Covid-19 Response

The Sandy River has suspended operations for the entire 2020 season. This was a difficult decision, but we realized that social distancing simply is not practical within the confines of our two-foot gauge rolling stock. This was a somewhat difficult decision, but ultimately the right one for both the public and out volunteers. We look forward to seeing all of you in 2021. 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

Community

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

Become a Member

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