Mt. Rainier Railroad Owner Continues Search for New Operator

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Mt. Rainier Railroad Owner Continues Search for New Operator
10/27/20



ELBE, Wash. — Five months after announcing it would not be operating in 2020, the owners of the Mt. Rainier Railroad and Logging Museum are continuing to search for a new operator.

In May, American Heritage Railways — a tourist railroad operator that owns Colorado’s Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad — announced that it was closing the Washington railroad and putting it up for sale because of the “COVID-19 pandemic and other complications.” The Mt. Rainier was among the first tourist railroads to call it quits because of the pandemic and its impact on tourism. Earlier this month, American Heritage Railways General Manager John Harper told Railfan & Railroad that the company was still sorting out what it would do with the railroad.

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