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Our Fall Festival September 30th!

Our Fall Festival will feature:
At Sheepscot station: Steam and Diesel Train Rides * Model AA Truck Rides * Model T Rail Car Rides * Hand Car Rides!
At Alna Center station: Children’s Games * Pumpkin Patch * Pumpkin Painting * Light Refreshments * music featuring Bluegrass Pickin’ * And More!

Trains will depart from Sheepscot from 10.30 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Regular train fares apply.  A train ticket is required to travel to Alna Center.

Please join us for a special 6 p.m. Moonlight Train to Alna Center!

Our steam train will depart Sheepscot station at 6 p.m., weather permitting.  Upon arrival at Alna Center, enjoy warm cider and cookies by the fire as John Bunker tells the story of heritage apples, the making of cider, and the shipment of apples via the narrow gauge railroad a century ago! John is a well-known expert of the history of heritage apples and owns the Super Chilly Farm in Palermo. The train will return to Sheepscot station by 7.30 p.m. Regular train fares apply.

We hope you can join us Saturday, September 30th!

Steam in September!

We are pleased to announce that we will be operating steam every Saturday and Sunday in September, except Sunday, September 24th. This is of course subject to crew and equipment availability. On September 24th we will be running diesel trains.

September in Maine is a great month – warm days and cool nights, usually pretty sunny, with some nice foliage showing up later in the month. The high tourist season is over, so hotel rooms are available and traffic is manageable. Please come visit!

Ice Cream August 26th!

We had such a good time in July, we’re doing it again to mark the end of summer!

Please join us for our second Ice Cream Social on Saturday, August 26th. Take any train from our Museum grounds at Sheepscot between noon and 3 p.m. and receive an ice cream when you arrive at Alna Center! While at Alna Center, enjoy kite flying and old-fashioned lawn games.

Regular fares apply on all trains.

If weather does not cooperate on Saturday the 26th, our August Ice Cream Social will be held the next day — Sunday, August 27th.

Our Annual Picnic & Yard Sale, and a World War I encampment August 12 & 13!

Our Museum celebrates summer with steam train rides, model T rail car rides, hand car rides, antique machinery, a yard sale, food, a World War I encampment and fun Saturday and Sunday, August 12th and 13th!
Model T rail car rides will follow behind the regular scheduled steam trains (subject to rail car availability). Hand car rides will be in Sheepscot yard.
Visit a World War I encampment at Alna Center Saturday evening and Sunday! The doughboys prepare to leave Alna, Maine via the WW&F in the summer of 1917 to join up with the 26th Yankee Division, before shipping over to France.
Picnic Food on sale both days from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Shop our Yard Sale both days. Yard Sale proceeds benefit the WW&F Railway Museum Archives!
Trains will depart Sheepscot Station from 10.30 a.m. to late afternoon Saturday and 10.30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday.

Ice Cream July 8th!

It’s summer, so it’s time for ice cream!

Weather permitting, we will be holding our July Ice Cream Social this Saturday, July 8th. Take any train from our Museum grounds at Sheepscot between noon and 3 p.m. and receive an ice cream when you arrive at Alna Center! While at Alna Center, enjoy kite flying and old-fashioned lawn games.

Regular fare applies on all trains.

If you can’t attend our event this weekend, we will be holding our August Ice Cream Social on Saturday, August 26th.

If weather does not cooperate on Saturday, our July Ice Cream Social will be held the next day — Sunday, July 9th.

A Steamy Summer!

Now that July’s here, we will be running steam trains every Saturday and Sunday July 1st through Labor Day weekend. Steam trains depart our Museum grounds at Sheepscot at 10.30 a.m., 12 noon, and 1.30 and 3 p.m., while diesel trains or Model T railcar depart Sheepscot at 10.55 a.m., and 12.25 and 1.55 p.m., weather, equipment and crew permitting.

Enjoy a summertime excursion through the Maine woods in the Sheepscot valley!

Steam Father’s Day weekend!

Let’s celebrate Father’s Day weekend with narrow gauge steam trains!

On Saturday & Sunday, June 17th & 18th, steam trains will depart our Museum grounds (97 Cross Road, Alna) at 10.30 a.m., 12 noon, 1.30 and 3 p.m. for a 50-minute five-mile round trip ride. Our Model T railcar or diesel train will depart our Museum grounds at 10.55 a.m., 12.25 and 1.55 p.m., crew and equipment permitting.

While there is a charge to ride our trains (except during Victorian Christmas), a visit to our Museum grounds is always free! Stop by any Saturday or Sunday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. now through Columbus Day weekend to see what projects are underway and watch trains depart and arrive at Sheepscot station. Learn more about the Maine two-footers!

Summertime Trains!

With the arrival of Memorial Day, we are now running trains on a summertime schedule, with trains on Saturdays and Sundays! During June, Diesel trains depart Sheepscot station (97 Cross Road, Alna) at 10.30 a.m., 12 noon, 1.30 and 3 p.m. If crew and our railcar are available, our Model T railcar will run at 10.55 a.m., 12.25 and 1.55 p.m.

On Father’s Day weekend (June 17th and 18th), we will be running steam trains! Our railcar or diesel train will handle the second class trains that weekend.

While there is a charge to ride our trains (except during Victorian Christmas), a visit to our Museum grounds is always free! Stop by any Saturday or Sunday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in June to see what projects are underway and watch trains depart and arrive at Sheepscot station. Learn more about the Maine two-footers!

Discussion Forum was down, is now back up

At 4 PM this afternoon (5/28/17), Ed Lecuyer reported that the forum was reporting itself as crashed.  As of this post, Ed and James are still pondering what to do.  Please be patient.  We may have lost posts from after 1 PM 5/27, we’ll see what happens.

May 30th update:  The forum was restored from backup and is now available again.  If you have not had a chance, please visit our forum and get the latest up-to-minute news on museum activities!

Our 2017 Operating Season Begins!

We have held several private steam train events in January and February, and our Easter Eggspress April 15th was very popular, with nearly 1,100 visitors. But after a long winter and early spring, we’re very happy to be starting our 2017 regular operating season!

Over the next three Saturdays (May 6th, 13th and 20th), we will be operating diesel and Model T railcar trains under our spring train schedule. Diesel trains depart Sheepscot station (97 Cross Road, Alna) at 10.30 a.m., 12 noon and 1.30 p.m. If crew and our railcar are available, our Model T railcar will run at 10.55 a.m., 12.25 and 1.55 p.m. Our summer schedule will start May 27th, with steam trains that weekend.

While there is a charge to ride our trains (except during Victorian Christmas), a visit to our Museum grounds is always free! Stop by any Saturday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in May to see what projects are underway and watch trains depart and arrive at Sheepscot station. Learn more about the Maine two-footers!