News Stories


Dedicated Volunteers Make Excursion Railroad a Reality in Ellsworth
– Bangor Daily News, May 12, 2012

Down East scenic rail line takes passengers into the past – Bangor Daily News, September 14, 2011

Scenic railroad preparing for full season this year – Bangor Daily News, February 05, 2011

Train lovers revive classic way to see coastal area’s scenery – Portland Press Herald, September 26, 2010

Maine excursion train set to roll Down East – AP, Portland Press Herald, July 26, 2010

Downeast Scenic Railroad slates inaugural ride – Bangor Daily News, July 24, 2010

Downeast Scenic Railroad makes inaugural run – Bangor Daily News, July 21, 2010

Scenic rail line ready to launch – Bangor Daily News, June 28, 2010

Train returns to Ellsworth – Bangor Daily News, Aug. 03, 2009

Group working to bring train trips to Ellsworth – Bangor Daily News, Sept. 08, 2008

Older news

All Aboard! – Ellsworth American, June 14, 2007

All Aboard the Downeast Scenic Railroad – Editorial by Christopher G. Hall in the Ellsworth American, August 24, 2006

Putting it on the line: Enthusiasts see excursion potential in abandoned Down East railway – Bangor Daily News, July 24, 2006

Downeast Scenic Railroad historic – Editorial by Thomas Testa in the Bangor Daily News, July 21, 2006

Tourist train planned for Ellsworth – MaineBiz, February 20, 2006 (pdf)

Deal advances excursion rail plan – Bangor Daily News, February 07, 2006

Summer Was Busy for Railroad Project Supporters – Ellsworth American, November 09, 2006

Tourist Train Deal on Track – Ellsworth American, January 26, 2006

Scenic rail may be ready in ’07 – Ellsworth American, November 17, 2005 (pdf)