Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Museum

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Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Co. & Museum
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Locomotive No.4 outside the museum
Locale Portland, Maine, USA
Dates of operation 1993–Present
Track gauge 2 ft (610 mm)
Length 1½ miles
Headquarters Portland
Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad passenger train.

The Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Co. & Museum is located in Portland, Maine, United States. Based out of the Portland Company Marine Complex, the organization was founded in 1993 and contains a collection of rolling stock and artifacts from the 2 ft (610 mm) narrow gauge railways that ran in the state of Maine in the late 19th century and early 20th century.

The organization operates a 1½ mile long railroad that runs along the waterfront of Casco Bay and parallels Portland's Eastern Promenade. A variety of restored locomotives and coaches are used to run passenger services on the railroad.

Locomotives[edit]

Number Builder Type Date Works number Notes
1 General Electric 23 Tonner 1949 Ex-Whitten Machine Works
3 Vulcan Iron Works 0-4-4T 1913 2093 Ex-Monson Railroad. Currently on 15-year lease to the Sandy River and Rangeley Lakes Railroad and undergoing boiler overhaul in Phillips.
4 Vulcan Iron Works 0-4-4T 1918 2780 Ex-Monson Railroad. Out of service as of March 29, 2014 awaiting a new boiler.
7 Baldwin Locomotive Works 2-4-4T 1913 40864 Ex-Bridgton and Saco River Railroad. Currently undergoing boiler overhaul to comply with new FRA operating standards. [1]
8 Baldwin Locomotive Works 2-4-4T 1924 57659 Ex-Bridgton and Saco River Railroad.
11 Plymouth? 30 Tonner? New, as of 2007?
14 Plymouth 4 Tonner 1976? Ex-Edaville 14. Out of service?
Video of a Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad passenger train.


References[edit]

  • Meade, Edgar T., Jr. (1968). Busted and Still Running. The Stephen Greene Press. 

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Coordinates: 43°39′45″N 70°14′42″W / 43.66250°N 70.24500°W / 43.66250; -70.24500