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Re: Edaville Discussion

Post by number7 » Mon Sep 10, 2012 1:07 pm

Why relocate the mainline to make room for more parking? I would think it that they would want to make the parking lot smaller so that it doesn't look so empty.

Face it, if Blount and Bartholomew felt no need to expand the parking lot by moving the mainline, it doesn't need to be done. It's another one of their stupid ideas. They don't know what to do, they want to do something, and due to a lack of intelligence, common sense, and imagination, not to mention creativity, they seem to come up with the dumbest ideas. The "good idea fairy" seems to be running the place. They need to fight the "good idea fairy."

Yes, I just read "No Easy Day", great book, if you haven't read it, I highly recommend it. Great story.

So, instead of wasting all of this money on what is little more than "make work", the large loop needs to be restored.

Once the loop is restored the signal system needs to be put back in place and designed for 4 or 5 trains at Xmas.

Once that is done, they need to build up their motive power and rolling stock to the point where they have four or 5 trains to run.

I would think that all that would be rather obvious.

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Re: Edaville Discussion

Post by number7 » Mon Sep 10, 2012 1:17 pm

One last thing, all of the displays along the track should not rely on the train for illumination.

A steam generator needs to be installed on the diesel engine and steam should be used to heat the cars.

The Xmas lights on the cars should be as energy efficient as possible and powered by battery charged by alternators or generators connected to the axles of the cars.

Of course, the present ride is so short that they really don't need to bother heating the cars.

The first car should be a combine with the battery system up front and a generator attached to the axle to charge the batteries as the train is moving.

<REDACTED> a few years ago in the "friends of edaville" forum made one of the stupidest comments of all time.

She said that the present ride was only 10 minutes shorter than the ride along the loop. No Shinola Sherlock, what do you expect when you cut the train speed down to nothing. You could make the ride twice as long as the old ride by going down to 2 mph.

Just shows you the mindset down there.

That's the kind of sleaze that they pull, cut the mainline down to 1/3 of what it was, then run the trains at a fraction of the normal speed.

That is not the way to run a legitimate business.

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Re: Edaville Discussion

Post by NRGeep » Mon Sep 24, 2012 10:46 am

The 11:10am weather forecast on WBZ am today was sponsored by Edaville, pumping up the upcoming appearance of...drum roll please: Tommy the "steam engine." Whoo hoo!

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Re: Edaville Discussion

Post by Cosmo » Mon Sep 24, 2012 11:30 am

NRGeep wrote:drum roll please: Tommy the "steam engine." !
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Re: Edaville Discussion

Post by frrc » Mon Sep 24, 2012 1:20 pm

As I said before, it's all some form of tax write off for the owner..
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Re: Edaville Discussion

Post by number7 » Wed Sep 26, 2012 12:19 pm

Tax writeoff, maybe. I think that based on what Deli has done so far with Edaville he seems to have a strong dislike for anything done by previous owners.

He also seems to be one of those people who would rather do something before thinking about it. Maybe attention deficit disorder.

At any rate, after 2000 they seem to have come in with guns blazing and tore things down and ripped things up without giving any thought to sustainability and the consequences of their ill conceived action.

Mind you, I understand, if I were in charge of Edaville I would probably undo everything that Deli has done and correct it but do it over time and not put myself out of business by spending money without thinking and then end up bankrupt and losing most of the property.

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Re: Edaville Discussion

Post by Jeff Smith » Tue Oct 02, 2012 2:47 pm

Topic locked. As I always say, I have no horse in this race. I respect the rights of those to their opinions, and their right to express them. But at times, intentionally or not, it crosses a line where it gets personal, or it relates to internal business decisions. Like, love, or hate the decisions, they belong to the operators or trustee of an organization. We have a lot of people on here who know the best way to run a railroad. It's not always consistent with a business for profit. Railroad history is littered with bankruptcies and bad decisions.

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Re: The original Edaville Railroad (1947-1991)

Post by boatsmate » Mon Dec 17, 2012 10:55 am

I have been wondering if anyone has any iformation on how edaville is doing thsis year?? did they get there ssecond steam engine up and running?? I have not been abe to get there this year. any information would be great

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Re: Edaville Discussion

Post by MEC407 » Mon Dec 17, 2012 11:07 am

I'm unlocking the topic in order to allow Bill's question to be answered. Folks, please stay on-topic and be civil with your responses. We (Jeff or myself) won't hesitate to re-lock the topic if it gets nasty again. Thanks.
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Re: The original Edaville Railroad (1947-1991)

Post by MaineCoonCat » Mon Dec 17, 2012 1:13 pm

boatsmate wrote: did they get there ssecond steam engine up and running??
From their Facebook page on November 25th 2012:
On their Facebook page on November 25th, Edaville USA wrote:New Steam Engine (2 photos)
We are having a steam engine built for next year and we will continue to update photos as the project progresses.
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Re: Edaville Discussion

Post by frrc » Mon Dec 17, 2012 1:45 pm

Wonder who is building the boiler? One company comes to mind, Dillon Boiler works out of Fitchburg, MA who has done locomotive boiler work in the past, as has been around since the 1800's...

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Re: Edaville Discussion

Post by Mikejf » Mon Dec 17, 2012 7:36 pm

Interesting to see the firebox before it is in the boiler. Fantastic work.

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Re: Edaville Discussion

Post by bpiche84 » Tue Dec 18, 2012 1:22 pm

frrc wrote:Wonder who is building the boiler? One company comes to mind, Dillon Boiler works out of Fitchburg, MA who has done locomotive boiler work in the past, as has been around since the 1800's...

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The boiler work is being done up in Boothbay Railway Village by the steam shop up there.

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Re: Edaville Discussion

Post by Cosmo » Tue Dec 18, 2012 10:36 pm

bpiche84 wrote:
frrc wrote:Wonder who is building the boiler? One company comes to mind, Dillon Boiler works out of Fitchburg, MA who has done locomotive boiler work in the past, as has been around since the 1800's...

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The boiler work is being done up in Boothbay Railway Village by the steam shop up there.
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Re: Edaville Discussion

Post by 3rdrail » Tue Dec 18, 2012 11:49 pm

I agree. How sweet it is ! In spite of the past, this kind of stuff has to be inspiring and certainly in the right direction. Whoever is in back of this apparent rennaisance, I tip my hat to you. Thank you and keep the ball rolling. (FY ?)
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