American Heritage says it will work to find a new owner for Mount Rainier Scenic

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American Heritage says it will work to find a new owner for Mount Rainier Scenic


“It is with great regret and sorrow we make this announcement today, as everyone associated with this historic railroad has worked extremely hard to make it prosper and delight guests from all over the world,” said John Harper, general manager of American Heritage Railways, Inc. “With still many financial and operational unknowns to work through, AHR will announce further details in the near future regarding its plans for the facility, including finding a new owner and overseeing the divestiture of its famed locomotives and other important infrastructure assets. In the meantime, we wish to thank all of our loyal employees and volunteers who helped us celebrate the rich industrial history of the Pacific Northwest’s late 19th and early 20th-century settlement and growth.”
 

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I'm Dave Bunting , Packwood, publisher of the Highway Shopper newspaper. We at the Shopper have been very pleased to advertise the Mt. Rainier Railroad. I am very sad about the situation Mt. Rainier railroad is in. I know and APPRECIATE SO MUCH THE VOLUNTEERS who built it and who ran it until American Heritage Railways came in. I find it surprising that AHR has quit it with that huge customer base they built. It looked to me like they had to be doing well but probably they were running on a shoestring and absolutely depended on the first fares this spring to carry them through to summer.
One of you seemed to indicate there is a question about who owns the equipment???
Anyhow, THANK YOU BOB AND BILL AND ALL THE REST OF YOU! And I hope someone will come forward to run it!
 




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