Touch a Train event scheduled June 22

HANCOCK — The whole family is invited to the Downeast Scenic Railroad’s Touch a Train Day on Saturday, June 22, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., at the Washington Junction railroad yard just north of Ellsworth.

The event will be held rain or shine and admission is free.

Visitors will get a chance to get up close and see a fully restored operating railroad. A passenger train and a freight train will be on display. Tour the engine, the coaches and the caboose.

Kids of all ages are invited to sit in the engineer’s seat behind the throttle of the locomotive.

Tickets can also be purchased for a special Downeast Scenic Railroad excursion that will depart at 1:30 p.m. from the Washington Junction yard.

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