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“Something to do off the beaten path.”

Wiscasset, Waterville and Farmington Railway Museum
Ranked #1 of 2 things to do in Alna
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: The WW&F Railway Museum: “Rebuilding Maine History” Maine’s Wiscasset, Waterville, and Farmington (WW&F) Railway was a two-foot “narrow” gauge common carrier railroad that operated from 1894 until 1933. The line ran from Wiscasset in the south, to Albion and Winslow in the north, never making it to either Waterville or Farmington. The Great Depression brought about the railroad’s scrapping in 1937. The WW&F Railway Museum was founded in 1989 to restore and rebuild the original railroad. Today you can climb aboard our train for a ride back in time. Trains depart our Sheepscot station in Alna, Maine on Saturdays and Sundays from Memorial Day Weekend through Columbus Day Weekend at 10:30AM, 12:00PM, 1:30PM, and 3:00PM. Outside of that season, during the Spring and Fall, trains are Saturdays-Only at 10:30AM, 12:00PM, and 1:30 PM.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Something to do off the beaten path.”
Reviewed 10 August 2013 via mobile

Enjoyable train ride, about a 45 minute round trip. They explained that they are going to expand the track to have a longer ride.

Visited July 2013
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Ambler, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Fun for all - family & railroad lovers”
Reviewed 2 August 2013

The knowledgeable and friendly staff were very helpful. Reasonable cost for a lovely ride on a narrow gauge railroad. Repair shops open for touring and children can ride and power a pump-action gang car. Warning - no snacks available but you can picnic.

Visited July 2013
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Redmond, Oregon
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242 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
“a well loved collection of 2 ft guage equipment...”
Reviewed 31 May 2013

We didnt get to ride the train but a wonderfully helpful volunteer worker showed us everything on the site and regaled us with the history of Maine's 2 foot gauge history. These smaller engines are lovingly maintained as are all the cars and track work vehicles, etc. The station house is also a delight with all original and authentic (and usually working) furniture and fixtures. This is a ride / museum not to miss for steam train buffs (as we are) and the whole place speaks of loving care by many dedicated volunteers who know their stuff. We were a bit early of the season to ride the train, but felt amply rewarded all the same.

Visited May 2013
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Maine
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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Volunteer Run, Inexpensive and Friendly.”
Reviewed 19 May 2013

From their free special events, to the kind, patient tours, this place is a winner! Unlike other similar train museums, the actual train ride is quite long. We love the WW&F Railway!

Visited December 2012
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Pottstown, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
“Unique railway off the beaten path”
Reviewed 8 July 2012

My husband picked the Wiscasett Waterville and Farmington Railway as a destination during our recent vacation. This is a very small place run by volunteers. When we arrived the train had just left but we were given the option of waiting for the next ride or going on the Model T workcar. We opted for the work car and were glad we did. The driver took us to a siding on the narrow gauge (2 foot) rails to wait for the train to go to the end and come back. While we waited he talked about the railroad and answered our questions. After the train passed going back to the station we continued on to the end. I thought we would have to ride back going backwards. This is the only car of this kind on a lazy Susan. We got off and the driver jacked the car up and turned it around for our ride back. Volunteers have a work detail every year to extend the tracks, so the ride gets longer every year. Back at the station we looked at the items in the building where we had paid for our ride. There was another building where people were working on other rail cars. We asked someone walking around if that was part of the "tour" and he took us in and explained some of the things they were doing. We are not rail buffs. We were impressed with the uniqueness of the train and the cars they were working on. I suspect that rail buffs would appreciate it even more.

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