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Lavender Pickin’ Dinnertime Trains

Fresh Lavender, Farmstand Food, a Fantastic Family Outing

Saturdays: July 2nd, 9th, 16th, & 23rd.
Board your train at Sheepscot station for a steam-powered ride through the wild pine forests, farmlands and hamlets of the Sheepscot Valley to Top of Mountain where you’ll hop a short wagon ride to complete your journey to Alna’s famous lavender farm.

At SeaLyon Farm, pick your own lavender during the setting sun; peruse a plethora of lavender-themed goods; dine on farm fresh meats and other goodies from Grandpa’s Kitchen; enjoy some Maine-made beer, wine, mead, and cider from Maine Tasting Center; take a horse-drawn wagon ride around the farm; and partake in other fun activities.

Afterwards, we’ll all return back to Sheepscot station where you’ll want to explore our railyard, examine our displays, and peruse our gift shop. The entire experience takes just under 3 hours.

Ticket price ($25 per person for adults, senior, youth and group/caboose rates available) includes all transportation (historic steam train and tractor wagon ride) as well as parking at Sheepscot. Dinner, refreshments, lavender stalks, horse wagon rides, and other farm products are sold separately by SeaLyon Farm and their partners. Note that due to the nature of this event, wheelchairs can not be accommodated.

In addition to lavender picking, activities and vendors at SeaLyon farm will include:

  • The Farm Store will be selling jams, salsas, lavender products, kettle popcorn, baked goods, the best whoopie pies in Maine and other tasty treats, crochet items, and handmade jewelry.
  • Grandpa’s Kitchen with locally-sourced meats (sausages, bacon, etc.), with vegetarian options available – however, please request in advance!
  • Maine Tasting Center will be offering a selection of Maine-made wine, beer, mead, and cider.
  • Round Top Ice Cream has created a Lavender ice cream flavor – using lavender harvested from SeaLyon Farm – which will be on sale.
  • Horse Drawn Wagon Rides for a tour of the Farm!
  • Outdoor games of cornhole, checkers, and tic-tac-toe.
  • A porta potty and hand washing station.
  • And, did we mention lavender picking!

There will be an approximately 90 minute layover to pick lavender, enjoy the farm, and get a bite to eat before the narrow gauge train returns you to Sheepscot station.

Unfortunately, pets can not be accommodated during this special event.

The special Lavender Pickin’ Dinnertime Train to SeaLyon Farm train departs Sheepscot station (97 Cross Road, Alna) promptly at 4:00pm and 6:00pm.

We look forward to seeing you on the narrow gauge!

 


OMG BEST EXPERIENCE EVER!!!! I cannot say enough nice things about how amazing this experience was. If you are in the area you NEED to go here. It is fun for all ages. Family with kids? Kids will LOVE the train and the farm activities! Picky teenagers? The lavender fields and esthetic lily beautiful train ride is perfect for your Instagram feed. Adults who are looking for something to do? The BOMB food and incredible history lesson is something you don’t want to miss. 10/10 would recommend!!!
-Carol S. (via Yelp)


Caboose Adventure

Ride the Lavender Pickin’ Dinnertime Train to SeaLyon Farm in your very own caboose “cabubble”!

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” on the WW&F railway during the trip to and from the farmstand activities near Top of Mountain station.

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

The Caboose Adventure is $250 (which includes group admission to the farm and being seated completely separately from other passengers during the train ride.)

NOTE: Caboose Adventurers must return on their scheduled departure from Top of Mountain station and can not enjoy an extended layover at the farm. (Otherwise the caboose will be forfeited and your group seated with the other passengers.)


Sunset Special

The 6pm departure of the Lavender Pickin’ Dinnertime Train to SeaLyon Farm is timed so that your return from the farm will occur during sunset.


About SeaLyon Farm

SeaLyon Farm is situated is beautifully situated amongst the rolling woods and fields of Alna just south of Head Tide and adjacent to the WW&F’s Top of Mountain station. The WW&F Railway partners with SeaLyon Farm throughout the year on a variety of excursions including Steam & Sleighs, Eastertime Eggspress, Lavender Pickin’ Dinnertime Trains, Pumpkin Pickin’ Trains, and Christmastime Trains.

