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Re: Wiscasset, Waterville & Farmington Railway (WW&F) Discus

Postby elecuyer » Thu Oct 29, 2015 9:23 am

#51 we generally refer to as "the Brookville" as it was manufactured by the Brookville Equipment Corporation of Brookville, PA. We use it mainly for work trains and similar operations. If you have any specific questions, let me know and I can try to get them answered.

I believe we also have some "bog track" from that operation in Wellfleet. Some has been traded away, other parts are kept on hand for temporary track panels (which we used most recently in construction at the Top of the Mountain.) We may have some work flats (or parts thereof) as well, which we use in work trains, etc.
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Re: Wiscasset, Waterville & Farmington Railway (WW&F) Discus

Postby Mass Coastal 2010 » Thu Oct 29, 2015 3:36 pm

Thanks for the info! I need to get to the WWF to photograph the equipment.
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Re: Wiscasset, Waterville & Farmington Railway (WW&F) Discus

Postby Mikejf » Thu Oct 29, 2015 5:58 pm

Roster shots are available on the website.
http://www.wwfry.org
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Re: Wiscasset, Waterville & Farmington Railway (WW&F) Discus

Postby Mikejf » Sat Dec 05, 2015 7:59 pm

Today, for the first time since 1933, our 1891 Portland Company Locomotive #9 moved under it's own steam power. This is a result of a 9 year restoration, including a new boiler, new frame, restored wooden cab, and a Russian Iron Jacket, or as close to Russian Iron as one can get now.

Folks, meet the restored WW&F Ry #9

http://i1132.photobucket.com/albums/m573/miketrainnut/Mobile%20Uploads/1205151452_zpsoz5w90e4.jpg
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Re: Wiscasset, Waterville & Farmington Railway (WW&F) Discus

Postby jaymac » Sun Dec 06, 2015 11:32 am

Congrats to everyone who had a hand -- or more -- in this!
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Re: Wiscasset, Waterville & Farmington Railway (WW&F) Discus

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Re: Wiscasset, Waterville & Farmington Railway (WW&F) Discus

Postby jcpatten » Sun Dec 13, 2015 6:47 pm

#9 will be operating at the WW&F's Victorian Christmas, on December 19. We'll be running 2 trains with a locomotive swap at Sheepscot Station, so I'm afraid that we cannot guarantee that a particular train will be pulled by #9.

Victorian Christmas runs from 11 - 4, with an after-dark train as well. Santa is on-site between 11 and 4.
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Re: Wiscasset, Waterville & Farmington Railway (WW&F) Discus

Postby gokeefe » Sun Dec 13, 2015 7:46 pm

Restoration of #9 to operation is yet another big step forward for a museum that is among the most "can do" operations in railroad preservation there is.

Congratulations to the volunteers and supporters of the WW&F for preserving and operating such a significant part of Maine's industrial and cultural heritage.
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Re: Wiscasset, Waterville & Farmington Railway (WW&F) Discus

Postby Mass Coastal 2010 » Sun Dec 20, 2015 6:47 pm

Maine locomotive and Boiler caboose 554 (A Ex- B&SR boxcar) is on loan to the WWF. The boxcar was converted to a caboose by Edaville sometime around 1950/60. Was used yesterday on one of the Victorian Christmas train consists.
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WW&F Needs Your Help!

Postby elecuyer » Mon Dec 21, 2015 10:01 am

You've likely seen the pictures and videos of WW&F locomotive #9 lovingly restored to operation after 82 years of inactivity. Now, we are starting our next restoration project, Bridgton and Saco River boxcar 67 and need donations to purchase the necessary materials.

If you are a member of the WW&F museum, you've already received our annual fundraising letter – which was released before car 67 was secured. Members of the WW&F should not consider this appeal for car 67, we deeply appreciate all you have already contributed (or will contribute) to the annual campaign.

Instead, we are offering this opportunity to all of our friends, fans, and followers throughout the world. Here is a way that you can help us continue the mission of the WW&F, to preserve and restore the railroad that was the livelihood of the Sheepscot valley, and educate others on the role of Maine's unique two-foot system of narrow gauge railroads.

You will find all the details on our "GoFundMe" page:
http://www.gofundme.com/car67

Thank you in advance for your generous (and tax-deductible) contribution.

Merry Christmas,
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PS: We *may* have a very exciting announcement regarding this campaign shortly – so stay tuned…
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Preservation Foundation Selects Car 67 for Matching Grant

Postby elecuyer » Mon Dec 21, 2015 10:36 pm

The Narrow Gauge Preservation Foundation (NGPF), whose mission is to enhance museum exhibits where the public can learn the story of narrow gauge railroading in a coherent, comprehensive, and entertaining manner, has selected the preservation and restoration of Bridgton & Saco River railroad boxcar 67 for a matching grant. Now at the WW&F railway museum, car 67 needs extensive repairs before it can be used in the educational mission of the museum.

Specifically, the NGPF is offering a 2:1 "challenge grant." For each $1 raised by a new donor to the WW&F Railway Museum specifically for this restoration, the NGPF will donate $2 – up to the budgeted amount for the restoration. In short, the WW&F needs $2400 of new donations to receive a $4600 grant from the NGPF – which will allow the WW&F to restore car 67 over the next several months.

Please show your support for this project by donating at: http://www.gofundme.com/car67
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Re: Wiscasset, Waterville & Farmington Railway (WW&F) Discus

Postby MEC407 » Wed Dec 23, 2015 11:59 am

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Re: Wiscasset, Waterville & Farmington Railway (WW&F) Discus

Postby Dick H » Wed Dec 23, 2015 9:39 pm

Another major accomplishment by the WW&F crews. Best wishes for 2016..
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Re: Wiscasset, Waterville & Farmington Railway (WW&F) Discus

Postby KevinM » Thu Dec 24, 2015 1:23 pm

Here are a couple more from Saturday's Victorian Christmas:

http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=559216&nseq=2

http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=559534&nseq=0

The WW&F folks have done a truly outstanding job with the 9. The quality of the restoration looks like something you'd see at the Smithsonian, but unlike the stuff in that building, this is a no-kidding, working engine that will be powering trains in Alna for many years to come.

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Re: Wiscasset, Waterville & Farmington Railway (WW&F) Discus

Postby elecuyer » Sat Jan 30, 2016 7:28 pm

Wiscasset Waterville & Farmington No. 9, an 1891 Portland Co. 0-4-4 Forney recently restored by the WW&F Railway Museum, will be featured in a March 25 day-long photographic excursion on the restored two-foot gauge railroad. Multiple run-bys and static set-ups with multiple consists typically operated by the original railroad are planned.

The event, from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., will include firing up the locomotive in the morning and a staged and lit night scene. Sponsored by the WW&F Railway Museum, ticket sales are limited to 50 persons. However, if demand outstrips seating capacity, a second event will be scheduled for April 28. Tickets for the event are $100.

Please send an email reservations@wwfry.org to buy tickets.

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Please note that the WW&F is a secluded railroad, and all road crossings are on private land. Thus, access to the railroad will be only granted to those who purchase a pass for this charter. Please respect our neighbors and refrain from using their driveways or land without permission.

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