TOUCH A TRAIN DAY
Hancock – The whole family is invited to the Downeast Scenic Railroad’s Touch A Train Day. Join us Saturday, June 22th from 9am to 12:30 rain or shine at our Washington Junction railroad yard located just north of Ellsworth. Admission is free. Here’s your chance to get up close and see a fully restored operating railroad. We will have our passenger train and a freight train on display. You can tour the engine, the coaches and the caboose. Kids of all ages are invited to sit in the Engineers seat behind the throttle of our locomotive. Maintenance of way equipment used to repair and replace rails and ties will also be on display. Engineers, Conductors, and the railroad volunteers will be on hand to guide you through the displays and answer questions. You can go for a free ride in our caboose through our rail yard. Also, Free Motor car rides.
During the Touch A Train event you can purchase advance sale tickets for Special Downeast Scenic Railroad excursion 1:30 departure from WJ Yard and save $2 per person on the regular fare.
The New England Steam Corporation will display the bell from Maine Central steam locomotive #470. The group is restoring the steam engine currently located Washington Junction Yard. So come join us Saturday June 22th from 9am to 12:30 for the Downeast Scenic Railroads Touch A Train Day. Learn all about trains, and ride in a caboose. It’s all happening at the Downeast Scenic Railroads’ Washington Junction rail yard, from Ellsworth just follow Main street to Washington Junction Road and turn on to Railroad Siding Road near the start of the Downeast Sunrise Trail. Join us for Touch A Train Day. For more information visit our web site www.downeastscenicrail.org