~ Fall Foliage Excursion and Photographers Special ~

On Saturday October 18, the Sumpter Valley Railway Restoration Inc. will be running its third annual Fall Foliage and Photographers Special train. Vintage steam locomotives will haul restored freight and passenger equipment throughout the day with two full round trips and plenty of photo opportunities. The first section departs McEwen station just after 8:00 AM to allow for the best early morning light and a continental breakfast will be provided in the depot. Lunch is also available for an additional $5.00, but passengers may also choose to bring their own or dine in one of Sumpter’s restaurants during the layover. Later in the afternoon another round trip will be made to allow for new photographic locations and maybe include a surprise or two.
The trains are limited to 55 seats , so make your reservations before the excursions sell out. Also, since lunch will be catered, all reservations for meal tickets must be made by Saturday October 11, 2003.

Originally built beginning in 1890 to haul timber, the SVRy quickly became a common carrier transporting passengers, logs, lumber, livestock, mining equipment, gold, mail and ore. The three foot gauge SVRy ran from Baker City to Prairie City in Eastern Oregon, a distance of over 80 miles. Ceasing operations in 1947, the line was removed and never expected to run again. It escaped this fate and is now operated by the Sumpter Valley Railroad Restoration Inc, a non-profit organization of volunteers dedicated to rebuilding and operating this historic line. Located just off I84 and 22 miles from Baker City, the Sumpter Valley operates each weekend from Memorial Day to the end of September, and includes several Night Train and Photo Specials.

Sumpter Valley Railroad Web Page

Sumpter Valley Railroad
P.O. Box 389, Baker City, OR  97814-0389
(541) 894-2268 or Toll Free (866) 894-2268 (June – September)
(541) 523-3453 Winter Months (October – May)
(541) 894-2230


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