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new historical society website

Chris Ford
 

Hey y'all,

Just letting you know that the ET&WNC Railroad Historical Society has rolled out a completely new website. I know...it's been a long time coming...the wheels of an all volunteer organization don't always move as fast as we'd like, but they do move.

There's lots of new content and links, with just a few areas that are not complete, but they are being worked on. Please forgive the dust in our "under construction" sections.

As has long been the case, the site is still not able to handle the business of the Society such as membership renewals and payments or convention registration and payment, but we're working on that too, give us a bit and we'll get there. We've got some professional help lined up to do just that.

Come check it out, especially the new "Histories" section...there's a couple of files contributed by William C. Schneck, Jr. that you won't want to miss. But be warned, don't start reading the Cranberry history if you don't have a long time to read...it's very addictive! And know that he has a few more to come. Lots of "links" to anything ET&WNC related there too. If you know of others please give me a holler, we welcome more content from all of y'all.

This site does not replace our Facebook presence or the "groups.io" group, but it is an addition to the other resources out there. We're trying to put a good face on the web for the Society for anyone new to the ET&WNC. In the end, we want a newcomer to the ET&WNC Railroad to be able to find lots of things that will be of interest and to get more engaged with rest of the fans of our favorite little narrow gauge railroad. That helps us all to continue the legacy of the railroad which is really what this is all about.

So go and take a peek...and don't be shy about letting us know what you think! Be sure to "refresh" your browser pages if you still see the old site. Thanks for y'all's support!


http://www.etwncrrhs.org/


Chris
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Chris Ford
President - ET&WNC Railroad Historical Society
www.etwncrrhs.org
chris@...
901-497-0809
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www.cfordart.com


Storm a brewin'....

Lee Bishop
 

Hopefully this won't be like that 1940 storm, but it might be headed right to our favorite region:
https://www.weather.gov/media/ilm/LatestBriefing.pdf


Re: New Land of Oz and Tweetsie RR film uploaded

Ken Riddle
 

That was the first Old Timers Day.   They called it “I Remember Tweetsie Day”.  I was there with my family as well as probably fifty of the old employees.  Your dad was right, Paul Harvey was there to speak.

Thank you for saving this

Ken


On Sep 5, 2018, at 6:33 PM, Rae Augenstein <GetGlowing@...> wrote:

I just uploaded an old home movie of our visit to the Land of Oz and the Tweetsie RR in *I think* 1973. 

It features most of the Oz walkthrough including the balloon ride PLUS a double-header at Tweetsie. 

My dad, who passed away a few weeks ago, narrated the film-to-video transfer several years ago, and he says there was a political rally at Tweetsie that day. It may help some of you park historians to pinpoint the date of the visit. Again, I think it was '73. 

https://youtu.be/kWKcFm0kqkU 

I've been going through a DVD of his movies that I didn't know he was able to transfer. I have film from Six Gun Territory in Florida in '69, which had a train (the park was very similar to Tweetsie and Ghost Town and early Silver Dollar City). I have Disneyland in '65 with Mine Train Through Nature's Wonderland (also uploaded to my same YouTube channel), Walt Disney World in April '72 (so six months after it opened, but scant train footage), Kings Island, Geauga Lake from the Cleveland area, Cedar Point, and a few more tourist trains. If anyone is interested in those I can post a reply here or you can email me off-list or find me on the Facebook. It will take me a few more days to get it all transferred. 

I don't know the quality of the original Oz/Tweetsie film since he did this transfer so many years ago. I find it and see if I can do a good digital restoration though. 

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Rae Augenstein 
Johnson City 


New Land of Oz and Tweetsie RR film uploaded

Rae Augenstein
 

I just uploaded an old home movie of our visit to the Land of Oz and the Tweetsie RR in *I think* 1973. 

It features most of the Oz walkthrough including the balloon ride PLUS a double-header at Tweetsie. 

