Maine Narrow Gauge Museum Discussion

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Re: Maine Narrow Gauge Museum Discussion

Postby MEC407 » Sat May 03, 2014 8:30 am

Nice video about MNGRR from WMTW-8:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L9cjRyudJ5Y
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Re: Maine Narrow Gauge Museum Discussion

Postby Mikejf » Sat May 03, 2014 8:44 pm

Nicely done.
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Re: Maine Narrow Gauge Museum Discussion

Postby markhb » Mon May 12, 2014 10:10 pm

How was the National Train Day turnout? I was down at Ocean Gateway early for the Nova Star tours; it didn't dawn on me until afterwards that it was NTD and you had events going on. Did anyone ever go over to the Nova Star line and hand out "after you see the ferry, come see us" flyers?
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Re: Maine Narrow Gauge Museum Discussion

Postby MEC407 » Mon Jul 14, 2014 5:51 pm

Vandals cause damage to MNGRR cars:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BFcFQDsuOUI
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Re: Maine Narrow Gauge Museum Discussion

Postby BM6569 » Fri Jul 18, 2014 11:16 pm

The open cars were packed on the last train tonight.
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Re: Maine Narrow Gauge Museum Discussion

Postby Cowford » Mon Dec 15, 2014 9:30 pm

I see that the museum is raising funds to do a site assessment for relocation... still no talks of a "merger" with the WWF folks? Preservation dollars are scarce, and this is definitely a "whole is greater than the sum of its parts" scenario, particularly on the MNGM side.
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Re: Maine Narrow Gauge Museum Discussion

Postby Cosmo » Mon Dec 15, 2014 11:36 pm

Cowford wrote:I see that the museum is raising funds to do a site assessment for relocation... still no talks of a "merger" with the WWF folks? Preservation dollars are scarce, and this is definitely a "whole is greater than the sum of its parts" scenario, particularly on the MNGM side.

I know for a fact that WW&FRR and MNGRR are NOT interested in a "merger." They co-operate with each other and with Boothbay on a regular basis as it is. There's not enough room for the MNGRR collection up in Alna and WW&F is not about to move South.
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Re: Maine Narrow Gauge Museum Discussion

Postby MEC407 » Tue Dec 16, 2014 8:38 am

In the words of Emmons Lancaster: "Never happen."
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Re: Maine Narrow Gauge Museum Discussion

Postby MEC407 » Mon Jan 05, 2015 10:48 am

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Re: Maine Narrow Gauge Museum Discussion

Postby MEC407 » Wed Jan 07, 2015 12:56 am

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Re: Maine Narrow Gauge Museum Discussion

Postby BandA » Wed Jan 07, 2015 12:54 pm

It's too bad they have to move. It's too bad that bridge isn't in service, they could set up next to the B&M bean factory :-D
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Re: Maine Narrow Gauge Museum Discussion

Postby KevinM » Fri Jan 09, 2015 9:34 am

Folks,

I was recently fortunate to be able to get up to Portland when the MNGRR was running their Guest Engineer Program. Running in December and starting at 9AM, the light on the entire line was the best that I have ever seen. Here are the RP.net links to 5 images that I captured on that day, plus 1 from 2012 during the Polar Express runs:

At Fish Point:
http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=513573&nseq=2

Back at the West end...which is really the East end...LOL!
http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=513452&nseq=3

Guest Engineer Close-Up:
http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=513310&nseq=4

Passing the Coach Line-up in the Morning:
http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=513099&nseq=5

Sunset on the Eastern Promenade:
http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=513716&nseq=1

The Polar Express:
http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=513717&nseq=0

Thanks for your interest in my photos!

/Kevin
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Re: Maine Narrow Gauge Museum Discussion

Postby MEC407 » Fri Jan 09, 2015 10:40 am

Beautiful photos, Kevin!
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Re: Maine Narrow Gauge Museum Discussion

Postby RRFAN » Sat Jan 24, 2015 11:21 am

Maine Narrow Gauge Polar Express I took on my phone.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7kCKRPT ... hWBQyBQENg
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Re: Maine Narrow Gauge Museum Discussion

Postby MEC407 » Fri Feb 20, 2015 10:54 am

From the Portland Press Herald:

Portland Press Herald wrote:The owners of the Portland Co. complex on Fore Street announced Thursday that the Narrow Gauge Railroad Museum will remain on Portland’s eastern waterfront through 2017.
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Donnell Carroll, executive director of the narrow gauge museum, said in a written statement he was happy the two groups reached a lease agreement that would maintain operations in Portland until a new facility is built roughly 25 miles away in Gray.


Read the rest of the article at: http://www.pressherald.com/2015/02/19/n ... ntil-2017/
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