Gorham, New Hampshire: Miniature Trains within a Train

A miniature train layout and museum have set up shop inside the cars of an old freight train at the Gorham Railroad Station. Snow plow engine is a 1951 Russell (in case you didn't already guess).

Grand Trunk Railroad Museum

Address:
25 Railroad St.,, Gorham, NH
Directions:
On the east edge of town, a block south of US Hwy 2/Main St. and a block west of Hwy 16/White Mountain Rd.
Hours:
Call for appt. (Call to verify)
Phone:
603-466-5338
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Train within a Train

Once the railroad capital of the White Mts., Gorham, again sports a unique railroad, this time in the form of a train within a train. The grainery boxcar features a computerized mini Androscoggin Valley train system, reminiscent of the 5 track railroad yard and lines that stretched between Gorham and Berlin, 7 miles north. The entire area has been reproduced with actual moving trains and street trolley. A second box car holds a multitude of old railroad items, many of which are actual pieces used in the area.

The train, which sits on a dead siding along the southern side of the town's public commons, consists of a steam locomotive, coalcar, box cars and caboose. The actual railroad depot stands and serves as the town's historical museum. The cost of admission to these treasures is in donation form.

[Sherrel Stephenson, 05/25/1999]

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