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Wiscasset, Waterville and Farmington Railway Museum

97 Cross Rd, Alna, ME 04535-3400
+1 207-882-4193
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The Ultimate Railroad Trip Back In Time

Up front, you should know that I am a dedicated volunteer and financial supporter. That being... read more

Reviewed 26 July 2017
Bob H
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Woolwich, Maine
Fun little excursion for railroad buffs and kids

Hubby loves railroads, so we went up to see this 2 ft. narrow gauge. Sadly, there were few visitors... read more

Reviewed 28 May 2017
Ginger W
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Arlington, Massachusetts
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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.
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97 Cross Rd, Alna, ME 04535-3400
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Reviewed 26 July 2017

Up front, you should know that I am a dedicated volunteer and financial supporter. That being said, anyone who comes to visit the WW&F Railway Museum will have a fabulous time. All ages, all generations will have fun together. You can read the web page...More

Thank Bob H
elecuyer, Volunteer at Wiscasset, Waterville and Farmington Railway Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 27 July 2017

Thanks Bob for the kind words and description of what a special place the WW&F Railway Museum has become.

Reviewed 28 May 2017

Hubby loves railroads, so we went up to see this 2 ft. narrow gauge. Sadly, there were few visitors when we were there, but that didn't stop them from bringing out all the bells and whistles! Arrived in time to ride the "crew car/Model T...More

Thank Ginger W
elecuyer, Volunteer at Wiscasset, Waterville and Farmington Railway Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 30 May 2017

Glad your only disappointment was that there were so few visitors. We hope you will encourage others to try us! We do need to add more interpretive signage, but since it is an active railroad yard and shop, everything is constantly being moved around as...More

Reviewed 19 February 2017

This museum is just a short and pleasant drive from US Highway 1 and is well worth the trip. Rail fans will enjoy the history of the Maine 2-Footers and the Wiscasset, Waterville and Farmington Railway. Imagine seeing actual 2-Foot equipment in action. Time your...More

Thank Craig W
elecuyer, Volunteer at Wiscasset, Waterville and Farmington Railway Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 21 February 2017

Thanks for visiting. For 2017 we expect to be running steam trains on Saturdays and Sundays in July and August. Other times will be announced on our web site and Facebook page. And thanks for visiting our gift shop! It is also online (off of...More

Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

The ALL volunteer staff has done an incredible job at preserving a small part of Maine history. Take a trip back in time to another era behind a Maine built 1891 steam train. With little exceptions it is easy to imagine life back in 1910...More

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elecuyer, Volunteer at Wiscasset, Waterville and Farmington Railway Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 30 September 2016

You've captured the spirit of the WW&F very nicely. Thanks for visiting; please come again soon!

Reviewed 26 September 2016

As a railfan I was naturally drawn to this working museum for the two-foot gauge Maine railroads. But my wife, not a big railfan, had a great time too. The train crew were very friendly and well informed. And the equipment and ride were lots...More

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elecuyer, Volunteer at Wiscasset, Waterville and Farmington Railway Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 27 September 2016

We're glad that you and your wife had a great time. Please come back soon!

Reviewed 19 September 2016

Authentic narrow gauge railroading! Friendly and informative staff! Interesting to see a working museum with new track being planned for the future!

1  Thank Camilin57
elecuyer, Volunteer at Wiscasset, Waterville and Farmington Railway Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2016

Thanks for visiting; please come again soon!

Reviewed 17 September 2016

The WW&F is a little gem located in the historic village of Alna, Maine. Although the 2 foot narrow gauge steam railroad ceased commercial operations years ago, a five mile stretch of the tracks has been restored, using tiny steam engines that haul antique passenger...More

Thank Russell N
elecuyer, Volunteer at Wiscasset, Waterville and Farmington Railway Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2016

Glad you enjoyed your visit. One minor point of clarification is that the train currently travels 2.5 miles from Sheepscot station to the "top of the mountain" then returns back to Sheepscot creating a 5 mile (approx 40 minute) round trip. As other have said,...More

Reviewed 13 September 2016

Around the turn of the 20th Century there were a group of 2 foot gauge railroads unique to Maine. The WW&F is the place to go to understand and enjoy the sights and sounds of this history. They are always growing and improving and expanding...More

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elecuyer, Volunteer at Wiscasset, Waterville and Farmington Railway Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 13 September 2016

We're glad that you enjoyed your visit; please come again!

Reviewed 12 September 2016

If you have an interest in history, if you enjoy hearing a train's steam whistle in the woods, if you like stepping back in time for a glimpse of life in a less hectic time, then you will like the Wiscasset, Waterville and Farmington Railway...More

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elecuyer, Volunteer at Wiscasset, Waterville and Farmington Railway Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 13 September 2016

We're glad that you enjoyed your visit!

Reviewed 7 September 2016

A rather informal museum, highlighting the history of the famous Maine two-foot gauge railroads. Features an hour long train ride on a 125 year old steam locomotive. Dedicated group of volunteers provides historical information and fun experience. For those interested, you can roam the maintenance...More

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elecuyer, Volunteer at Wiscasset, Waterville and Farmington Railway Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 8 September 2016

Glad that you enjoyed your visit. Please come again!

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L9084OZwilliamb
24 July 2017|
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Response from annieb003 | Property representative |
Hello, During September, the museum is open every Saturday and Sunday. We will be offering our steam-powered 50 minute trip over the original WW&F Railway plus handcar and model-T railcar rides. In addition visitors are... More
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Margo H
22 July 2015|
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Response from elecuyer | Property representative |
The length of the track is currently just over two and a half miles long. Since the trip takes place on a portion of the route of the original Wiscasset, Waterville, and Farmington Railway, it is not a loop, but a ride... More
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