Spring is Here! Our April Activities!

Many of the 100+ volunteers who traveled to our Museum’s 2018 Columbus Day Work Weekend to work on our Mountain Extension as well as other projects.  During our Spring Work Weekend Friday to Sunday, April 26th to 28th, we will be ballasting, lifting, lining and tamping the 1420+ feet of new track built last fall, plus working on other projects!  Susan Hackett photo. 

Spring has arrived in the Sheepscot Valley! During the first two Saturdays of April (6th and 13th), our volunteers will be finishing  preparations for a busy 2019 season. You can follow our progress in our forum’s April 2019 Work Reports thread.

On Friday, April 19th, we will be partnering with the Midcoast Conservancy to celebrate Earth Day. In the morning, the Conservancy will lead a clean up of the Trout Brook Trailhead. At 11.30 a.m., friends and volunteers will gather at our Museum in Sheepscot for a 12 noon steam train ride to Top of Mountain. After debarking the train, our riders will hike just over 2.5 miles on terrain that is of easy to moderate difficulty. Come along for the beautiful views of Trout Brook!

Our annual Easter Eggspress will run the next day, Saturday, April 20th. Steam trains will depart Sheepscot station (97 Cross Road) from 10.50 a.m. to 3.30 p.m. for Easter egg hunts at Alna Center. Tickets and further information can be found at wwfrytickets.simpletix.com.

We end the month with our annual Spring Work Weekend Friday through Sunday, April 26th through 28th. Our main project this spring will be the ballasting, lifting, lining and tamping the 1420+ feet of track built last fall on our Mountain Extension. We’ll also be working on a number of other smaller projects so our Museum will be ready for the 2019 season!