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Slim-Gauge Field of Dreams
A look at Maine's Wiscasset Waterville & Farmington Railway Museum
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Photo ID: 723489

Steam, sun and snow. Bridgton & Saco River Railroad Locomotive #7 backs away from the Sheepscot Water Tank as she heads off to the North Yard, to pin on to an all Bridgton & Saco River Mixe... (more)

Railroad: Bridgton & Saco River Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 2-4-4T
Location: Alna, Maine, USA
Locomotive #: B&SR 7
Train ID: None
Photo Date: January 18, 2020


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Added: Jan 23, 2020

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Photo ID: 723488

Cold 'nuff for ya? With the morning temperature hovering around 9F, Bridgton & Saco River Railroad Locomotive #7 charges upgrade from the yard at Top of the Mountain toward Alna Center and ... (more)

Railroad: Bridgton & Saco River Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 2-4-4T
Location: Alna, Maine, USA
Locomotive #: B&SR 7
Train ID: Photo Freight
Photo Date: January 19, 2020


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Added: Jan 23, 2020

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Photo ID: 723286

Two foot to Bridgton Junction. On a frigid day in January, a Bridgton & Saco River Mixed Freight makes its way south toward Bridgton Junction with some loads for interchange with the standa... (more)

Railroad: Bridgton & Saco River Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 2-4-4T
Location: Alna, Maine, USA
Locomotive #: B&SR 7
Train ID: Photo Freight
Photo Date: January 18, 2020


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Added: Jan 20, 2020

Views: 4,091
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Photo ID: 719489

Passengers cross Trout Brook. One of the longest-standing goals of the WW&F Museum for the roughly 30 years of its existence, came to fruition during the 2019 Fall Work Weekend, as a steam ... (more)

Railroad: Wiscasset Waterville & Farmington
Locomotive: Steam 0-4-4T
Location: Alna, Maine, USA
Locomotive #: WW&FRy 9
Train ID: WW&F Work Train
Photo Date: October 14, 2019


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Added: Dec 13, 2019

Views: 6,628
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Photo ID: 719488

Steam over Trout Brook! For the first time in 86 years, a steam locomotive crossed Trout Brook during the 2019 Fall Work Weekend. All of this activity was associated with work trains of on... (more)

Railroad: Wiscasset Waterville & Farmington
Locomotive: Steam 0-4-4T
Location: Alna, Maine, USA
Locomotive #: WW&FRy 9
Train ID: WW&F Work Train
Photo Date: October 14, 2019


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Added: Dec 13, 2019

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Photo ID: 719406

Rails over Trout Brook! The 2019 Fall Work Weekend at the WW&F marked a major milestone in the history of the museum. For the first time in 82 years, rails were once again in place across ... (more)

Railroad: Wiscasset Waterville & Farmington
Locomotive: Steam 0-4-4T
Location: Alna, Maine, USA
Locomotive #: WW&FRy 9
Train ID: WW&F Work Train
Photo Date: October 14, 2019


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Added: Dec 11, 2019

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Photo ID: 719405

Ballasting, the old fashioned way. With the track in place, and securely spiked, the task of applying ballast begins. Here, the WW&F crew is seen ballasting the southern approach to the ne... (more)

Railroad: Wiscasset Waterville & Farmington
Locomotive: Steam 0-4-4T
Location: Alna, Maine, USA
Locomotive #: WW&FRy 9
Train ID: WW&F Work Train
Photo Date: October 14, 2019


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Added: Dec 11, 2019

Views: 7,106
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Photo ID: 719313

"Swingin' the hammers and drawin' up pay". The lyrics to Gordon Lightfoot's "Canadian Railway Trilogy" come to mind as I watch the WW&F Spiking Crew in action behind the... (more)

Railroad: Wiscasset Waterville & Farmington
Locomotive: WW&F Caboose
Location: Alna, Maine, USA
Locomotive #: WW&FRy 320
Train ID: WW&F Work Train
Photo Date: October 12, 2019


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Added: Dec 10, 2019

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Photo ID: 719312

"Insta-Track" (TM). At the WW&F Railway Museum, track-laying definitely follows a very scripted process. Once a pair of rails are in place, crews immediately begin attaching tem... (more)

Railroad: Wiscasset Waterville & Farmington
Locomotive: None
Location: Alna, Maine, USA
Locomotive #: None
Train ID: None
Photo Date: October 14, 2019


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Added: Dec 10, 2019

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Photo ID: 719311

Joining the rails. With the rail in place on the tie-bed, WW&F crew members go about the task of attaching joint bars to couple the new section to the previous one. Note the small track c... (more)

Railroad: Wiscasset Waterville & Farmington
Locomotive: Track Construction Gantry Car
Location: Alna, Maine, USA
Locomotive #: None
Train ID: WW&F Work Train
Photo Date: October 14, 2019


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Added: Dec 10, 2019

Views: 3,055
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Photo ID: 719224

"Elmer" in action - Laying down rail. The WW&F Gantry Car "Elmer" delivers a length of rail to the crew working in front of the train. A traveling crane with chain fal... (more)

Railroad: Wiscasset Waterville & Farmington
Locomotive: Track Construction Gantry Car
Location: Alna, Maine, USA
Locomotive #: None
Train ID: WW&F Work Train
Photo Date: October 14, 2019


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Added: Dec 09, 2019

Views: 7,475
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Photo ID: 719219

"Elmer" in action - Tie Placement. Beginning a rail-laying cycle, the WW&F Gantry Crane "Elmer" has just delivered a tie bundle to the ground in front of the work train. Each bundle conta... (more)

Railroad: Wiscasset Waterville & Farmington
Locomotive: Track Construction Gantry Car
Location: Alna, Maine, USA
Locomotive #: None
Train ID: WW&F Work Train
Photo Date: October 14, 2019


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Added: Dec 09, 2019

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Photo ID: 719129

WW&F Track Construction Gantry Car: "Elmer". Here's a clean view of the WW&F's recently-developed track construction gantry car, affectionately known as "Elmer". This car, and its accompan... (more)

Railroad: Wiscasset Waterville & Farmington
Locomotive: Track Construction Gantry Car
Location: Alna, Maine, USA
Locomotive #: None
Train ID: WW&F Work Train
Photo Date: October 14, 2019


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Added: Dec 08, 2019

Views: 10,849
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Photo ID: 682477

Bringing 'em home. After 6 hrs of really intense operations, shuttling back and forth between Sheepscot and Alna Center, during this year's Victorian Christmas event, the very last of the W... (more)

Railroad: Wiscasset Waterville & Farmington
Locomotive: Steam 0-4-4T
Location: Alna, Maine, USA
Locomotive #: WW&FRy 9
Train ID: Christmas Express
Photo Date: December 15, 2018


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Added: Dec 30, 2018

Views: 2,393
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Photo ID: 681498

Merry Christmas from Maine! The WW&F Railway Museum's 1891-era Portland Forney #9 runs light in the north yard at Sheepscot, preparing to haul the first of the day's Christmas Express Train... (more)

Railroad: Wiscasset Waterville & Farmington
Locomotive: Steam 0-4-4T
Location: Alna, Maine, USA
Locomotive #: WW&FRy 9
Train ID: None
Photo Date: December 15, 2018


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Added: Dec 21, 2018

Views: 1,855
Comments: 0

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