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The Maine Narrow Gauges (Historic & Preserved) => Maine Narrow Gauge RR Co. & Museum => Topic started by: Dylan Lambert on August 02, 2013, 06:57:14 PM

Title: Portland Company Property Sold
Post by: Dylan Lambert on August 02, 2013, 06:57:14 PM
Looks like the landlords are changing...
http://www.pressherald.com/news/Prime-Eastern-Waterfront-land-sold-in-Portland-.html
Title: Re: Portland Company Property Sold
Post by: Mike Fox on August 02, 2013, 09:11:55 PM
Hope for the sake of MNGRR that the new owners are still willing to rent them the space they need.
Title: Re: Portland Company Property Sold
Post by: Tom Casper on August 03, 2013, 10:40:19 AM
at a rent they can afford

Tom C.
Title: Re: Portland Company Property Sold
Post by: Richard "Steam" Symmes on August 03, 2013, 03:04:29 PM
I can't imagine that the "powers that be" in the NEW, yuppified Portland will want a dirty, smokey old steam train puffing along their waterfront paradise.

My BET is that sooner or later, MNG will get their "walking papers" handed to them in one form or another.

Unfortunately, as with every enterprise, if you don't own / control your real estate, you are at the whim of the people / agency that DOES own it.

It's sad to realize after so much time, money and sweat has been expended by so many.

Richard
Title: Re: Portland Company Property Sold
Post by: Bill Reidy on August 03, 2013, 09:01:24 PM
I am hoping MNGRR has a good outcome in Portland with their new landlords.

Makes one appreciate the different circumstances on which Harry founded our museum, and the diligence our board of directors, especially Kielbasa Dave, has made in securing our right-of-way.  Certainly we were fortunate our land situation was much better to start with, but the foresight our BOD has taken since on this issue has ensured the long-term future of the museum.
Title: Re: Portland Company Property Sold
Post by: Dave Buczkowski on August 03, 2013, 10:14:07 PM
Thanks but KD has been a very small cog in securing the ROW. Kudos really go to Gordon Davis and Jason. The board has been supportive of the efforts.
Title: Re: Portland Company Property Sold
Post by: Wayne Laepple on August 04, 2013, 04:01:49 PM
Two words: be prepared.
Title: Re: Portland Company Property Sold
Post by: Pete "Cosmo" Barrington on November 10, 2013, 05:01:49 PM
Anything further on this?
One could assume since there's been no announcement of an impending immediate move that the new landlords and the MNGRR have found amenable ground between them.
I would love to hear more good news if there is any. ;)
Title: Re: Portland Company Property Sold
Post by: Ted Miles on August 31, 2019, 12:41:11 AM
Just to add a final update to this thread; the new landlord of the Portland company buildings has told the Maine Narrow Gauge Museum to remove the cars and other equipment that are stored in Portland Company buildings. Several passenger and freight cars were carefully moved by truck to the WW&F property in Alna. Some repair work is happening on the oil tank flat car as i write this update. The Rangeley is stored indoors. 

Ted Miles, WW&F Member, narrow gauge fan