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Music on the Railway

Take the Narrow Gauge Music Express to a Sunday Afternoon Concert!

Quick Details

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

Board the concert train at Sheepscot station for a steam-powered ride through the wild pine forests, farmlands and hamlets of the Sheepscot Valley to Alna Center where music, food, drink, and fun awaits.

We’ve invited some of the regions best-loved entertainers for afternoons filled with stories and song. Enjoy the onsite food and drink, or pack a snack for a memorable afternoon! After the music concludes the train will return you back to Sheepscot.

Ticket price includes the steam train ride, concert admission (general seating on benches, or bring your own chair) as well as parking at Sheepscot. Note that passengers requiring extra assistance may have difficulty navigating the platforms and stairs at Alna Center. Well-behaved dogs are allowed at the discretion of the Conductor.

Trains for Music on the Railway depart Sheepscot station (97 Cross Road, Alna) promptly at 2pm and return by 4:45pm.

Music on the Railway concerts are held rain or shine under the WW&F’s unique pavilion nestled in the trees at Alna Center.

We look forward to seeing you on the narrow gauge!

Oct 1st: Women in the Round

“Women in the Round” is the second of two “Songwriters in the Round” that will be part of the 2023 Music on the Railway Series. Please join us for an afternoon of storytelling and song sharing with Women Songwriters from Maine (in alphabetical order) Darby Sabin, Jenny Lou Drew and Lauren Crosby.

  • At a young twenty-three, Wilton’s homegrown girl has taken her songs born in the Foothills of Western Maine to international audiences. While she’s been performing live since her adolescence, Darby Sabin graduated from Berklee College of Music and promptly made her official introduction to the world as a recording artist with her July 2022 soul-baring debut EP Throne of Thorns. From playing clunky notes at the kitchen table to sharing stages with her heroes, Darby’s journey has reached a place of boundless growth and limitless potential.
  • An artist who will pull a crowd back and forth between laughter and tears for the span of a set, Jenny Lou Drew is an award-winning songwriter from the deep woods of Maine.
  • Lauren Crosby’s music is a pure creative expression of the North Atlantic. With hints of smoke and salt, her voice is deeply captivating, yet light with wit and life. A lobsterman’s daughter let loose in the modern world, Lauren’s old soul writing lends itself to the surrealism of her surroundings and everyday happenings. As a self taught guitarist and singer, she enjoys blending classic rock, lyric-y folk, and vintage western.

NOTE: Food and drink will NOT be available on-site for this concert. Please feel free to pack a snack instead!

Food and Drink Available

Wicked Tater Food Truck

Serving up tasty, crispy handmade gourmet loaded tater tot’s, The Wicked Tater is more than just a place to grab lunch – it is a place to try out new dishes created with from local fresh ingredients. Note: The Wicked Tater will not be able to join us for the Oct. 1st concert.

Maine Tasting Center

A selection of beverages will be available courtesy of Maine Tasting Center! Serving up amazing food and drink from throughout the state, Maine Tasting Center engages visitors with the flavors of Maine through tastings, classes, exhibits and more. Note: Maine Tasting Center will not be able to join us for the Oct. 1st concert.

Caboose Adventure

Ride to the Music on the Railway concert in your very own caboose “cabubble”!

Bring your family (or small group) for unique ride on the narrow gauge railroad! Your group (of up to 15 people) gets exclusive access to the “little red caboose” on the WW&F railway during the trip to and from the concert at Alna Center.

And yes, you can ride “up top” in the cupola (although adults will need to watch their heads!)

Cost is $250 (which includes admission to the concert and being seated completely separately from other passengers during the train ride.)

About the Weather and Cancellations

The Music on the Railway Concert Series will run rain or shine – and held under our spacious outdoor event pavilion (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 for this Music on the Railway concert. Upon checkout, please select the appropriate discount for a Lifetime Pass, an Annual Pass, Alna Resident, or similar pass.