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Pertaining to all railroading subjects, past and present, in New England

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  by flyingfox10
 
Saw #7 for my first time this past weekend. The outside frame engines sure look awesome.
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  by Jonathan
 
I was looking through the videos of Steam fest and noticed that one of the 2 whistles on 7 is used more often. So, I have a question. Why do engineers tend to use the brass star 3 chime more than the B&M 5 chime? Is it something to do with the placement of the 2 whistle cords?
  by flyingfox10
 
Stay tuned for a special announcement from Maine Narrow Gauge this Friday, 1/25 at 2:24pm EST.
  by Jonathan
 
I checked the MNG facebook page and the picture of the post of the announcement of the special announcement has a picture of ww&f 9. Maybe 9 is a part of the announcement.
  by flyingfox10
 
Once it becomes official, the news will be shared to this thread as well as the WW&F thread.
  by Jonathan
 
Is this announcement for something new starting this year?
  by flyingfox10
 
Two of Maine's Two-Foot Gauge Railroad Museums Announce an Unprecedented Collaboration

The Wiscasset, Waterville & Farmington Railway Museum of Alna, Maine, in collaboration with the Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Co. & Museum of Portland, would like to announce an unprecedented exhibition: the Narrow Gauge Railway Collection .

The Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Core Collection, highlighted by the only historic two-foot gauge parlor car ever built in the United States, the Rangeley, will be displayed at an enhanced exhibition facility on the Sheepscot campus of the WW&F Railway Museum. The exhibit will also include other select artifacts from Maine’s unique two-foot gauge railroad systems. These special pieces will be arriving at Sheepscot Station throughout 2019 for public viewing and operation on the WW&F Railway.

Further information can be seen on each museum’s webpage:
mainenarrowgauge.org and wwfry.org

Supplementary Information:
● The Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad "Core Collection" is defined as: Parlor Car Rangeley , and combination car 14 both from the Sandy River and Rangeley Lakes RR and coach 16 Mt Pleasant , and caboose 32, both from the Bridgton & Saco River RR.
● "Other select artifacts" include Locomotive 8, plow 2, & tank car 14, all from the B&SR RR.
● The "enhanced exhibition facility on the Sheepscot Campus" includes enhancements to existing structures to provide additional exhibition and display space and better visitor facilities.
● Displays will be prepared and presented to the public within the exhibition space.
● Maine Locomotive & Machine Works of Alna has been an active supporter and partner in this venture; they will provide storage for some other pieces of the MNG collection, assist with transportation services, and play a part in maintenance and restoration of certain pieces.
● Look forward to jointly-produced events which highlight the partnership and utilize this equipment for unique operational opportunities on the WW&F.
  by Jonathan
 
flyingfox10 wrote: ● Look forward to jointly-produced events which highlight the partnership and utilize this equipment for unique operational opportunities on the WW&F.
What does this last bullet point mean?
  by flyingfox10
 
A few years ago a special partnership was run where Monson #3 made a guest appearance. Now that the equipment will be at WW&F for a considerable time, there are oppurtunities to run even more rare and special trips.
  by Jonathan
 
Are there any discussions to do something in Portland like that? Also, how can I be notified for special trips like the ones you mentioned and are there plans for anything this year?
  by elecuyer
 
Jonathan wrote:Also, how can I be notified for special trips like the ones you mentioned and are there plans for anything this year?
If you are not already a member of one (or both) of these organizations, please join. In fact, dues for the WW&F are going up effective May 1st - so now would be a great time to purchase a membership.

For more news, keep an eye on each organization's Facebook pages, and also the WW&F Discussion Forum: http://forum.wwfry.org.

Nothing has been set in stone for operation of anything from The Narrow Gauge Collection in 2019. However, 2019 also happens to be the WW&F's 30th anniversary, which is celebrated at the annual picnic in August.
Last edited by elecuyer on Fri Jan 25, 2019 6:46 pm, edited 1 time in total.
  by Jonathan
 
I thought the surprise was going to be running on the Downeaster route from Rockland to Portland.
  by NHV 669
 
....on standard gauge track?
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