The Massachusetts Bay Railroad Enthusiasts (MBRRE) announced that the WW&F has received a $10,000 grant for the construction of the station at Trout Brook.
Mass Bay RRE designates its largest Preservation Fund grant each year as “The Ralph S. Hawkins Memorial Railroad Preservation Grant” to honor and preserve the memory of the late Ralph Hawkins, a longtime active Director of Mass Bay RRE.
For 2022 there is a single recipient of the Ralph S. Hawkins Memorial Railroad Preservation Grant: The Wiscasset, Waterville & Farmington Railway Museum of Alna, Maine, will receive $10,000 to construct a WW&F flag stop station at the northern terminus of the restored Mountain Extension. Situated in the midst of Midcoast Conservancy’s Trout Brook Preserve, this station will serve as a shelter and joint exhibit space for WW&F passengers who disembark to enjoy this adjacent scenic park. The building will be constructed in the style of flag stop stations found along the WW&F elsewhere, such as Sheepscot and Alna Center.
The new station is expected to be completed in time for the planned August 6, 2022 inaugural run over the Mountain Extension.
[From MBRRE press release.]
Thank you, MBRRE!