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Belfast & Moosehead Lake Railroad

13 Oak Hill Rd, Belfast, ME 04915-7325
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My boyfriend and i went on this ride today. The engineer, Pete let us ride up front with him. The... read more

Reviewed October 8, 2017
dianaonacki
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Scarborough, Maine
It was disappointing.

I sincerely appreciate the volunteer work to maintain the heritage of this strip of railway. Has a... read more

Reviewed October 8, 2017
Verum17
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Come ride the rails and enjoy the sights and sounds of a a by-gone era. The Belfast and Moosehead Lake Railroad offers weekend round trip excursions and several special event trains. Our season runs from Memorial Day weekend through late October. Our primary venue is City Point Station conveniently located just a few miles off Route 1 in Belfast, Maine. However look for a few special events out of Unity, Maine too. One event being our shuttle service to the Common Ground Country Fair in September. Please see our website for our full listing of events, schedules, and fares.
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13 Oak Hill Rd, Belfast, ME 04915-7325
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Reviewed October 8, 2017

My boyfriend and i went on this ride today. The engineer, Pete let us ride up front with him. The scenery was great. I wish the ride had been longer. WE enjoyed our time on the train and enjoyed talking to Pete. We will be...More

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Reviewed October 8, 2017

I sincerely appreciate the volunteer work to maintain the heritage of this strip of railway. Has a unique character given the age of the car. However, I was not expecting the train to go down the track for 30 mins and then go backwards to...More

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Reviewed September 25, 2017

We took the train from a parking lot in Unity to the Common Ground (Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association annual fair) also near Unity. The train and routes are historic, I presume. It is a short distance and takes about 20 minutes maybe. All...More

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Reviewed September 16, 2017 via mobile

Took a ride to Waldo today on the train. It was a great time. Listening to the 1946 diesel Locomotive clink off the miles with the sound of the rails under you is an awesome sound going thru the country side. Can't think of a...More

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Reviewed June 6, 2017

My husband is fond of trains so when I found this we decided to go. The whole ride is about an hour and we were in an open car which was a bit on the chilly side. Dress for the outdoors. It is just an...More

Thank Linda M
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BrooksRailroad, General Manager at Belfast & Moosehead Lake Railroad, responded to this reviewResponded July 24, 2017
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We're glad you enjoyed your experience!

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Reviewed May 27, 2017 via mobile

We really enjoyed this experience! It is run by friendly, knowledgeable and passionate volunteers. The real deal!

Thank Subie B
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BrooksRailroad, General Manager at Belfast & Moosehead Lake Railroad, responded to this reviewResponded July 24, 2017

Thank you. Our volunteers work VERY hard and long hours to keep the railroad alive. We appreciate when people enjoy the experience.

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Reviewed April 22, 2017

I have been riding the B&ML every summer since the early 1980s when the road was still a full service short line railroad then owned by the city. It's 33 mile grade opened in the 1870 and while the first three miles from the Belfast...More

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BrooksRailroad, General Manager at Belfast & Moosehead Lake Railroad, responded to this reviewResponded July 24, 2017

Thank you for kind words.

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Reviewed February 21, 2017 via mobile

What a cool historic experience! The station and the train are a sure trip back in time. Much of the path of the rail is nature untouched. The train ride offers an educational guide and local perspective of the railway. My son and I took...More

Thank Maryellen M
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BrooksRailroad, General Manager at Belfast & Moosehead Lake Railroad, responded to this reviewResponded July 24, 2017

Thank you for visiting us!

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Reviewed January 4, 2017

Took the train to fair. Staff was great but my son described the cars as looking as something from eastern Europe during the cold war. They were actually Swedish! Didn't care it was raining and they didn't leak and great way to get the Common...More

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BrooksRailroad, General Manager at Belfast & Moosehead Lake Railroad, responded to this reviewResponded July 24, 2017

Your son was exactly right! Those cars were brought from Sweden in the early 90s to support a steam locomotive. We no longer have the steam locomotive but retained some of the cars. They were all built in the 1950s and 60s. Thank you for...More

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Reviewed October 16, 2016 via mobile

It was OK. I have to say it was different just wish the trees had more color to them.Had slot of parking and bathroomsMore

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BrooksRailroad, General Manager at Belfast & Moosehead Lake Railroad, responded to this reviewResponded July 24, 2017

I wish we could influence the autumn colors for our riders! The foliage is really nice when you hit at peak. I suggest keeping an eye on the State of Maine's leaf condition report and plan your trip accordingly so that you may enjoy peak...More

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No just a porta-potty at the station. It was full and disgusting.
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