News Wire: Maine 2-footer boiler campaign gets a boost

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Posted by Brian Schmidt on Monday, May 07, 2018 2:21 PM

ALNA, Maine -- The Wiscasset Waterville & Farmington Railway Museum's crowd-funding effort to raise $130,000 for new boilers for two steam locomotives has passed the 75 percent mark. The "21 Campaign" on the fundrazr.com web site stands at $100,1...

http://trn.trains.com/news/news-wire/2018/05/07-maine-two-footer-boiler-campaign-gets-a-boost

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Posted by MidlandMike on Wednesday, May 09, 2018 7:30 PM

I wonder why they are recreating a Forney type engine.  There are already 5 Maine 2-foot Forneys.  It would have been more interesting to recreate WW&F #6, which was a 2-6-2.  It was the next most popular type of 2-footer loco, all of which have been scrapped.

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