Brooks Preservation Society


Saving Yesterday for Tomorrow.


Welcome to the Brooks Preservation Society


where we will ensure that yesterday is remembered.


It's the Common Ground Country Fair Week!

No Belfast Train rides during Common Ground Country Fair Weekend (Sept 19-21)

The Brooks Preservation Society (BPS), a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, was formed in 2008 with the mission to protect, preserve, and celebrate historic structures and artifacts in Brooks as well as the surrounding communities for the benefit of the citizens and local economy.

Among our objectives are the preservation of the Belfast & Moosehead Lake Railroad corridor running through Waldo County, the preservation and restoration of the Brooks Railroad Station, and the preservation of several historical Belfast & Moosehead Lake Railroad locomotives, railcars, and MOW equipment. To that end we formed the Belfast & Moosehead Lake Railway and then acquired the name Belfast & Moosehead Lake Railroad. We offer weekend excursions during our operational season.

All this is possible through a devoted group of volunteers who run our trains, maintain our tracks, equipment, and perform the restoration work needed on our stations. Please see our projects and volunteer pages for additional information.

Join us on for our monthly meeting on the third Thursday of each month at the station in Brooks, Maine. The meeting will start at 7:00 p.m. You don't have to be a member to attend a meeting.

If you would like to get involved in our activities, please take a moment to complete our short application to become part of our preservation family. New members are always welcome.