2021 Operating Schedule

The Sandy River and Rangeley Lakes Railroad operates on selected weekends from the fourth of July through mid October. Our trains operate on the original railroad right of way and stop at the southern end of the line where are roundhouse, rolling stock and a number of original structures from the railroad are located. Feel free to make use of our picnic grove, which is also located at the southern end of the line.

Fares are $6 per adult or child age 13 and older, $2, for children under 13, and children under 6 may ride for free. Please note that all trains run subject to the availability of equipment and manpower. You may also contact us by telephone on scheduled operating days between 11 AM and closing time by calling 207-639-2228. Group rates are available for large groups on normal operating dates, and charter rates are available for dates that are not on our published operating calendar. We can accommodate groups of up to 100 and would love to host your group for a special day of narrow gauge railroading. Please contact us for information or to book your event.

Jul
31
Sat
Civil War Reenactment @ Sanders Station
Jul 31 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Uniformed forces of both the confederate and union armies battle for control of the train. The train stops at a clearing where a major skirmish between the two sides takes place. This event includes gunfire and may not be appropriate for small children. Our re-enactors take turns at the winning and losing roles, so you won’t know who is going to win until the guns fall silent and the smoke clears.

Train Rides 11 AM – 3 PM @ Sanders Station
Jul 31 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Trains will depart Sanders station on the hour from 11 AM through 3 PM. You are free to depart on one train and return on a later train should you wish to make use of our picnic grove or simply spend more time exploring the roundhouse and other nearby buildings preserved from the original railroad. The last return train departs the roundhouse area at approximately 3:45 PM.

Aug
1
Sun
Train Rides 11 AM – 3 PM @ Sanders Station
Aug 1 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Trains will depart Sanders station on the hour from 11 AM through 3 PM. You are free to depart on one train and return on a later train should you wish to make use of our picnic grove or simply spend more time exploring the roundhouse and other nearby buildings preserved from the original railroad. The last return train departs the roundhouse area at approximately 3:45 PM.

Aug
20
Fri
Ice Cream Trains – 11 AM – 3 PM @ Sanders Station
Aug 20 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

What could be better than a train ride and free ice cream on a hot summer day? Join us for a day that both children and adults will love! Depart on any but the last train departure of the day, and your family can hang out in our picnic grove and explore the history of the Sandy River Railroad for as long as you like. Children may or may not enjoy the history lesson, but they all enjoy powering one of the hand cars around the yard.

Train Rides 11 AM – 3 PM @ Sanders Station
Aug 20 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Trains will depart Sanders station on the hour from 11 AM through 3 PM. You are free to depart on one train and return on a later train should you wish to make use of our picnic grove or simply spend more time exploring the roundhouse and other nearby buildings preserved from the original railroad. The last return train departs the roundhouse area at approximately 3:45 PM.

Aug
21
Sat
Ice Cream Trains – 11 AM – 3 PM @ Sanders Station
Aug 21 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

What could be better than a train ride and free ice cream on a hot summer day? Join us for a day that both children and adults will love! Depart on any but the last train departure of the day, and your family can hang out in our picnic grove and explore the history of the Sandy River Railroad for as long as you like. Children may or may not enjoy the history lesson, but they all enjoy powering one of the hand cars around the yard.

Train Rides 11 AM – 3 PM @ Sanders Station
Aug 21 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Trains will depart Sanders station on the hour from 11 AM through 3 PM. You are free to depart on one train and return on a later train should you wish to make use of our picnic grove or simply spend more time exploring the roundhouse and other nearby buildings preserved from the original railroad. The last return train departs the roundhouse area at approximately 3:45 PM.

Aug
22
Sun
Train Rides 11 AM – 3 PM @ Sanders Station
Aug 22 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Trains will depart Sanders station on the hour from 11 AM through 3 PM. You are free to depart on one train and return on a later train should you wish to make use of our picnic grove or simply spend more time exploring the roundhouse and other nearby buildings preserved from the original railroad. The last return train departs the roundhouse area at approximately 3:45 PM.

Aug
28
Sat
Train Rides 11 AM – 3 PM @ Sanders Station
Aug 28 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Trains will depart Sanders station on the hour from 11 AM through 3 PM. You are free to depart on one train and return on a later train should you wish to make use of our picnic grove or simply spend more time exploring the roundhouse and other nearby buildings preserved from the original railroad. The last return train departs the roundhouse area at approximately 3:45 PM.

Aug
29
Sun
Train Rides 11 AM – 3 PM @ Sanders Station
Aug 29 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Trains will depart Sanders station on the hour from 11 AM through 3 PM. You are free to depart on one train and return on a later train should you wish to make use of our picnic grove or simply spend more time exploring the roundhouse and other nearby buildings preserved from the original railroad. The last return train departs the roundhouse area at approximately 3:45 PM.

Sep
4
Sat
Train Rides 11 AM – 3 PM @ Sanders Station
Sep 4 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Trains will depart Sanders station on the hour from 11 AM through 3 PM. You are free to depart on one train and return on a later train should you wish to make use of our picnic grove or simply spend more time exploring the roundhouse and other nearby buildings preserved from the original railroad. The last return train departs the roundhouse area at approximately 3:45 PM.

