Washington County RR
Summer 2000

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Washington County Rail Road
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Owned and operated by John Brace
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This is an engine John built himself in the 1960's
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John takes out a work train. Note the survey equipment.
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Work crew laying track. Total length will be
3700 feet, which is over 5.5 scale miles
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Ballast is brought in by rail, just like on the big RR's.
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I get checked out to drive the F7 diesel
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Driving and taking pictures at the same time.
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That's George (from Texas) riding in front of me.
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Bringing out old Number 7
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Getting the fire up old Number 7
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Apply plenty of oil.
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Driving old Number 7
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Giving her son a ride on old Number 7
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John giving me a ride on old Number 7
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John giving rides; that's Sara and June in the back
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Inspecting the current end of the line
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After Sara gets checked out on Oshawa.
(John says anyone with a PhD is allowed to drive.)
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Sara gives me a ride
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A meet with engines from Maine and Canada
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The meet's last at least all day, sometimes two.
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People stop along the road to take pictures.
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And the local kids all enjoy getting rides.
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Getting some of the steam engines fired up.
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A propane fired steam engine
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George Brace driving an English steam engine built in the 1950's
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Jeremy driving an electric brought down from Nova Scotia
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I take Oshawa around the track
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Inside the barn.
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This is an engine built by a gentleman from Canada
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Between 1988 and 1993 (hence the number).
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I was thinking about buying it ...
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before Willy (seen here) snapped it up.
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At least he gave me a ride after he got it going.
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It's really a nice looking engine.
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Get up a good fire ...
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and a head of steam.
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This is (real) bridge John is building a copy of ...
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footings were poured last fall, John's version should be complete in 2001
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