Showing posts with label Boothbay Railway Village. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Boothbay Railway Village. Show all posts

Monday, August 22, 2011

Railfanning in Maine

Maine Scenes

Red's Eats in Wiscasset - Legendary for its lobster rolls
Typical Maine lobster shack...
Pemaquid Lighthouse
A tiny House
A bridge to nowhere - Rt 1 in Wiscasset
Waiting for the 9am to Brunswick at Wiscasset on the Maine Eastern Railroad
Maine Eastern FL9 number 488

Boothbay Railway Village, Boothbay, Maine
See also my report on the steamcourse I took in 2003, returning in 2004 to fire for two days. Both experiences were on #6.

Freeport (Maine) Station

Henschel (#6) Stettin


Highspeed Rail
Highspeed Rail and the Percival House

Monday, March 23, 2009

Steamcourse and Video Digitization

Been spending lots of time converting old VHS based tapes to digital, among those from various railfan trips to Germany, Maine, and elsewhere. Also gathering various silent clips shot with a plain old digital camera and uploading them to YouTube as well.

A big theme was the steamcourse I took at the Boothbay Railway Village in Maine during the Fall of 2003. A complete report is here.

There are six videos total of the experience starting with introductions and firing up and going all the way to parting shots as I had to head back to Syracuse after what would be an amazingly long, wonderful experience... The smell of anthracite followed me all the way home and still lingers in the gloves and lumps of coal I grind up to use on the layout.

Below video 1... Click to view the video at YouTube and see all the rest too. Several other videos from Boothbay and the Wiscasset, Waterville, and Farmington Railway (WW&F) there too.