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Model T Railcar Ramble

Tour the narrow gauge in style aboard a Model T Railcar

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Passenger All Ages

About the Experience

The WW&F, like many smaller railroads, was very innovative and constantly looking for ways to cut costs. As such, they modified at least two different early automobiles to ride the rails, in order to make track inspections and trips to work sites easier. Here is your chance to recreate that unique experience.

On very select dates, the WW&F Railway Museum will be operating its Model T Railcar for the general public. The car seats only five passengers per trip, and will be touring the restored WW&F all the way from Sheepscot to Trout Brook (including a trip over the boxed-pony covered bridge.)

Don’t miss your opportunity to ride this one-of-a-kind vehicle. And maybe you can even help turn it around.

Ticket price includes one seat (of 5 available per trip) on the Model T Railcar for a seven mile round-trip to Trout Brook and return, admission to the museum grounds, as well as parking at Sheepscot.

Note that passengers requiring extra assistance, including those in wheelchairs, can not be accommodated on the rail car. Pets of any kind are not permitted. Children must be supervised by their parents at all times.

We look forward to seeing you on the narrow gauge!

Note: Due to the nature of this intimate, interactive, and immersive experience, only five passengers (per trip) can be accommodated.  Tickets must be reserved in advance and typically sell out.

Additional operating dates will be announced following a trial run on April 21, 2024. Please join our email list to be notified when those tickets become available.

Model T Railcar 4

During its common carrier era (1894-1933) the WW&F owned at least two different rail cars used to inspect the railroad. Since these cars did not survive the railroad’s scrapping in the late 1930s, our volunteers (led by Leon Weeks) completed this replica of a similar rail car in 2010. After an extensive overhaul in 2023 (led by Paul Baresel), it is once again ready to take lucky passengers on limited trips along the railway.

A unique feature of this car is a built-in turntable, which allows it to be turned to face the direction of travel anywhere on the railroad. Guests are generally encouraged to “give it a spin” during their visit.

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 for the Model T Railcar Ramble special event. Upon checkout, please select the appropriate discount for a Lifetime Pass, an Annual Pass, Alna Resident, or similar pass.