Portland Narrow Gauge Railroad Museum
58 Fore Street #6, Portland, ME, USA
Portland Narrow Gauge Railroad Museum Reviews
Another nice Narrow Gauge Museum May 31, 2010
This wonderful old two footer, as it is known in Maine, meaning the rails were two feet apart dates back to a time when most everything was moved by train. The trains have been used here since 1879 and continued till just after World War II. A train ride today will run you $10 for adults, $9 seniors, and $6 for kids 3 to 12. The train runs on the hour every other hour from 10am til 4pm. The museum is open from 10 til 4 daily and costs $2/$1.
The museum features many photos and artifacts from the history in the local area. There is also a small model railroad located inside. One of the highlight was the 1925 REO Speedwagon which had been converted to run on the rails, and used from 1925 until 1941, when it was purchased and moved. The Maine Narrow Gauge Museum purchased it in 1993 and uses it for very special occasions. Also, a Rangeley Parlor Car is on display here. It shows just how nice some trains were made.
Part of the Spring Roadtrip 2010 travel blog
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