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The Maine Narrow Gauges (Historic & Preserved) => Maine Narrow Gauge RR Co. & Museum => Topic started by: John McNamara on November 26, 2011, 07:42:46 PM

Title: Polar Express Departures
Post by: John McNamara on November 26, 2011, 07:42:46 PM
Other than the fact that there is now a 2:45 pm train, and that the Polar Express will leave right on time, there seems to be little information on either the Maine Narrow Gauge site or the porttix site to indicate when the scheduled departures are. Am I missing something?

-John
Title: Re: Polar Express Departures
Post by: Hank Walther on December 19, 2011, 01:09:16 AM
John,
It took a bit of searching, but I was able to come up with the MNGRR Polar Express timetable.

Train Times:
2:45 PM:
4:00 PM:
5:15 PM:
6:30 PM:

With that information, Cosmo and I were able to stop there on our way back from the WW&F Victorian Christmas event to do some railfan photographing.

Here is Monson Number 4 decked out in all her Polar Express Christmas glory!

(http://dl.dropbox.com/u/18777869/Number_4.jpg)

Hank
Title: Re: Polar Express Departures
Post by: Matthew Gustafson on December 19, 2011, 01:25:57 AM
I heard the musuem restored two of their coachs to operating condition for this event. Can anyone post any photos of what coachs they are. :)
Title: Re: Polar Express Departures
Post by: John McNamara on December 19, 2011, 10:59:48 AM
Matthew,

There's a nice video on YouTube

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BGCCoQzc9js&feature=mfu_in_order&list=UL (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BGCCoQzc9js&feature=mfu_in_order&list=UL)

that shows an MNG: Polar Express train for this year. Monson 4 is pulling six coaches and a caboose, all quite full.

Looks good!

-John
Title: Re: Polar Express Departures
Post by: Hansel Gordon on December 25, 2011, 04:27:05 PM
I don't know if there's TWO newly restored coaches, but the only one I know of is the "Pondechery" (I probably spelt it wrong), It looks BEAUTIFUL and HISTORIC!!   :)