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A-No.1 Hobo Experience

Tramp through history - hobo style!

Quick Details

Passenger Ages 5+

About the Experience

Experience the thrill of riding the open rails without a care in the world – as a freeloading “tramp” aboard a WW&F mixed train!

Hobos (or “tramps” as they were referred to by the locals in these parts) were known to travel the WW&F in the early 1930’s – often stopping at the village of Head Tide where a friendly butcher was usually willing to share with the weary passers-by. On today’s WW&F, your group will be hosted by a “tramp” who will board you discreetly in our livestock boxcar and will share the local lore of life on the rails. But look out, the conductor may not appreciate freeloaders on his train!

This experience will have you seated in a modified historic, restored, livestock boxcar which features some windows and minimal seating. As it was not originally designed for passenger travel, this car is not suited for those with mobility issues or children under age 5. Climbing of stairs is required to hop aboard the train.

We strongly encourage passengers taking part in the A-No.1 Hobo Experience to dress in ragged old clothing, suitable for the era. Who knows, you may run into “A-No.1” himself on his way to Portland!

Note: Due to the nature of this intimate, interactive, and immersive experience, only 12 passengers (per trip) can be accommodated. This is not an accessible event and is not recommended for small children or anyone with mobility concerns. Tickets must be reserved in advance and typically sell out.

About the Wiscasset, Waterville and Farmington Railway

Ride over the Sheepscot Valley’s Narrow Gauge Railway aboard a historic steam train for a trip back in time. Explore our facilities and workshops where exploration is encouraged and inquisitiveness is rewarded. Experience the nearly-lost art of running and maintaining a steam powered narrow gauge railroad.

Passes, Vouchers and Discounts

We will be pleased to honor passes redeemed as the base portion of the train fare on the A-No.1 Hobo Experience. Upon checkout, please select the appropriate discount for a Lifetime Pass, an Annual Pass, Alna Resident, or similar pass.