Amtrack National Train Day
Join the Oregon Coast Historical Railway in Coos Bay in celebrating Amtrak’s National Train Day with an open house featuring tours, equipment demonstrations, free food and refreshments at their display area and museum at 766 S. First St. (US 101 North), Coos Bay. Railroaders from several eras will be on hand to share their experiences and explain the function of equipment. Youngsters can ring vintage bells, including the one on steam engine No. 104, and there will be other hands-on opportunities.
Visitors can explore the group’s two vintage cabooses, and sit at the controls of diesel engine No. 111 and a vintage Caterpillar tractor. Also check the progress of the group’s latest restoration effort, a 1927-era steam crane that worked on the rails and in the woods of Coos County.
Call Dick Jamsgard at 541-297-6130 for information.