Train fans both young and old will want to head to Ellsworth this coming weekend for a unique opportunity.

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The Downeast Scenic Railroad is hosting a Touch-a-train event this Saturday morning.

According to their Faceook Page, along with taking a caboose hop, train lovers will get to do some pretty neat things.

"You'll get to ring the locomotive bell, tour an active steam train restoration, and blow a steam train whistle, and even receive $2 off our 1:30 pm train ride! "

The event will take place at the Washington Junction Yard, located at 8 Railroad Siding Road in Hancock from 9:30 AM to 1:30 PM.

To book a train ride ticket, you can click here.

Speaking from experience, I can tell you the ride alone is worth the trip and ticket. I took my son on the railroad's inaugural run back in 2010, and he had such a great time.

Downeast Scenic Railway, Cori Skall
Downeast Scenic Railway, Cori Skall
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The conductors were very knowledgeable and to experience such a different view from the rails was really neat.

DJ Fred
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Plus, as their Facebook page also states, there's a good chance you could spy some wildlife along the way.

"We've seen a wide variety of wildlife on our excursions, like turtles, osprey, beavers, bald eagles, and more!"

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The ride usually takes just under 2 hours to complete.  You can find out more on their website, by clicking here.

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