• Wiscasset, Waterville & Farmington Railway (WW&F) Discussion

  • Pertaining to all railroading subjects, past and present, in New England
Pertaining to all railroading subjects, past and present, in New England

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  by Jeff Smith
 
https://lcnme.com/eventsactivities/wwf- ... or-season/

Brief, fair-use:
On Aug. 7 the Wiscasset, Waterville, and Farmington Railway at 97 Cross Road, Alna will reopen to the public for the 2020 season with a special excursion at 5 p.m. to Milepost 8 over the railway’s newly constructed Mountain Extension.

On Saturday, Aug. 8 the railway will host its annual picnic, with picnic lunches, train rides at 11 a.m., 1 and 3 p.m., a farm stand by SeaLyon Farm, and antique auto rides from Sheepscot Station. Another excursion to Milepost 8 will run at 5 p.m.

The railroad will also be operating on Aug. 22, Sept. 5 and 19. On each of these days, the railway will offer “handcar hops,” “ice cream eggspresses,” evening picnic specials, and campfire trains.
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  by gokeefe
 
Pretty amazing to read the phrase "Milepost 5" in the context of a narrow gauge railroad in Maine.

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  by elecuyer
 
There is also a special "virtual" ticket available for the first passenger trip to Mile Post 8 since 1933. An exclusive video will be sent to all virtual ticket holders who can not be present at this historic event.

All tickets (real and virtual) are at www.wwfry.org - click "Book Now"

All aboard the Sheepscot Valley Narrow Gauge!
  by gokeefe
 
RussNelson wrote:There's only a little over 3 miles of track. BUT there's a little over 3 miles of track.
Thank you for the reminder that they're using the historic mileposts from Wiscasset. Regardless I find the before operation nothing short of amazing ...

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  by elecuyer
 
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By popular demand, we are selling the "virtual tickets" to the WW&F Mile Post 8 Excursion via our online gift shop.

This exclusive video for virtual ticket-holders (accessed via an Internet link which will be emailed to you) includes a steam-powered, narrow gauge revenue freight delivery; excursion trips to Top of the Mountain; the first public passenger train to Mile Post 8 (just south of the Trout Brook Bridge) since 1933; and the sights and sounds of locomotive #9 hauling a 3-car passenger train up the 3% grade.

Duration is 1hr 9min. Videography by Eric Schade. "Tickets" are $25.

Purchase the Virtual WW&F Ticket is at: https://giftshop.wwfry.org/product/virt ... 11?cs=true

(It can also be found at http://giftshop.wwfry.org under DVDs and Videos.)

Thanks to all who already purchased your ticket - you should have received the video link via email.
We sincerely appreciate everyone's continued support of the Sheepscot Valley Narrow Gauge.
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