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Belfast & Moosehead Lake Railroad

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Address: 13 Oak Hill Road, Belfast, ME 04921
Phone Number: +1 207-722-3899
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Activities: Group tours/train
Description: The Belfast & Moosehead Lake Railroad, a project of the Brooks...
The Belfast & Moosehead Lake Railroad, a project of the Brooks Preservation Society operates on weekends Memorial Day - Halloween Weekend. Please see the web site for special trains and schedule. We also offer rail bike tours. Come ride the rails and enjoy the sights and sounds of a a by-gone era.
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A nice and relaxing time

My husband and I took this train ride and really enjoyed ourselves. The people who run the train are super friendly and very informative. The only draw back that I could see to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 15, 2014
Sally A
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East Corinth, Maine, United States
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Omro, Wisconsin
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
19 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

A nice train ride through the Maine countryside. Don't expect this to be a "thrill" ride. It is for those who enjoy nostalgic old refurbished train cars with a taste of the historic past.

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BrooksRailroad, Manager at Belfast & Moosehead Lake Railroad, responded to this review

Thank you for the kind review. We are happy you enjoyed the railroad. Our goal is to offer our riders a trip into the past where they can forget modern life for a while! More 

East Corinth, Maine, United States
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

My husband and I took this train ride and really enjoyed ourselves. The people who run the train are super friendly and very informative. The only draw back that I could see to this trip was there wasn't much in way of scenery except for the woods. I was a little disappointed in that, but it was still worth the... More 

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BrooksRailroad, General Manager at Belfast & Moosehead Lake Railroad, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words. We are glad you enjoyed your trip on the railroad. Hopefully we will be offering more activities on the train and at the museum in the near future. More 

London, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

This is not marked and not easy to find so check out where to go before looking for this. Was about 1 hour long and is very well narrated the guys really know their stuff and seem to enjoy what they do

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BrooksRailroad, General Manager at Belfast & Moosehead Lake Railroad, responded to this review

Glad you enjoyed the ride. We would be interested in knowing how to better mark the way to the railroad and the museum. Hope to see you again! More 

Top Contributor
80 reviews 80 reviews
8 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

What appeared to be nothing remarkable turned into an informative fun and nice slow ride on an old rail line through so nice Maine woods. You have a choice of riding in an enclosed passenger car or in an open-air converted freight car...that's the one to choose. The tracks are bumpy and you can stand in the car and watch... More 

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BrooksRailroad, General Manager at Belfast & Moosehead Lake Railroad, responded to this review

Thank you for riding the railroad and supporting us. More 

Montreal, Canada
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32 reviews 32 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Another way to explore the Belfast area. Considering that the whole organization is done by volunteers who are passionnate about trains, it is a fun and instructive activity.

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BrooksRailroad, General Manager at Belfast & Moosehead Lake Railroad, responded to this review

Thank you for the kinds words and riding our train. More 

tyler city ct
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Personnel (Larry, Rusty, engineer Thor) very accommodating and the trip was fun. Open car especially enjoyable. Station grounds well kept. Serious railfans will want to drive up to Brooks and Unity to see depots and equipment stored at those locations. The rail-cycles look like fun too! A must-do for anyone passing through the area. The Downeast Scenic RR in Ellsworth... More 

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BrooksRailroad, General Manager at Belfast & Moosehead Lake Railroad, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a response. We are happy that you enjoyed the train ride! More 

Maine
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

It was just about the experience. The trip lasted about an hour we didn't see much (it would be really cool if they staged some things out in the woods...animals, robbers, cowboys, etc. This would give much more appeal to the experience. It was $14.00 per person to ride. We did it and can say we did it but that... More 

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BrooksRailroad, General Manager at Belfast & Moosehead Lake Railroad, responded to this review

It is unfortunate that you did not enjoy your ride. One experience we provide to our customers is the experience of riding an old train. We offer pizza trains and chocolate trains for those who do not desire just the experience of riding an old train. In 2015 we will be introducing additional special trains that will have on board... More 

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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

The old steam train has a special feeling of years gone by and both young and not so young can experience so e of the beauty of Waldo County by rail. The people who run this excursion are so enthusiastic and they spread their knowledge and experience to all. Simply a lovely way to spend several hours.

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BrooksRailroad, General Manager at Belfast & Moosehead Lake Railroad, responded to this review

It is unfortunate that you did not enjoy your experience. I appreciate your thoughts. We will be introducing special event trains in 2015. More 

Overland Park, Kansas
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

This small railroad is run by volunteers and donations, but is very well organized. It is an awesome way to see some great scenery.

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BrooksRailroad, General Manager at Belfast & Moosehead Lake Railroad, responded to this review

Thank you More 

Cape May Court House
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20 reviews 20 reviews
3 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

Original 1950 ish engine and passenger cars. You could ride inside or out or do both. One hour through the woods. The scenery is OK, but not outstanding.

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BrooksRailroad, General Manager at Belfast & Moosehead Lake Railroad, responded to this review

Thank you for riding the train and taking the time to comment/rate us. More 

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Address: Address: 13 Oak Hill Road, Belfast, ME 04921
Phone Number: +1 207-722-3899
Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Mid Coast Maine  >  Belfast

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