Two Steam Locos To Visit Oil Creek & Titusville in July

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Two Steam Locos To Visit Oil Creek & Titusville in July

Postby MT14L » Thu May 10, 2012 10:58 am

The Oil Creek & Titusville Railroad (Titusville, PA) will be hosting TWO steam locomotives and running extra and rare mileage excursion trains Saturday July 14 and Sunday July 15.

Viscose Company #6, completely restored to operating condition by Scott Symans of Dunkirk, NY. and Flagg Coal Co #75, restored and owned by John and Byron Gramling of Ashley, IN, will be doing the honors. This is the first time since 1953 that steam locomotives have operated here.

OC&T's schedule each day includes THREE one and a half hour trips on the ex NYC/LS&MS "Fieldmore Springs Line" [a.k.a. Dunkirk Alleghany Valley & Pittsburgh] (rare passenger mileage) freight only branch through the city of Titusville to East Titusville (Fieldmore Springs). Also on the schedule each day will be ONE three hour trip on the ex-PRR Chautauqua Branch through "The Valley That Changed The World" between Titusville and Rynd Farm. ("The Valley" contains the site of the first ever oil well, drilled by Col. Edwin Drake in 1859. The Valley is currently a PA State Park.)

All trains will depart from Perry Street Station (409 South Perry Street, Titusville, PA). The train to Rynd Farm will make station stops at Drake Well Museum and Petroleum Center enroute.

Contact OC&T at 814-676-1733 for information and ticketing. Oil Creek & Titusville Railroad webpage is http://www.octrr.org


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Re: Two Steam Locos To Visit Oil Creek & Titusville in July

Postby toolmaker » Fri May 11, 2012 9:30 pm

That would be a great excuse for me to take an overnight motorcycle ride to stay and enjoy the event.
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