Amherst Railway Society - meeting -April, 2019Date: Wednesday, April 10, 2019
Seven Days of Steam Railroad PhotographyDoug Scott
On Wednesday, April 10, Amherst Railway Society member Doug Scott will present a multi-media show featuring seven days of steam railroading on the Sumpter Valley Railroad, Oregon Coast Scenic Railroad, as well as Southern Pacific Daylight #4449. The Sumpter Valley Railroad is a 3-foot gauge tourist railroad operating approximately 5 miles of track between McEwen and Sumpter, Oregon. The original Sumpter Valley Railroad began life in 1890 as a log hauler for local lumber companies. It ceased operations in 1961. The tourist railroad operates excursion passenger trains on the original right-of-way. The Oregon Coast Scenic Railroad is a standard gauge tourist railroad operating on 46 miles of former Southern Pacific and Port of Tillamook Bay Railroad tracks. Trains run along the Oregon coast and through thick forests along the Nehalem River with both steam and diesel power. Southern Pacific 4449 was recorded operating in the yard at the Oregon Rail Heritage Center in Portland, Oregon. Doug’s program will also include operations at the Amtrak station in Vancouver, Washington. Doug Scott’s railroad life began in 1977 with a cross-country Amtrak trip. Since then, Doug has ridden most of Amtrak, a good portion of VIA Rail Canada, as well as mileage in Japan, Costa Rica, St. Kitts, Hawaii, Alaska, and the Yukon. Doug’s photos have been published by the Mass Bay Railroad Enthusiasts, Trains, Railroad & Railfan, Passenger Tain Journal (front cover), the National Railroad Historical Society, the Cape Cod Central Railroad, and the Cape Flyer. A Doug Scott photo is the first slide on the home page of the Amherst Railway Society web site.
Amherst Railway Society meetings are open to the public.