Letter: Portland should cherish Narrow Gauge RR

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Regarding your article about the possible or probable loss of the Narrow Gauge Railroad and Museum, such a loss might little affect Portland’s cultural life, but if Portland and Maine’s pasts are of any importance, the city should be doing everything it can to keep the railroad and museum in Portland.

The Maine 2-foot narrow gauge railroads are known by rail fans around the world. I was fortunate enough several years ago to be able to spend an afternoon, while in Portland, at the railroad and its museum. From a historical standpoint alone, this institution is a priceless treasure. So the question becomes, how much do the people of Portland and their city’s leaders care to protect their own past?

Kermit Krueger
Evergreen Park, Ill.