My dad, who passed away a few weeks ago, narrated the film-to-video transfer several years ago, and he says there was a political rally at Tweetsie that day. It may help some of you park historians to pinpoint the date of the visit. Again, I think it was '73. 

https://youtu.be/kWKcFm0kqkU 

I've been going through a DVD of his movies that I didn't know he was able to transfer. I have film from Six Gun Territory in Florida in '69, which had a train (the park was very similar to Tweetsie and Ghost Town and early Silver Dollar City). I have Disneyland in '65 with Mine Train Through Nature's Wonderland (also uploaded to my same YouTube channel), Walt Disney World in April '72 (so six months after it opened, but scant train footage), Kings Island, Geauga Lake from the Cleveland area, Cedar Point, and a few more tourist trains. If anyone is interested in those I can post a reply here or you can email me off-list or find me on the Facebook. It will take me a few more days to get it all transferred. 

I don't know the quality of the original Oz/Tweetsie film since he did this transfer so many years ago. I find it and see if I can do a good digital restoration though. 

--
Rae Augenstein 
Johnson City 


Re: Krause photo?

Chris Jessee
 

Just FYI, I have a large format flatbed printer capable of printing up to 60" x 120" on flexible materials and rigid materials up to 2.5" thick. I can run a door or a table top or sheet of plywood or aluminum through it - great for train signs. It can also print on peel and stick polyester fabric suitable for back drops and wall decals. Let me know if you need anything printed. 

Chris Jessee
cj8n@...


Re: Krause photo?

Lee Bishop
 

This is the photo I was referring to


Re: Is there interest in buying photos made from high quality ink-jet printer?

Michael Hardin
 

Yes, interested

On Aug 21, 2018, at 11:48 PM, Jim King <jimking3@...> wrote:

I'm considering putting my large negative and slide collection to use in the form of creating a catalog of images that can be printed and sold direct, maybe ebay.  Images would be created using an 11-head, high-end color printer on glossy paper after I scanned the originals at high rez, edited arrangement, added a 1-line caption at the bottom and printed in black and white (halftone) or full color.

Does this interest you?  Please let me know off-list at jimking3 at charter dot net.
Thank you.

Jim King
Smoky Mountain Model Works Inc.


Krause photo?

Lee Bishop
 

I'm looking for a good print of this John Krause photo, either in 8X10 or 11X14, to hang on the wall of my train room. I can't find it online, but it's the one at Stateline, on I think the very last run, passing a ancient fence/gate with someone standing on top of a boxcar several cars back from # 11 (it's a very short train with one loaded gon, a few boxcars and then 505 in the back).
If anyone knows who has the right to his work these days or knows where I can get a good print of it, please let me know.
Lee Bishop


Re: Is there interest in buying photos made from high quality ink-jet printer?

James Freeland
 

Yes


Is there interest in buying photos made from high quality ink-jet printer?

Jim King
 

I'm considering putting my large negative and slide collection to use in the form of creating a catalog of images that can be printed and sold direct, maybe ebay.  Images would be created using an 11-head, high-end color printer on glossy paper after I scanned the originals at high rez, edited arrangement, added a 1-line caption at the bottom and printed in black and white (halftone) or full color.

Does this interest you?  Please let me know off-list at jimking3 at charter dot net.
Thank you.

Jim King
Smoky Mountain Model Works Inc.


Re: Help the SE Narrow Gauge and Shortline Museum

Patrick Leonard
 

It appears that you can vote for more than one group.  Don't do it!  A vote for another org might just push them ahead of the museum.


Help the SE Narrow Gauge and Shortline Museum

Curtis Brookshire
 

Matt Bumgarner sent the below message out a couple of days ago. You can help the museum win a grant. All it takes is a daily vote at the below website. I've done this before and it won't hurt your internet privacy or hack your computer. (I didn't give the site any additional permission either) I feel this is a worthy cause as they have some rare items and this will help towards restoration and upkeep. Visit them in Newton, NC when you have a chance.

Curtis Brookshire, Pine Level NC

The SE Narrow Gauge & Shortline Museum could use your help to win $25,000 for the museum. Please go to this website for Capital Bank, create an account, and vote ONCE DAILY for the next two weeks. The top 30 are eligible for a BIG grant... This could almost fund the museum's operation for the year..  PLEASE HELP NOW AND HELP DAILY... Please SHARE with your friends....   

