For a tour of the long-lost Vineyard train, go to BuiltStory.com, pay $10 and enjoy learning about this 19th century means of transport.
The Martha's Vineyard train opened in August 1874 and ran for twenty+ years from the Oak Bluffs Steamship pier through Edgartown, at the present Depot Market, and on to South Beach. It never made money, but was never at a loss of traffic. Tourists loved the narrow gauge track, the seaside scenery and the excitement of train travel in the years before the automobile. Follow the tour to see where the track was laid, what happened to the engine at the beginning and end of its Vineyard career, and so much more!