Maine Narrow Gauge Railroads

Maine Narrow Gauge Railroads

The narrow gauge railroad served Maine for over fifty years until the early 1940s. Maine Narrow Gauge Railroads is a comprehensive pictorial record of the history of the narrow gauge railroad in Maine.

Author: Robert L. MacDonald

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 073851179X

Category: History

Page: 128

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The narrow gauge railroad arrived in the United States in the late nineteenth century. Based on the Welsh two-foot gauge, the American narrow gauge was expanded by railroad engineers to a three-foot gauge that became the standard track width for narrow gauge railroads in the United States. Maine, however, adopted the two-foot gauge that was developed by George E. Mansfield in Massachusetts. The narrow track width was ideally suited to the mountainous terrain, and the maneuverability of the trains proved highly beneficial to companies and passengers traveling to remote locations. The narrow gauge railroad served Maine for over fifty years until the early 1940s. Maine Narrow Gauge Railroads is a comprehensive pictorial record of the history of the narrow gauge railroad in Maine. From the one-hundred-twelve-mile Sandy River and Rangeley Lakes Railroad to the five-mile Kennebec Central, Maine Narrow Gauge Railroads features the toylike miniature trains of Maine as they appeared at different stages in their history. The Bridgton and Harrison Railroad, the Monson Railroad, and the Wiscasset, Waterville and Farmington Railway lines are documented within, as well as the current restoration projects that are under way.
Categories: History

Maine Narrow Gauge Railroads

Maine Narrow Gauge Railroads

However, some came from the archives of the Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Company and Museum and from its various members. Where borrowed items are involved from other sources, these are credited accordingly.

Author: Robert L. MacDonald

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9781439628676

Category: Transportation

Page: 128

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The narrow gauge railroad arrived in the United States in the late nineteenth century. Based on the Welsh two-foot gauge, the American narrow gauge was expanded by railroad engineers to a three-foot gauge that became the standard track width for narrow gauge railroads in the United States. Maine, however, adopted the two-foot gauge that was developed by George E. Mansfield in Massachusetts. The narrow track width was ideally suited to the mountainous terrain, and the maneuverability of the trains proved highly beneficial to companies and passengers traveling to remote locations. The narrow gauge railroad served Maine for over fifty years until the early 1940s. Maine Narrow Gauge Railroads is a comprehensive pictorial record of the history of the narrow gauge railroad in Maine. From the one-hundred-twelve-mile Sandy River and Rangeley Lakes Railroad to the five-mile Kennebec Central, Maine Narrow Gauge Railroads features the toylike miniature trains of Maine as they appeared at different stages in their history. The Bridgton and Harrison Railroad, the Monson Railroad, and the Wiscasset, Waterville and Farmington Railway lines are documented within, as well as the current restoration projects that are under way.
Categories: Transportation

Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad and the Cumberland Oxford Canal Collection

Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad and the Cumberland   Oxford Canal Collection

Collection includes photographs (including slides), documents, newspaper clippings, diagrams, sketches and plans, tickets and other ephemera relating to the Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad and the Cumberland & Oxford Canal, collected by Hayden ...

Author: Hayden L. V. Anderson

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ISBN: LCCN:2013555605

Category: Canals

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Collection includes photographs (including slides), documents, newspaper clippings, diagrams, sketches and plans, tickets and other ephemera relating to the Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad and the Cumberland & Oxford Canal, collected by Hayden L. V. Anderson. Also includes two letters from William Maclin, then the principal of the Dennis, Mass., Consolidated School, a close friend of Anderson, both of whom were narrow gauge enthusiasts. The Cumberland & Oxford Canal collection consists of approx. 42 color 35mm slides of canals and railroads in Maine. These images were taken by Anderson in 1970 while researching his book "Canals and Inland Waterways of Maine." The canals include: the Brunswick Canal, Kennebec & Androscoggin Canal, Mousam River Canal, Augusta & Kennebec Canal, Saco Canal, George River Canal, and Telos Canal. It also includes information on the Canal Bank and Canal School. Some of the materials after 1978 may have been added by Anderson's wife, Louise (Ransom) Anderson.
Categories: Canals

