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. Small, 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!
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 Office, Parks and Recreation, New Girl and Community. He has shared the stage with various artists including Dave Matthews Band, Guster, Ray Lamontagne and David Gray.
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.
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!
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.
The Wicked Tater (food truck)
On Sept 3rd (Rough Sawn) and Oct 1st (Jud Caswell) food will be available from “The Wicked Tater”
Serving up tasty, crispy handmade gourmet loaded tater tot’s, The Wicked Tater is more than just a place to grab lunch – it is a place to try out new dishes created with from local fresh ingredients.
Maine Tasting Center
On Sept 3rd (Rough Sawn) and Oct 1st (Jud Caswell) adult beverages will be available from “Maine Tasting Center”
A selection of beers and ciders will be available courtesy of Maine Tasting Center who engages visitors with the flavors of Maine through tastings, classes, exhibits and more.
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 email@example.com 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.