Take a Steam Powered Adventure to Visit a Railroad Logging Camp

The Mt. Rainier Scenic Railroad debuts new museum exhibits detailing the history of life in Pacific Northwest Railroad Logging Camps.

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Steam Engine at Mt. Rainier Scenic Railroad and Museum

Steam Engine Parked Next to Railroad Logging Camp at the Mt. Rainier Scenic Railroad & Museum

We're proud to deliver a new guest experience that combines entertainment and education for multiple generations.

Mineral, WA (PRWEB) July 10, 2014

For nearly 40 years visitors have enjoyed leisurely paced train rides through the forest and foothills south of Mount Rainier along the Mt. Rainier Scenic Railroad. Visitors from around the world climb aboard living history to experience the Railroad’s rare, vintage locomotives. In 2013, this heritage railroad debuted Phase 1 of its new Railroad Logging Camp museum project and offered visitors the chance to explore the world’s most comprehensive collection of steam logging locomotives on display. On July 19, the organization will hold a ribbon cutting ceremony to unveil Phase 2 of its 5 phase museum plan.

“When most people conjure up an image of a railroad logging camp they envision a lumberjack. What people don’t realize is men and women and in some cases families called these camps home,” said Meilee Anderson, Sales and Marketing Director for the railroad. “Most people have never heard of a steam donkey before, let alone seen one. The new exhibits are a fascinating and nostalgic look back at what life was like for these pioneers,” said Anderson.

“We’re proud to deliver a new guest experience that combines entertainment and education for multiple generations,” said Wayne Rankin, Executive Director of the railroad and museum. Rankin joins the nonprofit railroad and museum after 14 years of experience with Disney. “There has never been a better time to visit. We have a fun afternoon planned on July 19. Folks are invited to come for the ribbon cutting, tour the exhibits, and see the improvements we’ve made to our guest experience.”

For more information on the ribbon cutting ceremony or to purchase train tickets, visit mrsr.com.

About Mt. Rainier Scenic Railroad and Museum
The Mt. Rainier Scenic Railroad and Museum is a steam-powered heritage railroad operating in Washington State between the towns of Elbe and Mineral. This heritage railroad is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and the longest continuously operating steam train railroad in the Pacific Northwest. Approximately 30,000 passengers travel the forest and foothills of Mount Rainier annually on these vintage restored trains. A portion of the proceeds from ticket sales support continued preservation and restoration efforts.

The Mt. Rainier Scenic Railroad and Museum offers weekly departures June thru October, and again during the month of December.


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Artifacts from Railroad Logging Camp Interior Section of the "Flunky Shack" Photo Courtesy Anthony Koopman

Details from Early to Mid 1900's Life At Railroad Logging Camp Showcased at Mt. Rainier Scenic Railroad & Museum


Steam Donkey Engine Steam Donkey Photo Courtesy Ryan Handel

Steam Donkey Engine On Display At Mt. Rainier Scenic Railroad


Photo with detailed information about the July 19, 2014 Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at Mt. Rainier Scenic Railroad & Museum Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Invitation Photo Courtesy MRSR

July 19, 2014 Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at Mt. Rainier Scenic Railroad & Museum