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My first stop was the Lake Shore Railway Museum in North East, Pennsylvania.
The Lake Shore Railway Museum is a restored 1899 passenger train depot with extensive displays of 19th & 20th Century railroadiana. GE and Heisler locomotives built in Erie on exhibit, plus Pullman sleeping cars, dining car, caboose and antique freight cars.
My next stop was at the Thendara station of the Adirondack Scenic Railroad.
Quote from their site:
"Relive the golden age of railroading, a time when wealthy entrepreneurs like Vanderbilt, Carnegie, J.P. Morgan and Collis P. Huntington built fabulous wilderness estates in the heart of the Adirondacks. The Adirondacks played host to the rich and famous on their way to these Great Camps."
Next I visited the Upper Hudson River Railroad in North Creek, New York.
Part of the Adirondack rail system, the Upper Hudson can add a unique and exciting dimension to your experience.
After a 2 day visit with a friend of mine in New Hampshire, I set out again on my railfannin' adventure.
Next stop, North Conway, NH - at the Conway Scenic Railway.
Departing location of the legendary Crawford Notch excursion, and the valley routes to Conway and Bartlett.
Without a doubt, the best ride I had was the Mt. Washington Cog Railway in Mt. Washington, New Hampshire.
Unfortunately I didn't have a camera with me the day I rode it so I had to go back after I got one and take some pictures, but at $59.00 a ride I couldn't see riding it again, so the photos are from the base station.
My next museum stop was at the
Wiscasset, Waterville, & Farmington two-foot Narrow Gauge Railway Museum
in Alna, Maine.
Sadly they were closed that day but I still got a few pictures.
Quote from their site:
"The Wiscasset, Waterville, and Farmington Railway was a two-foot gauge common carrier railroad that operated from 1894 until 1933. The line ran from Wiscasset in the south, to Albion and Winslow in the north, never making it to either Waterville or Farmington. The Museum is located at the site of the old Sheepscot station in Alna, with mainline track running north from Cross Road, on the original roadbed."
Later that day I went to the Boothbay Railway Village in Boothbay, Maine.
A two-foot narrow gauge museum and early 1900's community replica, scaled to the railroad.
Another two-foot narrow gauge museum I stopped at was the
Maine Narrow Gauge Railway Co. & Museum in Portland, Maine.
Discover the unique two-foot gauge trains that linked rural Maine to the rest of the world.
While riding through Connecticut, on my way to Scranton, PA, I saw a sign on the side of the Interstate for the Danbury Railroad Museum.
I couldn't pass that by, and I'm sure glad I didn't. There's a lot of neat stuff there.
Last, but not least, I stopped by the Steamtown National Historic Site in Scranton, Pennsylvania.
I got there a little late in the day and wish I had more time to stroll around but it was not to be on that day.
On a slightly different note, I took some pictures of a couple of bridges I found rather interesting in Brunswick & Fryeburg, Maine.
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