Experience an unforgettable day at the Wiscasset, Waterville & Farmington Railway during our “Steam and Sleighs” events this winter!
Ride our Railway’s steam-powered Sheepscot Valley Winter Service trains and enjoy a horse-drawn sleigh (or wagon) ride, backcountry cross country skiing, snowshoeing, winter hiking, and more at our station stops along your journey.
Trains will leave from Sheepscot Station (97 Cross Road in Alna) and make stops at Alna Center and Top of Mountain Stations.
At Alna Center, detrain for horse-drawn sleigh rides and cross country skiing along with hot beverages prepared on the station’s potbelly stove. Outside, warm your hands around the bonfire and participate in a variety of demonstrations. In addition to the heated station, a portable toilet will be stationed here.
At Top of Mountain detrain for snowshoeing, backcountry X/C, hiking and to explore the work the railway is undertaking on our Mountain Extension, a ¾-mile extension of the railway to a new station adjacent to Midcoast Conservancy’s Trout Brook Preserve. For your convenience, a heated caboose and attendant will be on hand to help direct you. There are no additional facilities at this remote location.
“Steam and Sleighs” will be held Saturdays & Sundays, January 25th & 26th and February 15th & 16th, 2020.
Trains will leave Sheepscot Station (97 Cross Road in Alna) at 10:30 a.m., 12 noon, and 1:30 p.m. An additional 3:00 p.m. train from Sheepscot will pick up hikers, skiers and snowshoers. Visitors are welcome for a train ride only at 3:00 p.m. Tickets are valid for round trip passage to and from Sheepscot Station all day and include access to all of the day’s activities. You may return on any train you wish to or break your journey at any station and resume it on a later train. Steam and Sleighs will be held Snow or Shine. In the event of inclement and hazardous weather, the event will be canceled and tickets will be refunded. Come dressed prepared for the weather. If you care to engage in outdoor activities, please bring your own skis, snowshoes, or outdoor gear.
Please arrive 15 minutes in advance of your train’s departure time to ensure a relaxed and pleasant experience.
Advance tickets can be purchased on line here. To reserve your spot and avoid unnecessary waiting advance tickets are encouraged, but not required. Tickets will also be available the day of the event at Sheepscot.
We hope to see you on the Sheepscot Valley Narrow Gauge! Happy New Year!