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Restore an Operating Railroad

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ORGANIZATION: Wiscasset, Waterville, and Farmington Railway Museum

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
  • 6 people are interested
Track work is fun!
There's something for every age and ability to do at the WW+F Railway Museum.

Come and help us restore a historic two-foot narrow gauge railroad. There are plenty of opportunities for all ages and abilities. Learn railroad operations from the early 1900's on our steam locomotive hauled trains. Projects include basic maintenance; building track; machine work; carpentry; construction; care for our buildings, grounds, and right-of-way; office work; cooking and cleaning; and much more. We are an all-volunteer organization preserving this unique aspect of Maine's (and US) history. Check our web site and/discussion forum for updates on planned projects and activities. Please stop in on any Tuesday, Wednesday, and/or Saturday and introduce yourself at the "Percival House." We'll be glad to have you and you'll be glad you came.

If heavy machining is something you've wanted to try - do we have an opportunity for you! We're assisting in the construction of TWO new steam locomotive boilers over the next several years. We'll be riveting, welding, and shaping using equipment and techniques from a bygone era. For details on this, or any of our special projects, please contact us.

More information and sign up here:
http://wwfry.org/volunteer

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About Wiscasset, Waterville, and Farmington Railway Museum

Location:

97 Cross Road, PO Box 242, Alna, ME 04535, US

Mission Statement

The Wiscasset, Waterville & Farmington Railway Museum, Inc., is a nonprofit organization established in 1989 to acquire, preserve, and restore the operation of narrow gauge railroads and equipment which operated in the Sheepscot Valley and on other roads and to establish a Museum for the display of artifacts for enlightenment and education of the general public concerning the social and economic impact of railroads on the communities served.

Description

The WW&F Railway Museum is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, dedicated to the display and preservation of the two-foot gauge Wiscasset, Waterville, and Farmington Railway; and its predecessor roads, the WW&F Railroad and the Wiscasset and Quebec Railroad. To that end, we attempt to replicate history as best we can, through the use of steam locomotives, hand signals, and the methods used by people on the original railroad, as much as possible. We are entirely volunteer-run.

Volunteers are a critical part of our operation. It is the volunteers that work on our projects, that meet and greet our visitors, and that operate our trains. We have no paid staff.

We encourage new volunteers to come and find a place with us. Because of the variety of things we do, and the potential dangers of working around railroad equipment, we require that new volunteers only do work at the railroad when there are longer-term volunteers around, at least for the first couple of months, so that we can "show you the ropes".

To volunteer, just show up. All ages, abilities, and interests are welcome.

CAUSE AREAS

Arts & Culture
Community
Arts & Culture, Community

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

PO Box 24297 Cross RoadAlna, ME 04535

(44.0606,-69.62366)
 

SKILLS

  • Woodworking
  • Construction
  • Carpentry
  • Civil Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Welding

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 10
  • Saturdays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays are most active.
  • All ages and abilities welcome. Young children require parental supervision.

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