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The Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Co. & Museum operates out of the former Portland Company Marine Complex, which built railroad equipment from 1846 to 1978.
The Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Company is a not-for-profit organization, founded in 1992, whose mission is to preserve the history of the 2 ft narrow gauge railways that ran in the state of Maine in the late 1800s and early 1900s. Carrying both passengers and freight, these railways served the smaller communities in Maine, connecting with the full size lines in cities like Portland.
There is a 1½ mile long railroad that runs along the waterfront of Casco Bay and parallels Portland’s Eastern Promenade. The Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad company runs rides on these tracks in their restored train cars. In the winter, they run the Polar Express here.
When we returned to the museum, we explored the other trains and artifacts inside the building. Sheldon Cooper and little kids who love trains would really enjoy this place. Our group isn’t really into trains, but we still had fun at this stop.
Location: 58 Fore St, Portland, Maine
Date designated/established: 1992
Date of my visit: August 18, 2015
13 thoughts on “Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Company”
I’m glad you posted this. We didn’t see it or hear about it when we were in Portland.
I have a nephew who loved trains when he was little, so we always sought out the train stuff when traveling.
I hope to see this one day.
I think there was a narrow gauge railway in one of the Pennsylvania parks. Will have to look closely at my pics. But this one was nice for the experience of riding the train
How wonderful. So similar to our narrow gauge in Durango, but entirely different scenery. That car with the plush armchairs looks particularly comfy and cozy. I tell you, regular seats in those trains can be a real pain in a long ride!
Ah yes…when my daughter was little, we took a vintage train ride out in Pennsylvania with wooden benches for about an hour each way. Not comfortable
Beautiful narrow gauge! Well shared 👏
When I was growing up, my dad worked as an electrician for a lumber company that used a narrow gauge railway to haul their logs in from the mountains before they were replaced with logging trucks. What I remember about it is the engineers throwing candy out to kids when we stood by the tracks. –Curt
How cool is that?!
Great! I’ loved to have ridden that train.