Fall Railroad Track Work Weekend
WhenFri Oct 06, 2017 08:00 AM - Mon Oct 09, 2017 05:00 PM
WherePO Box 24297 Cross RoadAlna, ME 04535
The WW&F has two track extension weekends every year, in spring and in the fall. The spring work weekend is the weekend of the last Saturday in April, and encompasses Friday through Sunday. The fall work weekend is the Friday through Monday ending in Columbus Day, in October.
The typical pattern is track is laid in the Fall (ties, rail, and spiking the two together), and the new track is ballasted and put into service the following Spring. However, for Fall 2016 we will likely be balasting track that was recently laid, and constructing some new track. Other projects will be available.
Work usually begins early in the morning, between 7 and 8 AM, although people arrive at all times throughout the day. The Museum supplies its volunteers with lunch and supper on these days. The work ends between 5 and 6 PM.
For 2017, the fall work weekend will be October 6 - 9.
- Civil Engineering
- Mechanical Engineering
Good Match For
Teens People 55+ Group
Requirements & Commitment
- Must be at least 13
- Give 1hr, all 4 days, or anything in between
- Young children must be supervised by parents.