US  RAILROADS                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  

The Sandy River & Rangeley Lakes Railroad (SR&RL) was a narrow gauge common carrier railroad that operated approximately 112 miles (180 km) of 2 ft (610 mm) gauge railroad in Franklin County, Maine. The line eventually closed down and much of the track and equipment was sold for scrap but In 1970 a group of local railfans at the Phillips Historical Society formed a project to document the SR&RL. This group eventually formed a separate non-profit organization to preserve remaining equipment from the railroad. The group now operates a short heritage railroad on the trackbed of the original SR&RL at Phillips.