Join us for trip to Portland, Maine on the Amtrak Downeaster. We will take the train to Portland from the Exeter train station in the morning, spend the day in Portland and return on the evening train.
I don't know much about Portland, so we are going to explore. I have arranged a two hour walking tour for those that are interested, or you are free to explore on your own. We'll meet later in the day for drinks and food prior to boarding the train home. If anyone has any suggestions for places to explore and eat please feel free to post them.
The train leaves Exeter at 10:14 am for a 1 1/2 hour train ride to Portland. The train has a cafe which offers snacks, light meals and beverages. We'll take the 6:45 train back to Exeter.
You must purchase tickets through Amtrak. Tickets are $18.00 each way. Please see the website link below. See the passenger discount tab on the website for AAA, senior and other discounts.
Walking Tour - $12
The overall plan is to do the walking tour right after we arrive. We'll take the bus to downtown and meet up with the walking tour. Here is the bus fare link. Note we need exact change. The latest bus back to the train station is 6:15.
EVENTS – March 29 Portland, ME
Where: Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Co. & Museum
Farewell to Engine No. 4
Time: 12:00pm - 8:00pm
58 Fore Street When: Saturday, March[masked] http://www.mainenarrowgauge.org/
The Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Co. & Museum will be open Saturday, March 29th for a special event, “Farewell to Engine No. 4.” This one day event will be the last chance visitors will have to see historic Monson steam locomotive No. 4 in action for the foreseeable future. The 15-year federal boiler certificate on the engine expires in spring, and the museum will need to rebuild or replace the existing boiler before the locomotive is able to operate again. Don’t miss a chance to see this historic engine in action! The museum will be open from Noon to 8pm with afternoon train rides taking place at 1:00pm, 2:30pm and 4:00pm. Regular train fares apply for daytime operations ($10/adults, $9/seniors, $6/children, Under 2/free). As a special treat, the museum will host a special night photo train at 7:30pm. Tickets for the photography event are $25/participant and include unlimited train rides during the day, the evening photo session and behind-the-scenes tours of the engine house. Advanced reservations are required for the night photo shoot, and can be made by contacting the museum.
Don’t know if the Portland Observatory is visited on our walking tour:
General restaurant link
Downtown shops - Old Portland
Please call me at[masked] if you have any questions.
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