Yes, the Wiscasset Waterville & Farmington Railway ceased operation way back in 1933. Everybody knows that.
But what not everyone knows, a little bit of it survived. As a child and as an adult... (more)
WW&F's No. 9's steam dynamo in action.
I have waited 55 years to see a Maine 2 foot gauge railroad alive and in steam. It was worth the wait.
Wiscasset, Waterville and Farmington 0-4-4 No.9 brings it home in Alna, Maine.
Brakeman Bill Baskerville surveys his train from the rear platform of caboose No. 320. He is rolling southbound near Rosewood Crossing on the Wiscasset, Waterville & Farmington, a reconstructed 2 ... (more)
In the chill of a Maine evening long ago, just when the loons started their spooky song on the lake, you heard the equally haunting sounds of a machine, far off yet coming. Closer it came, the sou... (more)
WW&FRy number 9 simmering on the mainline in front of Sheepscot station.
Keepin' 'em rolling.... Inside the Sheepscot Shop Building, WW&F crew members Joe Fox and Bob Longo prepare to take a few measurements of a narrow gauge wheel-set that's seen a lot of hard... (more)
Sutter's Crossing.As the sun sinks lower into the afternoon sky, much of the WW&F ROW falls into deep shadow. Sutter's Crossing, which is pretty nicely lit from mid-morning to mid-afternoo... (more)
Steamscape: Humanson Brook.The late afternoon shadows have completely enveloped the woodland channel of Humanson Brook as an afternoon freight rushes south on the WW&F toward its destinatio... (more)
Late afternoon at Rose Wood. With his trusty pipe in his mouth, a WW&F Engine Man takes his late afternoon freight south past Rose Wood Crossing, en route to its final destination in the co... (more)
A 2-foot "Juke's Tree?". The remote, dirt road crossing near Rose Wood Stables has become a frequent stop for the WW&F Museum's photo excursions. It is one of the few places on t... (more)
Clear! After shouting an audible warning, WW&F Engineer Rick Sisson opens the Engineer's side blow-down valve to clear #9's mud-ring of any built-up sediment. After three separate blow-dow... (more)
Switching moves at Alna Center. Through the cabin of a parked 1920 Dodge, we see WW&F #9 and crew preparing to pin the caboose back onto their freight after setting out a couple of loads in... (more)
WW&F #9 passes......WW&F #9. The newly restored WW&F Locomotive #9 runs light in the Sheepscot Yard, passing her former self. You heard right. The boiler that you see secured on the dec... (more)
Station Stop: Alna Center. A WW&F mixed train observes the red flag displayed at the tiny station in Alna Center, Maine and slows for a station stop to load locally produced milk, bound for... (more)