Station Code: POR
100 Thompson's Point Road, Portland ME 04102
The Downeaster platform is located at the Portland Transportation Center open
to passengers from 4:15am to 10:30pm daily with access to the Amtrak self-service
ticketing kiosk, visitor information, restrooms, and other passenger services.
Amtrak ticket agents are on duty weekdays from 7:30am to 5:00pm daily.
Parking: is $5.00 per day and available on a first-come, first-served basis. Parking
for Downeaster passengers is available in the lot across the street from the Portland
Transportation Center (on the right of Thompson's Point Road).
Bus Service: The Portland Transportation Center is served by two METRO Bus Routes.
METRO Bus Route 1 provides service to destinations
throughout the city including the waterfront, Arts District, Hadlock Field and the Old
Port. The METRO Breez provides daily express bus
service between the Portland Transportation Center, Yarmouth, Freeport, and the Brunswick
Concord Coach Lines provides service to Auburn,
Coastal Maine, Augusta, Bangor, and Orono.
Pan Am Railway's Rigby Yard
GPS Coordinates: 43.62454, -70.29599 (center)
Former Guilford and Boston & Maine Yard.
Access off Route 1, then Rumery St (across from a Jiffy Lube), to Rigby
street (take a right).
The Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Co. & Museum is a 2 foot narrow gauge railway located
in Portland. It opened in 1993, and is approximately 1.5 miles long (2.4km).
The following pictures of their engines come from their website.
Courtesy of the USGS, click here for their index page.
I love trains, and I love signals. I am not an expert. My webpages reflect what I find on the topic of the page. This is something I have fun with while
trying to help others.
Please Note: Since the main focus of my two websites is railroad signals, the railfan guides are oriented towards the signal fan being able to locate them.
For those of you into the modeling aspect of our hobby, my
indexa page has a list of almost everything railroad oriented
I can think of to provide you with at least a few pictures to help you detail your pike.
If this is a railfan page, every effort has been made to make sure that the information contained on this map and in this railfan guide is correct. Once in a while,
an error may creep in :-)
My philosophy: Pictures and maps are worth a thousand words, especially for railfanning. Text descriptions only get you so far, especially if you get lost or
disoriented. Take along good maps.... a GPS is OK to get somewhere, but maps are still better if you get lost! I belong to AAA, which allows you to get
local maps for free when you visit the local branches. ADC puts out a nice series of county maps for the Washington DC area, but their state maps do not have the
railroads on them. If you can find em, I like the National Geographic map book of the U.S..... good, clear, and concise graphics, and they do a really good job
of showing you where tourist type attractions are, although they too lack the railroads. Other notes about specific areas will show up on that page if known.
Aerial shots were taken from either Google or Bing Maps as noted. Screen captures are made
with Snagit, a Techsmith product... a great tool if you have never used it!
By the way, floobydust is a term I picked up 30-40 years ago from a National Semiconductor data book, and means miscellaneous
and/or other stuff.
Pictures and additional information is always needed if anyone feels inclined to take 'em, send 'em, and share 'em, or if you have something to add or correct.... credit
is always given! Please be NICE!!! Contact info is here
Beware: If used as a source, ANYTHING from Wikipedia must be treated as being possibly inaccurate, wrong, or not true.