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Build Locomotive #11 Open Volunteer October 5 & 6

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ORGANIZATION: Wiscasset, Waterville, and Farmington Railway Museum

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Flanging #11
Flanging a steel component the old fashioned way

The Mission of the WW&F Railway Museum is to restore and reconstruct the operation and equipment of the original railroad as completely as possible. To that end, our organization is in the process of reconstructing Wiscasset Waterville & Farmington Ry steam locomotive No. 7.

WW&F No. 7 (Baldwin construction No. 31692) was a 28-ton 2-4-4T Forney built in 1907 for the WW&F Railway. In 1931, the locomotive was damaged in a roundhouse fire. It was never repaired and was scrapped in 1937. In keeping with the tradition of giving new motive power the next available consecutive number, the reconstructed No. 7 will become WW&F Ry No. 11.

If heavy machining is something you've wanted to try - do we have an opportunity for you! We're assisting in the construction of TWO new steam locomotive boilers over the next several years. We'll be riveting, welding, and shaping using equipment and techniques from a bygone era. For details on this, or any of our special projects, please contact us.

Further details, and photos & video of current work, are here:
http://www.build11.org/

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About Wiscasset, Waterville, and Farmington Railway Museum

Location:

97 Cross Road, PO Box 242, Alna, ME 04535, US

Mission Statement

The Wiscasset, Waterville & Farmington Railway Museum, Inc., is a nonprofit organization established in 1989 to acquire, preserve, and restore the operation of narrow gauge railroads and equipment which operated in the Sheepscot Valley and on other roads and to establish a Museum for the display of artifacts for enlightenment and education of the general public concerning the social and economic impact of railroads on the communities served.

Description

The WW&F Railway Museum is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, dedicated to the display and preservation of the two-foot gauge Wiscasset, Waterville, and Farmington Railway; and its predecessor roads, the WW&F Railroad and the Wiscasset and Quebec Railroad. To that end, we attempt to replicate history as best we can, through the use of steam locomotives, hand signals, and the methods used by people on the original railroad, as much as possible. We are entirely volunteer-run.

Volunteers are a critical part of our operation. It is the volunteers that work on our projects, that meet and greet our visitors, and that operate our trains. We have no paid staff.

We encourage new volunteers to come and find a place with us. Because of the variety of things we do, and the potential dangers of working around railroad equipment, we require that new volunteers only do work at the railroad when there are longer-term volunteers around, at least for the first couple of months, so that we can "show you the ropes".

To volunteer, just show up. All ages, abilities, and interests are welcome.

CAUSE AREAS

Arts & Culture
Community
Sports & Recreation
Arts & Culture, Community, Sports & Recreation

WHEN

Wed Oct 05, 2022 - Thu Oct 06, 2022

WHERE

97 Cross RoadAlna, ME 04535

(44.0606,-69.62366)
 

SKILLS

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Carpentry
  • Plumbing
  • Welding
  • Woodworking

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 10

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