Maine Narrow Gauge hopes to break ground on new museum in spring

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Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Co. and Museum's Monson No. 3 leads a caboose hop along Casco Bay in 2016.
Justin Franz
PORTLAND, Maine – The Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Co. & Museum hopes to break ground on its new facility in Gray in the spring, Executive Director Donnie Carroll recently told the town council.

The Falmouth Forecaster reports that the museum dedicated to the state’s two-foot gauge railroads is currently finalizing the purchase of about 20 acres of land for the new facility. The railroad has already acquired an old interurban right-of-way to build track on for excursions.

The museum was first established in 1992 and has spent the past 25 years on the Portland waterfront. Rising rents and commercial development have forced the railroad and museum to search for a new home.

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