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Jul 4, 2022

Rebuilding Maine History One Track at a Time at The WW&F Railway Museum

The Wiscasset, Waterville, & Farmington Railway Museum in Alna, Maine is home to a historic two-foot narrow-gauge steam train built in the late 19th century. The train was originally constructed with the goal of connecting Wiscasset to Quebec. That goal never came to fruition but it did serve Sheepscot Valley for roughly 40 years, running from Alna to Albion.

“Back in 1910 the railroad was a lifeline for the people of Sheepscot Valley,” said WW&F Railway Museum President Dave Buckowski.

The railroad fell out of service in 1933. Today, the WW&F Railway Museum has rebuilt the steam train, preserving a piece of Maine history. “We’d like to bring people back to that time — where it’s much simpler, said Buckowski. “We can help them relax and let them see what life was like back then.”

You can read more in an article by Norah Hogan and published in the WMTW web site at: https://bit.ly/3yGTWUw.

The Wiscasset, Waterville, & Farmington Railway Museum’s web site may be found at: http://www.wwfry.org/.

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