Robert C Jones and David Register 406 pages hardcover
Maine's only two-foot narrow gauge with ocean front trackage, the Wiscasset, Waterville & Farmington clung tenaciously to life through financial adversity, disputes with the Maine Central, raging coastal blizzards, and the advent of the automobile. One call the "Milky Way" because of the dairy products it carried, the WW&F was also a prime mover of lumber, potatoes, and people in the Sheepscot Valley until finally succumbing to the Great Depression. Two Feet to Tidewater is more than the fascinating story of a two-foot Maine narrow gauge; it is also the story of the people who labored to build it, made it a part of their lives and grew to love it.
This new edition builds upon the impressive history and photographic record that made the original volume so prized. More then 70 never before published vintage photographs augment the 300 previously published photographs. There is also a detailed section, complete with textual history and photographs of the extremely dynamic WW&F Railway Museum, which has amazingly brought the WW&F back to operational life nearly seven decades after it was abandoned. Detailed equipment specifications and an ephemera section complete the new material.