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WW&F Railway Museum Discussion => Whimsical Weirdness and Foolery => Topic started by: Bill Sample on December 14, 2009, 10:20:48 AM

Title: Thomaston...Where????
Post by: Bill Sample on December 14, 2009, 10:20:48 AM
In the "took a wrong turn" department:
Just got a report from the RMNE assistant treasurer concerning our Christmas season ticket sales.  Included was mention of a refund to a couple from New Jersey that drove to Thomaston MAINE looking for the Naugatuck Railroad's "Northern Lights Express" train, which departs from the Thomaston CT station.  I e-mailed back to her too bad they did go to Maine next Saturday - at least they could have salvaged their trip with a visit to the WW&F's Victorian Christmas!  And sent our Board of Trustees a link to the WW&F site.
Title: Re: Thomaston...Where????
Post by: Bill Fortier on December 14, 2009, 01:32:19 PM
'Tis the season ... for misdirection.

Conductor tells a group of families that he is not their Polar Express train and the right train would come in ten minutes. The train never showed, so naturally "He ruined Christmas" (http://www.fark.com/cgi/comments.pl?IDLink=4851485)
Title: Re: Thomaston...Where????
Post by: Wayne Laepple on December 14, 2009, 10:18:07 PM
You are kidding, right? Bill? Tell me this didn't really happen. Bill?
Title: Re: Thomaston...Where????
Post by: Bill Fortier on December 14, 2009, 11:21:23 PM
Google "railroad Thomaston" and Maine doesn't show up at all in the first twenty results.

Has anyone blamed GPS yet?
Title: Re: Thomaston...Where????
Post by: James Patten on December 15, 2009, 08:02:15 AM
Even Googling just the word "Thomaston" and Thomaston CT comes up before Thomaston, Maine.
Title: Re: Thomaston...Where????
Post by: Wayne Laepple on December 15, 2009, 08:10:44 AM
You can't fix the geographically-challenged.
Title: Re: Thomaston...Where????
Post by: Dana Deering on December 15, 2009, 10:16:21 AM
There was a time, before the State Prison was moved to Warren, when a lot of guys claimed to have been railroadedinto Thomaston.
Title: Re: Thomaston...Where????
Post by: Dana Deering on December 15, 2009, 10:17:09 AM
Where's my space bar?
Title: Re: Thomaston...Where????
Post by: Keith Taylor on December 15, 2009, 12:05:25 PM
Where's my space bar?
In Connecticut?
Title: Re: Thomaston...Where????
Post by: Dana Deering on December 15, 2009, 02:33:53 PM
Nope.  I found it updating its page on MySpaceBar.com...
Title: Re: Thomaston...Where????
Post by: Bill Sample on December 19, 2009, 12:50:59 AM
Last night I heard the story from the ticket agent that took the call- guess the lost passengers were at that remnant of what used to be part of the Thomaston ME station (once part of the Knox property IIRC), no one around and no train at that location.  So they called the Naugatuck RR phone number on their cell phone and soon were talking with someone inside the CORRECT Thomaston station.  Although normally we don't redeem prepaid tickets, we decided that they were a "special case" and would do so. ;D
I wonder if they drove through Waterbury CT on I 84 - where we have RMNE signs directing visitors to our Thomaston station - on their way from NJ to Maine.