 

 

https://25yearsofgiving.submittable.com/gallery/2757e72d-c120-42d9-8e2c-a0b70aca4758

 


Re: ET rr and other

Mike Jackson
 

Pete, I live in north JCy and have heard the NS dispatcher and the crew on my Ham radio with an outside small vertical antenna at times, but can’t recall when In July since I’m in and out of the home.  Sorry I can’t be more specific other than hearing some traffic on 160.425  and 161.400 or 160.560 I believe. 

Mike
W4MKJ


On Aug 8, 2018, at 4:17 PM, pstabovitz <pstabovitz@...> wrote:

I am interested in finding out about the ET operations after Kieth and Darryl retired. Is the ET still operating, switching for CSX? Does it Still have engine 214? Does it still have the Team Track?  Is the 2-4-2 NG steam engine in the ET shop Going to be fixed to run at DRG?  ----DRG--How far beyond Pardee Point  can they now operate, and what are future plans for extending operations? Looked like the new cars are working out, except for loading/unloading.  

Pete   


FS: Bachmann On30 4-6-0 ET&WNC

ebt16
 

Good Morning everyone,

After much drawing and mockups, I am moving from O scale to S scale. I have a Bachmann ten wheeler already in ET&WNC decals. If interested, please contact me off list.

Herbert Mathews
Freeland, MD


ET rr and other

pstabovitz
 

I am interested in finding out about the ET operations after Kieth and Darryl retired. Is the ET still operating, switching for CSX? Does it Still have engine 214? Does it still have the Team Track?  Is the 2-4-2 NG steam engine in the ET shop Going to be fixed to run at DRG?  ----DRG--How far beyond Pardee Point  can they now operate, and what are future plans for extending operations? Looked like the new cars are working out, except for loading/unloading.  

Pete   


Historical Society Newswletter

Chris Ford
 

Just a note out to all, especially those of you who do not get an ET&WNC RR Historical Society newsletter mailed to you...

The latest issue (July 2018) is on our Society website, along with a membership/dues form that you can download, print and mail if you are not currently a member. Consider joining!

We in the Society would like to see more of you become members....check the latest newsletter to see who we are and what we do. If you like what you see then join us, we'd love to have you in the ranks. The June convention and news related to the ET&WNC are covered in this issue.

Check it out and come on in with us, you won't be disappointed!

http://www.etwncrrhs.org/linkspage.html
Thanks for your time!


Chris
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Chris Ford
President - ET&WNC Railroad Historical Society
chris@...
901-497-0809
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www.cfordart.com


You Tube Video: How to Fire up a Steam Engine.

Brett Day
 

"How to Fire up a Steam Engine."  Found this 37 minute video on You Tube showing the DRGW 491 being fired, oiled and moved out of shop to turntable. Not something one just walks in off the street and knows how to do.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xx9Q8PphAVo


Ready to confirm.

Tom Grabenstein
 

Thanks for all you are doing.

Tom Grabenstein


Re: Plans for ETWNC hopper

Chris Ford
 

Matt,

In the Spring/Summer 2004 (15-1 issue) of the Stemwinder we ran 9 pages of photos and plans of the hoppers. The plans we used were re-prints of the plans from Model Railroader.

http://cfordart.com/20yearsofthestemwinder/order.html



Johnny Graybeal also has photos in his series of "Along the ET&WNC" books. Not sure which volume.



Chris

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Chris Ford
President - ET&WNC Railroad Historical Society
chris@...
901-497-0809
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www.cfordart.com

On Sat, 14 Jul 2018 07:41:33 -0700, "ebt16" wrote:
 
Good Morning,

I know Model Railroader had an issue on the ETWNC.  Did they have plans for the hopper?  Also, where is a good place to find in service photos of the hoppers?

Thank you,
Herbert “Matt” Mathews


Plans for ETWNC hopper

ebt16
 

Good Morning,

I know Model Railroader had an issue on the ETWNC.  Did they have plans for the hopper?  Also, where is a good place to find in service photos of the hoppers?

Thank you,
Herbert “Matt” Mathews

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