Train and trail fans alike are invited to board the Wiscasset, Waterville, and Farmington (WW&F) Railway steam train at Sheepscot Station in Alna for a 20-minute trip through the backwoods of Alna to Top of Mountain, where volunteers from Midcoast Conservancy will take passengers on a guided tour of the scenic Trout Brook Preserve.
Following the 1.5 hour guided hike, the historic steam train will return hikers back to Sheepscot station. The ticket price of $20 for adults and $10 for youth includes the train ride, the guided hike, and parking at Sheepscot Station. Note that due to the nature of this event, wheelchairs cannot be accommodated; alternatives include the Sheepscot Valley Service or a Caboose Adventure.
Dates for this year’s events are: May 28 - 11 a.m to 1:30 p.m; June 11 - 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.; July 9 - 2 - 4:30 p.m.; Aug. 20 - 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m; Sept. 3 - 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and Oct. 1 - 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Registration is required, completed on the railway’s website: www.wwfry.org.