RailPictures.Net Photo: WW&FRy 10 Wiscasset Waterville & Farmington Steam 0-4-4T at Alna, Maine by Kevin Madore
 
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» Alna, Maine, USA (more..)
» December 17, 2011
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Slim-Gauge Field of Dreams. Here's a not-often-seen view of the WW&F Museum's Sheepscot Yard in Alna, Maine. This is their base of operations and the terminus for all train operations. Twenty-five years ago, there was nothing here but woodland. In the years since 1937, when the original WW&F was dismantled, mother nature had reclaimed all but the basic railroad grade. It was the dream of a man named Harry Percival and an energetic group of enthusiasts, to put back a piece of the region's history, and over the past couple of decades, they have done just that. What you see here is a re-creation of the WW&F's Wiscasset Yard, built on the site of the old flag-stop known as Sheepscot Station. On the left, is the Station Platform, where Forney #10 and her train wait on the main line to depart with their next load of passengers. In the foreground on the right, is the only extant, two-foot, three-way stub switch in the US. The three switch leads provide access to the three main stalls of the museum's car shop. This building houses restoration projects as well as some of the line's most historic equipment. In the left-most stall, you can see the nose of the line's Model-T Inspection Car. In the center stall, sits the frame of wooden reefer car that the crew is currently constructing. In the shadows of the right stall, sits a Ford Model AA Stake Truck. On the far right side of the building, a smaller stall houses the machine shop, where locomotive restoration and repair takes place. Harry Percival passed on a few years back, but his dream lives on. Bit by bit, year by year, the dedicated volunteers of the WW&F Museum carry on the work of their founder, re-creating some history and making a little of their own.
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