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 Post subject: Maine 2-Foot Grand Reunion >>>Photo Album<<<
PostPosted: Wed Jan 29, 2020 11:09 am 

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On the weekend of January 17-19, I attended the first of the two, Maine 2-Foot Grand Reunion events held at the Wiscasset Waterville & Farmington Railway Museum in Alna, Maine. This event, which was a collaborative effort between the WW&F Museum and the Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Company & Museum, featured the first-ever gathering of all 5 surviving 24" gauge steam locomotives, from Maine's historic, 2-Foot common carrier lines. It also featured the rolling stock collections of both museums, allowing re-creations of trains from four historic narrow gauge lines, including the Sandy River & Rangeley Lakes, the Bridgton & Saco River, the Monson Railroad and of course, the WW&F.

If you could order a menu of perfect weather for a winter steam event, the conditions that we experienced this weekend were pretty close to perfection. About the only thing missing was a period of snow during daylight. A recent, 6" snowfall on Thursday left a fresh blanket over the railroad for Friday morning. The sky was completely clear, the temperature was about 9F, and the trees were all caked with snow. Saturday featured a blend of sun and clouds, with another 6" snowstorm after dark to cover all of our footprints. Sunday was once again mostly sunny and cold. The photo shoots featured a mix of yard servicing and switching scenes as well as operations out on the line.

I've put together an album to show you some of the scenes from the 3-day event. If you want to see how the partnership between the WW&F Museum and the MNGRR Company & Museum is panning out, just have a look! The future of narrow gauge preservation in Maine has never looked better!

https://www.flickr.com/photos/112261457@N06/albums/72157712881210241/with/49456743366/

/Kevin Madore


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 29, 2020 2:01 pm 

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Wow you were not kidding about how the weather turned out so well. Cold but well. Beautiful photography, just stunning photos. Running in cold weather is quite the exercise. The whole thing looks like magic. So many impressive perspectives to view from these people involved. Thank you for the photos they are great. Regards, John.


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