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Wiscasset, Waterville and Farmington Railway Museum

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Address: 97 Cross Rd, Alna, ME 04535-3400
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+1 207-882-4193
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Sat - Sun 10:00 - 16:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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The WW&F Railway Museum: “Rebuilding Maine History”

Maine’s Wiscasset,...

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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Railfans and family alike will enjoy this museum

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... read more

Reviewed 19 February 2017
Craig W
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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
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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 trip for when the steam locomotive is running and you'll enjoy a true historical experience.... More 

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elecuyer, Volunteer at Wiscasset, Waterville and Farmington Railway Museum, responded to this review

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 our main web page) and includes all new titles (and a few used ones) available... More 

Auburn, Maine
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Reviewed 28 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 when this little train was the only reliable source of transportation. From several replicated buildings,... More 

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elecuyer, Volunteer at Wiscasset, Waterville and Farmington Railway Museum, responded to this review

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

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 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 of fun to experience.

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elecuyer, Volunteer at Wiscasset, Waterville and Farmington Railway Museum, responded to this review

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

Boothbay, Maine
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2016

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

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elecuyer, Volunteer at Wiscasset, Waterville and Farmington Railway Museum, responded to this review

Thanks for visiting; please come again soon! More 

West Hyannisport
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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 cars and even a caboose. You can ride the train or take a round trip... More 

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elecuyer, Volunteer at Wiscasset, Waterville and Farmington Railway Museum, responded to this review

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, we are always expanding the railroad so to provide a longer ride in the future.... More 

Allamuchy, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 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 the experience. Warm and friendly while highly professional.

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elecuyer, Volunteer at Wiscasset, Waterville and Farmington Railway Museum, responded to this review

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

West Milford, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
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 Museum. The volunteers who have re-built/restored the equipment have done a fantastic job. I must... More 

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We're glad that you enjoyed your visit! More 

Auburn, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
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 shops and take pictures on your own, Worthy of your support.

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elecuyer, Volunteer at Wiscasset, Waterville and Farmington Railway Museum, responded to this review

Glad that you enjoyed your visit. Please come again! More 

Artesia, New Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

I am somewhat of a narrow-gauge aficionado having ridden trains in several of the western states. Although this ride was certainly not the longest I have experienced, the pleasure of the all volunteer staff of this little operation was fantastic. If you are looking for a hands-on experience that lets you pretty much go anywhere you'd like on the property... More 

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1 Thank NMandBeyond
elecuyer, Volunteer at Wiscasset, Waterville and Farmington Railway Museum, responded to this review

Glad you enjoyed your visit. While it seems we are "off the beaten path", the museum is only 10 minutes from Route 1 and downtown Wiscasset (with all its shops, restaurants, lodging, and attractions.) For a quick bite, we recommend The Alna Store, which is less than 3 minutes from the museum, where they serve sandwiches, pizza, and sell snacks,... More 

Redding, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2016

The WW&F is awesome. The dedicated volunteers have made great strides in recreating, in the most authentic way possible, the 2-ft. narrow gauge railroads that, in the early 20th century, ran in an extensive network through Maine's rural valleys and back woods, serving passengers, agriculture, and lumbering. My wife and I have been regular visitors to the WW&F in Alna,... More 

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