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Winter Photos Down the Mountain (if we come)

Two-Day Photography Extravaganza featuring Winter Operations, and special Night and Morning Sessions

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Winter Narrow Gauge Steam at its Best!

This two-day photographer’s special will mark the WW&F’s first attempt at winter operations on The Mountain since 1932! Be there to photograph this historic milestone.* We’ve planned a Winter to remember which harkens back to the rugged operations of Winter’s past and the incredible stories of keeping the lines open during winter, despite all odds.

Over the weekend of February 3 & 4, 2024, we’ve planned a winter to remember on Maine’s storied “two footer”.
The action will include:

  • A typical WW&F train with morning and afternoon sessions along the railway, including the Mountain Extension*.
  • Night session with lighting provided for scenes at Sheepscot, including the new Engine House, turntable, and water tank. (Additional fee applies.)
  • Sunrise session at Albee’s Field.
  • Locomotive 9 re-lettered as Sandy River & Rangeley Lakes #6 with matching train featuring morning and afternoon sessions along the railway, including the Mountain Extension*.

*Because of the nature of winter rail operations, we reserve the right to curtail (or eliminate) sessions featuring the 4% mountain grade, including the bridge and facilities at Trout Brook. If mountain operations are not feasible, all participants will automatically receive a $100 rebate on their ticket.

More Information

  • Tickets for this two-day extravaganza are $400 and will be strictly limited to 20 photographers.
  • Lunch will not be included for participants. Please bring a bag lunch as food options near the museum site are very limited.
  • The WW&F mainline is not accessible from public vantage points – so no “chasers” will be interfering with operations.
  • Photographers are welcome to arrive early to observe the morning fire up of #9 and/or stay into the twilight as the trains are switched away and the fires dropped.