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 Post subject: SFTM Barn Raising
PostPosted: Tue Aug 05, 2014 11:15 pm 
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Well a lot has happened at the Shelburne Falls Trolley Museum. We have removed the old coal shed and our car barn erector set has arived on site so now foundation work is being done.
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Digging the foundation for our 40'x60' two-stall car barn.
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Museum President Sam Bartlett looks over the drawings with the contractor.
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Two of our younger volunteers watch the work progress.
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A new volunteer helps with the car barn switch.
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Car #10 and our current car barn
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The current plan is to store the caboose in the old car barn in the winter.


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 Post subject: Re: SFTM Barn Raising
PostPosted: Tue Aug 05, 2014 11:33 pm 

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But now where will you keep the coal?

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Don't happen to have a shot of either of those Whiting Trackmobiles do you?? Didn't see any type of equipment roster on the website.

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 09, 2014 3:41 pm 
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The trackmobles belonng to a member who restores and sells them.


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 09, 2014 10:46 pm 

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This thread is drifting a bit, but here is a shot of the TM that just left for AC&F in PA.


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 Post subject: Re: SFTM Barn Raising
PostPosted: Sat Aug 09, 2014 11:11 pm 
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Here is our current roster off the top of my head.
Wason combine car#10
Wooden CV caboose
american Flyer passenger car
B&M Box Car
A steam locomotive tender frame used as a short flat car.
Handcar (loanded to us)
Speeder (not running, also loaned to us)


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 Post subject: Re: SFTM Barn Raising
PostPosted: Mon Aug 18, 2014 10:36 pm 
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The Foundation work has started.
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A render of what the barn should look like
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 03, 2014 12:49 am 

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RCD wrote:
Here is our current roster off the top of my head.
Wason combine car#10
Wooden CV caboose
american Flyer passenger car
B&M Box Car
A steam locomotive tender frame used as a short flat car.
Handcar (loanded to us)
Speeder (not running, also loaned to us)


RCD -

Some kind of info about a second interurban car possibly coming to SFTM. Any word about that?

Thanks.

Les


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 Post subject: Re: SFTM Barn Raising
PostPosted: Fri Oct 03, 2014 7:57 am 

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Les,
Fitchburg and Leominster (Mass) Street Railway No. 60, (Wason 1904), currently partially enclosed as a disused lakeside cottage, has been offered to us once we have covered storage for it.
Brief car barn update: The foundation is backfilled, the first layer of the floor is compacted, the floor drains are installed, the oil-water separator is installed, the restoration stall's ties are laid out and ballasted. The two #5 turnouts leading to the barn are mostly in place and awaiting tamping.

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 Post subject: Re: SFTM Barn Raising
PostPosted: Fri Oct 03, 2014 11:11 am 

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Thanks Sam. There was some kind of a story on FLICKR from a local newspaper, but for some reason, I couldn't pull it up. Glad to hear that the construction of the car barn is moving along nicely. As for F&LSR #60, I'm sure you guys will do a great job of eventually bringing her back to life.

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 Post subject: Re: SFTM Barn Raising
PostPosted: Fri Oct 03, 2014 12:18 pm 
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RCD wrote:
Here is our current roster off the top of my head.
Wason combine car#10
Wooden CV caboose
american Flyer passenger car
B&M Box Car
A steam locomotive tender frame used as a short flat car.
Handcar (loanded to us)
Speeder (not running, also loaned to us)

I love that hack! Found more info on the donation and move along with some photos of her at the museum website: http://www.sftm.org/caboosepicts.shtml

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 07, 2014 11:17 am 
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The foundation has been pored and filled we are now laying track before poring the floor.


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