Special Museum Events 2014

Saturday & Sunday, January 25 & 26: Train Show.
WW&F participating in the Amherst Train Show at the Big E in West Springfield, MA.
See Turner Centre Dairying Association car #65 at the show!

Saturday, February 15: Train Show.
WW&F participating in the Whitefield Lions Club Train and Doll Show at the Augusta (ME) National Guard Armory on Western Avenue.

Saturday - Monday, February 15 - 17: Winter Work Weekend.
Help clear the right-of-way of trees and debris.
Other projects as time, weather, and resources permit.

Saturdays, April 5 - May 17: Train Rides, Every Saturday.
Museum grounds are open 9am - 5pm every Saturday.
Trains run at 11pm, 12.30pm, and 2.30pm.
NOTE: Train rides are diesel powered or with our Model T inspection car (weather and crew permitting).

Saturday, April 19: Easter Eggspress: Spring Steam-Up.
Museum grounds are open 9am - 5pm.
Steam Train Rides 12pm - 3pm. Easter Egg Hunt and other family activities. First public steam trains for the 2014 season.

Friday - Sunday, April 25 - 27: Spring Work Weekend.
Come help build and prepare the railroad for the coming summer season.
Work is from 7am - 5pm; lunch and supper are provided by the Museum to the volunteers.
Steam train may be running, but may be reserved for work crews.
Limited train rides available for those not wishing to join the volunteer corps.

Saturday, May 3: Annual Meeting.
Hear the business of the museum for the prior year.
The meeting starts at 2pm, and is held at the historic Alna Meeting House on Route 218 about 2 miles north of the Museum.

Saturday & Sunday, May 24 & 25: Memorial Day Weekend.
Museum grounds open 9am - 5pm.
Steam trains on Saturday and Sunday.
Trains run at 10am, 11am, 12.30pm, 1.30pm, 2.30pm, and 3.30pm.
NOTE: No trains on Monday.

Saturdays & Sundays, May 31 - June 29: Train Rides, Every Saturday & Sunday.
Museum grounds open 9am - 5pm on both days.
Most weekends, train rides are diesel powered and/or with our Model T inspection car (weather and crew permitting.)
Trains run at 10am, 11am, 12.30pm, 1.30pm, 2.30pm, and 3.30pm.
NOTE: Steam trains will operate on Father's Day Weekend.

Saturday, June 7: Bath Iron Works Day.
Museum grounds open 9am - 5pm.
Diesel trains run all day. Model T inspection car rides also available.
Trains run at 10am, 11am, 12.30pm, 1.30pm, 2.30pm, and 3.30pm.

Saturday & Sunday, June 14 & 15: Father's Day Weekend.
Museum grounds open 9am - 5pm.
Steam trains run all weekend. Model T inspection car rides also available.
Trains run at 10am, 11am, 12.30pm, 1.30pm, 2.30pm, and 3.30pm.

Saturdays & Sundays, July 5 – September 5: Steamy Summer Season: Steam trains every weekend!
Museum grounds open 9am - 5pm on Saturdays and Sundays.
Steam trains run all weekend. Model T inspection car rides also available.
Trains run at 10am, 11am, 12.30pm, 1.30pm, 2.30pm, and 3.30pm.

Friday, July 4: Independence Day.
Please look for our float in the Wiscasset Parade.
NOTE: The museum will be closed (No trains running).

Saturday, July 5: Ice Cream Social.
Join us for this summertime favorite! Ice cream will be served at Alna Center in the afternoon.
Trains run at 10am, 11am, 12.30pm, 1.30pm, 2.30pm, and 3.30pm.
Rain date: Sunday, July 6.

Fridays, July 11 - August 29: Summer Work Fridays.
Each Friday, crews equipped with string and blade trimmers clear the grass and brush along the line.
Other jobs may be available based on interest and crew availability.
NOTE: No trains are operating on Fridays.

Saturday & Sunday, August 9 & 10: Annual Picnic.
Museum grounds open 9am - 5pm.
Food and fun for everyone. Picnic lunch from 11am - 2pm.
NOTE: While trains continue to operate on the regular timetable, there are often extras, such as photo freights.
Other items of interest (such as early gas engines) may be on display.

Saturday & Sunday, August 30 & 31: Labor Day Weekend.
Museum grounds open 9am - 5pm.
Steam trains run Saturday and Sunday.
Trains run at 10am, 11am, 12.30pm, 1.30pm, 2.30pm, and 3.30pm.
NOTE: No trains on Monday.

Saturdays & Sundays, September 6 – October 5: Fall Trains.
Museum grounds open 9am - 5pm on Saturdays and Sundays.
Most weekends, train rides are diesel powered and/or with our Model T inspection car (weather and crew permitting.)
Trains run at 10am, 11am, 12.30pm, 1.30pm, 2.30pm, and 3.30pm.
NOTE: Steam trains will run at the Fall Festival - Sept 27th.

Saturday, September 28: Fall Festival.
Museum grounds open 9am - 5pm.
Steam trains run all day. Model T inspection car rides also available.
Trains run at 10am, 11am, 12.30pm, 1.30pm, 2.30pm, and 3.30pm.
NOTE: Family events include pony rides, handcar rides, railcar rides, steam trains, hayrides, light refreshments.

Friday - Monday, October 11 - 14: Autumn Work Weekend.
Come help extend our track and/or help with other projects on the railroad.
Work is from 7am - 5pm; lunch and supper are provided by the Museum to the volunteers.
Steam train may be running, but may be reserved for work crews.
Limited train rides available for those not wishing to join the volunteer corps.

Saturdays, October 19 - December 13: Train Rides, Every Saturday.
Museum grounds open 9am - 5pm every Saturday.
Trains run at 11pm, 1pm, and 3pm.
NOTE: Train rides are diesel powered and/or with our Model T inspection car (weather and crew permitting).

Saturday, November 1: Train Show.
WW&F participating in the Great Falls Model Train Show at the Middle School in Auburn, ME.

Saturday, November 1: Albion Day.
Work crews gather at Albion to assist reconstruction of the station at the northern terminus of the original railroad.

Saturday, December 20: Victorian Christmas.
Museum grounds open 9am - 5pm
Steam and Diesel trains 11am - 4pm. Sleigh (or wagon) Rides 11am - 3pm.
The Museum thanks its supporters, neighbors, and community with train rides, a horse-drawn sleigh/wagon, and Santa Claus.
NOTE: This is a FREE event, but donations are gratefully accepted.


Special Museum Events 2015

Saturday & Sunday, January 24 & 25: Train Show.
WW&F participating in the Amherst Train Show at the Big E in West Springfield, MA.

Saturday, April 4: Easter Eggspress: Spring Steam-Up.
Train Rides 12pm - 3pm. Easter Egg Hunt and other family activities. First public steam trains for the 2014 season.


This page modified March 9th, 2014. Copyright 2009-2014 by WW&F Railway Museum/James C Patten