Sep
5
Sun
Train Rides 11 AM – 3 PM @ Sanders Station
Sep 5 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Trains will depart Sanders station on the hour from 11 AM through 3 PM. You are free to depart on one train and return on a later train should you wish to make use of our picnic grove or simply spend more time exploring the roundhouse and other nearby buildings preserved from the original railroad. The last return train departs the roundhouse area at approximately 3:45 PM.

Sep
18
Sat
Train Rides 11 AM – 3 PM @ Sanders Station
Sep 18 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Trains will depart Sanders station on the hour from 11 AM through 3 PM. You are free to depart on one train and return on a later train should you wish to make use of our picnic grove or simply spend more time exploring the roundhouse and other nearby buildings preserved from the original railroad. The last return train departs the roundhouse area at approximately 3:45 PM.

Sep
19
Sun
Train Rides 11 AM – 3 PM @ Sanders Station
Sep 19 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Trains will depart Sanders station on the hour from 11 AM through 3 PM. You are free to depart on one train and return on a later train should you wish to make use of our picnic grove or simply spend more time exploring the roundhouse and other nearby buildings preserved from the original railroad. The last return train departs the roundhouse area at approximately 3:45 PM.

Sep
25
Sat
Railfest – Model Railroad Show @ Phillips Area Community Center
Sep 25 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Railfest is an annual model railroad show sponsored by the Phillips Area Community Center, which is located in what was the Sandy River car shop adjacent to the original Phillips railroad depot. More details will be posted as they become available.

Train Rides 11 AM – 3 PM @ Sanders Station
Sep 25 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Trains will depart Sanders station on the hour from 11 AM through 3 PM. You are free to depart on one train and return on a later train should you wish to make use of our picnic grove or simply spend more time exploring the roundhouse and other nearby buildings preserved from the original railroad. The last return train departs the roundhouse area at approximately 3:45 PM.

Sep
26
Sun
Train Rides 11 AM – 3 PM @ Sanders Station
Sep 26 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Trains will depart Sanders station on the hour from 11 AM through 3 PM. You are free to depart on one train and return on a later train should you wish to make use of our picnic grove or simply spend more time exploring the roundhouse and other nearby buildings preserved from the original railroad. The last return train departs the roundhouse area at approximately 3:45 PM.

Oct
2
Sat
Train Rides 11 AM – 3 PM @ Sanders Station
Oct 2 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Trains will depart Sanders station on the hour from 11 AM through 3 PM. You are free to depart on one train and return on a later train should you wish to make use of our picnic grove or simply spend more time exploring the roundhouse and other nearby buildings preserved from the original railroad. The last return train departs the roundhouse area at approximately 3:45 PM.

Oct
3
Sun
Train Rides 11 AM – 3 PM @ Sanders Station
Oct 3 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Trains will depart Sanders station on the hour from 11 AM through 3 PM. You are free to depart on one train and return on a later train should you wish to make use of our picnic grove or simply spend more time exploring the roundhouse and other nearby buildings preserved from the original railroad. The last return train departs the roundhouse area at approximately 3:45 PM.

Oct
9
Sat
Train Rides 11 AM – 3 PM @ Sanders Station
Oct 9 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Trains will depart Sanders station on the hour from 11 AM through 3 PM. You are free to depart on one train and return on a later train should you wish to make use of our picnic grove or simply spend more time exploring the roundhouse and other nearby buildings preserved from the original railroad. The last return train departs the roundhouse area at approximately 3:45 PM.

Oct
10
Sun
Train Rides 11 AM – 3 PM @ Sanders Station
Oct 10 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Trains will depart Sanders station on the hour from 11 AM through 3 PM. You are free to depart on one train and return on a later train should you wish to make use of our picnic grove or simply spend more time exploring the roundhouse and other nearby buildings preserved from the original railroad. The last return train departs the roundhouse area at approximately 3:45 PM.

Oct
16
Sat
Train Rides 11 AM – 1 PM @ Sanders Station
Oct 16 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Join us for our final operating weekend of the season. The foliage is usually at or near peak in mid-October and we had often received inquiries concerning train rides in mid-October. Trains will depart Sanders station on the hour from 11 AM to 1 PM. You are free to depart on one train and return on a later train should you wish to make use of our picnic grove or simply spend more time exploring the roundhouse and other nearby buildings preserved from the original railroad. The last return train departs the roundhouse area at approximately 1:45 PM.

Oct
17
Sun
Train Rides 11 AM – 1 PM @ Sanders Station
Oct 17 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Join us for our final operating weekend of the season. The foliage is usually at or near peak in mid-October and we had often received inquiries concerning train rides in mid-October. Trains will depart Sanders station on the hour from 11 AM to 1 PM. You are free to depart on one train and return on a later train should you wish to make use of our picnic grove or simply spend more time exploring the roundhouse and other nearby buildings preserved from the original railroad. The last return train departs the roundhouse area at approximately 1:45 PM.