Narrow Gauge Railroads

Narrow Gauge Railroads

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ISBN: OCLC:33372451

Category: Imprints (Publishers' and printers' statements)

Page: 31

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Bridgton

Bridgton

FOUNT W Pharmacy CREAT ATLAN NARROW - GAUGE RAILWAY LEAVES BRIDGTON . Competition from trucks , buses , and ... 7 and 8 , to the Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Company and Museum in Portland . Located at the site of the Portland Company on ...

Author: Ned Allen

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 073856320X

Category: History

Page: 127

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In 1768, Jacob Kimball moved to the shores of Long Lake in North Bridgton, building a store and providing boat service from Standish, at the southern end of Sebago Lake. Jacob Stevens soon followed, building a sawmill and gristmill on what became Stevens Brook in the center village. Ten power sites on this short brook ran lumber, textile, and other mills, as well as a tannery. Bridgton became the area's commercial center as retail stores and businesses sprang up to support the many mill workers and farm families. The first train on the narrow-gauge Bridgton and Saco River Railroad chugged into town in January 1883. Tourists and artists soon discovered Bridgton, and today the town remains a diverse mix of creative, hardworking people.
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Guide to Narrow Gauge Modeling

Guide to Narrow Gauge Modeling

Train & Trooper also imported Sn2 locomotives accurately based on Maine prototypes. T&T engines powered trains on a nicely done sectional layout that has appeared at several Narrow Gauge National Conventions, 12.

Author: Tony Koester

Publisher: Kalmbach Publishing, Co.

ISBN: 9781627001519

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This book provides an entry point for any modeler interested in building a narrow gauge layout. Narrow gauge railroads remain popular among railfans and modelers due to the spectacular mountain scenery in which many operated. Although narrow gauge layouts have a passionate niche following, there are very few books on this subject. • The book is an overview of prototype narrow gauge railroading as well as available models. • This is a one-stop book for introducing modelers to the subject of narrow gauge railroading. • It explains why and where narrow gauge railroads were built, how they operated, what their equipment was like, and why they were abandoned.
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The Portland Company 1846 1982

The Portland Company  1846 1982

The Portland Company commenced operations in 1846 in Portland, Maine, under the leadership of John A. Poor.

Author: David H. Fletcher

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 0738511404

Category: History

Page: 128

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The Portland Company commenced operations in 1846 in Portland, Maine, under the leadership of John A. Poor. It was founded primarily to manufacture railroad locomotives for the Atlantic & St. Lawrence Railroad. The company played a major role in the economy and development of the state of Maine and continued in business until 1982, producing a wide range of cast-metal and fabricated products.The Portland Company manufactured a total of six hundred thirty steam locomotives, starting in 1848, along with hundreds of railroad cars, boilers, marine engines, ships, steam fire engines, elevators, and paper and textile mill equipment. Locomotives, ships, and cannons were built for the Civil War, and munitions were manufactured for both world wars. Later, the Portland Company produced snowplows, nuclear plant components, and common castings from manhole covers to streetlights. In the early 1900s, the company sold five makes of new automobiles and trucks. In this rich photographic history, the Portland Company and the city of Portland, with its great waterfront and industrial heritage, come to life.
Categories: History

Great Railroad Museums of the USA

Great Railroad Museums of the USA

The Good Museums Maine Narrow Gauge Railway and Museum, Portland, ME 58 Fore Street Portland, ME 04101 207-828-0814 www.mngrr.org Size Rarity Antiquity Quality Scope Presentation C A+ B B C B Land Area 2 Acres Dates From 1991 Gauge 24 ...

