The Portland Planning Board on June 28 approved a plan by the Maine Narrow Gauge
The Portland Planning Board on June 28 approved a plan by the Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad & Museum Co. to lay tracks around the base of the Eastern Promenade from India Street to Fish Point, provided the rail ties did not exceed five feet. The Maine Department of Transportation, which owns the rail corridor, requires an 8 1/2 foot tie, creating a controversy that has stalled the project. Some observers believe the impasse is due to the city's desire to remain independent of state control in the matter, while others feel the proposed walking and bicycle trail that would run along the tracks is a factor. Details.
Eastern Promenade -- Portland, Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Co. & Museum -- Portland, Railroads, Narrow gauge
"The Portland Planning Board on June 28 approved a plan by the Maine Narrow Gauge" (1994). Maine News Index – Portland Press Herald. 13883.
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