Category Archives: Museum History

Historical records of the Museum

Two Feet to Tidewater Third Edition!

Our Museum has just reprinted the book Two Feet to Tidewater, which tells the history of the Wiscasset & Quebec Railroad and the later Wiscasset, Waterville and Farmington Railway, written by Robert C. Jones and David L. Register.  Their definitive work was first published in 1987, two years before our Museum was formed.

Since then, our Museum reprinted their out-of-print book as a second edition in 2001, with a Museum history appendix written by then Museum president Larson Powell.  That, along with the first edition, have both been long out-of-print.

Our Museum has now published a third edition, which includes a second appendix written by James Patten, covering the history of our Museum in color from 2001 to 2018.  This 400+ page hardcover is now available through our online gift shop!

Our 100,000th Passenger!

Congratulations to Andrew Kahrl, our 100,000th passenger!

When Andrew Kahrl purchased a ticket for the 1:30 train on Sunday, May 26th he didn’t expect the gift shop crew to applaud!  Arriving with his family of four, Andrew became passenger number 100,000 from a count that began in May of 1997 when the first ticket was sold. Prior to that time (1993 – early ’97) donations were taken for short train rides on flatcar 118. Andrew was promised a cab ride and handcar ride when it wasn’t raining and given a free one year membership in the museum.

Congratulations, Andrew, and thank you for riding the Sheepscot Valley Narrow Gauge!