Yearly Archives: 2014


The museum is excited to announce that Monson Steam Locomotive No.4 will be powering Polar Express trains again this holiday season!  The museum worked with the Federal Railroad Administration to obtain the waiver to operate Engine No.4 during the museum’s largest annual fundraiser of the year. The waiver included a thorough boiler inspection from the … Continue reading

Monson Steam Locomotive #4 Returns for Polar Express!






One hundred years ago on August 19, 1914, President Woodrow Wilson declared the United States would remain neutral in the conflict waging in Europe. The United States eventually did come to the assistance of our European Allies and helped bring victory to “the war to end all wars. The museum will … Continue reading

Remembering WWI


We’re really excited to share that Monson Steam Locomotive #4 is now on display inside the museum!  After a full day’s effort on behalf of Gushee Rigging & Hauling, along with many of our incredible volunteers, Engine #4 is inside the museum for visitors to enjoy. Be sure to stop in … Continue reading

Engine #4 On Display In Museum



The Fireworks were delayed to July 5th due to rain! The museum will once again offer a train shuttle service to the fireworks from 4:30pm-8:30pm on Saturday, July 5th.    The shuttle service is provided free of charge, but donations are strongly encouraged. Please keep in mind that donations help support … Continue reading

Fireworks Express Returns on July 5th!



The museum will be participating in Portland’s First Friday Art Walk – Friday, June 6th!  We will be showcasing many wonderful works of art from our archives, including original paintings by Maine artist Bill Paxton. Additional works on display include scratchboard illustrations by R.L. Andrews, vintage photographs, watercolor and oil paintings. … Continue reading

Railroad Art on Display for First Friday Art Walk – ...