Monson Railroad #3....the Little Engine That Could. Although the beefy B&SR #7 and the elegant WW&F #9 probably garnered the most attention at the 2020 Grand Reunion event, this little engi... (more)
"Truck Drop Off"
Two foot to the quarries. With brake club in hand, Brakeman Bryce Weeks protects the rear of his Monson Railroad freight as it backs onto a siding, deep in the woods of Maine.
Mr. Weeks ... (more)
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.