Covid-19 Response

The Sandy River will be conducting limited operations for the 2021 season starting on the fourth of July weekend. The state of Maine has eliminated travel restrictions for visitors from all US states. Visitors are no longer required to quarantine upon arrival, but guidance regarding the use of masks and social distancing remains in place. Social distancing is not highly practical within the confines of our enclosed two-foot gauge rolling stock, so we will be adding more open frame seating capacity for the 2021 season. We look forward to offering everyone a glimpse of what once was in terms of the unique 2-foot narrow gauge experience. In the mean time, please be safe out there.

Franklin County’s Unique Narrow Gauge Railroad

The Sandy River and Rangeley Lakes Railroad is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, tax-exempt foundation dedicated to the preservation and restoration of one of the original two-foot narrow gauge railroads that were unique to the state of Maine. This railroad, located in the mountainous region of Franklin County, was the longest of the five two-foot railways that once serviced the state. The fans of the SR&RL RR are literally worldwide as evidenced by our log book entries for visitors from the UK, Wales,
Germany, Australia Read More


Our Community in Franklin County is an integral part of who we are. Our commitment to historical preservation could never be a success without the support and volunteers we have met and who have worked with us toward the mutual goal of youth involvement through education Read More

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