Maine museums cooperate to restore 2-foot flanger

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Flanger No. 40 will be restored in a partnership between two Maine museums.
MNGM: Wesley Heinz
ALNA, Maine — Bridgton & Saco River flanger No. 40 was relocated to the shops of the Wiscasset, Waterville & Farmington Railway in Alna, Maine, today.

The flanger will be restored to full operation in a partnership between Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Co. & Museum and the Wiscasset, Waterville & Farmington Railway. The arrangement allows for the equipment to be stored indoors and utilized in its intended design. The flanger’s restoration will benefit the WW&F during the long winters in Maine and fulfills the mission statement of the MNG.

The flanger will call the WW&F home for the next 5 years and MNG retains full ownership. Partnerships such as these have allowed for unique photo opportunities, networking amongst the two operations, and ultimately continues to stabilize the over 100 year-old narrow gauge railroad fleet.

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