Two feet to the quarries. Maine's 6-mile Monson Railroad existed primarily to move slate from quarries in the Monson area to a connection with the Bangor & Aroostook Railroad, where it coul... (more)
Crew member clears snow and ice from the running gear of Monson #3, which had been slipping while attempting to start at the Alna Center depot. The locomotive was one of two steamers running on th... (more)
Slate haulers. The crew of Monson #3 waits patiently for their next move, as they bring a couple of empty slate flats to a quarry just outside the little town of Monson, Maine. Of course, ... (more)
Steamy Sheepscot Morning. A cloudy, chilly winter morning finds the visiting Monson Railroad #3 emitting tall plumes of steam as she heads for the upper yard at Sheepscot to coal up for the... (more)
Monson Railroad No. 3 is running around its train at the end-of-track - a former GTW bridge that burned in the early 1980s. The Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad & Museum is running out its last days i... (more)
Monson Railroad No. 3 steams alongside scenic Casco Bay near downtown Portland, Maine, during a rare winter run. No. 3 is owned by the Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad & Museum, but has been leased to... (more)
Walking down the street in the old port a few weekends ago I unexpectedly heard the sound of a steam whistle. Heading over to the Narrow Gauge museum I surprisingly found Monson #3 under steam. Th... (more)
#4 in her final full season of service to date. This is an ex GTW line that was regauged for two foot operation.
#4 wraps up a day's worth of running along the Portland waterfront. These days, the line is playing host to her sister, #3.
With the burned ex-GTW Back Cove bridge in the background, Monson 0-4-4T 4 is steamed up at the northern end of the Maine Narrow Gauge's line along Portland's Casco Bay. The flags that 4 is flying... (more)
On a spectacular Labor Day in Maine, the 3PM train heads north the the bridge at Back Cove with the beautiful Casco Bay in the background.