The Narrow Gauge Railway Collection

Ride our historic train in Portland, ME and visit the Museum Exhibition at WW&F

If you think you’ve seen all the tourist attractions in the Portland, ME area, the new narrow gauge museum will make you reconsider. When you visit the Narrow Gauge Railway Collection, a collaborative effort of the Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Co. & Museum and the Wiscasset, Waterville and Farmington Railway Museum, you’ll see historic rail cars and a whole lot more.

Come to see this unprecedented exhibition in 2019. You’ll feel like you’re stepping back in time as you travel aboard our historic and preserved coaches.

Learn about the history of the Narrow Gauge railways

Whether you’re a history buff, a rail fan or you’re just searching for a fun activity, you’ll enjoy visiting either the Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Co. & Museum or Wiscasset, Waterville and Farmington Railway.

During this collaborative exhibition enjoy seeing “HISTORY IN MOTION” through display and operation of the historic railway equipment including:

The only 24-inch gauge parlor in the United States, this coach was built for the Sandy River and Rangeley Lakes Railroad in 1901.

You can see this coach in action on the Wiscasset, Waterville and Farmington Railway.

Built in 1882, this coach is among the oldest preserved pieces of equipment from the railway.


While touring these elegant interiors, you’ll get an appreciation for the importance and influence of the narrow gauge railway systems statewide even through our modern interpretation in Portland, ME.

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FOR RELEASE Friday 1/25/2019 at 2:24PM

Two of Maine’s Two-Foot Gauge Railroad Museums
Announce an Unprecedented Collaboration

The Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Co. & Museum of Portland, Maine, in collaboration with the Wiscasset, Waterville & Farmington Railway Museum of Alna, Maine would like to announce an unprecedented exhibition, The Narrow Gauge Railway Collection.

The Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Core Collection highlighted by the only historic two-foot gauge parlor car ever built in the United States the”Rangeley” will be displayed at an enhanced exhibition facility on the Sheepscot campus of the WW&F Railway Museum.

The exhibit will also include other select artifacts from Maine’s unique two-foot gauge railroad systems. These special pieces will be arriving at Sheepscot Station throughout 2019 for public viewing and operation on the WW&F Railway. Further information can be seen on each museum’s webpage and

Supplementary Information:
● The Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Core Collection is defined as Parlor Car “Rangeley” and
Combination Car 14 both from the Sandy River and Rangeley Lakes RR and Coach 16 “Mt.
Pleasant” and Caboose 32, both from the Bridgton & Saco River RR.
● Other select artifacts include: Locomotive 8, Snow Plow 2 & Tank Car 14,
all from the B&SR RR.
● The enhanced exhibition facility on the Sheepscot Campus includes enhancements to
existing structures to provide additional exhibition and display space and better visitor facilities.
● Displays will be prepared and presented to the public within the exhibition space.
● Maine Locomotive & Machine Works of Alna has been an active supporter and partner in this venture they will provide storage for some other pieces of the MNG collection, assist with transportation services and play a part in maintenance and restoration of certain pieces.
● Look forward to jointly-produced events which highlight the partnership and utilize this
equipment for unique operational opportunities on the WW&F.


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