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The Great War Remembered: World War I Reenactment Weekend

Join Maine's 103rd Regiment for Living History

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.

Ride the Narrow Gauge railway back to WWI!

Board your train at Sheepscot station for a 75 minute ride through the wild 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 Maine’s 103rd Regiment Living History will be encamped. Stop in to learn about the 3rd Maine Regiment, which was raised as a State Guard to protect important parts of infrastructure, such as railroad facilities. Drills and activities will be ongoing throughout the weekend, with a special emphasis placed on how civilians on the home front were affected by and contributed to the war effort.

After our layover at the WWI encampment, we’ll return back to Sheepscot station where you’ll want to explore our railyard, examine our displays, and peruse our gift shop. Those wishing to do so may stay longer at the encampment, then return on a later train.

Ticket price includes the train ride, admission to the WWI 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.)

Trains for the WWI Reenactment Weekend depart Sheepscot station (97 Cross Road, Alna) promptly at 11a, 1p, and 3p on Saturday May 18 and Sunday May 19. Note: Trains on Sunday, 5/19 will be powered by diesel locomotive #52.

We look forward to seeing you on the narrow gauge!

103rd Regiment Living History

103rd Regiment Living History is a group of WW1 living historians who set up educational displays and encampments in New England, depicting the common Doughboy.

Saturday Afternoon Photographers Special

At 3pm, a special train will bring photographers and history buffs on an in-depth, immersive experience. The 103rd Regiment 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 WWI history. Passengers are strongly encouraged to dress in vintage style clothing. The special will return to Sheepscot at approximately 5:30pm.

About the Weather and Cancellations

The World War I Reenactment Weekend 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 World War I Reenactment Weekend. Upon checkout, please select the appropriate discount for a Lifetime Pass, an Annual Pass, Alna Resident, or similar pass.