Hours, Schedules, and Events
General Admission to explore the Museum grounds and visit the Gift Shop is free. Hours are 10:00AM-3:00PM, every Saturday.
Tickets for train rides and events are best reserved in advance, and range in price depending on the activity. However, children (ages 0-3) always ride free on the WW&F.
What to Expect
The WW&F Railway prides itself on being more than just a train ride. We invite passengers to journey with us on steam-powered excursion through the wild pine forests, farmlands and hamlets of the Sheepscot Valley to our various destinations and activities.
Rent the Railroad
The entire railroad, or just a car, can be rented for a period of time. Our caboose can be rented for birthday parties or other events during regular operating days. The entire railroad can be chartered on non-operating days. Please click here for more information, or contact the Special Passenger Agent.
Passes & Vouchers
To redeem vouchers or passes; including brass “lifetime passes”, please purchase your tickets online, then select the appropriate discount at checkout. Eligibilty will be verified upon check-in at Sheepscot station.
In order to have a pleasant experience, please arrive at least 20 minutes prior to your train’s departure at Sheepscot station (97 Cross Road, Alna, Maine). General parking is available in the large lot just past the station building (on Cross Road) and adjacent to the restrooms. Those needing special assistance are free to park in front of the yellow “shop” building adjacent to the boarding platform.
NOTE: 97 Cross Road is on the West side of Route 218. Some GPSs place it on the East side (near the Sheepscot River/Damariscotta) – follow Cross road over Route 218 to locate the railway.
Unless there are extenuating circumstances, TRAINS LEAVE AT THEIR SCHEDULED DEPARTURE TIME AND CAN NOT BE HELD. If you anticipate a late arrival, please call us at 207-882-4193 and we will advise you of the best options available. PLEASE ANTICIPATE TRAFFIC CONDITIONS ON ROUTE ONE IN WISCASSET.
For Those Not Familiar with Maine…
Maine is the northeast-most state in the US. Boston, Mass. is the nearest large city. I-95 is the only interstate highway going into Maine. Amtrak’s Downeaster train runs between Boston North Station and Brunswick, ME. Some major airlines fly into Portland International Jetport (PWM) and Bangor International Airport (BGR), plus there are many smaller airports that people can fly into, such as Owl’s Head near Rockland. Greyhound and Concord Trailways have buses into Maine from Boston. There’s also a bus into Maine from New Brunswick.
Once you get to Maine, your best bet to get around is by car, as local public transportation outside of the larger cities is nearly non-existent. I-95 connects all the major cities of Maine and exits into Canada near Houlton. US Route 1 snakes along the coast between Kittery and Machias, then follows the Canadian border north to Fort Kent. Most public transit is localized to the larger population areas. Concord Trailways does have a coastal route along Rt 1 between Portland and Bangor, with a stop in Wiscasset.
Where is Alna?
Alna is located north of the Midcoast town of Wiscasset. It is approximately 50 miles northeast of Portland, Maine’s largest city. Other nearby cities are Lewiston (50 miles east), Augusta (30 miles southeast), and Bangor (100 miles southwest).
Where is the WW&F Railway Museum?
The Museum is located at 97 Cross Road, in Alna. Alna’s major road is State Route 218, traveling north and south through the town. The Museum is located on the southern end of town, on the western side of Rt 218. Alna has 3 village areas and no well-defined town center. Cross Road is approximately 4.5 miles north of Wiscasset and US Route 1. Route 218 begins across the street from the Wiscasset post office; from there it is a 6 minute drive to the museum campus.
There are road signs on Rt 218 for those driving from the north and from the south. Additional road signs are located on Route 1 in Newcastle, pointing to the Sheepscot Road and guiding the driver to the Museum.
Our GPS (Latitude/Longitude) coordinates are 44.0603º N x 69.6238º W.