New England Railroad Attractions

New England Railroad Museums & Railroad Attractions

  1. Ashland Railroad Station Museum – Boston & Maine Railroad depot houses a growing collection of railroad artifacts, pictures, and documents; Ashland, New Hampshire
  2. Belfast & Moosehead Lake Railroad – Diesel-powered train excursions between Brooks and Waldo, Maine, operated by the Brooks Preservation Society
  3.  Berkshire Scenic Railway Museum – Railroad equipment and exhibits in Lenox, Massachusetts
  4. Boothbay Railway Village – Narrow gauge coal fired steam train in a re-created historic village composed of locally significant historic structures; Boothbay, Maine
  5.  Café Lafayette Dinner Train – Two hour, 20-mile round trip, on a spur of the historic Boston and Maine Railroad laid in the late 1800s; North Woodstock, New Hampshire
  6. Cape Cod Central Railroad – Dinner, lunch, and scenic excursion trains on the rails of Cape Cod; Hyannis, Massachusetts
  7. Chatham Railroad Museum – Restored 1887 railroad depot in Chatham, Massachusetts
  8. Cole Land Transportation Museum – Collection of antique vehicles from Maine, including diesel engine and caboose; Bangor, Maine
  9. Connecticut Antique Machinery Association – Operates narrow gauge Hawaii Railway Co. #5, a 1925 Baldwin 2-4-2 steam locomotive, during a fall festival; Kent, Connecticut
  10.  Connecticut Eastern Railroad Museum – Displays equipment from the Central Vermont and New Haven Railroad; Willimantic, Connecticut
  11. Connecticut Trolley Museum – 3-mile streetcar rides and museum; East Windsor, Connecticut
  12. Conway Scenic Railroad – Offers 11-mile and 21-mile steam excursions to Conway and Bartlett, plus 60-mile diesel excursions through Crawford Notch to Fabyan; North Conway, New Hampshire
  13. Conway Scenic Railroad Photos – Photos of steam-powered passenger and freight trains between North Conway and Crawford Notch in the White Mountains of New Hampshire
  14.  Danbury Railway Museum – Displays over 50 pieces of equipment and offers 20-minute diesel-powered train rides; Danbury, Connecticut
  15. Downeast Scenic Railroad – 90-minute diesel-powered train excursions from Ellsworth, Maine on the historic Calais Branch Line
  16. Edaville Railroad – Family fun park operates 2-mile steam and diesel-powered train rides through a cranberry plantation; Edaville, Massachusetts
  17. Essex Steam Train & Riverboat – 1.5-hour steam excursions plus riverboat rides; Essex, Connecticut & Rail Bike Adventures
  18.  Essex Steam Train Photos – Photos of Valley Railroad steam trains along the scenic Connecticut River
  19. Green Mountain Railroad – Operates three scenic diesel-powered excursions in Vermont including the Green Mountain Flyer between Bellows Falls and Chester Depot, Champlain Valley Flyer between Burlington and Shelburne, and White River Flyer between White River Junction and Norwich
  20. Hobo Railroad – One hour and 20 minute diesel-powered excursions along the Pemigewasset River; Lincoln, New Hampshire (New-Rail Bike Adventures 2021)
  21.  Hoosac Valley Service – Berskhire Scenic Railway Museum operates train rides from North Adams, Massachusetts
  22. Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Museum – Operates historic Maine two foot gauge rolling stock, including steam locomotives and vintage diesel, along the shores of Casco Bay in Portland, Maine
  23. Mount Washington Cog Railway – World’s first mountain-climbing cog railway, operating steam and diesel locomotives on a 3.1-mile route to the summit of Mount Washington (elevation 6288 feet); White Mountains, New Hampshire
  24. Mount Washington Cog Railway Photos – Photos of steam and diesel trains on the Cog Railway, including the Base Station, Waumbek Tank, Jacob’s Ladder, Summit, and more; White Mountains, New Hampshire
  25. Maine steam locomotive #494; White River Junction, Vermont
  26.  Newport & Narragansett Bay Railroad – Dinner trains and Christmas train rides from Portsmouth, Rhode Island
  27. Polar Express  – Train rides operate in November and December from Woonsocket, Rhode Island
  28. Potter Place Railroad Station – Restored 1874 depot houses railroad and regional artifacts; Andover, New Hampshire
  29. Railroad Museum of New England – Operates the diesel-powered Naugatuck Railroad in Waterbury, Connecticut
  30. Sandy River & Rangeley Lakes Railroad  – Two-foot gauge steam excursions from Phillips, Maine
  31. Seashore Trolley Museum – Collection of more than 250 transit vehicles, plus 3.5-mile streetcar rides; Kennebunkport, Maine
  32.  Shelburne Falls Trolley Museum – Dedicated to preserving and operating Shelburne Falls & Colrain Street Railway Combine No. 10; Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts
  33. Shelburne Museum – Art and Americana museum includes steam locomotive 220 and private rail car Grand Isle; Shelburne, Vermont
  34. Shore Line Trolley Museum, The – Vintage transit vehicle displays plus a 3-mile ride, operated by the Branford Electric Railway Association; East Haven, Connecticut
  35. Silver Lake Railroad – 6-mile train rides through the Madison Chain of Ponds, just south of Conway, New Hampshire
  36. SONO Switch Tower Museum – Restored 1896 New Haven Railroad switch tower operated by the Western Connecticut Chapter, NRHS; South Norwalk, Connecticut
  37. Railroad Photography – Thousands of photos of North American tourist railroads in a variety of scenic settings, plus prints, gifts, and calendars for sale
  38. White Mountain Central Railroad – Steam railroad and museum with a 2.5-mile train ride; Clark’s Trading Post, North Woodstock, New Hampshire
  39. Winnipesaukee Scenic Railroad – 7-mile diesel-powered excursions along the shores of Lake Winnipesaukee; Meredith and Weirs Beach, New Hampshire
  40. WW&F Railway Museum – Steam excursions on four miles of two-foot gauge Wiscasset, Waterville, and Farmington Railway; Alna, Maine

Last Page Update 5/15/2021