Edaville USA Questions

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  1. Will Edaville be the way I remember it from the past_



  1. Will Edaville be the way I remember it from the past_
    Yes and no. Edaville is back, but it's different than it used to be due to the fact that most of the original equipment from the old Edaville has been relocated to the Maine Narrow Gauge Museum in Portland, Maine. Therefore, it has been necessary for the new owners, Cranrail Corporation, to use the remaining equipment and seek out different locomotives and rolling stock to replace what was moved. This is an on-going task, and more equipment will become available as time goes on. Many of the original buildings from Edaville were over 40 years old, and the New England weather and disuse had taken their toll.
    It was decided to demolish some of the older structures and replace them over time. The aged depot building next to the platform has been remodeled and is now called the Freight House Cafe, in which food is served. The smaller depot building was torn down and replaced with a brand new structure that follows the design elements of the larger station building. The new depot building houses a gift shop and brand new restrooms. The old cinder-block restroom building has been demolished, along with the Cranberry Junction building near the parking lot, the machine shop near the platform and numerous smaller structures. Some of the more popular elements of the old Edaville have been retained by the new management, such as the Holiday Festival of Lights, which runs between mid-November and New Year's Day, the carousel and other free kiddie rides.


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