Tourist Railways and Museums Featuring Operating Steam Locomotives
by Thomas R. Schultz
13. March, 2021: The Wiscasset, Waterville & Farmington Railway Museum (WW&F) Board of Directors approved the plan to build a replica of the Wiscasset 3‐stall roundhouse just north of the turntable at Sheepscot Station, Alna, Maine. The roundhouse will feature a run‐through track as the Wiscasset structure had in later years. The new roundhouse will face south whereas the original faced north. Site preparation should begin in April, 2021. – WW&F Facebook page.
Wiscasset, Waterville & Farmington Railway Museum: https://www.wwfry.org/
Flemington, New Jersey
12 March, 2021: Ryan Gerhardt – Black River & Western Railroad (BR&W) Steam Project Leader posted on the BR&W Facebook page an update regarding progress being made with the 1472‐day inspection of BR&W 60. Flexible staybolts have been inspected, superheater flues were removed & inspected. This locomotive is expected to be used in regular tourist train service beginning early summer, 2021.
Black River & Western 60, 2‐8‐0 (ALCO / Schenectady 69021 / 1937), ex‐Great Western 60
Black River & Western Railroad: https://www.blackriverrailroad.com/
A small cadre of volunteers is working to restore Wanamie 9, which once operated on the narrow‐gauge Wanamie Colliery in Newport Township and previously at the Loomis Colliery, Hanover Township, both in Pennsylvania. Wanamie 9 was returned to the Wyoming Valley in June 2019, through a $17,000 purchase from Vierson Boiler Works in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Wanamie 9 now sits on a small section of track in the Anthracite Miners’ Memorial Park in Ashley, Pennsylvania. Eventually, a pole barn shed will be erected to protect this locomotive.
Wanamie 9, 0‐4‐0T (Vulcan Iron Works / Wilkes‐Barre 2484 / 1915), 36‐inch gauge
Source: The Citizens’ Voice: https://www.citizensvoice.com/lifestyles/lokie‐lore‐a‐day‐in‐the‐life‐of‐thewanamie‐9‐project/…
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