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Sandy River and Rangeley Lakes Railroad
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Bridge Street, Phillips, ME 04966
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Reviewed October 2, 2018

As a non train enthusiast I was quite surprised at the fun short ride and greatly informative crew that run this railroad and museum site. Very well put together historical stories with funny anicdotes added.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 844tamarad
Reviewed July 27, 2018

As a discerning overseas railway enthusiast I was looking forward to my visit to this famous site, and I was not disappointed. Unfortunately the steam locomotive was out of service but this did not detract from the overall experience. The line is built on part...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank John B
Reviewed July 8, 2018 via mobile

We brought two 9-year olds here on a whim and were really surprised by how much we learned and enjoyed the trip! There is a small museum with antiques and information about the rail system here from the 1870s to 1936. The tickets were very...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank rebeccalH9386DK
Reviewed October 11, 2017 via mobile

It's clear that everyone at the SRRLR loves what they are doing and have a passion for it! We learned so much and enjoyed learning the history of the narrow gauge railroad! We'd consider it the best $12 we've spent on a vacation! This is...More

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank E9523OBjeffb
Reviewed July 29, 2017

Phillips is a tiny town with a big attraction. This is a must-do for Train lovers! Even if you aren't, it is interesting. You ride in an open or closed railway car to the end of the track where there is a yard of restored...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed September 12, 2016

The Sandy River and Rangeley Lakes Railroad volunteers have done a great job of preserving this slice of Maine's history. Their re-built Forney steam engine is a beauty. Once again you can hear the sound of a train's steam whistle in the woods of Maine!...More

Date of experience: September 2016
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Reviewed August 24, 2016

Whether riding in the open excursion car on hard wooden benches or in the comfy, ornate closed car with etched glass decorations and brass fittings, this is a great way to experience a part of Maine history. The restoration and operation of the SRRL is...More

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank Holly W
Reviewed August 11, 2016 via mobile

Time travel at its most serene, go back to the days of wooden trains and narrow rails with lovely views of rolling hills, leafy forest glens, and sparkling river bends. Perfect for little kids and big kids alike to bring history back to life. Highly...More

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank cmbriggs3
Reviewed July 26, 2016

This railroad is a wonderful window into the past of the Sandy River and Rangley Lakes area. The volunteers who have lovingly restored the train and cars are also loaded with the history of it and the area.

Date of experience: August 2015
Thank StrongMEWoman
Reviewed December 15, 2015

This RR is a segment of the SR&RL RR of the 18 70'etc. It is a "Two Footer" and a fun take. It does not operate all the time...but odd weekends in Summer. Near Halloween there is a special Ghost Train which is hugely popular....More

Date of experience: September 2015
Thank dick b
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