Frequently Asked Questions

How long is the ride?  And where does it take you?

The railroad is 3.5 miles long.  We don’t have a loop; the train takes you from our Sheepscot station headquarters to one of several destinations (depending on the nature of your trip.) For example, the Sheepscot Valley Steam Train route covers the entire 3.5 line to Trout Brook station. During events held in conjunction with SeaLyon Farm, trains run 2.6 miles to Top of Mountain where wagons meet the train to bring passengers to the farm. Events held at Alna Center station (such as the Ice Cream Express and Music on the Railway Concerts) include a 1.5 mile trip on the train.  In all cases, trains return back to Sheepscot.  Check the details for each train/event for the duration, but most trips last about one to three hours.

When are you open?

We are open on Saturdays (year round) but not always running public trains. For specific information, please see Hours, Schedules, and Events.

How much does it cost to visit?

Admission to the museum, gift shop, railyard, etc. is free; reasonably-priced train tickets depend on the event, age, etc.  Please see Tickets.

Where is your station in Wiscasset, Waterville or Farmington?

We do not (currently) have a station in those locations.  The name comes from the original railroad which intended to connect Wiscasset to Farmington (via Waterville), but never did.  Today, all trains depart from 97 Cross Road, Alna, Maine. Please see our Directions page.

Is your railroad the one that goes to Brunswick and Rockland?

No, that’s the standard gauge former Maine Central Rockland Branch, and was operated by the Maine Eastern Railroad. Passenger service on this branch ended in 2015.


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