Portlanders who live paycheck to paycheck, and have friends and relatives who have to move to Westbrook or farther because their in-town living situation has changed and nothing is open to the poor in Portland, those residents might have a sour view of the gentrification and development our city is currently undergoing. On the other hand, people who have a little extra on hand might be happy that the place is getting better-looking. However you feel about it, Portland is changing.
Runners, walkers , and beachgoers who frequent the Prom have a good idea of the route of the narrow-gauge train. From their base near the ferry terminal, to near where the Eastern Prom Trail intersects with the Back Cove loop, across the inlet from B&M. And back, of course. The ice cream is what makes it more than just another hour on your device while the sights slide past. Point out Fort Gorges to your kids while they try to catch the drips from their cones.
Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Co. & Museum: https://www.mainenarrowgauge.org/ice-cream-train/