About Grandpa’s Kitchen

Grandpa’s Specialty Smoked Meats are done the old fashioned way. Some products are handcrafted over 3 weeks from start to finish – including their famous hand-stuffed sausages. Meats are smoked anywhere from 2-14 hours. Grandpa’s meats are shipped all over the world from their facility in Belfast, Maine.

While menu items for this event are subject to change, choices typically include smoked chicken, steak dogs, and homemade stuffed sausages. And bacon; real bacon. Vegetarian options should be requested in advance.

About Maine Tasting Center

Explore Maine’s iconic food and drink industries, producers and the associations that represent them at Maine Tasting Center. Their welcoming campus in Wiscasset is your one-stop-shop for learning about – and sampling! – the most delicious food and drink products Maine has to offer. Visitors are encouraged to sign up for a class in the Learning Center, visit the Tasting Room for beer, wine, cocktails and small plates, or drop in for a special event.

About Round Top Ice Cream

Round Top Ice Cream locally made in Damariscotta Maine since 1924 enjoys partnering with other Maine businesses to create new flavors. Owner Stephanie Poland is using the lavender from SeaLyon Farm, LLC to make lavender ice cream for the Lavender Pickin’ Dinnertime Train to SeaLyon Farm. Round Top creates over 60 flavors of homemade ice cream in its Damariscotta location and has been family owned for 40 years.


About the Weather and Cancellations

The Lavender Pickin’ Dinnertime Train to SeaLyon Farm will run 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 and vouchers for the base portion of the fare of this special event. Please first purchase your tickets (at full price) to reserve your seats, then email info@wwfry.org to receive a refund equal to the value of a Lifetime WW&F Pass, an Annual Pass, a Victorian Christmas 2019 Voucher, or similar pass.

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Music on the Railway: 2022 Concert Series on the WW&F

Take the Narrow Gauge Music Express!

Board your train at Sheepscot station (97 Cross Road, Alna) for a steam-powered ride through the wild pine forests, farmlands and hamlets of the Sheepscot Valley to Alna Center where music and fun awaits.

We’ve invited four of the regions best-loved entertainers for evenings filled with stories and song. Pack a picnic dinner, if you so wish. After the music concludes and as the sunlight fades, the train will return you back to Sheepscot.

Ticket price includes the steam train ride, concert admission (general seating on benches, or bring your own chair) as well as parking at Sheepscot. Note that passengers requiring extra assistance may have difficulty navigating the platforms and stairs at Alna Center. Well-behaved dogs are allowed at the discretion of the Conductor.

Trains for Music on the Railway depart Sheepscot station (97 Cross Road, Alna) promptly at 5pm and return by 7:30pm.

Music on the Railway concerts are held rain or shine under the WW&F’s unique pavilion nestled in the trees at Alna Center.

We look forward to seeing you on the narrow gauge!

July 30th: Pete Kilpatrick

Pete Kilpatrick

Maine based singer-songwriter Pete Kilpatrick has released nine independent albums and performs both solo and with his band around the country. His acoustic based style is a blend of folk and alternative rock. Pete’s most recent record Songs From The Green Room was written and recorded from home during the global shutdown in March and April of 2020. His music has been featured on over 15 network television shows, including The OfficeParks and RecreationNew Girl and Community. He has shared the stage with various artists including Dave Matthews Band, Guster, Ray Lamontagne and David Gray.

August 20th: Elsie Gawler & Ethan TischlerElsie & Ethan

Elsie Gawler and Ethan Stokes Tischler deliver original and traditional songs and tunes that come straight from the heart. These New England based songsters, on fiddle, guitar, vocals, cello, and banjo, bring together their unique musical backgrounds to create a rich original sound that is alive with their love for the music they make together. Elsie and Ethan have each shared their music and spirits with audiences across New England and beyond while maintaining a deeply rooted connection to the thriving Vermont and Maine based folk music communities from which they’ve emerged.

Sept. 3rd: Rough SawnRough Sawn

Rough Sawn is a collective group of farmers and carpenters from around the state that get together to play original Americana music as well as classic covers. Rough Sawn are Fan Favorites of the WW&FRy. Definitely not one to be missed!

