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Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Company and Museum

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Address: 58 Fore St, Portland, ME 04101
Phone Number: +1 207 828 0814
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9:30 am - 4:00 pm
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Hours:
Fri 11:30 am - 4:00 pm
Sat - Thu 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Enjoy a train ride along scenic Casco Bay and Portland Waterfront. Tour the...

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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Train nuts. Gear heads and children

It was fun! Not in a fast paced way but if you love/like railroad, it is a trip through history. So, what purpose did narrow rail fill? That was answered and I did not know... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Alpena, MI

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New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Pretty little railroad run by folks who like trains. The conductor was well informed and did a good job of explaining why narrow gauge railways were built

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Alpena, MI
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It was fun! Not in a fast paced way but if you love/like railroad, it is a trip through history. So, what purpose did narrow rail fill? That was answered and I did not know. It made the place of narrow gauge clear to me. They are working on it. It is a big act of love and Scarface in... More 

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Jackson, Mississippi
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4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Museum is obviously a labor of love by volunteers. Rebuilt rolling stock is the attraction. Entire experience is in one large room, and for the price only worth it if you want to support the volunteers efforts. You can see read everything in the displays in under an hour, or pay extra for a short ride in an open car... More 

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Herts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 297 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I am not a train enthusiast. I only visit every train in town because my husband is a train anarak.He enjoyed it thoroughly. The track is about a mile long and hugs the coast so you get great views of the bay. The volunteers do their very best to make your trip enjoyable. The commentary during the journey was excellent.... More 

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Salem, MA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The only sign was an arrow pointing to the parking. The museum is in the back of the parking area. You do not have to pay for parking if you get a ticket from the museum. It was a nice, short, informative ride. Anyone old enough to have fond memories of Edaville Railroad in Carver, MA will be glad to... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We found this interesting narrow gauge line a short walk from our cruise ship and for lovers of steam hauled narrow gauge trains its a must. Although the line is short and the journey slow, it gives excellent views of the bay and lasts about 40 minutes in total. Although the short line is narrow gauge, it is far from... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A lot of fun. The train ride was just long enough. It took us probably 1.5 hours. My 4 year old had a great time.

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New Braunfels, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Toured the museum and rode the train on a very warm day. This is a very interesting piece of history brought back to life by a few very passionate and committed staff members and volunteers. We very much appreciated the excellent condition of his small museum and narrow gauge train.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My 6-year-olds enjoyed the steam engine ride and running from cart to cart in the exhibit hall, but my 11-year-old felt the collection was too small to be called a museum. I agreed with him.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped by this museum to kill a couple hours before heading north into the state to our rental. It was a cheap visit for two adults and a child. The narrow gauge train ride was fun and informative. The museum was small but interesting. For what it was I'd go again to kill a couple hours.

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