MRSR: Five in Steam on May 17, 2014

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Bob

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Press Release from the Mount Rainier Scenic RR, Mineral, WA

The Mt. Rainier Scenic Railroad currently has five operable steam locomotives at its facility in Mineral, WA. On Saturday, May 17th, MRSR will hold a special event for the public with all five locomotives in steam at the same time! The event will take place at our logging museum in Mineral, WA with the gates open from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm.


Our pair of logging Mikados (Polson Logging #70 and Hammond Lumber #17) will take turns pulling a passenger consist from Mineral to Elbe and return. The trains will depart the museum site at 10:00 am, 12:45 pm and 3:30 pm, with the two Mikes double-heading on the 3:30 trip. Our three operable geared locomotives (Willamette #2, Climax #10 and Heisler #91), will take turns making short trips from the museum to Mineral Lake, giving everyone an opportunity to ride behind each of the five different steam locomotives in service. The first trip to Mineral Lake will depart the museum at 10:15 am. We'll fit in as many trips to Mineral Lake as possible throughout the day until 4:30 pm. Cab rides in each of the operating locomotives will be available for an extra cost.

At 1:00 pm, there will be a "parade" of the geared locomotives past the museum boarding platform. An announcer will discuss direct-connected vs. geared power transmission, plus the differences in the three geared locomotive designs.

Additional displays of antique autos, steam and gas engines, and the like are in the works. A food vendor will also be on site.

Please check our website, http://www.mrsr.com, for more information and to purchase tickets.

We hope to see you there!

Brian Wise
General Manager
Mt. Rainier Scenic Railroad
 
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Bob

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For those of you familiar with the operation, please note these comments:


The event will take place at our logging museum in Mineral, WA


Our pair of logging Mikados (Polson Logging #70 and Hammond Lumber #17) will take turns pulling a passenger consist from Mineral to Elbe and return. The trains will depart the museum site (Mineral)
We typically depart from Elbe. That is not the case for this event.


 

Bob

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This event has been re-scheduled to July 19th, 2014. I'll post more details when they become available.
 

speeder3

MRSR Ops. Director
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After careful consideration, the Mt. Rainier Scenic Railroad has decided to re-schedule its SteamFest event from May 17th to Saturday, July 19, 2014. This change of date will allow MRSR to incorporate a Grand Opening celebration of its new logging museum, showcasing the completion of Phase I and the construction of Phase II. Our apologies for any inconvenience this may have caused those who had purchased tickets for the May 17th event. For more information, please contact our Director of Sales & Marketing at sales@mrsr.org.

Brian T. Wise
Director - Operations & Restorations
Mt. Rainier Scenic Railroad
 





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