Railroad Group Celebrates National Train Day

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Join the Oregon Coast Historical Railway in Coos Bay in celebrating Amtrak’s National Train Day from 10am to 4pm on Saturday, May 10th, with an open house featuring tours, equipment demonstrations, free food and refreshments at their display area and museum at 766 South First Street, Coos Bay.

Railroaders from several eras will be on hand to share their experiences and explain the function of equipment. Children can ring vintage bells, including the one on steam engine No. 104, and there will be other hands-on
opportunities.

Visitors can explore two vintage cabooses, and sit at the controls of diesel engine No. 111 and a vintage caterpillar tractor. Also check the progress of the group’s latest restoration effort, a 1927-era steam crane that
worked on the rails and in the woods of Coos County.
Call 541-297-6130 for more information.

This entry was posted on Friday, May 9th, 2014 and is filed under Local Events, Local News, Public Service Announcements.