Final Weekend of 2023

Our 2023 season is coming to an end this weekend and the folliage is really starting to pop. The weather is looking really good for Saturday with partly cloudy skies and a high of 58. Sunday looks to be cloudy and a bit cooler, but when have weather forecasts more than 48 hours into the future ever proven to be all that reliable? In any event, this is your last chance to ride the Sany River in 2013.

This Subday there will be two special events on hand. First, he blacksmith shop will be open and we won’t be shoeing horses. Little narrow guage railroads had there own reasons for pounding hot metal. If you are currious then stop on by. In addition, the Ambleside residence will be offering an open house. Ambleside is a three story brick home on our grounds and home of the railroad’s last President and CEO. This was by far the grandest home in Phillips of the era our beloved railroad operated.

Stop on by and see us if your interests include both leaf peeping and the history of Maine’s 2-foot gauge railways.

Franklin County’s Unique Narrow Gauge Railroad

The Sandy River and Rangeley Lakes Railroad is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, tax-exempt foundation dedicated to the preservation and restoration of one of the original two-foot narrow gauge railroads that were unique to the state of Maine. This railroad, located in the mountainous region of Franklin County, was the longest of the five two-foot railways that once serviced the state. The fans of the SR&RL RR are literally worldwide as evidenced by our log book entries for visitors from the UK, Wales,
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