Maine Two-Foot Winter Steam Events 2017 (photos)

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Maine Two-Foot Winter Steam Events 2017 (photos)
Posted by mfmalk on Wednesday, March 01, 2017 7:01 AM

In partnership with the Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Company and Boothbay Railway Village, the Wiscasset Waterville and Farmington Railway Museum hosted a pair of Maine Two-Footer Winter Steam Events, designed to provide unique photographic opportunities of winter operations typical a hundred years ago. Two different dates were held, January 14-15 and January 21-22, 2017. In addition to WW&F Rwy #9, Monson #3 was on the railroad and operated courtesy of the Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Company. Bridgton and Saco River coach #11 was also at the event courtesy of Boothbay Railway Village. The WW&F Rwy’s new turntable at Sheepscot was in operation allowing for photographic opportunities not possible on the railroad before. World-class lighting for the night shoot scenes was provided by museum volunteer Stephen Hussar and his staff.

I attended both weekends, with my primary focus being both the men who operate the equipment and the collection of operating oil lanterns at the museum. I incorporated both into my photographic compositions, striving to have the human element at the forefront of my images.

Worth noting is photo #33 – motorman Stewart Rhine with Railcar #4, a replica of SR&RL track crew car #2.
This image was captured with my 1951 Kodak Brownie Hawkeye vintage film camera.

Follow the link below to my gallery:



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Posted by gwyn68 on Wednesday, March 01, 2017 5:28 PM

Mathew, lovely pictures.I live in the uk but have often watched YT videos of this little line. 

You are lucky to have such a super preserved  line.


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Posted by Firelock76 on Wednesday, March 01, 2017 6:42 PM

Gorgeous shots Maestro!  You continue to amaze!

PS: Where did you find film for that '51 Kodak Brownie Hawkeye?  If I remember correctly it takes 620 roll film.

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Posted by MidlandMike on Wednesday, March 01, 2017 7:31 PM

It doesn't look like it was a big snow year for Maine.  Thanks for sharing.

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Posted by erikem on Thursday, March 02, 2017 12:52 AM

My favorites were shots #24 and #31, though #26 was easy on the eyes.

Thanks for posting!

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Posted by Maine_Central_guy on Thursday, May 11, 2017 6:57 AM

[quote user="MidlandMike"]

It doesn't look like it was a big snow year for Maine.  Thanks for sharing.


actually, we got almost 3 feet in one storm back in Febuary .

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Posted by daveklepper on Thursday, July 12, 2018 3:56 AM

A freind sent these two photos after a trip to Maine:

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