Special Events

Upcoming Events

Western Reenactment Weekend – Saturday & Sunday July 15, 16

Experience the thrill of the Wild West as desperadoes attempt to rob our train. This promises to be a redux of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, only without the dynamite.

Evening Lantern Trains – Friday & Saturday August 18, 19

Experience that bygone era when railway coaches were illuminated by oil lamps as our train travels through the darkness of the Maine woods. Our train departs about 45 minutes after sunset and returns to the station well after dark.

Civil War Reenactment – Saturday August 19

Uniformed forces of the Union and the Confederacy encamp along our railway and battle for control of the train. This event features exchanges of black powder pistol and rifle fire, and control of of the line changes so many times you would think it was the Baltimore and Ohio!

Railfest – Saturday September 30 – Tentative

Further information coming soon.

Ghost Train – Saturday Evening September 30

Join us Saturday September 30 for our annual ghost train runs. The first train runs at 8:45 PM, rain or shine. The full event runs from 8:30 to 9:30 PM. Who knows what we might encounter as our intrepid little train plies the rails in darkness. There will also be daytime train runs from 11 AM to 4 PM for those of you who are afraid of the dark.

Past Events – 2017 Operating Season

Opening Day – Saturday May 27

The thrill of a steam train returns to Phillips. Locomotive Monson #3, leased from the Maine Narrow Gauge Museum, returns from winter assignments in Portland and Alna.

Father’s Day – Sunday June 18

What better way to spend Father’s Day than riding a steam train along our scenic route in the woods of Maine? Well, how about a half price fair for all fathers accompanied by children. Fares on this date will be $3 for Dad, $6 for children 13 and older, $1 for ages 6-12, and children five or younger ride for free.