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
LocalePortland, Maine, USA
Dates of operation1993–Present
Track gauge2 ft (610 mm)
Length1.5 miles (2.4 km)
HeadquartersPortland

The Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Co. & Museum is located in Portland, Maine, United States. Operating out of the former Portland Company Marine Complex, the organization was founded in 1993. The collection consists of passenger and freight equipment, as well as 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. Historic steam and diesel locomotives and a variety of restored 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-Whitin Machine Works. Operable. Serves as the primary summer locomotive.
3 Vulcan Iron Works 0-4-4T 1912 2093 Ex-Monson Railroad. Operable. Currently on 15-year lease to the Sandy River and Rangeley Lakes Railroad in Phillips, the engine returned to steam on October 30, 2015. The locomotive operates weekends and receives maintenance in Portland during the winter/spring season.
4 Vulcan Iron Works 0-4-4T 1918 2780 Ex-Monson Railroad. Out of service as of December 31, 2014 and awaiting her 1472-day inspection. A new boiler will be required before a return to service.
7 Baldwin Locomotive Works 2-4-4T 1913 40864 Ex-Bridgton and Saco River Railroad. Operable. The engine just completed it's boiler overhaul to comply with FRA operating standards. [1] The engine returned to steam on March 31, 2018 for the first time since 2003.
8 Baldwin Locomotive Works 2-4-4T 1924 57659 Ex-Bridgton and Saco River Railroad. Currently stored, awaiting restoration since it last operated in 2002.
11 Plymouth 9 Tonner Serving as the railroad's yard switch and back-up locomotive.
14 Plymouth 4 Tonner 1976 Ex-Edaville 14. Receiving repair and refurbishment for use as a yard switcher.

Gallery[edit]

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