Hours, Schedule & Events

Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, all trains require advance purchase and consist of a number of exciting special events designed to keep passengers safe while having a trainload of fun!

All trains depart Sheepscot Station (97 Cross Road, Alna, Maine) at the dates and times listed below.

General Admission to explore the Museum grounds and visit the Gift Shop is free. Hours are 10:00AM-3:00PM, every Saturday.

2021 Special Services

May 29 & June 19, 2021:

Sheepscot Valley Steam Train Service
Ride the Narrow Gauge railway – one of Midcoast Maine’s historic hidden gems!
Trains depart at 11:00AM, 1:00PM & 3:00PM
Tickets: $15 adults/$5 youth
(More dates in July-August will be announced.)

May 29, 2021:

Caboose Adventure
Your group (of up to 15 people) gets exclusive access to the “little red caboose” on the WW&F railway for a five-mile (round trip) 50-minute excursion. The train will travel over the river and through the scenic woods for “safe”, old-fashioned fun. And yes, you can ride “up top” in the cupola (although adults will need to watch their heads!)
Caboose Adventures depart at 11:00AM, 1:00PM & 3:00PM
Tickets: $150 (for a group of up to 15 passengers)
(More dates in July-August will be announced.)

May 29, 2021:

Pie and Runby with SeaLyon Farm
Take a Train Ride to a Dessert Destination!
Train departs at 5:00PM
Tickets: $25 adults/$15 youth
(More dates may be announced.)

May 29, July 10, & Aug 28, 2021:

Ride the Rails to Hike the Trails with Midcoast Conservancy
Ride the railway to Trout Brook Preserve and enjoy a guided hike through one of Midcoast Maine’s hidden gems!
Train departs at 11:00AM
Tickets: $20 adults/$8 youth

May 29 & June 19, 2021:

Handcar Hops: a Wiscasset Workout
Your group of 2-4 (ages 10 and up) get a self-powered 90-minute handcar (aka “pump car”) tour of the WW&F mainline.
Tickets: $125 (group of 2-4 adults)
(More dates may be announced.)

June 19, 2021:

Pig Roast Express to SeaLyon Farm
Treat Dad to a railroad-sized feast of smoke and steam! Take your appetite on a train ride to SeaLyon Farm where Grandpa’s Kitchen Specialty Smoked Meats will be hosting a pig roast with all the trimmings.
Trains depart at 11:00AM & 3:00PM
Tickets: $70 (includes catered meal at SeaLyon Farm)
(More dates may be announced?)

July 3, 10, & 17, 2021:

Lavender Dinner Trains to SeaLyon Farm
Ride the rails to pick your own lavender at Alna’s famous SeaLyon Farm. As the sun sets, enjoy a dinner or just relax at this hidden gem in Midcoast Maine.
Trains depart at 4:00PM & 6:00PM
Tickets: $25 adults/$11 youth

July 31 & Aug 1, 2021:

Steaming Together: Arrivals and Departures
This all day photo-event is geared towards the railroad enthusiast and will feature all three operating 2ft steam locomotives pulling authentic trains.
Tickets: $250 (all day access to the photographers special trains)

(More events are still being planned; see below.)
Advance purchase/reservations are required for all event-based trains.
Please email info@wwfry.org to redeem vouchers or passes.

You’ve Been Workin’ on the Railroad

Interesting and engaging volunteer opportunities open to all ages and abilities. Please sign up online.

May 8 & 15, and June 5, 2021:

Level the Mountain
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.
Come Volunteer! (Free Admission; Tools Provided.)

May 22 & June 26, 2021:

Tie and Dine
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.
Come Volunteer! (Free Admission; Tools Provided.)

June 12, 2021:

Trout Brook Trail Building with Midcoast Conservancy
Help us build a “trail with rail” alongside the WW&F right-of-way at Trout Brook Preserve. This will allow visitor’s to safely enjoy the unspoiled woods when train service resumes to this site in 2022.
More details (and sign ups) are TBA.

More Events Planned for 2021:

Ice Cream Social: 7/3
Storytime Train with Steve: 7/17
Annual Picnic: 8/7
WWI Re-enactment: 8/14-8/15
Summer Trains: 8/21, 8/28, 9/5
Music on the Railway: 8/21, 9/4, & 10/2
Pumpkin Pickin’ Trains to SeaLyon Farm: Saturdays, 9/25-10/23
Christmas Tree Trains to SeaLyon Farm: 11/27 & 12/4
(all dates/events subject to change)
Details and more to be announced!

Rent the Railroad:

The entire railroad, or just a car, can be rented for a period of time.  Our caboose can be rented for birthday parties or other events during regular operating days.  The entire railroad can be chartered on non-operating days.  For more information, please contact the Special Passenger Agent.

In light of the emergent COVID-19 situation and its potential to impact our operations, we have made adjustments to our public cancellation statement (found below) to protect both the resources of the railway and the safety of our visitors.

The WW&F Railway reserves the right to cancel and/or adjust train operations based on equipment and crew availability, lack of sales, and/or any hazardous conditions, including weather. All cancellations or reductions in service will be announced on the Railway’s Facebook page and web site as soon as practicable. Ticket holders may cancel tickets for any reason for a full refund up to 5 days before their ticketed departure.  Any tickets purchased for cancelled trains will be fully refunded to the purchaser.

Rebuilding Maine History