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WW&F Railway Museum Discussion => Work and Events => Topic started by: Stephen Piwowarski on May 13, 2019, 11:57:04 PM

Title: Moonlight Extra Train Celebrating Narrow Gauge Railroading
Post by: Stephen Piwowarski on May 13, 2019, 11:57:04 PM
Do you feel as though you are often confronted with too many choices in life? Happen to be building a railroad? You're going to be faced with many choices, not the least of which is the choice of gauge (the distance between the rails). Do you wonder about the so-called 'standard' gauge and whether it is really always the right choice when building a railway?

Come to a presentation at the Alna Center Station on Saturday May 18th to learn more. Attendees can reach the event from a train departing Sheepscot Station (97 Cross Road, Alna) at 6:30 PM. Following the presentation, the train will return to Sheepscot at 8:30PM

Learn first-hand why 2-foot narrow gauge railways, like the ones built by the sensible people in the state of Maine, could be the right choice for your community. WW&F Railway Superintendent Jason Lamontagne will explain just how such a narrow gauge railway can enhance transportation, commerce and culture while doing so with an economy of cost and ease of construction, both things a 'standard' gauge railway could not match.

At Alna Center there will be a bonfire and bean supper available at the event for $8.00, including hot dogs, salads, and drinks. Proceeds will benefit the continued reconstruction of the railway.

Event tickets are $10.00 for adults, $5.00 for children 4-12 and free for children birth-3. Event tickets are available at the railway prior to 6:30PM or online. Advance tickets (available at wwfrytickets.simpletix.com) are recommended, but not required. We cannot guarantee space on the train without an advance ticket.

Arrive 30 minutes prior to departure to ensure a relaxed boarding experience.

For more information visit www.wwfry.org or call 207-882-4193

~Event is weather permitting~ In the case of foul weather ticket holders will be informed and tickets will be refunded.
Title: Re: Moonlight Extra Train Celebrating Narrow Gauge Railroading
Post by: James Patten on May 14, 2019, 12:59:01 AM
I think all participants should sign a non-competition agreement, so that narrow gauge railroads don't start popping up all over the Midcoast area.  :D
Title: Re: Moonlight Extra Train Celebrating Narrow Gauge Railroading
Post by: John McNamara on May 14, 2019, 12:59:26 AM
Can you clarify what $8 gets you versus what $10 gets you?
Title: Re: Moonlight Extra Train Celebrating Narrow Gauge Railroading
Post by: Jason M Lamontagne on May 14, 2019, 01:26:59 AM
$10 northbound.  $8 return fare.  Return fare waived if you adopt the narrow gauge oath, which in part, requires that you never interact with a so-called “standard” gauge railroad again (including crossing tracks of said gauge by foot, vehicle or otherwise).

Alternatively, $10 is the event fee, including transportation and talk around the bonfire.  $8 is a plate of beans and hotdogs.

See ya
Jason
Title: Re: Moonlight Extra Train Celebrating Narrow Gauge Railroading
Post by: Carl G. Soderstrom on May 14, 2019, 08:30:46 PM
Does flying over a broad gauge in an airplane count?
Title: Re: Moonlight Extra Train Celebrating Narrow Gauge Railroading
Post by: Wayne Laepple on May 14, 2019, 10:46:51 PM
Hmmm. I seem to recall that two of the Maine narrow gauges crossed standard gauge rails at grade. What about them?
Title: Re: Moonlight Extra Train Celebrating Narrow Gauge Railroading
Post by: Graham Buxton on May 15, 2019, 02:01:54 AM
Stephen's post (message #1 in this thread) was published pretty much word-for-word in Tuesday's Wiscasset Newspaper, accompanied by a great Stephen Hussar WW&F photo. 
See: https://www.wiscassetnewspaper.com/article/narrow-gauge-all-rage-wwf/118128