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The Maine Narrow Gauges (Historic & Preserved) => Maine Narrow Gauge RR Co. & Museum => Topic started by: Dave Buczkowski on May 23, 2014, 05:55:34 PM

Title: "... the country's only two-foot narrow gauge railroad!"
Post by: Dave Buczkowski on May 23, 2014, 05:55:34 PM
I sat down to look at the mail after work tonight and opened a letter from the MNGRR by Donnell Carroll enclosing the Annual Report and requesting a donation "To restore the vision of preserving the country's only two-foot narrow gauge railroad!" Underlining added. Who knew? Wonder what those guys in Alna are up to? Do I need stronger glasses?
KD
Title: Re: "... the country's only two-foot narrow gauge railroad!"
Post by: Mike Fox on May 23, 2014, 08:54:41 PM
Unfortunately, this is not the first time this has been said. I know they mean well, but the spokesperson(s) need to better research their statements. I, actually we (my family), owe the fine folks that used to be at MNGRR a big thank you for pointing out the WW&F. Without them, we would never have visited so early, which led to Joe wanting to volunteer, which led us to doing it again, and again.....
Title: Re: "... the country's only two-foot narrow gauge railroad!"
Post by: Ira Schreiber on May 23, 2014, 09:07:24 PM
Just change the word "country" to "county" and the statement is correct.
Title: Re: "... the country's only two-foot narrow gauge railroad!"
Post by: Bill Reidy on May 23, 2014, 10:10:10 PM
Who knew?
Not I.

Wonder what those guys in Alna are up to?
No good, no doubt.  I've met a few of them.

Do I need stronger glasses?
Yes.

HWMNBN aka A
Title: Re: "... the country's only two-foot narrow gauge railroad!"
Post by: John McNamara on May 23, 2014, 11:17:23 PM
I, like Mike, owe MNG many thanks for introducing me to the WW&F at a "Railfair" table in their buildings many years ago. The table was manned by an old gent and a young guy.  :)

-John

p.s. I wonder how the Cripple Creek & Victor folks would feel about this.
Title: Re: "... the country's only two-foot narrow gauge railroad!"
Post by: Duncan Mackiewicz on May 25, 2014, 03:08:36 PM
Like the previous 2 posters, I also owe the MNG a thank you for enlightening me to the existence of the WW&F museum. I also owe James and Jason a thank you for talking to me and convincing me to become a member back in '99 during my first Work Weekend visit. Since then I, and now my wife Barbara as well, have become first members then life members. Had we not learned about the WW&F back in '99, we never would have met the great bunch of folks who have since become friends.
Title: Re: "... the country's only two-foot narrow gauge railroad!"
Post by: Ted Miles on December 18, 2015, 07:15:17 PM
Folks,
         It is common in the museum world for people who know little about the railway/railroad museum business like that to make miss statements. For the record there are two-foot rails in: Alna, Maine, Boothbay Maine, Portland Maine and Phillips Maine. 

And do not forget that the smaller Edaville Railroad in Carver, Massachusetts has just opened the huge new Thomas Land. And it all runs on two-foot track.

Ted Miles, WW&F Life Member