If you’re into trains the way some of our staff are at Tim’s Truck Capital and Auto Sales, be sure to visit some of these nearby train museums. There’s something for everyone.
The Seashore Trolley Museum Kennebunkport, ME
This museum is a mostly volunteer-run not-for-profit organization. It is the oldest and largest electric railway museum in the world and is the operating entity of the New England Electric Railway Historical Society. The Museum’s mission is to present a living history of public transportation in the U.S. The Seashore Trolley Museum was founded in 1939 with just one open trolley car, No. 31 from the Biddeford & Saco Railroad Company. Over the years thousands of members have followed the founders by helping the Museum grow to be one of the premier electric railway museums in the world. Their collection contains over 250 transit vehicles, most of them trolleys, from all over the United States, Canada and many other countries.
The White Mountain Central Railroad Lincoln NH
This railroad is located within the grounds of Clark's Trading Post which serves as both a museum and tourist attraction. Visitors can go for a 2.5-mile train ride. It was originally opened as Ed Clark's "Eskimo Sled Dog Ranch" in 1928 and was focused on raising and exhibiting Eskimo Sled Dogs. Today, the rare Steam Logging Locomotive will again be powering trains when it reopens in May 2017. Visitors can ride the steam train, enjoy the high speed water slide and watch a trained bear show and Chinese circus acts. There’s also a climbing tower and blaster boats. Fun for the whole family.
The "470" Railroad Club Portland, ME
Established in 1954 to commemorate the last run of steam locomotive No. 470, in passenger service on the Maine Central Railroad, the 470 Club now owns and maintains a collection of historic locomotives and cars. They are on display at the Conway Scenic Railroad in North Conway, New Hampshire. The club has an impressive collection of photo negatives and color transparencies covering Northern New England railroads, past and present.
The Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad (Portland. ME)
The Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad is dedicated to the preservation and operation of Maine’s two-foot-gauge railways for the education and enjoyment of the public. The small museum features exhibits that relate to Maine’s narrow gauge railway history, several historic rail cars, activities for children and a gift shop. Visitors can just tour the museum or can purchase a train ticket for a self-guided tour of the museum and a scenic waterfront train ride.
The scenic train ride lasts about 35 minutes. It covers a 1.5 miles (3 miles round trip) stretch along the Eastern Promenade of Casco Bay. Train crew and/or museum docents are on hand to provide historical information aboard the ride. Both open air and closed cars are available depending on the weather. Trains operates rain or shine. Pets are welcome during our regular-service train rides provided they are on a leash and well-behaved.
The Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad is open May through October and seasonally for events.
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