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We’re pleased to share that Monson Steam Locomotive #3 will be operating throughout the holiday weekend at the museum! The locomotive will be in service Friday, July 1st through Monday, July 4th. Afterwards, the locomotive will be moving to Sandy River and Rangeley Lakes Railroad for operation. This is the last time Monson #3 … Continue reading

Steam Locomotive Operating Independence Day Weekend



Rails and Ales returns this Friday, June 10th with Rising Tide Brewing Company! Event attendees can enjoy a beer tasting inside the museum and a train ride along waterfront. This is a wonderful and unique way to learn more about Portland’s fantastic local beer one-on-one, with a representative from the brewery. Museum docents … Continue reading

Rising Tide Returns this Friday for Rails and Ales!








Concerns raised by environmental organizations recently defeated legislative attempts to provide for exemptions to shoreland zoning laws along our right-of-way in Gray. Our aim was to gain permission to remove trees and vegetation so that we could accommodate a “trails and rails” concept. This would have allowed for a walking … Continue reading

Center Line Survey Recently Conducted on Right-of-Way in the Town ...


It’s National Volunteer Week April 10th-16th, 2016! As such, we’d like to thank our extraordinary group of volunteers who do so much to keep our organization moving forward. Museum volunteers donated an incredible 10,735 hours of service in 2015! That’s the equivalent of over five full-time employees! We greatly value all … Continue reading

Thank You To Our Volunteers!