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Sheepscot Valley Steam Train

Step aboard and connect with the soul of Maine.

Quick Details

Adult Ages 13+
$18
Youth Ages 4-12
$9
Child Ages 3 and under
Free

Ride the historic WW&F “narrow gauge” railway – one of Midcoast Maine’s hidden gems – on a seven-mile (round trip) steam train excursion.

About The Experience

Board your train at Sheepscot station for a steam-powered ride through the wild pine forests, farmlands and hamlets of the Sheepscot Valley to Trout Brook. After a layover to allow the locomotive to “run-around” the train, 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 as well as parking at Sheepscot.
  • Passengers requiring extra assistance, including those in wheelchairs can be accommodated on this train.
  • Small, well-behaved dogs are allowed at the discretion of the Conductor (limit 1 per train; first come first served.)

Sheepscot Valley Steam Trains depart Sheepscot station (97 Cross Road, Alna) promptly at their scheduled times.

We look forward to seeing you on the narrow gauge!


Caboose Adventure

Ride the Sheepscot Valley Steam Train in your very own caboose!

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

Note that the caboose is not available for all dates/times. To reserve the caboose, railroad car, or the entire railroad for your special event, please email info@wwfry.org.


Special Event Days

On certain dates, the Sheepscot Valley Steam Train may be supplemented by themed events or special commemorations that are included as part of your train ticket. These are:

Mixed Train Sunday

Sundays, July 14, Aug. 11, & Sept. 8, 2024
On Mixed Train Sunday, the WW&F offers a recreated “mixed train” – not chiefly to move freight or passengers- but instead to give our visitors a unique insight into how the rural economy of the Sheepscot Valley and other similar environs the world over functioned and interacted with the world in a before reliable road transportation. Tickets for this immersive, interactive experience are available here.

Annual Picnic

Saturday Aug. 10, 2024
The Annual Picnic is the WW&F’s homecoming event which features special displays, food, and of course, train rides on the railway. For 2024, our steam locomotive will be “backdated” to appear as it did in the 1920’s as Kennebec Central no. 4, and pulling trains departing at 11:00am, 1:00pm, and 3:00pm. The Model T Railcar is scheduled to make trips to Top of Mountain station at 11:45am, 1:30pm, and 3:15pm. There will be displays from the Lincoln Co. Amateur Radio Club giving insights to past communication techniques. A model railroad sale will take place with proceeds to benefit the WW&F Archive Collections Fund, and food will be provided by the Alna Volunteer Fire Department. More surprises are planned – be sure to join us for this special event on August 10th!

 

For a complete list of all special events and operating dates, please visit All Activities.


NOTES:

The Sheepscot Valley Steam Train does not include connecting service to SeaLyon Farm (or admission to any extra-fare special event) which may or may not be occurring simultaneously on the day of your visit.

While we endeavor to operate all Sheepscot Valley Steam Train excursions to Trout Brook Preserve on the newly-opened Mountain Extension, some trains may not be able to traverse this portion of the railroad due to mechanical concerns, weather conditions, and other challenges facing a 130+ year old steam locomotive. We reserve the right to substitute motive power or trip duration if warranted.


Passes, Vouchers and Discounts

We will be pleased to honor passes redeemed as the fare on the Sheepscot Valley Steam Train. Upon checkout, please select the appropriate discount for a Lifetime Pass, an Annual Pass, Alna Resident, or similar pass.