Due to the COVID-19 (aka “coronavirus”) pandemic, the museum is not offering public train service until August 7, 2020. After that date, trains will be “advance purchase only” and consist of a number of exciting special events designed to keep passengers safe while having a trainload of fun!
2020 SPECIAL SERVICES
All trains depart Sheepscot Station (97 Cross Road, Alna, Maine) at the dates and times listed below. Advance tickets are required for all trains. Due to limited seating capacity, vouchers and passes can NOT be redeemed in 2020. Check the Events page for more specific details about each of these Special Services.
August 7 & 8: Opening Special to Milepost 8
First passenger trains down “The Mountain” to (but not over) Trout Brook bridge since 1933. Departs Sheepscot at 5:00 PM.
August 8: Annual Picnic
First and Second Class trains depart Sheepscot at 11:00, 11:30 AM, 1:00, 1:30, 3:00, and 3:30 PM.
August 22, September 5 & September 19: Handcar Hops!
Your group of 2-4 (ages 12 and up) get a self-powered 90-minute handcar (aka “pump car”) tour of the WW&F mainline. Departs Sheepscot at 9:00 and 11:00AM.
August 22, September 5 & September 19: Ice Cream Eggspress
Enjoy a train ride to Alna Center for ice cream and an Easter-style egg hunt. Family fun for kids of all ages. Departs Sheepscot at 1:00 and 3:00PM.
August 22, September 5 & September 19:
Evening Picnic and Campfire Specials
Enjoy a train ride to Alna Center for a picnic dinner (self-provided) and music/entertainment as the sun goes down and daylight fades. Departs Sheepscot at 5:00 and 7:00PM.
September 26 and October 3, 10, 17, & 24:
Pumpkin Pickin’ Trains
Enjoy a train ride to SeaLyon Farm to pick your very own pumpkin from their pumpkin patch. Farmstand and other goodies will also be open. Trains depart Sheepscot at times that will be determined based on current guidelines for safe public gatherings.
December 12: Victorian Christmas
Our Victorian Christmas. Trains start operating at 10 AM and operate as frequently as possible until 3 PM. This event will not occur if restrictions placed on large gatherings are in effect.
Advance reservations required.
Tickets for all 2020 Special Services will be on sale shortly!
In light of the emergent COVID-19 situation and its potential to impact our operations, we have made adjustments to our public cancellation statement (found below) to protect both the resources of the railway and the safety of our visitors.
The WW&F Railway reserves the right to cancel and/or adjust train operations based on equipment and crew availability, lack of sales, and/or any hazardous conditions, including weather. All cancellations or reductions in service will be announced on the Railway’s Facebook page and web site as soon as practicable. Ticket holders may cancel tickets for any reason for a full refund up to 5 days before their ticketed departure. Any tickets purchased for cancelled trains will be fully refunded to the purchaser.