The Cog Railway (New Hampshire)

New England Railroad Museums & Railroad Attractions

Listed By States of New England

Maine- (Total Attractions – 8) 

  • Boothbay Railway Village. 586 Wiscasset Rd., P.O. Box 123, Boothbay, 04537 Phone: 207-633-4727
  • Belfast & Moosehead Lake Railroad – Diesel-powered train excursions between Brooks and Waldo, Maine, operated by the Brooks Preservation Society
  • Cole Land Transportation Museum– Collection of antique vehicles from Maine, including diesel engine and caboose; Bangor, Maine
  • Downeast Scenic Railroad – 90-minute diesel-powered train excursions from Ellsworth, Maine on the historic Calais Branch Line
  • 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
  • Oakfield Railroad Museum -The restoration of BAR’s historic Oakfield station by the Oakfield Historical Society and it’s acceptance by National Register of Historic Places has to rank as a monument to human persisitence in the face of obstacles.
  • Sandy River & Rangeley Lakes Railroad– Two-foot gauge steam excursions from Phillips, Maine
  • Seashore Trolley Museum – Collection of more than 250 transit vehicles, plus 3.5-mile streetcar rides; Kennebunkport, Maine
  • WW&F Railway Museum – Steam excursions on four miles of two-foot gauge Wiscasset, Waterville, and Farmington Railway; Alna, Maine

New Hampshire Railroad Museums -(Total Attractions – 13) 

  • Andover Historical Society. 105 Depot St., P.O. Box 167, Andover, 03216 Dates in May-Oct.: Sat., 10-3, Sun., 12:30-3. Depot museum.
  • Ashland Railroad Station Museum. 69 Depot St., Ashland, 03217 Phone: 603-968-7716 July & Aug., Sat., 1-4. Depot museum. Passenger station built c. 1869 by Boston, Concord & Montreal Railroad. Remodeled 1891 by Concord & Montreal Railroad. Now a railroad museum operated by the Ashland Historical Society. 
  • Cafe Lafayette Dinner Train. Route 112, North Woodstock, 03262 Phone: 603-745-3500 Mid-May-Oct. Dinner train. 
  • CONWAY SCENIC RAILROAD. 38 Norcross Circle, North Conway, 03860 Phone: 800-232-5251 Three excursion routes with dining cars.
  • Gorham Rail Station Museum. 25 Railroad St., Gorham, 03581 Phone: 603-466-5338 Memorial Day-mid-Oct., weekends, 1-5. Depot museum with rolling stock.
  • Hartmann Model Railroad Ltd. 15 Town Hall Rd., Intervale, 03845 Phone: 603-356-9922 
  • Hobo Railroad. P.O. Box 9, 64 Railroad St., Lincoln, 03251 Phone: 603-745-2135 Scenic excursions, special events, packages, holiday trains, and onboard lunches available. Operate late May through Oct., with Santa Express Trains available on weekends the Friday after Thanksgiving through mid-Dec.
  • Klickety-Klack Model Railroad. 8 Elm St., P.O. Box 205, Wolfeboro Falls, 03896 Phone: 603-569-5384 Over 70 buttons to operate trains, lights, sounds, and action.
  • MOUNT WASHINGTON COG RAILWAY. Base Rd., Bretton Woods, 03589 Phone: 800-922-8825 Year-round. Cog railway.
  • Raymond Historical Society. One Depot Rd., P.O. Box 94, Raymond, 03077 Phone: 603-895-2866 
  • Sandown Depot Museum. 6 Depot Rd., Sandown, 03873 Open mid-May-mid-Oct., Sat. & Sun., 1-5. Admission is by donation. Museum artifacts include two former 1914 Maine Central Railroad flanger cars, an 1880s velocipede, a restored 1958 Fairmont M-19 track motorcar (speeder), and miscellaneous railroad memorabilia on display in the former 1874 depot.
  • White Mountain Central Railroad. 110 Daniel Webster Hwy., Lincoln, 03251 Phone: 603-745-8913 Dates in May-Oct., times vary. Steam train rides. Visit our website for special events. 
  • Winnipesaukee Scenic Railroad. 154 Main St., Meredith, 03253 Phone: 603-745-2135 Scenic excursions along the western shore of Lake Winnipesaukee, caboose rides, and special excursions including our popular Rail & Sail Package, Sun Tan Special, Fall Foliage Trains, and Turkey Dinner Trains. Groups & buses welcome. 

Vermont-(Total Attractions – 2)

  • Vermont Green Mountain Railroad. 102 Railroad Row, White River Junction, 05001 Phone: 800-707-3530 July-Oct., with year-round specials.    
  • Shelburne Museum. 6000 Shelburne Rd., Shelburne, 05482 Phone: 802-985-0881 Forty-five acres, 39 buildings, 22 gardens, over 100,000 items in the collection. A steam-boat, carousel, lighthouse, locomotive, blacksmith shop, stellar special exhibitions, and more. May-Oct., daily, 10-5. Nov.-April, Wed.-Sun., 10-5. 

Massachusetts-(Total Attractions -7) 

Connecticut (Total Attractions – 8)

  • Connecticut Antique Machinery Association.Route 7, Kent, 06757 Phone: 860-927-0050 May-Oct., Wed.-Sun., 10-4. Operating steam locomotive, exhibits.
  • Connecticut Eastern Railroad Museum. 55 Bridge St., Willimantic, 06226 Phone: 860-456-9999 Open May through Oct. Call for dates and hours. Museum.
  • Connecticut Trolley Museum.  58 North Rd., East Windsor, 06088 Phone: 860-627-6540 Call or write for hours. Museum and trolley rides.
  • Danbury Railway Museum. 120 White St., Danbury, 06810 Phone: 203-778-8337 Year-round. Museum with train ride, April-Nov. Children’s and special events throughout the year.
  • Essex Steam Train & Riverboat. 1 Railroad Ave., Essex, 06426 Phone: 800-377-3987 May-Oct. Train ride and riverboat connection. Essex Clipper Dinner Train. Call for schedules. (NEW for  2020 RAILBIKE Adventures)
  • Naugatuck Railroad. 242 E. Main St., Thomaston, 06787 Phone: 860-283-7245 May-Oct., Tues., Sat., Sun.,& holidays. Write or call for times. Train rides and depot museum.
  • Shore Line Trolley Museum. 17 River St., East Haven, 06512 Phone: 203-467-6927 May, Sept., & Oct.: Sat. & Sun. Daily, Memorial Day to Labor Day. Cars operate frequently until 4:30. Trolley ride. Special events, May-Dec. 
  • SoNo Switch Tower Museum. 77 Washington St., South Norwalk, 06854 Phone: 203-246-6958 May-Oct., Sat. & Sun., 12-5. Restored 1896 New Haven Railroad switch tower containing 68 working “armstrong” levers.

Rhode Island-(Total Attractions –1)

  • Newport Dinner Train. 19 America’s Cup Ave., New-port, 02840 Phone: 800-398-7427 May-Dec. Dinner train.