Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Co. & Museum

At the Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Co. & Museum, campers can explore Maine’s railroad history. Campers learn about Maine’s unique system of two-foot gauge railroads, which operated from the 1880s to the 1940s, and were crucial to transporting goods and passengers. Campers can enjoy a train ride aboard a historic rail car, explore our exhibits and artifacts inside the museum, and even participate in our new scavenger hunt tour! Don’t forget to check out our special events and programs, like our “All Aboard” Story time and Diesel Guest Engineer Program.
 
Contact Info
Address: 58 Fore Street, Portland, Maine 04101. Cumberland County. Tel: 207-828-0814. Email: info@mainenarrowgauge.org. Website: www.mainenarrowgauge.org. Hrs: Sat.-Thurs. 10AM-4PM 
 
Trip Info
Grade Level: 3rd-4th. Activity Type: Day Trips, Self-Guided Tour, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 1.5-2.5 hours. Cost: Fee. 

Railroad Excursion Lesson Plan

Did you know that before the invention of the railroad, Americans told time by the position of the sun in the sky? After the development of the railway system, Standard Railway Time was adopted to tell time more accurately. Students gain an understanding of how the railroad impacted many facets of American life.