Monson Railroad

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Monson Railroad
Locale Maine
Dates of operation 1883 – 1943
Track gauge 2 ft (610 mm)
Length 6¼ miles
Headquarters Monson
Monson Railroad locomotive No. 4 seen at the Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Museum in 2006

The Monson Railroad was a 2 ft (610 mm) gauge (narrow gauge) railroad which operated between Monson Junction on the Bangor and Aroostook Railroad and Monson, Maine. The primary purpose of this railroad was to serve several slate mines and finishing houses in Monson. It was the last of Maine's two foot gauge railroads in commercial operation. Two of its four steam engines are still in operation at the Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Museum in Portland, Maine.

Locomotives

Number Builder Type Date Works number Notes
1 Hinkley 0-4-4T 1883 1621 Scrapped 1919, remains converted to a snowplow
2 Hinkley 0-4-4T 1884 1661 Scrapped 1918, remains converted to a snowplow
3 Vulcan 0-4-4T 1913 2093 Now running at the Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Museum
4 Vulcan 0-4-4T 1918 2780 Now running at the Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Museum

References


  • Jones, Robert C. (1998). Two feet to the quarries: The Monson Railroad. Evergreen Press. ISBN 0-9667264-0-5. 

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