The Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Will Remain in Portland
After planning to move to Gray, the Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad has decided the remain in Portland for the foreseeable future.
Since 1993, the Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad has taken passengers for a scenic ride along Portland East End on the former Grand Trunk Railroad line that took passengers up through Western Maine to Montreal before the automobile took over.
When the announcement that the old Portland Company rail yard would be developed and they would have to move out of their current facility, the Narrow Gauge developed a plan to move to Gray and run their rails on a former interurban railway that ran between Lewiston and Portland.
That plan didn't come together, so the Narrow Gauge will remain in Portland and has plans to build a new storage facility at the end of the line near the East End Treatment facility and a new station. Unfortunately the museum will no longer be in Portland, but its exhibits will be on display across several heritage railroads in Maine.
The ridership in Portland has nearly doubled over the past few years and the very popular Polar Express train is a huge draw.
Looks like things are only going to get better for Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad.