Tickets are now on sale for all of our train services later this summer! Detailed descriptions for these special events can be found at the “Book Now” link on the top right of this page or at the links listed below.
The safety of our guests and volunteers are paramount to our reopening. All guests are directed to please read our WW&F COVID-19 Pandemic Safety Plan before visiting our Railway at 97 Cross Road in Alna, Maine.
Here are a few highlights of our planned events in August and September:
The first public trains since 1933 to Milepost 8 August 7th and 8th! These evening trains will traverse our Mountain Extension to the foot of Trout Brook Bridge. This fundraising excursion will also include a photo run-by and a pie and lemonade celebration at Alna Center.
Learn more and book your special tickets for a Milepost 8 Excursion at https://fareharbor.com/embeds/book/wwfry/items/244380/calendar/2020/07/?full-items=yes
Our Annual Picnic Saturday, August 8th will celebrate a great step in the preservation of Maine’s two-foot gauge railroad equipment with the opening of the Maine Narrow Gauge Collection in the newly completed Car Barn Extension. There will be antique auto rides, 2 locomotives in steam, food available (for pre-purchase), guided tours, and more!
Learn more, order your picnic lunch, and book your Annual Picnic tickets at: https://fareharbor.com/embeds/book/wwfry/items/244377/calendar/2020/07/?full-items=yes
Handcar Hops at 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. Saturdays August 22nd, September 5th and September 19th. This is an opportunity for 2 to 4 guests to take handcar ride out on our mainline with a WW&F brakeman. After some brief safety and operation training, you will set out on a 90-minute adventure via a pump car used by railway workers maintaining this line in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
Learn more and book your Handcar Hop at: https://fareharbor.com/embeds/book/wwfry/items/244381/calendar/2020/07/?full-items=yes
Ice Cream Eggspress 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Saturdays August 22nd, September 5th and September 19th. What do you get when you combine Ice Cream and Eggs? Frozen Custard? No—The Ice Cream Eggspress! We’ll have locally-made, award-winning Round Top Ice Cream on hand, along with an egg hunt for children who missed out on our usual Easter Eggspress trains this year.
Learn more and buy your tickets on the Ice Cream Eggspress at: https://fareharbor.com/embeds/book/wwfry/items/245517/calendar/2020/07/?full-items=yes
Evening Picnic Special 5 p.m. Saturdays August 22nd, September 5th and September 19th. Bring your own or order a boxed picnic made by Treats in Wiscasset. BYOB and enjoy the beautiful fields around Alna Center station as the day winds down.
Learn more, book tickets and order a ready-to-go boxed dinner if you’d like for your Evening Picnic at: https://fareharbor.com/embeds/book/wwfry/items/245523/calendar/2020/07/?full-items=yes
Campfire Trains 7 p.m. Saturdays August 22nd, September 5th and September 19th. Enjoy a talk by a local author, music, stories, stargazing, or the magic of taking a lamp-lit train listening to the sounds of a steam train working through the night’s darkness.
Each train will have a special theme:
- Sunset Train August 22nd featuring USAF Major (ret.) Bill Kenny, author of the new book A History of Maine Railroads. Learn more and book tickets at: https://fareharbor.com/embeds/book/wwfry/items/245527/calendar/2020/07/?full-items=yes
- Twilight Train September 5th featuring Musician and Storyteller Jud Caswell. Learn more and book tickets at: https://fareharbor.com/embeds/book/wwfry/items/245530/calendar/2020/07/?full-items=yes
- Stargazers Special September 19th. Enjoy a beautifully situated campfire with s’mores at Alna Center. Don’t forget your binoculars to enjoy stargazing at isolated Top of the Mountain, or simply enjoy a late summers’ evening listening to the sound of a steam locomotive working through the darkness on a true ‘night train’ lit only by lamplight. Learn more and book tickets at: https://fareharbor.com/embeds/book/wwfry/items/245535/calendar/2020/07/?full-items=yes
We hope to see you soon on the Sheepscot Valley Narrow Gauge!