Maine Narrow Gauge Museum Discussion

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Re: Maine Narrow Gauge Museum Discussion

Postby MEC407 » Fri Dec 09, 2016 11:32 am

Who knows what could happen in a few years. It might be good or it might be bad. If you can do it in 2017, do it in 2017. It might be your last chance to ride a 2-footer within spitting distance of a busy Atlantic harbor!
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Re: Maine Narrow Gauge Museum Discussion

Postby Mikejf » Fri Dec 09, 2016 1:55 pm

I would also suggest you do it. Contact the SRRL folks and see what they have going on that weekend. The line is short, so it can be walked if you are able and they are not running.
Once MNGRR starts to move, things will be in disarray for a few years, until they get settled again.
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Re: Maine Narrow Gauge Museum Discussion

Postby flyingfox10 » Tue Dec 13, 2016 7:51 am

Benjamin, keep in mind that the WW&F changes every year, so a one and done thing with them is simply not enough.
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Re: Maine Narrow Gauge Museum Discussion

Postby Benjamin Maggi » Thu Mar 02, 2017 4:49 pm

Well, our hotel is booked so Maine 2017 is set!
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Re: Maine Narrow Gauge Museum Discussion

Postby MEC407 » Sat Apr 15, 2017 9:17 am

Sad news about a MNGRR colleague:

Portland Press Herald wrote:WATERVILLE — A Portland resident involved in a single-vehicle crash Thursday on Mayflower Hill Drive on the Colby College campus has died, according to police.

Donovan M. Gray, 68, of Portland was a well-known supporter of the arts, particularly in the Northwest, and was a volunteer conductor and engineer for the Narrow Gauge Railroad Co. and Museum in Portland.

Donnell Carroll, executive director of Narrow Gauge, said Friday that Gray was a dedicated volunteer for about 10 years but had to cut back on his work the last couple of years because of health problems. He loved to teach people about trains and was well-liked and respected, according to Carroll.

“He would routinely volunteer for at least a day or two, if not more, a week, to make sure the train was covered,” Carroll said. “He took some leadership roles in train operations and oversight and did a lot of training and education for new people on the board.”


Read the rest of the article at: http://www.pressherald.com/2017/04/14/p ... y-college/
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