Museum Events 2017

Museum Events for 2017

Saturday, April 15: Easter Eggspress.
Come join the WW&F Railway Museum as we celebrate Easter with Steam train rides 12 noon to 3 p.m., and Easter egg hunts at Alna Center! Ride the train to Alna Center station and find the special egg! Separate egg hunts will be held each trip for children 5 and under and children 6 and older.

Friday – Sunday, April 28 – 30: Spring Work Weekend.
Come help extend our track and/or help with other projects on the railroad. Work is from 7 a.m. – 5 p.m.; lunch and supper are provided by the Museum to the volunteers. Steam train may be running, but may be reserved for work crews. Limited train rides available for those not wishing to join the volunteer corps.

Saturday, May 6: The start of our 2017 operating season and our Annual Meeting!
We start the 2017 weekend operating season with diesel trains and our Annual Meeting! Trains will depart Sheepscot station at 10.30 a.m., 12 noon and 1.30 p.m.
Annual Meeting: Come hear about our Museum’s accomplishments over the past year, our current state and plans for the future. The meeting will be held at the historic Alna Meeting House, 2 miles north of our Museum on Route 218, starting at 1 p.m.

Saturdays, May 13 & 20: Train Rides, Every Saturday.
Museum grounds open 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. every Saturday. Trains run at 10.30 a.m., 12 noon, and 1.30 p.m. Second Class trains (usually our Model T railcar) may run at 10:55AM, 12:25PM and 1:55PM – based on crew and equipment availability.
NOTE: Train rides are diesel powered and/or with our Model T inspection car (weather and crew permitting).

Saturday & Sunday, May 27 & 28: Memorial Day Weekend.
Kick off the start of the Summer season with steam! Museum grounds open 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays.
Steam trains run both days. Model T inspection car rides also available.
Trains run at 10.30 a.m., 12 noon, 1.30 p.m., and 3 p.m. Second Class trains (usually our Model T railcar) may run at 10:55AM, 12:25PM and 1:55PM – based on crew and equipment availability.

Saturdays & Sundays, June 3 – 25: June Trains.
Museum grounds open 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays.
Most weekends, train rides are diesel powered and/or with our Model T inspection car (weather and crew permitting).
Trains run at 10.30 a.m., 12 noon, 1.30 p.m., and 3 p.m. Second Class trains (usually our Model T railcar) may run at 10:55AM, 12:25PM and 1:55PM – based on crew and equipment availability.
NOTE: Steam trains will run on Father’s Day Weekend, June 17 & 18.

Saturdays & Sundays, July 1 – September 30: A Steamy Summer Season: Steam trains every weekend!
Museum grounds open 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays.
Steam trains run all weekend. Model T inspection car rides also available.
Trains run at 10.30 a.m., 12 noon, 1.30 p.m., and 3 p.m. Second Class trains (usually our Model T railcar) may run at 10:55AM, 12:25PM and 1:55PM – based on crew and equipment availability.
NOTE: Diesel trains will run on Sunday September 24.

Saturday, July 8: July Ice Cream Social.
Join us for this summertime favorite! Ice cream will be served at Alna Center in the afternoon.
Trains run at 10.30 a.m., 12 noon, 1.30 p.m., and 3 p.m. Second Class trains (usually our Model T railcar) may run at 10:55AM, 12:25PM and 1:55PM – based on crew and equipment availability.
NOTE: The ice cream is free!, but regular train fares apply.
Rain date: Sunday, July 9.

Saturday & Sunday, August 12 & 13: Annual Picnic.
Museum grounds open 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Food and fun for everyone. Picnic lunch available for purchase from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Large Yard Sale to benefit the museum.
NOTE: While trains continue to operate on the regular timetable, there are often extras, such as photo freights. Other items of interest (such as early gas engines) may be on display.

Saturday, August 26: August Ice Cream Social.
Join us for this summertime favorite! Ice cream will be served at Alna Center in the afternoon.
Trains run at 10.30 a.m., 12 noon, 1.30 p.m., and 3 p.m. Second Class trains (usually our Model T railcar) may run at 10:55AM, 12:25PM and 1:55PM – based on crew and equipment availability.
NOTE: The ice cream is free!, but regular train fares apply.
Rain date: Sunday, August 27.

Saturdays & Sundays, September 9 – October 1: Fall Steam Trains.
Museum grounds open 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays.
Most weekends, train rides are steam powered and/or with our Model T inspection car (weather and crew permitting).
Trains run at 10.30 a.m., 12 noon, 1.30 p.m., and 3 p.m. Second Class trains (usually our Model T railcar) may run at 10:55AM, 12:25PM and 1:55PM – based on crew and equipment availability.
NOTE: Diesel trains will run on Sunday, September 24 and Sunday October 1.

Saturday, September 30: Fall Festival.
Museum grounds open 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Steam trains run all day. Model T inspection car rides also available.
Trains run at 10.30 a.m., 12 noon, 1.30 p.m., and 3 p.m. Second Class trains (usually our Model T railcar) may run at 10:55AM, 12:25PM and 1:55PM – based on crew and equipment availability.
NOTE: Family events include steam train rides, handcar rides, railcar rides, Model AA truck rides, children’s games, a pumpkin patch, music and light refreshments.

Friday – Monday, October 6 – 9: Fall Work Weekend.
Come help extend our track and/or help with other projects on the railroad. Work is from 7 a.m. – 5 p.m.; lunch and supper are provided by the Museum to the volunteers. Steam train may be running, but may be reserved for work crews. Train rides available for those not wishing to join the volunteer corps.

Saturdays, October 14 – October 28: Train Rides, Every Saturday.
Museum grounds open 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. every Saturday. Trains run at 10.30 a.m., 12 noon, and 1.30 p.m. Second Class trains (usually our Model T railcar) may run at 10:55AM, 12:25PM and 1:55PM – based on crew and equipment availability.
NOTE: Train rides are diesel powered and/or with our Model T inspection car (weather and crew permitting).

Saturdays, November thru December: Museum Open & volunteers working, no train rides.
Museum grounds open 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. every Saturday. Volunteers are working, and the gift shop is open. However there will be no scheduled trains until Victorian Christmas.

Saturday, November 4: Albion Day.
Work crews gather at Albion to assist reconstruction of the station at the northern terminus of the original railroad.

Saturdays, December 16 & 23: Victorian Christmas.
Museum grounds open 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Steam and Diesel trains 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Sleigh (or wagon) Rides 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
The Museum thanks its supporters, neighbors, and community with train rides, a horse-drawn sleigh/wagon, and a visit from Santa Claus at Alna Center!
NOTE: This is a FREE event, but donations are greatly appreciated!