MRSR coming to Tacoma

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gary6204

New Member
Just in case anyone is wondering where the train is at, it passed Fredrickson heading towards Eatonville about 15-20 minutes ago
 

nwbmac

New Member
This was a very fun weekend for my wife and I! We followed the tracks down to Fredrickson on Friday night and met up with the train there. Saturday was a work day for me, but we drove down to F.H.S. in the morning to take some pictures under the wonderful sunshine. After coffee on Sunday morning, we went back down to the train and purchased our ticket for the 11:30 run. This was my first time up Tacoma hill. I really enjoyed the stack talk from the Polson as it was climbing the hill. We finished the day by getting a few pictures and video as they climbed the grade on the way home.

My thanks to MRSR for bringing the Polson and NP 7012 to Tacoma. The crowds looked good so hopefully it was worth their time. Keep up the good work!
 

Bob

Forum Host
Staff member
Just in case anyone is wondering where the train is at, it passed Fredrickson heading towards Eatonville about 15-20 minutes ago

... and then things got interesting. :)

We ended up not making it back to Mineral due to a very minor mudslide and fallen tree/stump on the track. Nothing that can't be cleaned up pretty easily, but we didn't have a bunch of shovels and chainsaw and we did have a load of people who weren't going to enjoy waiting an hour or more longer to get on the bus for home, so we called it a day near Eatonville.
 

speeder3

MRSR Ops. Director
My thanks to MRSR for bringing the Polson and NP 7012 to Tacoma. The crowds looked good so hopefully it was worth their time. Keep up the good work![/QUOTE]

You are very welcome, but I must give credit where credit is due and make sure that everyone knows that NONE of this would have been possible if it had not been for the outstanding cooperation from Tacoma Rail. When I asked them if the trip was possible, they did not hesitate to say "yes, we can do that." I did have to promise that MRSR would participate in the Port of Tacoma's Open House in August, but I think we can handle that. So here's a big "thank you" to the management and employees of Tacoma Rail that put in so many hours to make sure that the railroad was open north of Elbe, that we had a source of water in Tacoma, and that we had a safe place to store the train each night.

Brian T. Wise
General Manager
Mt. Rainier Scenic Railroad
 

speeder3

MRSR Ops. Director
Nice shot Lee!

Will MRSRR being restoring the boiler jacket on the 70?:confused: She look's a little naked without it.

I had every intention of having the lagging and jacket on the boiler before the FHS event, but unforseen circumstances set us back about two weeks. It's going to be a lot of fun getting the job done in between weekend operations now.

Brian T. Wise
General Manager
Mt. Rainier Scenic Railroad
 

Jon Bentz

New Member
Thanks for the update Brian. Seems like nothing ever goes according to plan of schedule with steam - just part of the charm, eh?
 




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