Narrow gauge is all the rage on the WW&F

Tue, 05/14/2019 - 7:00am

Do you wonder about the so-called 'standard' gauge and whether it is really always the right choice when building a railway?

Come to a presentation at the Alna Center Station on Saturday, May 18 to learn more. Attendees can reach the event from a train departing Sheepscot Station (97 Cross Road, Alna) at 6:30 p.m. The train will return to Sheepscot at 8:30 p.m.

Learn firsthand why two-foot narrow gauge railways, like the ones built by the sensible people of Maine, could be the right choice for your community. WW&F Railway Superintendent Jason Lamontagne will explain just how a narrow gauge railway can enhance transportation, commerce and culture at an economy of cost and ease of construction, both things a 'standard' gauge railway could not match.

At Alna Center, there will be a bonfire and bean supper available for $8, including hot dogs, salads and drinks. Proceeds will benefit the continued reconstruction of the railway. Event tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for children 4-12 and free for children birth-3. Event tickets are available at the railway prior to 6:30 p.m. or online at This event will be canceled in the event of foul weather.