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3 edition of Structures of the Maine two-footers found in the catalog.

Structures of the Maine two-footers

Peter S. Barney

Structures of the Maine two-footers

by Peter S. Barney

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Published by A&M Pub. in [Maine?] .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Maine.
    • Subjects:
    • Railroads -- Buildings and structures -- Maine.,
    • Narrow gauge railroads -- Maine.

    • Edition Notes

      Vol. 6 lacks collective title.

      Other titlesIndustries and freight train operations of the Sandy River & Rangeley Lakes Railroad.
      StatementPeter S. Barney.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsTF270 .B27 1988
      The Physical Object
      Paginationv. <1, 6 > :
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL2067501M
      LC Control Number88071314

      Industries and Freight Train Operations of the Sandy River & Rangeley Lakes Railroad: Volume 6 ([Structures of the Maine Two-Footers], 6) Peter S. Barney Published by A & M Publishing (). (Each of the book sample pages are approx k) Rolling Stock & Misc. Equipment of the Maine 2 Footers (excl. SRRL) Motive Power of the Maine Two Footers. Equipment of the Sandy River & Rangelely Lakes. Bridgton & Saco River / Bridgton & t Car Guide. Maine 2' Gauge Forney's Volume 1.

      The Maine 2-footers were built to carry people and freight in the hinterlands of Maine, where horses and wagons were often the only other viable means of transportation. Just as 3-foot railroads and their equipment were considerably less expensive to build than standard-gauge, so to were 2-footers much cheaper to build and maintain than even 3. * Barney, Peter S. ‘’Structures of the Maine Two-Footers. Vol. I: The Sandy River & Rangeley Lakes and the Wiscasset, Waterville & Farmington Railways..’‘ No place: A&M Publishing. * Barney, Peter S. ‘’Structures of the Maine Two-Footers. Vol. II: The Bridgton and Saco River, the Kennebec Central and the Monson Railroad.’‘.

      I'd have to agree that "The Maine Two Footers" is an excellent book on the subject. Good info, good photos, and a good read. I stumbled onto a first edition copy many years ago that warped my outlook on narrow gauge forever! The other books mentioned are worthwhile too!As far as choosing which scale, that can be tough. Maine two-footers On the other side of the continent were the so-called “Lilliputs,” the Maine two-footers, which also enjoyed a monopoly in the rural territory they collectively served. The Wiscasset, Waterville & Farmington, for example, emerged from the Maine woods and ran along the Atlantic waterfront on a wood pier.


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The book "The Maine Two-Footers" opens with the story of the Kennebec Central, the author's boyhood love. Then it goes on to the longer, more lavishly equipped Wiscasset, Waterville & Farmington Railway and eventually covers all the lines of the state and their subsequent mergers/5(8).

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Structures of the Maine Two-Footers: Volume 1: The Sandy River & Rangeley Lakes and the Wiscasset, Waterville & Farmington RailwaysAuthor: Peter S Barney. Vol 2 – Structures of the Maine Two Footers – B&SR, Kennebec Central & Monson: Peter S. Barney: 64 pages, 11 x 8½, LOC Vol 8 – Industries & Operations of Structures of the Maine two-footers book Maine Two-Foot Gauge Railroads: Operations on the B&SR, Kennebec Central, WW&F and Monson: Peter S.

Barney: 84 pages, 11 x 8½, LOC The Maine Two-Footers: The story of the two-foot gauge railroads of Maine by Linwood W. Moody and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at This book in 14 chapters discusses and explores the top mysteries and oddities among the Maine Two Foot roads.

It covers unusual circumstances and occurrences from the late 's through the Edaville days of the equipment as well as the facilities, people, builders, and even ones involving the ICC. NEW. Maine Two Cyclopedia Plan Book. Approximately 50 Maine 2-foot gauge plans from original railroad drawings, or plans from Bill Jensen, James Dunlop or Gary Kohler.

