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Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Company and Museum

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Address: 58 Fore Street, Portland, ME 04101
Phone Number: +1 207-828-0814
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09:30 - 16:00
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Sun - Thu 09:30 - 16:00
Fri 11:30 - 16:00
Sat 09:00 - 16:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Enjoy a train ride along scenic Casco Bay and Portland Waterfront. Tour the...

Enjoy a train ride along scenic Casco Bay and Portland Waterfront. Tour the museum with historic two-foot railroad locomotives, cabooses, cars and artifacts. Purchase interesting items in unique gift Shop.Mar/Apr - Open weekends and school vacations.May-Oct - Open Daily.Museum open 10-4; train rides on the hour from 10-3.Museum Admission: Adults - $3. Children 3-12 - $2. Children 2 & Under - Free.Train Rides (includes museum): Adults - $10; Seniors - $9; Children 3 - 12 - $6. Children 2 & Under - Free.Ticket is good all day!

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Nice and relaxing short train ride

My partner loves trains of any sort and we saw this narrow gauge railway while on a day visit to Portland. The trip is short but very relaxing and the staff are very friendly... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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dorset
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My partner loves trains of any sort and we saw this narrow gauge railway while on a day visit to Portland. The trip is short but very relaxing and the staff are very friendly; they stop at the other end of the track and you can walk round the engine or climb up if you wish. Cost was reasonable and... More 

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Eau Claire, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

While waiting to board the narrow gauge railroad for a brief ride around the shore of Casco Bay, one can wander the small museum. It is nicely done with a variety of exhibits to view. The train ride was relaxing, although a little bumpy. A nice break to a walking tour of Portland.

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North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

An enjoyable destination for train buffs of any age! Accessible location in the heart of Portland. Plan on 2 hours minimum.

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Kingston upon Thames, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 221 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

I found the well-told history of the Maine narrow-gauge lines in the museum quite fascinating - but my wife and daughter are not rail buffs, and were less impressed. We all, though, enjoyed the trundle along the foreshore in the little train with its views of the harbour and Casco Bay. Free parking is a plus in an area where... More 

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Thank WardenRon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

The Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Museum is a small but very well maintained and interesting museum. They have restored old rail cars, locomotives, and they even have a rail inspection car which appears to have been a modified Model T Ford. The train ride is nice because you get to rice on 100 year old restored cars and enjoy some... More 

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Erie, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

My son & i are train enthusiasts. We saw this Narrow Gauge train while on board a cruise ship that was in port. We spent an 1 hour on train ride around the bay. In museum are an original restored car along with restored cars and artifacts.

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Lake Charles, La
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

For $10 you can ride the train 3 miles down the coast to the back bay. It stops and you can get off for how ever long it takes for all the little kids to climb into the engine and blow the whistle, then it comes back the same way. There is guide talking on a microphone giving history and... More 

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Warwick, Rhode Island
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

The ride is not a long one but it is well worth the fee. The conductor was very informative and made the trip interesting. They even stop for pictures and letting the children enter the engine and blow the whistle.

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Ider, Alabama
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

We were just walking around the wharf area following the path around the point and saw this railroad, realizing you can board and take a ride! Very fun and a wonderful taste of what it was like in the past...children would love this for sure. There was also the museum to visit too...feel lucky to have happened upon this hidden... More 

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Two Rivers, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

Had a morning to kill and decided on visiting the Railway Museum. As a senior citizen the cost was only $2 to go through it. Amazing railroad cars that you can walk inside of. Lots of info on the narrow gauge railway. The cost for a 40 min. ride was only $12 so we decided to complete our morning. Was... More 

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