Coming on Saturday, September 27 is our annual Fall Festival.
This year, we will have a Bluegrass Pickin’ Party! Local Bluegrass musicians will provide music for the festivities.
Additionally, we will have a pumpkin patch, children’s games, face painting, and hay rides in an antique truck. All festivities will happen at our Alna Center station. Trains depart our Sheepscot Station at our normal times.
Every year we raise funds to further our goal of restoration and preservation via an annual fund drive in the fall. Since the time of the inception of this annual drive more than 20 years ago, we have never failed to reach and surpass our drive goal. In the last several years the goal has been to raise $55,000, usually we raise between $57,000 and $60,000. This year we hope will be no exception.
Our hopes and goals have been outlined on a post on our Facebook Page, located HERE. We hope you will consider a tax-deductible donation to this worthy set of projects. A PayPal Donate button is available here on our webpage, as well as on Facebook.
We are pleased to announce that we anticipate operating steam for all open days during the month of September. This is of course subject to crew and equipment availability.
When the prior post was made, our normal operation in September is mostly diesel-hauled trains. However because of greater steam crew availability it was decided that we would be able to offer steam during all of our normal operating days in September.
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!