Oct 1st: Jud CaswellJud Caswell

Maine singer/songwriter Jud Caswell has got a keen eye for detail, a head full of far-away, and a heart full of home. In 2006 he burst on the national scene, winning the legendary Kerrville New Folk competition. His songs have been taught at Berklee, recorded by Judy Collins, and named “#4 Song of the Decade” by New York’s WFUV. Jud left the road to raise a family where his own roots go deep. He draws inspiration from the land like Mary Oliver, pushing gently into the specific until it unfolds into the universal. He paints his landscapes like Wyeth, with a reverence for humble beauty. And with a voice fresh as water over granite and soft as a pine needle bed, he wields his instruments with the matter-of fact deftness of an old woodsman with an axe.

 

 


Caboose Adventure

Ride to the Music on the Railway concert in your very own caboose “cabubble”!

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” on the WW&F railway during the trip to and from the concert at Alna Center.

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

Cost is $225 (which includes admission to the concert and being seated completely separately from other passengers during the train ride.)


About the Weather and Cancellations

The Music on the Railway Concert Series will run rain or shine – and held under our spacious outdoor event pavilion (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 and vouchers for the base portion of the fare of this special event. Please first purchase your tickets (at full price) to reserve your seats, then email info@wwfry.org to receive a refund equal to the value of a Lifetime WW&F Pass, an Annual Pass, a Victorian Christmas 2019 Voucher, or similar pass.

Ride the Rails to Hike the Trails

Ride the railway to Trout Brook Preserve and enjoy a guided hike through one of Midcoast Maine’s hidden gems!

Board your train at Sheepscot station for a 20 minute steam-powered ride through the backwoods of Alna to Trout Brook Bridge, where the volunteers from Midcoast Conservancy will take you on a guided tour of the scenic Trout Brook Preserve.

Following the 1.5hr guided hike, the historic steam train will return you back to Sheepscot station.

Ticket price includes the steam train ride, the guided hike, as well as parking at Sheepscot. Note that due to the nature of this event, wheelchairs can not be accommodated; instead please consider our Sheepscot Valley Steam Train. Please dress accordingly for outdoor activities and hiking.

Trains for Ride the Rails to Hike the Trails depart Sheepscot station (97 Cross Road, Alna) promptly at 11:00am. (2pm on 7/9/2022) We look forward to seeing you on the narrow gauge!

2022 Hike Schedule:

Bluegrass, Steam, and Gasoline!

Take your pick… and your car and a train ride.

Ride the historic Sheepscot Narrow Gauge Railway for a festival of musical motoring. With as many as 50 cars on display, an “open jam” of bluegrass music, and food by Grandpa’s Kitchen, this Midcoast gathering will be sure to please!

Our friends at Owl’s Head Transportation Museum have selected the WW&F as the destination for their spring rally. We expect up to 50 cars of all types to be gathered and displayed at the railway from 11:30am to 2:00pm.

Meanwhile, our friends at the Bluegrass Music Association of Maine have “picked” the WW&F for their Jam and Meet Up. The best bluegrass musicians will be pick-nicing alongside the historic automobiles and along (and maybe aboard) the WW&F steam train.

A VERY LIMITED number of tickets to this exclusive collision (oomph, maybe not the best word) of music and motoring are available to visitors of the WW&F Railway. Trains will linger at the picnic site to allow everyone to enjoy the music and automobiles.

And what would a picnic be without food? We’ve invited Grandpa’s Specialty Smoked Meats to set up his kitchen right at the picnic grounds.

Trains leave Sheepscot Station (97 Cross Road, Alna, Maine) hourly from 10am to 3pm. Note that most automobiles will only be present from 11:30am to 2pm, and musicians will be coming and going as they please. (Hey, they are musicians, after all.)

This is an exclusive event that you will not want to miss.

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About Owl’s Head Transportation Museum

Owl’s Head Transportation Museum collects, preserves, exhibits and operates pre-1940 aircraft, ground vehicles, engines and related technologies significant to the evolution of transportation for the purpose of education. Visit them year-round in Owl’s Head, Maine.

About the Bluegrass Music Association of Maine

The Bluegrass Music Association of Maine is dedicated to supporting bluegrass music in Maine by preserving, promoting and maintaining the integrity and roots of this great Acoustic string band music called Bluegrass. Bluegrass is recognized as a unique musical form, a music in which singers accompany themselves with acoustic instruments, bringing together amateur and professional musicians as well as devoted fans. BMAM was formed out of the love for bluegrass music and to promote local Maine bands.

