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Title: 2 of Maine's 24" Gauge Railroad Museums Announce an Unprecedented Collaboration
Post by: Ed Lecuyer on January 25, 2019, 07:23:59 PM
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Two of Maine's Two-Foot Gauge Railroad Museums Announce an Unprecedented Collaboration

The Wiscasset, Waterville & Farmington Railway Museum of Alna, Maine, in collaboration with the Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Co. & Museum of Portland, would like to announce an unprecedented exhibition: the Narrow Gauge Railway Collection.

The Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Core Collection, highlighted by the only historic two-foot gauge parlor car ever built in the United States, the Rangeley, will be displayed at an enhanced exhibition facility on the Sheepscot campus of the WW&F Railway Museum. The exhibit will also include other select artifacts from Maine’s unique two-foot gauge railroad systems. These special pieces will be arriving at Sheepscot Station throughout 2019 for public viewing and operation on the WW&F Railway.

Further information can be seen on each museum’s webpage: www.mainenarrowgauge.org (http://www.mainenarrowgauge.org) and wwfry.org (http://www.wwfry.org).

Supplementary Information:

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Directors from Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Co. & Museum and the WW&F Railway Museum met at the Head Tide home of Gail Ciampa and Dave Buczkowski January 12th to finalize the details of the Narrow Gauge Railway Collection collaboration. Pictured (left-to-right) are MNG Secretary Catherine Geren, MNG Trustee Jerry Angier, MNG Executive Director Wesley Heinz, MNG President John Marr, WW&F Director and Superintendent Jason Lamontagne, WW&F Director Brendan Barry, and WW&F President Dave Buczkowski. Photo by Gail Ciampa.

Title: Re: 2 of Maine's 24" Gauge Railroad Museums Announce an Unprecedented Collaboration
Post by: Ed Lecuyer on January 25, 2019, 11:43:08 PM
Also announced on today's Trains NewsWire:
http://trn.trains.com/news/news-wire/2019/01/25-maine-narrow-gauge-museums-to-collaborate-on-collections (http://trn.trains.com/news/news-wire/2019/01/25-maine-narrow-gauge-museums-to-collaborate-on-collections)
Currently, it doesn't require a subscription to read this particular story.

Thanks Wayne for writing this!
Title: Re: 2 of Maine's 24" Gauge Railroad Museums Announce an Unprecedented Collaboration
Post by: Ed Lecuyer on January 26, 2019, 01:41:43 AM
A GREAT article, with lots of additional details, has been posted by the Wiscasset Newspaper:
https://www.wiscassetnewspaper.com/article/alna-portland-two-footer-museums-find-new-ways-steam-ahead/113159 (https://www.wiscassetnewspaper.com/article/alna-portland-two-footer-museums-find-new-ways-steam-ahead/113159)
Title: Re: 2 of Maine's 24" Gauge Railroad Museums Announce an Unprecedented Collaboration
Post by: Gary Kraske on January 26, 2019, 04:56:57 AM
Agree, an excellent article in the Wiscassett paper.  I really enjoyed it.
Title: Re: 2 of Maine's 24" Gauge Railroad Museums Announce an Unprecedented Collaboration
Post by: Joe Fox on January 26, 2019, 11:04:39 AM
Margaret did a fantastic job with it. Very well written.
Title: Re: 2 of Maine's 24" Gauge Railroad Museums Announce an Unprecedented Collaboration
Post by: Jeff Schumaker on January 26, 2019, 02:57:13 PM
Excellent articles, both.

Jeff S.