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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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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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Fun open air train ride

This was a great way to spend an hour of your time. You not only learn a little of Portland's history but you get to take a really cool open train ride along the Eastern... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 20, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

The museum is fun to the adults and has many toys for young kids. The train rack was just at the waterfront. And we g got the best view of the harbour. Half way of the trip, the drive speed for about ten minutes to let young kids to ring the bell. Every kids loved it.

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Strongsville, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

The museum is most interesting for those who like railroad history. The best part of our time here was driving a narrow gauge engine. The price of the opportunity was well worth it. Not only did we have the thrill of operating a train engine, the docent was delightful and very informative. Learned a lot of new and interesting facts.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

This was a great way to spend an hour of your time. You not only learn a little of Portland's history but you get to take a really cool open train ride along the Eastern Promenade. People tend to stop and wave to you as you go by and you get to see the kayakers and sunbathers too. There is... More 

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Allendale, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

This place is fun, especially for little ones who love trains. You take a ride on the antique rail way along casco bay and then come back to the museum to explore the other train memorabilia they have there..

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Boulder, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Really fun for all ages. Full of history, some great views and you get to experience a real rail ride. There is a museum which is fun and very kid-friendly. The ride is short, lasting about 35-40 minutes yet memorable. It runs along the East Promenade and is close to downtown. Parking is available. As noted in other reviews, your... More 

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Cherry HIll, NJ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Fun rainy day excursion. Short narrow gauge train ride a few miles along the Maine Coast, I think view would be awesome on a nice day! Fun for kids, interesting small museum. Not a really big train fan, but these rides are always fun!

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Alpharetta, Georgia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

A couple of miles of running narrow gauge track along the coast. Decent small museum. Definitely kid oriented. You can ride in open cars or closed cars. Tickets are good all day if you want to ride multiple times. The workers will pose with you and let you see the engine cabin. The little ones loved it. If this review... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

We made an impromptu visit when looking for activities in Portland. The trains leave every hour for a 35 minute ride along the Eastern Promenade. Very scenic views of Casco Bay. The guide tells the history of the 24-inch narrow gauge railways in Maine (which never ran through Portland), and points out landmarks and places along the way. The train... More 

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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

My husband and I visited the railroad co. on a rainy day. We thoroughly enjoyed learning the history and taking a trip on the actual narrow gauge railroad. Great views of the bay while on the trip and we liked walking around the little museum they have set up including the VIP railcar that you can view. Great to see... More 

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Hartford, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Whether you come solo, as a couple, or a group....You'll have fun and learn something new. Ticket for the train include the museum too. Ride the train as often as you like the day of purchase. Or ride the train down the track and walk back on the lovely park trail. Explore the inside of vintage parlor cars and see... More 

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