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! Due to limited seating capacity, vouchers and passes can NOT be redeemed for these special events.

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

April 27, 2021:

Sheepscot Springday Surprise Steam-up!
All aboard for a steamy springtime treat on the narrow gauge railroad! Join us on Saturday, May 17, on the WW&F railway for a five-mile (round trip) 50-minute excursion departing promptly at 11am. The train will travel over the river and through the woods for “safe”, old-fashioned fun.
Train departs at 11:00AM.
Tickets: $15 adults/$5 youth

May 1, 2021:

Directors Special and Annual Meeting
“Tour the line” to inspect the progress made at Trout Brook, Top of Mountain, and Alna Center. Annual Membership Meeting to follow in the Car Barn Exhibit Hall.
Director’s Special departs at 10:30AM; Annual Meeting at 2PM.
Tickets: Free to WW&F Railway Museum Members.
Members: Please RSVP by clicking here.

May 29, 2021:

Memorial Day Trains
Schedule and event(s) TBA.
Trains depart at 11:00AM, 1:00PM, 3:00PM, & 5:00PM Evening Event.
Tickets: $15 adults/$5 youth (day trips)
(Ticket sales coming soon.)

May 29 & June 19, 2021:

Handcar Hops!
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 events are still being planned; see below.)
Advance purchase/reservations are required for all event-based trains.

You’ve Been Workin’ on the Railroad

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

April 17, 2021:

Head Tide Haircut
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. 8:30AM departure.
Come Volunteer! (Free Admission; Tools Provided.)

April 24, 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.)

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.)

More Events Planned for 2021:

(all dates/events subject to change)

Pig Roast Express to SeaLyon Farm: 6/19
Lavender Trains to SeaLyon Farm: 7/3, 7/10, 7/17
B&SR Day: 7/31
Annual Picnic: 8/7
WWI Re-enactment: 8/14-8/15
Summer Trains: 8/21, 8/28, 9/5
Pumpkin Pickin’ Trains to SeaLyon Farm: Saturdays, 9/25-10/23
Christmas Tree Trains to SeaLyon Farm: Saturdays, 11/27-12/18
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