The Sandy River and Rangeley Lakes Railroad
The Sandy River and Rangeley Lakes Railroad was a narrow gauge railway operating in Northern Maine. A conglomerate of multiple smaller railroads totaling 112 track miles, it was itself a Maine Central subsidiary, and ran a nearly circuitous route. Among these smaller roads, the most significant was the Sandy River Railroad, which ran between Strong and Phillips, ME.
|Postcard of the Phillips, ME Station. (Wikipedia Commons)|
The two longest branches emanated from Strong, where it met the rest of the Maine Central system. The west line ran north from Strong, ME to S of Eustis, ME; another line would connect Strong to Bigelow, ME.
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|SR&RL Railroad #24.|
In 1970, some local railfans revived and preserved a small part of this line, operating a narrow gauge heritage line near Phillips, ME.
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