Bridgton and Saco River Railroad

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Bridgton and Saco River Railroad
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Locale Maine
Dates of operation 1882 – 1941
Track gauge 2 ft (610 mm)
Length 21 miles
Headquarters Bridgton

The Bridgton and Saco River Railroad was a 2 ft (610 mm) gauge railroad that operated in the vicinity of Bridgton and Harrison, Maine. It connected with the Maine Central's line from Portland, Maine, to St. Johnsbury, VT, near the town of Hiram on the Saco River. Operation ceased in September 1941. There are still signs of the railroad evident in a few places if one searches carefully for them.


Locomotives

Number Builder Type Date Works number Notes
1 Hinkley 0-4-4T 1882?
2 Hinkley 0-4-4T 1882? Sold to the Wicasset, Waterville and Farmingtom Railroad in 1906
3 Portland Engine Company 0-4-4T 1892 Sold to the Kennebec Central Railroad in 1922
4 H.K. Porter Company 0-4-4T 1901
5 Portland Engine Company 2-4-4T 1906 Retired by 1933
6 Baldwin Locomotive Works 2-4-4T 1907
7 Baldwin Locomotive Works 2-4-4T 1913 Sold to the Edaville Railroad in 1941.
Stored serviceable at the Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Museum. Awaiting FRA certification.[1]
8 Baldwin Locomotive Works 2-4-4T 1924 Stored serviceable at the Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Museum. Awaiting FRA certification.

References

  1. Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Museum FRA Certification Fund Drive.
  • MacDonald, Robert L. (2003). Maine Narrow Gauge Railroads. Arcadia Publishing. ISBN 0-7385-1179-X. 


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