For the third consecutive night vandals have targeted the Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad. According to Executive Director, Donnell Carroll, damage Monday and Tuesday evening were limited to one window and two door latches, respectively. However Wednesday’s attack “was a deliberate, malicious and insensitive vandalism that smashed out 12 windows on three of our rail cars,” said Carroll.
The damage was noticed Thursday morning around 7:15 AM by volunteer staff from the museum. Carroll explained, “Apparently these incorrigibles took stones from the track ballast, stood on the trail and hurled the stones through the windows. The quick damage estimate totals over $750. Compounding frustrations is time lost completing restoration projects. Our volunteers now have to spend precious time fixing damage caused by a thoughtless act.” Carroll hopes that someone may have witnessed the incident and will step forward to assist in identifying those responsible. This newest vandalism comes on the heels of a $3,800 loss earlier in the summer.