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The Road to Togus Remembered: Civil War Reenactment

Featuring 3rd Maine Infantry Company A

Quick Details

Adult Ages 13+
$18
Youth Ages 4-12
$9
Child Ages 3 and under
Group (Caboose Adventure) Group of up to 15 people for exclusive use of the Caboose.
$180

Residents of the “Old Soldier’s Home” invite you to ride their narrow gauge connection.

Board your train at Sheepscot station (97 Cross Road, Alna) for a 75 minute steam-powered ride through the pine forests, farmlands and hamlets of the Sheepscot Valley to Trout Brook. After a short layover to allow the locomotive to “run-around” the train, we’ll double-back to Alna Center for a historic surprise!

At Alna Center, the 3rd Maine Infantry Company A will be set up where you can experience living history demonstrations, infantry drill and other Civil War talks and displays. After our layover at the Civil War encampment, we’ll return back to Sheepscot station where you’ll want to explore our railyard, examine our displays, and peruse our gift shop.

Ticket price includes the steam train ride, admission to the soldier’s encampment, as well as parking at Sheepscot.

Note that passengers requiring extra assistance, including those in wheelchairs can be accommodated on this train (however, detraining at Alna Center to view the encampment may be a challenge.) Well-behaved dogs are allowed at the discretion of the Conductor.

The Road to Togus Remembered: Civil War Reenactment trains depart Sheepscot station (97 Cross Road, Alna) promptly at 11a (sold out), 1p, and 3p (special presentation) on Saturday June 29th. The 11am and 1pm departures will also include seating aboard the A-No.1 Hobo Experience.

We look forward to seeing you on the narrow gauge!

Saturday Afternoon Photographers Special

At 3pm, a special train will bring a limited number of photographers and history buffs on an in-depth, immersive experience. The 3rd Maine Infantry Company A will join our select group for a series of scenes and “run-bys” along the railway, including an extended stay at the encampment for a special presentation on Civil War history. Passengers are strongly encouraged to dress in vintage style clothing. The special – limited to no more than 30 passengers – will return to Sheepscot at approximately 5:30pm.

Historical Connection to Maine’s Two-Footers

Kennebec Central Locomotive #4Be a part of history as we remember the Maine Two Foot Railroad that cared for the veterans of the American Civil War, 95 years on. Even though none of Maine’s unique narrow gauges operated at the time of the Civil War, one played a role in taking care of its veterans. The Kennebec Central was built in 1890 with its primary purpose of serving the National Solders Home of Togus, Maine. The last revenue train operated on June 29th 1929, thus The Road to Togus Remembered coincides exactly with the 95th Anniversary of the last train on the Kennebec Central. Before being purchased by the WW&F, locomotive 9 served as Kennebec Central 4 and proudly carried Civil War veterans to and from town, and even to their own reenactments!

For this special one-day-only event, WW&F locomotive #9 will be back-dated to appear as it did during its tenure on the Kennebec Central!

3rd Maine Infantry Company A

Fighting for the Union since 1861! Company A, 3rd Maine Regiment Volunteer Infantry is a nonprofit educational and living history organization dedicated to preserving the memory of Maine’s role in the American Civil War. Through living history events, battle reenactments, and educational presentations they work to teach others about what life was like for Maine soldiers and civilians during the years 1861 – 1865. They also strive to serve as a living memorial to all of the people who gave their lives during the War, and in doing so gave us these United States of America.

Also Available: A-No.1 Hobo Experience

Making its debut on the 11am and 1pm departures on the Road to Togus is newly-restored livestock boxcar 56, which has been outfitted for the A-No.1 Hobo Experience. Experience the thrill of riding the open rails without a care in the world – as a freeloading “tramp” aboard our mixed train! Click here for more details and to reserve your tickets for this unique adventure.


Weather and Cancellations

The Road to Togus Remembered: Civil War Reenactment will take place rain or shine (please dress accordingly.) If extreme weather is predicted, all passengers will be notified via email or phone, and given the option to reschedule or receive a full refund.

Passes, Vouchers and Discounts

We will be pleased to honor passes redeemed as the base portion of the train fare on The Road to Togus Remembered: Civil War Reenactment. Upon checkout, please select the appropriate discount for a Lifetime Pass, an Annual Pass, Alna Resident, or similar pass.