Mt. Rainier Scenic Railroad Hosts Exclusive Photography Event

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Mt. Rainier Scenic Railroad to host exclusive opportunity to photograph rare locomotives and steam engines on August 24, 2013 between Elbe and Mineral, Washington.

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The Mt. Rainier Scenic Railroad hosts an exclusive photo event August 24, 2013. This unique opportunity to photograph rare vintage steam engines includes technical guidance and artistic composition by noted photographers Nils Huxtable and Thomas R. Schultz. The full day and evening event features photo runbys and post ups of the Polson 70 and passenger train pulled by steam. The August 24th event is an uncommon opportunity to photograph two hot steam locomotives as well as a historic 1956 F9 Diesel Electric Locomotive.

“Since only two logging locomotives like the Polson 70 are known to be left in existence this event is a tremendous opportunity for railfans and photographers in the Northwest,” said General Manager, Brian Wise.

The Mt. Rainier Scenic Railroad (MRSR) is a steam-powered heritage railroad operating in Washington State between the towns of Elbe and Mineral. MRSR 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 Mt. Rainier annually on these vintage restored trains. The majority of the excursions are operated and supported by dedicated volunteers. A portion of the proceeds from ticket sales support continued preservation and restoration efforts.

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

This event is open to elite and amateur photographers. Space is limited and advance reservations are required. To place a reservation or learn more visit or call 1-888-STEAM-11.

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