Current Volunteer Opportunities

Have you ever wondered what it takes to keep a railway operating? Or perhaps you have lifelong interest in railroads?

Come down & join us as a volunteer!

A section crew poses on the platform of Head Tide Station in the early days of the WW&F. By Volunteering you join a rich heritage and become part of the story.

You’ve Been Workin’ on the Railroad: Saturday Work Sessions

All Ages and Abilities are Welcome!
To effectively and safely manage crews, we request that you register by following the link next to the date(s) you are interested in.

Not free on a Saturday? Learn about other opportunities here.


Head Tide Haircut

A historical image of the location the trailwork will be taking place
The cut in Head Tide in the late 1890s – the location of our Head Tide work.

Join WW&F Railway President David J. Buczkowski in a work day along the Head Tide trail.

We’ll be maintaining (trimming, cutting brush, etc.) where the rails once roamed through the famous cut in the shadow of the Head Tide church.


Tie and Dine

Trackwork on the WW&F Railway
Get a glimpse into the past and gain an appreciation of historic railroad maintenance practices.

Learn essential railroad maintenance skills and become part of a team that has, and continues to rebuild Maine history.

Your day out on the railway will begin at 8:30am with a safety briefing. Following the briefing, work parties will assemble to learn the basic jobs. The remainder of the day until 3:00 will be spent engaged in track maintenance with a break for lunch. After work a dinner train for volunteers will depart at 4PM and return to Sheepscot at 6PM.


Level the Mountain

Tamper operators doing track maintenance
‘Big Joe’, a pneumatic tamper compacts ballast – providing a firm foundation for WW&F track.

Do you like loud, interesting machinery? If so, this might just a job for you!

Come down & join us for a fun and interesting day of volunteering. Learn railroad ballasting, tamping, and leveling skills and become part of a team that has, and continues to rebuild Maine history.

Your day out on the railway will begin at 8:30am with a safety briefing followed by going out on line to begin work. Following the briefing work parties will assemble and to learn the basic jobs. The remainder of the day until 3:00 will be spent engaged in track leveling and tamping with a break for lunch.


Other Volunteer Opportunities

In addition to our Saturday Work Sessions, the Railway has regular work sessions on Tuesdays and Thursdays and other, less formalized, weekend opportunities.
For more information, email info@wwfry.org.

Rebuilding Maine History