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The Maine Narrow Gauges (Historic & Preserved) => Sandy River & Rangeley Lakes Railroad => Topic started by: Ted Miles on October 07, 2016, 03:03:30 PM

Title: Monson #3 at Sandy River Railroad Museum
Post by: Ted Miles on October 07, 2016, 03:03:30 PM
Folks,
         Now that the Monson #3 has finished its first season at the Sandy River Railroad Museum; I was wondering if they had much change in their visitor numbers.
         
           They spent a lot of money re-building and re-boilering that locomotive! Having a real Maine locomotive on their track will hopefully make for an increase in their visit or traffic!
       
           I think they are smart to loan it to the WW&F Railway Museum during their off season, so it can help the WW&F raise money for the new boiler on the WW&F #10.

Ted Miles, Member of WW&F Railway Museum
Title: Re: Monson #3 at Sandy River Railroad Museum
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on October 07, 2016, 05:44:24 PM
The passenger trains we saw and rode during Old Home Days were pretty full.  Hearing a steam whistle in town helped bring people over to the SR&RL park.
Title: Re: Monson #3 at Sandy River Railroad Museum
Post by: Joe Fox on October 15, 2016, 06:37:28 PM
*Side note, Monson #3 actually belongs to Maine Narrow Gauge so they get say on where it goes, etc.

Sandy River seems to do ok with patronage however it is volunteer help that they are short on.
Title: Re: Monson #3 at Sandy River Railroad Museum
Post by: Keith Taylor on October 16, 2016, 01:45:28 PM
*Side note, Monson #3 actually belongs to Maine Narrow Gauge so they get say on where it goes, etc.

Sandy River seems to do ok with patronage however it is volunteer help that they are short on.
That would depend on how the lease is worded. When you lease a car the leasing company doesn't tell you where you can drive it.
Keith
Title: Re: Monson #3 at Sandy River Railroad Museum
Post by: Tom Casper on October 17, 2016, 11:02:17 AM
Yes they do.  On 4 wheel drive they give restrictions and some say no Canada so there are restrictions.

Tom C.
Title: Re: Monson #3 at Sandy River Railroad Museum
Post by: Joe Fox on October 17, 2016, 11:13:19 AM
I am not sure as to the direct wording however I do know that when it is in Portland for the "off" season MNG says when the engine is used, where it goes, etc. The terms of the lease are specified summer months only, or at least until MNG gets #7 running again.
Title: Re: Monson #3 at Sandy River Railroad Museum
Post by: Keith Taylor on October 17, 2016, 11:14:08 AM
Yes they do.  On 4 wheel drive they give restrictions and some say no Canada so there are restrictions.

Tom C.
Which is why I said it depends on how the lease is worded.
Keith