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We broke the news on Trains Magazine Newswire today that McCloud Railroad #25, 1925 2-6-2, has been purchased by Oregon Coast Scenic Railroad. We have worked through Martin Hansen to secure the locomotive with the sale being finalized after OCSR inspected the engine in McCloud on Tuesday. OCSR is planning to move the locomotive in March and have it ready to pull our passenger trains this summer.

Aaron Zorko
Oregon Coast Scenic Railroad


John 3:16
My general manager (boss) came from that railroad. His dad has something to do with it. His last name is Forbis.


Congratulations. That will be the perfect size for the runs up the coast. Hopefully the boiler is good for another 30 or 40 years. What are the Oregon boiler rules? Do you guys fall under the FRA guidelines? How's the Heisler doing? Send picture when it gets there. Any flooding up your way? Tom


OCSR falls under FRA. #25 went through the boiler recertification about 2 years ago, which was one of the major selling points. It is very hard, almost impossible, to find a steam locomotive for sale that doesn't require the boiler recirt as a minimum to put it into service. The Heisler needs a little work before it is ready to run again. We just had some minor flooding that didn't affect the Railroad. Should be a fun year.


Marty, it runs on steam!
Great news, I’d had no idea this was in the works! I live in WA state and while it’s a pretty long drive to get there, it can be done as a (very long) day trip. I’ve been looking for an excuse to ride that line, now I’ll have yet another one as I’ve always wanted to ride behind that locomotive.


We are about 3 hours drive from Centralia and 4ish from Tacoma. To be quite honest the purchase of #25 was something that happend quite fast. The whole process happened in about 2 and a half weeks. We are very excited here.

Steve Thompson

New Member
I'm down the coast about 5 hours, near the Cal border. This gives me a great reason to visit the north coast again this year! The 25 should be a perfect fit, running on the OCSR!

Here's how she looked a long time ago. These are from scanned instamatic prints (with lots of Photoshop cleanup and sharpening), photos by Frank Jessup. Date of excursion was June 22, 1963.





Guy with the green hat
My family and I have been going down to Cannon Beach for a week almost every summer for quite awhile. Over the years I've seen many nearby attractions, including the POTB shops, Rayonier 90 in Garibaldi,the Camp 18 Restaurant and Logging Museum, and the Astoria Trolley, but last year was my first time riding the OCSR (loved it, also my first time riding behind a heisler). With the 25 operating this summer, I may just have to visit this summer too.:D:)

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