Author: Jan Young

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781300755555

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Rail Trails New England

Rail Trails New England

Look Memorial Park 125, 127 loons 65, 67 Lye Brook Trail 214 M Maine Central Line 57 Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Company & Museum 59 Maine rail-trails, additional 212 Maine rail-trails, favorites 211 Maine state map 48 Manchester, ...

Author: Rails-to-Trails Conservancy

Publisher: Wilderness Press

ISBN: 9780899977072

Category: Travel

Page: 216

View: 108

With 60 rural, suburban, and urban trails threading through 622 miles, Rail-Trails New England covers Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and Connecticut. This two-color book includes succinct descriptions of each trail from start to finish, plus at-a-glance summary information indicating permitted uses, surface type, length, and directions to trailheads for each trail.Every trip has a detailed map that includes start and end points, trailheads, parking, restroom facilities, and other amenities.
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A History of Maine Railroads

A History of Maine Railroads

When the Maine Central Railroad Went to Sea: Train Boats and Boat Trains. ... Ride the Sandy River: Visit the Past on America's Largest Two-Foot Gauge Railroad. ... MacDonald, Robert L. Maine Narrow Gauge Railroads.

Author: Major Bill Kenny USAF (Ret.)

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9781439669709

Category: Transportation

Page: 160

View: 799

Maine is populated with intriguing characters who set in motion a fascinating, compelling story of railroads and the unique communities they helped to build. One of the first states to build railroads and trolleys in the United States, Maine at one point had more than ninety communities with trolleys. Standard-gauge and "two-footers" crossed the state, including the St. Lawrence & Atlantic and the Bangor & Aroostook. From an international electric trolley to the attempted World War I dynamiting of a railroad bridge between the United States and Canada, the state is home to a rich rail heritage. Join Bill Kenny as he takes you on a journey from the first tracks made of wood to today's high-speed Downeaster Amtrak train.
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Railroads Across North America

Railroads Across North America

St. Paul, MN www.mtmuseum.org (651) 228-0263 MAINE Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Co. & Museum Two-foot-gauge train ride; large museum. Portland, ME www.mngrr.org (207) 828-0814 GEORGIA Roundhouse Railroad Museum Museum in historic ...

Author: Claude Wiatrowski

Publisher: Voyageur Press

ISBN: 9781610601368

Category: Transportation

Page: 256

View: 495

From the first steam-powered locomotives of the early nineteenth century to the high-speed commuter trains of today, the American railroad has been a great engine powering the nations growth and industry. This book celebrates the glory and grandeur of that legacy with a lavish tour of the history of the American railroad and the culture surrounding it. Generously illustrated with vintage photographs, modern images, maps, timetables, tickets, brochures, and all manner of memorabilia, this volume offers a fascinating look at the rail industrys beginnings and development, as well as its place in American history. From the might of the major rail companies and their empires to the romance of rail travel, this is the full and fabulously colorful story of the industry that moved a nation--and stirs our imaginations to this day.
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Preserving Freight and Passenger Rail Corridors and Service

Preserving Freight and Passenger Rail Corridors and Service

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Author: David P. Simpson

Publisher: Transportation Research Board

ISBN: 9780309097932

Category: Railroads

Page: 31

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Efforts to preserve rail corridors or restore rail service to dormant rail alignments across the United States are very uneven. A handful of states have aggressive, well-funded programs to support the preservation or reuse of rail alignments; more states have modest programs to support short line operations on a case-by-case basis, but attach no value to corridor retention per se. In 2005, California completed what is perhaps the nations most comprehensive physical plant inventory of active and abandoned rail corridors; a review driven by interest in passenger rail and nonmotorized corridor interests. A foundation has been set to more fully lever these valuable alignments in this country's most populous state. This synthesis was undertaken to document current practices with respect to rail corridor preservation. State departments of transportation (DOTs), selected metropolitan planning organizations, commuter rail agencies, short line holding companies, and Class I rail carriers were all surveyed for information. Response rates to the survey were moderate, averaging 24%, and overall supporting the notion that preservation of rail alignments is not a high-priority issue in many jurisdictions. A handful of state respondents, however, had a great deal of experience and valuable observations on rail preservation policies and could be said to have become experts on this subject through their dealings with several dozen rail corridors over the past two decades. North Carolina, Ohio, and Pennsylvania DOTs each have serious, well-established rail sections and a history of successful preservation efforts.
Categories: Railroads