About Grandpa’s Kitchen

Grandpa’s Specialty Smoked Meats are done the old fashioned way. Some products are handcrafted over 3 weeks from start to finish – including their famous hand-stuffed sausages. Meats are smoked anywhere from 2-14 hours. Grandpa’s meats are shipped all over the world from their facility in Pittsfield, Maine.

While menu items for this event are subject to change, choices typically include smoked chicken, steak dogs, and homemade stuffed sausages. And bacon; real bacon. Vegetarian options should be requested in advance.

About the Wiscasset, Waterville and Farmington Railway

Ride over the Sheepscot Valley’s Narrow Gauge Railway aboard a historic steam train for a trip back in time. Explore the facilities and workshops where exploration is encouraged and inquisitiveness is rewarded. Experience the nearly-lost art of running and maintaining a steam powered narrow gauge railroad.


Passes, Vouchers and Discounts

We will be pleased to honor passes and vouchers to be redeemed as the fare to Bluegrass, Steam, and Gasoline. Please email info@wwfry.org to reserve a spot on the train using a Lifetime Pass, an Annual Pass, a Victorian Christmas 2019 Voucher, or similar pass.

Weather and Cancellations

Bluegrass, Steam, and Gasoline is primarily an outdoor activity that will run rain or shine (please dress accordingly.) Obviously, some aspects of this event may be curtailed or cancelled should the weather (or ground conditions) be uncooperative. 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.

Note that this is “black fly” season, so bug repellant is definitely recommended.

 

Mother’s Day Train & Tea Luncheon with Maine Tasting Center

A Maine-Made Tea Luncheon

Celebrate Mother’s Day this year with a tea luncheon featuring seasonal Maine-grown and Maine-made ingredients! The luncheon, catered by Maine Tasting Center, will include savory bites, scones and sweets – and plenty of tea, of course! Learn about and enjoy the flavors of iconic Maine products – blueberries, maple syrup, artisan cheeses, farm-fresh produce, seafood and more – while participating in a traditional tea service in a beautiful outdoor pavilion nestled in the fields of Alna, Maine. We anticipate that a small selection of festive, local wines may be available to purchase onsite for guests ages 21+.

Tickets ($45.00 per person) include:

  • A trip aboard the historic narrow gauge railway from Sheepscot Station to the event and return;
  • A full-service tea luncheon (sample menu below)
  • parking at Sheepscot Station
Treat Mom to Trains and Tea!

Menu:

Specific dishes subject to change based on seasonality and availability.

Teas:

  • Great Wave Green Tea – Cup of Sea
  • Emerald Honeybush Tea – Cup of Sea
  • Wild Maine Blueberry Fruit Tea – Bar Harbor Tea Company
  • New England Maple Black Tea – Bar Harbor Tea Company
  • Accompaniments – Cream, Oat Milk & Sugar

Savories:

  • Tea Sandwiches – Cucumber with herbed Chevre & Radish with whipped butter
  • Fresh vegetable canapés with smoked trout
  • Mushroom, fiddlehead and cheese mini quiche

Scones:

  • Wild blueberry scones with lavender-strawberry jam and cream

Sweets:

  • Maple whoopie pies
  • Assorted chocolates

About Maine Tasting Center:

Explore Maine’s iconic food and drink industries, producers and the associations that represent them at Maine Tasting Center. Their welcoming campus in Wiscasset is your one-stop-shop for learning about – and sampling! – the most delicious food and drink products Maine has to offer. Visitors are encouraged to sign up for a class in the Learning Center, visit the Tasting Room for beer, wine, cocktails and small plates, or drop in for a special event.

About the Wiscasset, Waterville and Farmington Railway:

Ride over the Sheepscot Valley’s Narrow Gauge Railway aboard a historic steam train for a trip back in time. Explore the facilities and workshops where exploration is encouraged and inquisitiveness is rewarded. Experience the nearly-lost art of running and maintaining a steam powered narrow gauge railroad.

 

Hop aboard the Eastertime Eggspress

An Easter EGGstravaganza!

