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Monson Narrow Gauge Number 3, Monson, ca. 1938

Contributed by Monson Historical Society

In this photograph, Elwin French and Albion Johnson, the last Monson Narrow Gauge Railroad engineer and fireman, pose next to engine number 3, the line's last train.

The Monson Narrow Gauge Railroad operated from 1893 to 1945. Elwin French served as the engineer for the last twelve years of the railroad. Engine numbers three and four were taken to Edaville, in South Carver Massachusetts to transport tourists on sightseeing excursions through the cranberry bogs.

Other Information


  • Title: Monson Narrow Gauge Number 3, Monson, ca. 1938
  • Creation Date: circa 1938
  • Subject Date: circa 1938
  • Local Name: Railroad Station
  • Town: Monson
  • County: Piscataquis
  • State: ME
  • Media: Photograph
  • Dimensions (cm): 9.2 x 12.2
  • Local Code: MHS-111-036
  • Object Type: Image

For more information about this item, contact:

Monson Historical Society
PO Box 173, Guilford, ME 04443
(207) 876-3073

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