Moon Maine

Moon Maine

... Pond: 176 railroad sights: Belfast & Moosehead Railroad 236; Boothbay Railway Village 160; Downeast Scenic Railroad 301; Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Company and Museum 92; Oakfield Railroad Museum 420; Rangeley Lakes Railroad 552; ...

Author: Hilary Nangle

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781640498785

Category: Travel

Page: 650

View: 969

Explore the spruce-studded mountains, classic shoreline villages, and rugged character of the Pine Tree State with Moon Maine. Inside you'll find: Strategic itineraries ranging from an eleven-day road trip through the whole state to a week exploring the coast, with ideas for every season Must-see highlights and unique experiences: Sample wild blueberries, farmstead cheeses, and preserves from roadside farmers' markets or find the best beachfront lobster shack. Trace picturesque lighthouses down the coast, stop to smell the roses at the botanical gardens, and taste some of Maine's best wines, craft beer, and mead. Watch the boats sway in a quiet harbor, mingle with locals over a "chowdah suppah," and unwind on a sandy pocket beach Outdoor adventures: Hike through majestic timberland forests or summit the peak of Katahdin on the final stretch of the Appalachian Trail. Take a moose safari, experience the rush of whitewater rafting, or ski the slopes at Sugarloaf. Canoe down the Allagash, paddle a sea kayak along the serpentine coastline, and immerse yourself in the secluded wilderness of Acadia National Park Honest advice from born-and-raised Maine local Hilary Nangle on when to go, where to eat, and where to stay, from luxury hotels and historic inns to budget campgrounds Full-color photos and detailed maps throughout Essential information including background on Maine's landscape, climate, wildlife, and culture With Moon Maine's practical tips and local insight, you can experience the best of the state. Hitting the road? Try Moon New England Road Trip. If you're headed north, try Moon Nova Scotia, New Brunswick & Prince Edward Island or Moon Montréal.
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Shelf Layouts for Model Railroads

Shelf Layouts for Model Railroads

With the notable exception of the group of railroads in Maine that operated on the ultra-slim two-foot gauge, common-carrier narrow gauge in America ran on rails a yard apart—as did the majority of private logging, mining or industrial ...

Author: Iain Rice

Publisher: Kalmbach Publishing, Co.

ISBN: 9780890246900

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 87

View: 873

Learn how to build a shelf layout by exploring the possibilities, practicalities, and challenges of linear layout design in a variety of prototype layouts with construction details.
Categories: Crafts & Hobbies

Moving to Maine

Moving to Maine

A fine collection of antique trucks and accessories (colemuseum.org). a Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad. Narrow-gauge trains once crisscrossed Maine. The two-footers operated from rural areas, hauling slate, wood, and farm products to ...

Author: Victoria Doudera

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781608932832

Category: Travel

Page: 316

View: 336

This is a completely revised and expanded edition of the best-selling, comprehensive guide covering not only reasons to move to Maine but also what newcomers will find once they get here. The book answers questions about what Maine is really like as a place to live, providing a broad range of information about schools, housing, cultural life, taxes, work and employment opportunities, and even the weather.
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Moon Coastal Maine

Moon Coastal Maine

furnishings fill the threestory house, owned by the Maine Historical Society. ... A threemile ride along Portland's waterfront is the highlight of a visit to the Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Company and Museum (58 Fore St., 207/8280814, ...

