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

Postby flyingfox10 » Wed Sep 19, 2018 2:35 pm

Glad to hear you had an enjoyable visit. Tracks are scheduled to be built across the bridge next fall. And a tentatiive opening of the Mountain in 2021 which will entail a ribbon cutting and dedication ceremony.
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Re: Wiscasset, Waterville & Farmington Railway (WW&F) Discus

Postby Mikejf » Sun Oct 07, 2018 5:43 pm

Fall Work Weekend has seen the track extened 1422 feet. This passes over several repair locations, one of them being "The Pinch Point" where a section of the grade was washed away into the brook. A concrete block wall was built to replace what was missing. The new unballasted track is seen in the attached image at the pinch point, with #9 just leaving a stop at the end of ready track, Saturday afternoon, 4pm.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/8gNXxG5GQ3VCu14d7
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Re: Wiscasset, Waterville & Farmington Railway (WW&F) Discus

Postby artman » Tue Oct 09, 2018 1:48 pm

Mikejf wrote:Fall Work Weekend has seen the track extened 1422 feet. This passes over several repair locations, one of them being "The Pinch Point" where a section of the grade was washed away into the brook. A concrete block wall was built to replace what was missing. The new unballasted track is seen in the attached image at the pinch point, with #9 just leaving a stop at the end of ready track, Saturday afternoon, 4pm.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/8gNXxG5GQ3VCu14d7


I had fun helping out on Saturday. First time driving spikes. It's a lot more taxing than splitting firewood, I will tell you that
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Re: Wiscasset, Waterville & Farmington Railway (WW&F) Discus

Postby Bill Reidy » Tue Oct 09, 2018 5:53 pm

A photo of some of the 1422 feet of track laid on the mountain extension this past weekend, as seen Sunday morning:

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

Postby gokeefe » Tue Oct 09, 2018 9:11 pm

Probably one of the most astounding photos ever taken of the WW&F. Reconstruction in the middle of the forest and on one of the most unfavorable grades. This is a completely different experience than anything else out there.
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Re: Wiscasset, Waterville & Farmington Railway (WW&F) Discus

Postby Hux » Tue Oct 09, 2018 9:25 pm

Bill Reidy wrote:A photo of some of the 1422 feet of track laid on the mountain extension this past weekend, as seen Sunday morning:

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Wow, that's quite an accomplishment for one weekend. How many more weekends are scheduled?
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Re: Wiscasset, Waterville & Farmington Railway (WW&F) Discus

Postby Mikejf » Wed Oct 10, 2018 10:51 am

Two weekends a year. 3 days in the spring and 4 days over Columbus Day weekend in the fall.

Next fall, I think the guys are going for a museum record as far as track laying goes. If I can have the ground ready that is..
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Re: Wiscasset, Waterville & Farmington Railway (WW&F) Discus

Postby Bill Reidy » Wed Oct 10, 2018 4:56 pm

The spring work weekend is the last weekend of April (Friday through Sunday). The fall work weekend is Columbus Day weekend (Friday through Monday). Announcements will be posted on wwfry.org and the museum's Facebook page as we get closer to the dates. I believe we will be ballasting, lifting, lining and tamping the new track in April and resuming track laying in the fall.

Volunteers are at the museum every weekend and mid-week working on various projects. Visitors are always welcome to stop by and take a walking tour of the shops. No admission fee -- only charge is for train rides. With the colder weather coming, Saturday is the better day to visit on weekends.
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Re: Wiscasset, Waterville & Farmington Railway (WW&F) Discus

Postby elecuyer » Wed Oct 10, 2018 5:37 pm

To just clarify what Bill said... Starting this weekend there will be no train rides available on Sunday and minimal (if any) volunteers present. To volunteer, please feel free to stop in on any Saturday after 8am, and most weekdays after 9am. We suggest that new weekday volunteers contact us in advance, to be sure to expect you and have something ready for you to do.
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Re: Wiscasset, Waterville & Farmington Railway (WW&F) Discus

Postby elecuyer » Thu Jan 03, 2019 12:58 pm

Steam and Sleighs - Sheepscot Valley Winter Service!

New for 2019 are four days of "Steam and Sleighs" on the WW&F. Jan 12/13 and Feb 16/17.

Details at:
https://www.facebook.com/events/276558969720655/

Tickets at:
http://wwfrytickets.simpletix.com/
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Re: Wiscasset, Waterville & Farmington Railway (WW&F) Discus

Postby elecuyer » Sun Jan 06, 2019 6:22 pm

CORRECTION:
Steam and Sleighs will be Jan 19/20 and Feb 16/17.
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Re: Wiscasset, Waterville & Farmington Railway (WW&F) Discus

Postby gokeefe » Sun Jan 06, 2019 6:49 pm

Very impressed to see operations in the deep of winter.
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Re: Wiscasset, Waterville & Farmington Railway (WW&F) Discus

Postby elecuyer » Tue Jan 08, 2019 10:27 pm

Volunteers are needed on Jan 19th for "Steam and Saws" - help rebuild the WW&F.

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

Postby elecuyer » Mon Jan 14, 2019 3:06 pm

FYI, due to inclement weather predicted for Sunday, Jan 20, the "Steam and Sleighs" event is cancelled for that day. Operations are still scheduled for Saturday 1/19, and Sat/Sun Feb 16/17. Good tickets are still available for those dates. See you on the narrow gauge!
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