Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad’s Polar Express Opens This Weekend
Every year the Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Co. & Museum holds a Polar Express event that re-enacts the train trip to the North Pole made famous in the book and movie. The railroad located along Portland's waterfront runs on the former rails of the Grand Trunk railroad that went from Portland to Montreal until the mid 80's. It's the perfect setting for the trip to the North Pole.
What makes the trip even more special is that the Narrow Gauge's steam locomotive #4 built in 1918 is the traditional power for this train. The Polar Express just seems right when an old fashioned steam locomotive is on the trip.
The Polar Express is at the Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Co. & Museum from November 22nd through December 23rd and is the largest fundraiser for the non-profit group. Because of events like this and generous donations, the Narrow Gauge is able to keep this piece of history alive.
Tickets are on sale now for the Polar Express but you better grab them fast because they will sell out for the entire season quickly. The train boards at Ocean Gateway and runs to the around the Eastern Prom to the North Pole. Grab them so your kids don't miss out on a experience they'll remember for a lifetime.