Author: Hilary Nangle

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781631212710

Category: Travel

Page: 504

View: 550

Discover Coastal Maine with Moon Travel Guides! Explore the best of Maine's spruce-studded islands, classic shoreline villages, and rugged character with Moon Coastal Maine. Inside you'll find: Strategic itineraries for any budget and timeline, from five days in Acadia to a two-week road trip Curated advice for history buffs, foodies, beach-goers, outdoor adventurers, and more Must-see attractions and off-beat ideas for making the most of your trip: Hike or bike through lush timberland forests, or take a lighthouse cruise down the Kennebec River. Sample wild blueberries, farmstead cheeses, and preserves from roadside farmers markets, find the best beachfront lobster shack, or mingle with locals over a "chowdah suppah." Discover maritime history in a traditional fishing village, or explore quaint, pedestrian-only island towns packed with hiking trails. Watch the boats sway in a quiet harbor, unwind on a sandy pocket beach, or immerse yourself in the secluded wilderness of Mount Desert Island and Acadia National Park Honest insight from Maine native Hilary Nangle on when to go, where to eat, and where to stay, from historic inns to budget campgrounds Full-color photos and detailed maps throughout Recommendations for getting there and getting around by plane, car, train, or bus Thorough background on the culture, environment, wildlife, and history With Moon's local perspective, diverse activities, and expert tips on experiencing the best of Maine, you can plan your trip your way! Eager to see the rest of the Pine Tree State? Try Moon Maine. Hitting the road? Try Moon New England Road Trip.
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Fodor s Maine Vermont New Hampshire

Fodor s Maine  Vermont   New Hampshire

Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Museum. Whether you're crazy about old trains or just want to see the sights from a different perspective, the railroad museum has an extensive collection of locomotives and rail coaches and offers scenic ...

Author: Fodor's Travel Guides

Publisher: Fodor's Travel

ISBN: 9780804141659

Category: Travel

Page: 408

View: 700

Fodor's correspondents highlight the best of Maine, Vermont, and New Hampshire, including quaint towns, historic cities, pastoral landscapes, and rugged coastline. Our local experts vet every recommendation to ensure you make the most of your time, whether it’s your first trip or your fifth. MUST-SEE ATTRACTIONS from Portland to Mt. Washington PERFECT HOTELS for every budget BEST RESTAURANTS to satisfy a range of tastes GORGEOUS FEATURES on fall foliage, lighthouses, and skiing VALUABLE TIPS on when to go and ways to save INSIDER PERSPECTIVE from local experts COLOR PHOTOS AND MAPS to inspire and guide your trip
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2012 Camp Directors Trip Guide

2012 Camp Directors  Trip Guide

Reenactments THE CURRAN HOMESTEAD LIVING HISTORY FARM AND MUSEUM, 372 Fields Pond Rd., Orrington, ME 04474. Tel: 207-745-4426. ... Campers enjoy views of Portland's waterfront aboard the Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad's antique rail cars.

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Publisher: Family Publications

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Camp Directors' Trip Guide is the only guide that helps camp directors, counselors and recreational center directors plan day, overnight and travel trips for campers.
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Maine ly Fun

Maine ly Fun

The Maine Narrow-Gauge Railroad Company and Museum 58 Fore Street, Portland (207) 828-0814 Open weekends year-round; daily in season; closed in January For more information, visit Allaboard for a 3-mile train ride to see views of ...

Author: Susan Whitehouse

Publisher: Down East Books

ISBN: 9781461745495

Category: Travel

Page: 177

View: 377

Maine-ly Fun! is jam-packed with almost eight hundred activities to do and places to go with children in Maine—from the coast to the western mountains. This book will be a godsend not only to vacationers and travelers with children to Maine, but also to parents and other caregivers who live in Maine. Among the twenty chapter headings are: The Arts, Boating, Great Ideas from Famous Maine Folks, Hiking, Islands, Books, Websites, and Crafts.
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