Belfast and Moosehead Lake Railroad

Chartered in 1867, Completed in 1870 and operated by the Maine Central until 1926, the Belfast and Moosehead Lake Railroad is a true shortline survivor. Remaining a for-profit railroad until the end of 2005, the railroad passed into non-profit preservation. Passenger excursions began under the current operator, the Brooks Preservation Society in 2009. In 2013, the City of Belfast removed over two miles of track on the Eastern end of the railroad, shortening the 33 mile railroad to under 31 and making the Brooks Preservation Society owned property at City Point the end of the operable railroad. For more information on current events and operations, check out the official website: