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Steam and Sleighs
February 15 @ 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) at 10.30 a.m., 12 noon, and 1:30 p.m. to Top of the Mountain station and return. A final 3 p.m. train will pick up our guests; visitors are welcome to take that train as a round-trip ride.
At Top of the Mountain, detrain for horse-drawn sleigh rides for a trip to SeaLyon Farm, self-guided 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 beautiful Trout Brook Preserve.
For your convenience, a heated railcar and attendant will be on hand to help direct you at Top of the Mountain. There are no facilities at this remote location (outside of those offered at SeaLyon Farm.) Allocate 90 minutes of layover time to ride the sleigh, visit the farm, and enjoy the outdoor activities.
Trains depart Top of the Mountain for the return back to Sheepscot Station at 11 a.m., and 12:30, 2:00 and 3:30 p.m.
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.