5 Exciting Train Rides Railroad Museums in Maine

Amtrak Downeaster

Amtrak offers five roundtrips every day from Brunswick to Boston. Popular beach destinations like Wells, Saco, Old Orchard Beach, Portland, and Freeport are stops on the Downeaster line. 

Belfast & Moosehead Lake Railroad

Choose from a basic, scenic ride in a classic coach, or opt for a themed ride. The themed rides change throughout the season but typically include a Fall Foliage Ride, the Pumpkin Express, and Santa Express. 

Railway Village Museum

The Railway Village Museum in Boothbay Maine brings you back in time, immersing you in a mid-1800s village. Complete with historic buildings and replica structures, the village includes shops, homes, a schoolhouse, a workshop, a blacksmith, and more. 

Downeast Scenic Railroad

If you’re looking for a scenic rail ride, the Downeast Scenic Railroad is the perfect experience. Running on what was part of the Maine Central Railroad Calais Branch, this railroad offers a 12-mile roundtrip ride through Maine’s beautiful forests and even over a river bridge. 

Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Co. & Museum

Dedicated to preserving the history of Maine’s railways, the Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Co. & Museum in Portland has a wonderful collection of historic trains, including steam locomotives, cabooses, box cars, passenger coaches, and more. Most of the trains in the collection are from the early 20th century. 

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