete

Stewart Rhine replied:
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Twilight Zone, good show.   Then there was the "Outer Limits" program ... beginning with some wierd stuff happening on the screen.  The show's announcer said "Do not attempt to adjust your set ..."

Some of us "old timers" also remember when Davis Crossing was the Outer Limits of the WW&F!



A No 1.  "You ain't stopping at this hotel, kid.  My hotel!  The stars at night, I put 'em there.  And I know all the presidents, all of them.  And I go where I darn well please.   Even the chairman of the New York Central can't do it better.  My road, kid, and I don't give lessons and I don't take partners.  You don't ride this train!"

Bill Sample replied:
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Heck, I remember when the north door of Bay 1 was the edge of Outer Limits!
How far we've come.

Josh Botting replied:
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I rember the T-Zone, but never would be rember the guys name, too young.

Josh Botting replied:
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4-6 fluffy inches last night, about 10 miles away.

Sunday should be a bad day, big storm!

Lots of snow for Victorian Christmas trains......

Josh Botting replied:
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about 10" of snow earlier today followed by sleet and rain.  Nothing better than 24 degrees and raining.....

Josh Botting replied:
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A precise measurement on the current snow lever after the storm, and rain is 1 5 gallon pail.  The pail in the back yard has dissappeared for the winter.

James Patten replied:
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I went to bed last night to rain.  My driveway got plowed out last night.

I awoke to temps in the teens, and my driveway a frozen mess.

Stephen Hussar replied:
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No more sleeping for you!! 
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