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.

Please note that more dates and services are being added as the pandemic subsides (YAY!!) See the list near the bottom of the page for what we have planned.

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


2021 Schedule of Events and Services

Railroader’s Cookout and Farmstand Express

June 19, 2021 – ONE DAY ONLY!!
Treat Dad to a railroad-sized cookout of smoke and steam! Take your appetite on a train ride to Top of Mountain where Grandpa’s Kitchen Specialty Smoked Meats and SeaLyon Farm will be hosting a cookout, horse-drawn wagon rides, and other festivities.
Trains depart at 11:00AM, 1:00PM, 3:00PM & 5:00PM.
Tickets: $15 adults/$5 youth (Cookout, farmstand, and activities by individual settlement.)

Sheepscot Valley Steam Train

July 3, 10, & 17;  Aug. 21 & 28; and Sept. 4, 2021
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

Caboose Adventure

June 19; July 3, 10, & 17;  Aug. 14, 21, & 28; and Sept. 4, 2021
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)

Ride the Rails to Hike the Trails with Midcoast Conservancy

July 10, & Aug 28, 2021
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

Handcar Hops: a Wiscasset Workout

July 3, 10, & 17; Aug. 14, 21, & 28; and Sept. 4, 2021 2021
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.)

Lavender Dinner Trains to SeaLyon Farm

July 3, 10, & 17, 2021
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

Steaming Together: Arrivals and Departures

July 31
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.

Level the Mountain

June 5, 2021
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.)

Trails, Trains, and Trout (Brook) Workday with Midcoast Conservancy

June 12, 2021
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.
Come Volunteer! (Free Admission; Tools Provided.)

Tie and Dine

June 26, 2021
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.)


More Events Planned for 2021

Ice Cream Express: 7/3 & 8/21
Storytime Train with Steve: 7/17
Annual Picnic – Full Steam Ahead: 8/7
WWI Re-enactment: 8/14-8/15
Sheepscot Valley Steam Train: 8/21, 8/28, & 9/4
Music on the Railway: 8/21, 9/4, 10/2 & 10/16
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.


NOTE: The TSA requires the wearing of masks by all passengers (regardless of vaccination status) on all forms of public transportation, including trains operating in historic/tourist service.

Rebuilding Maine History