Sumpter Valley Railway
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Nearly all of today’s excursion and museum railroads operate on abandoned rights-of-way. The Sumpter Valley Railway, located 26 miles southwest of Baker City Oregon, on U.S. Highway 7, has a unique characteristic over all of these railroads. We have built the railroad ourselves. Although the road bed and track is mostly on original Sumpter Valley Railway right-of-way, the original track was scrapped in 1947, and nearly all of the original road bed had eroded away. With an all volunteer work force, the SVRy has rebuilt over 7 miles of track, and is still growing.
Fall folliage special: This October 13 and 14, head to the historic gold town of Sumpter, located in Northeast Oregon, to ride a beautiful old steam train through stands of spectacular fall color. Sign up for the Sumpter Valley Railway’s Fall Foliage Photographer’s Special. Don’t worry; you don’t have to be a professional photographer to get great shots here!
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