What Are We?
The WW&F Railway Museum is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, dedicated to the display and preservation of the two-foot gauge Wiscasset, Waterville, and Farmington Railway; and its predecessor roads, the WW&F Railroad and the Wiscasset and Quebec Railroad. To that end, we attempt to replicate history as best we can, through the use of steam locomotives, hand signals, and the methods used by people on the original railroad, as much as possible. We are entirely volunteer-run.
How Are We Funded?
We are funded primarily through donations (about 80%) from our members and friends, with the remainder coming in via grants from private foundations, ticket sales, and gift shop sales. We receive no government funding.
Membership is only $35 per year for an annual membership, or $350 for a lifetime membership. Your membership gives you an excellent glossy 8-page bi-monthly newsletter, which allows you to keep track of activities of the volunteers, and an annual fundraising letter. The annual fundraiser helps us every year with Museum expansion. You may either send a check made out to WW&F Railway Museum to our mailing address; or you can do it on-line via the PayPal button at the top of this page (be sure to contact the Membership Secretary to tell him what you’ve done).
We are also currently running The 21 Campaign, a “social media” fundraiser for the rebuilding of locomotive 10, and the construction of locomotive 11.
The Museum is governed by Bylaws, which specify a 9-person Board of Directors. Board meetings are held every month, usually on the second Saturday of the month beginning at 4:00 PM, and held on Museum grounds. All members are invited to attend the meetings. Board elections are held every year, for 3 of the 9 seats. Officers are elected by the board. The bylaws specify that the first Saturday of May shall be the organization’s Annual Meeting.