Most are from original railroad drawings. Includes structures, bridges, locomotives, equipment. Format: 11 x. Structures of the Maine Two-Footers Volume II: The Bridgton and Saco River, the Kennebec Central and Monson Railroad. By Peter S. Barney A& M Publishing Library of Congress Number (yes, same #).

Maine 2-Foot Quarterly Magazine devoted to prototype and modeling information for 24 inch and 30 inch gauges. The result was a group of railroads virtually unique to Maine. To reduce costs, the tracks were built with rails so close together a pair of size 12 shoes set “heel-to-toe” could span the distance.

At their zenith, these lines operated over miles of track, ran dozens of locomotives, carried thousands of passengers, and hauled countless. THE MAINE TWO-FOOTERS by MOODY LINWOOD W and a great selection of related books, DJ VG spine edge slightly faded, owner name embossed on title page and dedication page, two maps in pocket at rear of book, b&w photos, THE MAINE TWO-FOOTERS: The Story of the Two Foot Gauge Railroads of Maine, Seller Inventory # w The Maine Two-Footers.

In an age when railroads meant prosperity, thrifty New Englanders decided any railroad was better than none. The result was a group of railroads virtually unique to Maine. To reduce costs, the tracks were built with rails so close together a pair of size 12 shoes set "heel-to-toe" could span the distance.

At their zenith. Maine Two Footers / Scrap Book: Monson RR No.3 at Alna at the annual WW&F Museum picnic. Owned by the Maine Narrow Gauge Museum in Portland, Maine. They had very graciously loaned the locomotive and crew for this annual fund raising event.

The Museums in Maine all work together towards the common goal of preserving Maine's railroad heritage. Photo of the Day King of the Maine two-footers In on the Sandy River & Rangeley Lakes, largest of the Maine two-foot-gauge railroads, a gasoline railcar and baggage trailer are ready to depart the depot at Strong, while No.

24 prepares to follow with a freight. Two Footers and equipment ranging in time. Oddities & Mysteries of the Maine Two Footers. Throughout Maine's Two Foot Country over time there have been a number of mysteries. and unanswered questions. This book goes into the top 14 of them and presents. If the Maine two-footers ran 20 inch wheels, they were a good bit bigger than those run by at least one 30 inch gauge railway.

The Kiso Forest Railway rolled everything from logs to school kids on wheels mm in diameter - one foot, for the metrically challenged. The SR&RL was the largest and most financially sound of the Maine two-footers.

Its prime focus was moving lumber from the timber-getting areas to the various mills on the road, and moving timber products to a connection with the Maine Central at Farmington. The mills were either plywood mills or turning mills producing things like axe handles.

Survivors from the Maine Two-Footers, James Waite reports from a brief New England trip in October James returned in January for a photo charter on the Wiscasset Railway. The pictures show WW&F 9 now restored and, in the second and third pictures, also visiting Monson Rail Road 3. In lateI visited the three remnants of the once vast Maine narrow gauge empire.

I visited the Sandy River & Rangeley Lakes Railroad in Philips, the Maine Narrow Gauge Museum in Portland. But for Maine 2-footer modeling, curves need to be quite generous. The minimum practical radius is generally said to be 42 in (1 m) Availability of models and supplies.

In the early years of On2, Bob Werner's Portland Products was the major supplier of castings and the various small parts needed to model the Maine two ype gauge: 2 ft ( mm).

Maine Two Footers. Return to Home Page. Copyrightall rights reserved. Old time footage of my father's narrow gauge O scale model train layout of a Maine two-foot railroad.Check out Maine two footers.

It’s one of the millions of unique, user-generated 3D experiences created on Roblox. Won't be able to update for a while the Maine two ##### were a unique group of railroads they were the smallest real railroads to operate in america all clustered together in one geographic region serving the rural communities of the state of Maine from the 's till .Togus, formally known as the Togus VA Medical Center, is a facility operated by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs in Chelsea, facility was built as a resort hotel, and housed Union veterans of the American Civil War prior to being converted to a veterans was the first veterans facility developed by the United States government.