Below is a picture from our visit to the Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Museum in Portland in 2009. (Wow, ten years ago!) It was a fun ride on a little (and I do mean little) train, along Casco Bay. The track is 2 foot gauge (between the rails.) For comparison, regular railroads are 4′-8.5″ between the rails. The museum has great narrow gauge exhibits, and if you get a chance, it’s worth while stopping, especially if the train’s running.
Don’t the narrow gauge trains look a bit gangly and overgrown, when compared to the tracks? The equipment is:
almost full size, teetering on those rails so close together. Sort of like big and tall ladies teetering on 5” stiletto heels! But it was a fun ride, regardless.
Bet you wondered how those cranberries we all had for Turkey Day were shipped?
Let me leave you with a sunset picture, of Portland, Maine’s waterfront at sunset, with a beautiful sailboat in the water between our boat and the shore…