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Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Company and Museum

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Address: 58 Fore Street, Portland, ME
Phone Number: 207-828-0814
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Description: Enjoy a train ride along scenic Casco Bay and Portland Waterfront. Tour...
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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Santa Express

The rail company were getting ready to run a Christmas trip for children. The engineer allowed us up onto the footplate and talked to us expertly about the locomotive. Really... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
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St. Helier, United Kingdom
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St. Helier, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The rail company were getting ready to run a Christmas trip for children. The engineer allowed us up onto the footplate and talked to us expertly about the locomotive. Really atmospheric.

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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

When my kids were small, we made regular pilgrimages to the Narrow Gauge Railroad. For any child who loves Thomas the Tank Engine, or who loves railroads in general, this is a must see.

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Rochester
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75 reviews 75 reviews
15 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

You won't need to dedicate a whole afternoon, but definitely do set aside about an hour to see the museum and ride the train. The museum has some interesting exhibits featuring local railroad history, and a small gift shop. A short ride is available on their narrow-gague steam-powered train, with open-air passenger cars. You don't go very fast nor very... More 

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Plattsburgh, New York
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82 reviews 82 reviews
41 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

I took 92 senior citizens to take the brief but nice train ride along the bay and it was quite enjoyable. They specifically opened that day (normally closed Friday's) for our group and the train ride is narrated with some interesting aspects of the railroad history in the area. Nice!

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Portland, Maine
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45 reviews 45 reviews
28 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Maine was the home of 2' gauge railroading and this museum has a great collection. Where else can you ride a 2' gauge train? The trip is short but worth taking. If you have any interest in railroading, you need to go there.

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Seacoast NH
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49 reviews 49 reviews
8 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

The museum is small and the ride is very short but it can be enjoyable with young kids if it's not crowded. The train cars are open and the waterfront is very scenic. The price is cheap too. It's the kind of thing you do once, enjoy it while it lasts, and then never do again. We went with the... More 

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Tampa
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75 reviews 75 reviews
14 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Toddlers LOVED the train ride, 4 year old got to sit in engine @ the stop, ring the bell and pull the horn. Museum was awesome too!!! Tip- if the kids don't like horns, sit in back. Its 'toddler loud' up front. In Museum part, there's rail cars to play in and toy train along with a wooden toy train... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 via mobile

It is a perfect little activity to do! The museum isn't big but it's informative and great for kids. The train ride wasn't long but had a beautiful view. The volunteer on the train was super friendly and informative. I am very glad I did it and am happy to recommend it !

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Austin, Texas
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

This was just OK in terms of a train museum and train ride, but it killed a couple of hours one morning during our visit. The trains in the museum were fun for the toddler to climb in. The train ride was short. The best part was that they stopped the train at the end and let the kids ring... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

We visited the the Train Museum which was a bit limited but the kids liked it (6 and 9) and took the train ride (which is about 35 minutes on a narrow gage old train). It was scenic and neat enough for the kids but not the most interesting. It would have been more interesting if there had been some... More 

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