The first Saturday of every November, immediately following the end of our operating season, our Museum volunteers travel north to Albion station to help our friends at the Albion Historical Society maintain the WW&F Railway station and surrounding grounds there. This was the northern-most point of the railroad for many years! This year, we will … Continue reading Albion Day November 4th!
The first Saturday of November, our Museum volunteers travel north to Albion station to help our friends at the Albion Historical Society maintain the WW&F Railway station and surrounding grounds there. This was the northern-most point of the railroad for many years! This year, we will be at Albion on November 5th. Members will meet … Continue reading Join us for Albion Day November 5th!
All aboard at the Lincoln Home for a presentation on the history and current restoration progress of the Wiscasset, Waterville & Farmington Railway on Monday, April 22, at 3 p.m. The presentation includes a slide show and a selection of artifacts for display, followed by a brief question and answer session. The Wiscasset, Waterville and … Continue reading WW&F Railway presentation at the Lincoln Home April 22nd!
With our state’s rich two-footer history, Maine will serve as host for the 2016 National Narrow Gauge Convention! Convention activities will be based at the Augusta Civic Center Wednesday, September 7th through Saturday, September 10th. Well over 1,000 people from around the world are expected to attend the event! Along with Maine’s other two-foot railroads, … Continue reading Welcome National Narrow Gauge Conventioneers!
1985: Harry E. Percival, Jr. purchases railroad right of way from the Winter Foundation, owner of the original WW&F assets. 1986 – 1988: Harry starts work to restore the railroad. He tries to start a non-profit Wiscasset & Quebec Railroad Company (the name of the original railroad when built) but could not because the company … Continue reading Museum Milestones of Previous Years
Sheepscot Station Campus Projects As our museum has developed and grown, we have added facilities as needed to serve the public and maintain our equipment. By the mid 2000s, our museum had grown in both size and popularity to the point it was time to develop a master plan for our grounds in Sheepscot to … Continue reading Plans for the Museum’s Sheepscot Station Campus
WW&F railcar No. 4 was built over a number of years by volunteer Leon Weeks. The car arrived for good to the Museum in 2010, and underwent a period of troubleshooting before it became operational. The vehicle has a Model T automobile engine, mounted in a brand-new body. The railcar is modeled after an existing … Continue reading WW&F Railcar No. 4
Step aboard and connect with the soul of Maine. The WW&F Railway Museum in Alna, Maine (just north of Wiscasset on Route 218), celebrates Maine’s Sheepscot Valley narrow gauge. Come ride our historic steam train for a trip back in time. Explore our facilities and shops where exploration is encouraged and inquisitiveness is rewarded. Experience … Continue reading Welcome to the WW&F
Harry Percival is the one man who can be most credited with founding the WW&F Museum, even though he would be quick to deny that he was our founder. Nevertheless, it was Harry who laid the groundwork for the present day museum, many years before the museum came to be. For many of Harry’s formative … Continue reading Museum Founder, Harry E. Percival, Jr.
Wiscasset And Quebec Railroad The narrow gauge’s roots date back to the 1830’s, when the townspeople of Wiscasset, Maine wished to revive their dying seaport with a railroad connection, and when the state legislature was interested in establishing a railroad connection with Quebec. The Kennebec and Wiscasset Railroad was chartered in 1854 to build Wiscasset’s … Continue reading History of the WW&F Railway