Ride the WW&F Railway from Sheepscot Station (97 Cross Road, Alna) to Top of Mountain Station where you’ll board a wagon for a short ride to SeaLyon Farm for a great Easter egg hunt, farmstand, food and more!

The entire experience, including travel time, takes approximately 2.5 hours. During your layover at SeaLyon Farm you can…

  • Ride the tractor drawn wagon from the station to the farm.
  • Hunt for Easter eggs! (on 3 fields, divided by age birth-3, 4-6, and 7+.) Please bring your own basket for the hunt!
  • Shop for farm goods at the SeaLyon Farm stand (with jam, salsa, lavender products and baked goods.)
  • Enjoy a kielbasa, sausage, burger, pulled pork, or other delicacy from Grandpa’s Kitchen onsite grill.
  • Play games (Tic tac toe tables, table Checkers, and Cornhole.)
  • Enjoy a pony ride.
  • Visit the chickens and goats.
  • Take a short hike around the farm or relax by the bonfire.

Ticket price includes a historic steam train ride to and from Top of Mountain, tractor-wagon rides from Top of Mountain to SeaLyon Farm and return, an age-appropriate egg hunt, and parking at SheepscotPlease bring your own baskets for the egg hunt. Refreshments, pony rides, and farm products are sold separately by SeaLyon Farm and their partners. Note that due to the nature of this event, wheelchairs can not be safely accommodated.

For their safety, and the safety of the farm animals, pets can not be accommodated during this special event.

Trains depart Sheepscot station (97 Cross Road, Alna) promptly at 10:00a, 11:45a, 1:30p, and will return to Sheepscot at 12:40p, 2:25p, and 4:10p, respectively. Note that the railroad cars are not heated, so please dress accordingly.

Portable toilets and handwash stations are available at SeaLyon Farm; Full restroom facilities are available at Sheepscot Station.

We look forward to seeing you on the narrow gauge!

Hop Aboard the Eastertime Eggspress!

Caboose Rental

Ride the Eastertime Eggspress in your very own caboose “cabubble”!

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” on the WW&F railway during the trip to and from the egg hunt and other farmstand activities at Alna Center station.

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

Cost is $250 (which includes the egg hunt for all children in your group and your party being seated completely separately from other passengers during the train ride.)

NOTE: Caboose Adventurers must return on their scheduled departure from Top of Mountain station and can not enjoy an extended layover at the farm. (Otherwise the caboose will be forfeited and your group seated with the other passengers.)


About SeaLyon Farm

SeaLyon Farm is situated is beautifully situated amongst the rolling woods and fields of Alna just south of Head Tide and adjacent to the WW&F’s Top of Mountain Station. The WW&F Railway partners with SeaLyon Farm throughout the year on a variety of excursions including Steam & Sleighs, Lavender Pickin’ Dinnertime Trains, Pumpkin Pickin’ Trains, and Christmastime Trains.

About Grandpa’s Kitchen

Grandpa’s Specialty Smoked Meats are done the old fashioned way. Some products are handcrafted over 3 weeks from start to finish – including their famous hand-stuffed sausages. Meats are smoked anywhere from 2-14 hours. Grandpa’s meats are shipped all over the world from their facility in Belfast, Maine.

While menu items for this event are subject to change, choices typically include smoked chicken, steak dogs, and homemade stuffed sausages. And bacon; real bacon. Vegetarian options should be requested in advance.


About the Weather and Cancellations

The Eastertime Eggspress to SeaLyon Farm will run 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 and vouchers for the base portion of the fare of this special event. Please first purchase your tickets (at full price) to reserve your seats, then email info@wwfry.org to receive a refund equal to the value of a Lifetime WW&F Pass, an Annual Pass, a Victorian Christmas 2019 Voucher, or similar pass.

 

Steam Train Snow Day: Sat 2/26

With a 7″ blanket of new-fallen snow predicted on Friday, the conditions will be perfect on Saturday for some steamy fun in the snow.

Join us for one of these three adventures:

Winter Steam Adventure

Departing at 12 noon and 3pm, we’ll take our train through the ‘Currier & Ives’-like scenery of evergreen forests and farms to our station at Top of the Mountain. Along the way we’ll also make a stop at Alna Center for an opportunity to photograph the train in motion. And, in true WW&F fashion, we’ll be stopping en-route to deliver freight on the 12pm trip. Come experience real winter railroading in Maine. Photography is welcome (and encouraged!)

