St. Maarten RAILROAD

The SMRR started in 1928 as a freight carrier for harvested salt from the Great Salt Pond to the Philipsburg and Marigot Ports for export shipment worldwide.  The railroad was bankrupt in 1967 when salt harvesting stopped on the northern French side. The Dutch side had previously ceased operations in 1949.

Player Development sits on top of the old SMRR rail yard. We are in the process of restoring some of the yard, as the tracks were never ripped up just covered with sand from the harbor dredging project.  Once the track is uncovered, we want to restart the salt water evaporating plant and have the school vocational program run the salt production. They will be able to sell salt products to the tourists and run their own export business.


1 Philipsburg Bobby's Marina
2 Philipsburg Town Pier/shopping
3 Philipsburg Great Bay
4 Mary's Fancy
5 Madame's Estate
6 Over the Pond
7 Guana Bay


 MOW Dept. Riley returns newly acquired SMRR hopper
to the rails carrying its first salt load. 

NYA Operation Lifesaver boxcar 8302 barge loaded for export.
SMRR gondola carrying its first salt load. 

CANFOR USEX 2102 reefer