Opening July 30, 2022

Our 2022 operating season will commence on Saturday July 30. This represents a short delay from past seasons, but will allow us more time for a variety of maintenance projects and to thoroughly test locomotive #4 which is currently undergoing an overhaul. At the present time the running gear and gearbox are separated from the locomotive, both physically and geographically. Reassembly of the locomotive is expected to begin around the end of June. This overhaul will be covered in detail in the next few issues of our newsletter, which you may sign up for by clicking the “join our mailing list” link at lower left.

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,
Germany, Australia Read More


Our Community in Franklin County is an integral part of who we are. Our commitment to historical preservation could never be a success without the support and volunteers we have met and who have worked with us toward the mutual goal of youth involvement through education Read More

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