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Wiscasset, Waterville and Farmington Railway Museum

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Authentic early 1900 vintage museum and train ride

While in Maine I decided to pay a visit to the WW&F Railway . It is an authentic rebuilt 1900 era 2... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Bill K
Really fantastic

We went as a family tonight to a new concert series they have started. It was fantastic. There was... read more

Reviewed 29 July 2018
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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...more
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97 Cross Rd, Alna, ME 04535-3400
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Reviewed 1 week ago

While in Maine I decided to pay a visit to the WW&F Railway . It is an authentic rebuilt 1900 era 2 foot gauge railroad. The number 9 steam engine was running with a coach and an open car. the equipment ,sounds and smoke from...More

Thank Bill K
elecuyer, "Conductor Ed"/Volunteer at Wiscasset, Waterville and Farmington Railway Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We're glad that you stopped in and enjoyed your visit. We enjoy sharing the history of the Maine narrow gauge railroads with our guests. Please come again!

Reviewed 29 July 2018 via mobile

We went as a family tonight to a new concert series they have started. It was fantastic. There was a simplicity that seemed familiar. The band played under a tent from the back of an old Ford pickup and you take a steam train out...More

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elecuyer, Volunteer at Wiscasset, Waterville and Farmington Railway Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 30 July 2018

Thanks for the kind words and we're glad you enjoyed yourselves. We look forward to seeing you again on Aug 28th and/or Sept 8th for our next two concert trains. All Aboard!! - Conductor Ed

Reviewed 27 July 2018

As a discerning overseas railway enthusiast, I can report that this is an outstanding narrow gauge railway site by world standards. It is a superb recreation and evocation of the Maine 2ft gauge railways that existed up to the inter-war period. The staff were very...More

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elecuyer, Volunteer at Wiscasset, Waterville and Farmington Railway Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 29 July 2018

Thank you for your kind words and for discovering our "hidden gem" of a railway museum. Please visit us again.

Reviewed 22 June 2018

If you are a train buff, this museum is for you. Run by volunteers, they have done an amazing job of restoring the railway's historical importance in this area. This group of volunteers is even slowly rebuilding the rails and give train rides every summer...More

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elecuyer, Volunteer at Wiscasset, Waterville and Farmington Railway Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 23 June 2018

Thanks for visiting and the kind words. We are always looking for new like-minded volunteers to help rebuild Maine history.

Reviewed 12 June 2018

This is a great place for train enthusiasts like my husband. The museum is run by enthusiastic volunteers, and the ride they provide is inexpensive and enjoyable.

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elecuyer, Volunteer at Wiscasset, Waterville and Farmington Railway Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 13 June 2018

Thanks! Please visit again.

Reviewed 1 June 2018 via mobile

Anyone that is visiting the area of Alna should check out this place. These guys are doing a great job of bringing back and preserving history.

Thank Lindsey G
elecuyer, Volunteer at Wiscasset, Waterville and Farmington Railway Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 June 2018

Thanks Lindsey for your kind words. Please visit again soon.

Reviewed 9 April 2018 via mobile

Being from the South we had no concept of everything in the Northeast being closed until after Memorial Day. We arrived at the WW&F to find it was a volunteer work day. However we did get to see most of the trains in their workshops...More

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elecuyer, Volunteer at Wiscasset, Waterville and Farmington Railway Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2018

We're glad you stopped by and were able to see the museum even though no trains were operating. We are open every Saturday (with free admission), but only offer train rides from May through October (plus special events.) Our website has a complete schedule.

Reviewed 15 March 2018

We arrived 5 minutes too late to take the last train on one of their "work days" last month, so we began to gear up for a cross country ski across the street. The kind man who worked in the office felt badly for us...More

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elecuyer, Volunteer at Wiscasset, Waterville and Farmington Railway Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 20 March 2018

Hi Kate! We're so glad you stuck around to see how we put the steam locomotive to rest after the day is done. It was a pleasure to host you and your family, and we hope you can visit us again soon!

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

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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

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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

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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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