Steam and Sleighs
January 25 @ 10:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Experience an unforgettable day at the Wiscasset, Waterville and Farmington Railway during ‘Steam and Sleighs’.
Ride the Railway’s steam-powered Sheepscot Valley Winter Service trains and enjoy a horse-drawn sleigh (or wagon) ride, backcountry cross country skiing, snowshoeing, winter hiking, and more at our station stops along your journey.
Trains leave from Sheepscot Station (97 Cross Rd. Alna) and make stops at Alna Center and Top of Mountain Stations.
At Alna Center, detrain for horse-drawn sleigh rides and cross country skiing along with hot beverages prepared on the station’s potbelly stove. Outside, warm your hands around the bonfire and participate in a variety of demonstrations. In addition to the heated station, additional a portable toilet can be found here.
At Top of Mountain detrain for snowshoeing, backcountry X/C, hiking and to explore the work the railway is undertaking on the mountain extension, a .75 mile extension of the railway to a new station adjacent to Midcoast Conservancy’s Trout Brook Preserve. For your convenience, a heated caboose and attendant will be on hand to help direct you. There are no additional facilities at this remote location.
Trains leave Sheepscot Station (97 Cross Road, Alna) at 10:30, 12, and 1:30. An additional 3:00PM train will pick up hikers, skiers and snowshoers. Visitors are welcome for a train ride only at 3:00PM.
Tickets are valid for round trip passage to and from Sheepscot Station and include access to all of the day’s activities. You may return on any train you wish to or break your journey at any station and resume it on a later train.
Steam and Sleighs will be held Snow or Shine. In the event of inclement and hazardous weather, the event will be canceled and tickets will be refunded. Come dressed prepared for the weather. If you care to engage in outdoor activities, please bring your own skis, snowshoes, or outdoor gear.
This is a self-guided rugged activity in the woods without facilities or conveniences, please dress and plan appropriately.