This Saturday, Aug. 25 you can ride the Wiscasset, Waterville and Farmington (WW&F) Railway to an old-fashioned ice cream social and an evening concert featuring Rough Sawn. Both events will be held at the beautiful fields of the Albee Farm adjacent to Alna Center station.
At the ice cream social, locally produced Round Top ice cream and toppings will be served free of charge to attendees. Visitors are also encouraged to bring picnics and stay at Alna Center and take part in the various lawn games and activities being offered. All tickets are valid for round trip travel to Sheepscot on any train. During the Ice Cream Social, round trip train tickets are available at Sheepscot Station at $8 for adults, $5 for children 4-12, and free for children 3 and under.
The evening concert features Rough Sawn, a local string band renowned for their excellent covers of classic country, bluegrass, folk and western swing as well as timeless originals. Their excellent sound and style is revered throughout Midcoast Maine. Visitors are encouraged to bring blankets and picnics along for their enjoyment during the concert. Snacks and drinks will also be available. Concert tickets, which include train fare, are available at wwfrytickets.simpletix.com for $15 in advance or at Sheepscot Station the day of the event for $18.
Parking for the both the events is at the Museum’s Sheepscot Station at 97 Cross Road in Alna. Trains to Alna Center for the social will leave Sheepscot Station at noon, 1:30 and 3 p.m. The concert train leaves at 5 p.m. and returns by 7:30 p.m.
Admission to the Museum is, as always, free. Proceeds from each event go towards Museum enhancements and programming.
A registered non-profit, the WW&F Railway Museum is dedicated to preserving and teaching the transportation heritage of Maine's Sheepscot River valley. The railway is maintained and operated entirely by volunteers, and we welcome others to join us in rebuilding Maine history.
See you on the narrow gauge!