Winter Caboose Adventure

Bring your family (or small group) for a special experience on the WW&F Railway! Your group (of up to 15 people) gets exclusive access to the “little red caboose” on the WW&F Railway for a five-mile 50-minute excursion through ‘Currier & Ives’-like scenery of evergreen forests and farms to our station at Top of Mountain. The train will travel over the river and through the (hopefully) snow-covered woods for good, old-fashioned fun. And yes, you can ride “up top” in the cupola (although adults will need to watch their heads!)

Ski and Snowshoe Train

Join us for a wintertime adventure aboard the WW&F Railway. Your trip will take you from Sheepscot station through ‘Currier & Ives’-like scenery of evergreen forests and farms to Alna Center Station for access to our local network of ski and snowshoe trails. After your ski or snowshoe, warm up by the coal stove at the station, then board the 2:10 train to return to Sheepscot station. The trails around Alna Center are maintained by the Alna Snowmobile Club. Please be cautious as they are multi-use trails.

Advance tickets for these adventures are recommended, as seating will be very limited.

Book your Steamy Winter Adventure!

 

Note that our trains are not heated – so please dress accordingly as you would for an outdoor event.

ARS’ Railroad Hobby Show Update

PLEASE NOTE: The WW&F will not have a manned table at the Amherst Railway Society Railroad Hobby Show at the Big E complex in West Springfield, MA this weekend (January 29th and 30th). There are a number of reasons that combined to make us decide to not have our usual table in the Young Building, and we apologize for any inconvenience.

There will be some WW&F material at the Monson No. 3 exhibit (set up by Maine Locomotive & Machine Works and Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Co. & Museum) inside the Mallary Building.

If any of you were hoping to get a WW&F calendar at the show please send us a PM via our Facebook page and we will direct you to a table that may have some to sell. Thank you for understanding.

Steam and Sleighs to SeaLyon Farm: A TOP 10 Winter Train Trip!

Join your friends at the WW&F Railway and SeaLyon Farm on one of the Top 10 Winter Train Trips in America!

Board your train at Sheepscot station for a 20 minute steam-powered ride through the winter wonderland of Alna to Top of Mountain, to board sleighs and wagons for your trip to SeaLyon Farm where a plethora of goods will be available for perusal and purchase (including their famous lavender products!)

At SeaLyon Farm, visitors will be able to enjoy a bonfire, hot beverages and food from local vendors, and other fun activities. The entire experience takes about 2.5 hours.

Ticket price includes all transportation (historic steam train, extended horse-drawn sleigh ride, and tractor wagon ride) as well as parking at Sheepscot. All food, additional refreshments, and other farm products are sold separately by SeaLyon Farm and their partners. Note that due to the nature of this event, wheelchairs can not be accommodated.

If you care to engage in outdoor activities, please bring your own skis, snowshoes, or outdoor gear.

Trains depart Sheepscot station (97 Cross Road, Alna) promptly each hour from 10am to 2pm. Note that the railroad cars are not heated, so please dress accordingly.

We look forward to seeing you on the narrow gauge!

Book Your Winter Adventure!

WW&F and Midcoast Conservancy to Celebrate Unique Partnership and Trail Opening!

Join Us for a Fun Fall Hike

On Saturday, October 30, 2021 the WW&F Railway Museum and Midcoast Conservancy will be celebrating their unique partnership with a special run of their popular Ride the Rails to Hike the Trails.

The 11am train departure from Sheepscot Station (97 Cross Road, Alna, Maine) will include a special trip “down the mountain” to Trout Brook Bridge, where a Grand Opening ceremony will take place for the relocated trails through Midcoast Conservancy’s scenic Trout Brook Preserve.

For many years, visitors to Trout Brook Preserve have been able to hike along the WW&F Railway’s right of way. With trains returning to this corridor in 2022, a new “lollypop” loop trail has been built, allowing safe, continued access to the preserve that does not interfere with the railway’s operations.

Following the brief ceremony, visitors will enjoy a guided hike through the preserve, and will return on a later train to Sheepscot.

Get Tickets to Ride the Rails and Hike the Trails!