The WW&F Railway traces its roots to 1894 when the Wiscasset and Quebec Railroad constructed a two-foot “narrow” gauge railroad northward from the bustling wharves of Wiscasset. Far short of its international delusions of grandeur, the railway of “big dreams and little wheels” instead reached 50 miles into the heart of central Maine.
Reorganized as the Wiscasset, Waterville and Farmington, the Railway served Maine’s Sheepscot Valley faithfully for the next 40 years before closing during the Great Depression.
Brought back from extinction by a team of dedicated volunteers, today’s railway connects you with a Maine that has all but slipped away. See why the WW&F’s attractions and special events are among the best things to do in the Midcoast and our membership (create link to membership page) and volunteer (create link to volunteering page) programs have helped to set the standard for railway preservation in the United States. Join us to experience authentic Maine. It is yours to discover and explore – we will take you there.