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During the January Grand Reunion photo charter, Locomotive 9 was done up as SR&RL 6, pulling the Rangeley Express. Photo courtesy of Stewart Rhine.
WW&F Locomotive 9 crosses Trout Brook during the Fall Work Weekend, after track was constructed across the stream. Photo courtesy of Kevin Madore.
WW&F #9 (ex SR&RL #6) haul SR&RL cars 14 and parlor car Rangeley. Photo courtesy of Eric Schade.
Drainage catch basin (below right) and a new ramp track (center) were put in this quarter. Photo courtesy of James Patten
A view of tree clearing efforts along the roadbed south of the bridge. Photo courtesy of James Patten
The rail crane, in operation for the 2018 Fall Work Weekend, helped to greatly speed up track laying, also making it safer. Photo courtesy of James Patten.
Trout Brook bridge, complete and in place over the stream. All it needs is railroad track and #9 crossing it. Photo courtesy of Stewart Rhine.
Recreating a scene from 1937 when Flatcar 118 was used to tear up the railroad using horses, in 2018 the same thing happened. This time it was for photographers and track maintenance. Photo courtesy of James Patten
Tree cutting at the Trout Brook Bridge site during the height of winter. Photo courtesy of James Patten.
The car shop’s new concrete floor, along with more open space. Photo courtesy of Stewart Rhine.
The turntable is placed by a crane during the Fall Work Weekend. Photo courtesy of James Patten.
Steam locomotives #9 has returned to steam! Both it and #10 both operated at Victorian Christmas. Photo courtesy of James Patten
Newly-constructed track on the newly-purchased land at the Top of the Mountain. Photo courtesy of James Patten.
Locomotive #9 on the move! Moving from Bay 1 to Bay 2 for additional work. Doesn’t this look like something out of a Beatles album cover? Photo courtesy of James Patten.
Mike Fox demonstrates the newly regauged crane car, “Ichabod”. Photo courtesy of James Patten.
Bay 1 of the Engine House in 1990, during construction. Photo courtesy of Marcel Levesque.