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ALL ABOARD!!

 

The Belfast & Moosehead Lake Railroad resumes train rides!

Join us for a train ride! While in town, enjoy an ice cream at Conez' (the ice cream shop is located where you will board the train!) or lunch at Mammie’s Restaurant (right across the road from the train station).

 

As the B&ML operates during the pandemic we are doing our part to keep you safe.

  • Access to the B&ML, requires pre-purchase of tickets. 
  • Face masks are now mandatory! 
    • Masks are available for purchase if you do not bring your own!
  • Train capacity is reduced by limiting railcar capacity. No more than 50% of available seats will be booked. Guests will be encouraged to social distance while on board.
  • Frequent & enhanced cleaning throughout our train and stations with particular attention paid to high touch areas.
  • All food will be served in personal containers. Those containers are packaged by local food vendors complying with enhanced food preparation rules. B&ML staff serving will wear gloves and face masks.
  • While the gift shop is available, we ask that you bring your credit card to make purchases.
  • We are providing hand sanitizing hand wipes and surface wipes for your convenience. Please feel free to utilize, but please leave some for other people.
  • When using bathrooms, please remember to social distance AND WASH YOUR HANDS.

We hope you enjoy your visit and ride at the Belfast & Moosehead Lake Railroad.

 

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Endowment Fund

You are donating to our endowment fund.  Your tax deductible donations will be dedicated to a financial portfolio designed to earn dividends for future needs.  

Please contact our treasurer if you are interested in donating stocks and/or bonds.

The Belfast & Moosehead Lake Railroad is a division of the Brooks Preservation Society, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

Locomotive Fund

Your tax deductible donation goes towards our locomotive fund.  This fund is used to maintain our locomotive roster.


Locomotive 53 at the Grain Mill in Thorndike during the Spring of 2009

Photo: Locomotive 53 is being worked on at the Grain Mill in Thorndike during the Spring of 2009 with locomotive 50 providing the power.


Current Status - End of 2019

Locomotive 53 - GE 70 Ton Locomotive

Saved from the scrappers by BPS, this locomotive has been the workhorse of our organization until its failure just before the Common Ground Fair in 2018.

  • Had one cylinder/piston replaced and all others inspected
  • Currently having corroded plumbing replaced
  • Need to finish reassembly, fire, tune, and time the prime mover

Locomotive 1950 - GE 44 Ton Locomotive

This locomotive came to us as a restoration project. It had been heavily vandalized and needed traction motors. Once repaired we expect this locomotive to see regular service on our lighter trains and equipment moves.

  • #2 Engine plumbed and started. Needs to be timed
  • #1 Engine needs to be plumped and started
  • Needs new air lines
  • Needs traction motors
  • Needs new wheels
  • Needs windows
  • Needs batteries
  • Needs to be painted

Locomotive 50 - GE 70 Ton Locomotive

This locomotive was purchased brand new by the B&ML of old and has spent its entire life on this railroad.

  • Out of service awaiting a complete rebuild of its prime mover and turbo charger

Locomotive 1843 - GP 9 Locomotive

This locomotive was purchased by BPS (making payments) and is the current workhorse of the railroad..

  • Needs routine maintenance
  • Needs to be painted

 

Please contact our treasurer if you are interested in donating stocks and/or bonds.

The Belfast & Moosehead Lake Railroad is a division of the Brooks Preservation Society, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

City Point Station Restoration & Development Fund

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Your tax deductible donation goes towards the restoration of the City Point Station and site development.

To date, the Station has a new roof and the exterior painted and the first phase of parking improvements completed.

Remaining work:  Finish repairs to the station, transformation of the section house to a gift shop, finish parking lot improvements, building a display track, and preparation of exhibits.

Please contact our treasurer if you are interested in donating stocks and/or bonds.

The Belfast & Moosehead Lake Railroad is a division of the Brooks Preservation Society, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

Truck Load of Railroad Ties

Your tax deductible donation goes towards the purchase of our next truck load of railroad ties.

Tie renewal is an important aspect of our operation which needs a steady supply of ties to maintain.

Please contact our treasurer if you are interested in donating stocks and/or bonds.

The Belfast & Moosehead Lake Railroad is a division of the Brooks Preservation Society, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

General Fund

Your tax deductible donation goes towards our general fund used to cover general and miscellaneous operational expenses.

Please contact our treasurer if you are interested in donating stocks and/or bonds.

The Belfast & Moosehead Lake Railroad is a division of the Brooks Preservation Society, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
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