Category Archives: Sumpter Valley Railway

As The Leaves Turn….

This time of year the signs that Summer is gone and Autumn is here are very apparent. The leaves are displaying their colors. It’s still dark when the dredge gets up. Park Staff can’t clean the bathroom in the morning … Continue reading

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Spring Forward and Plan Ahead: Part 2

Having covered the park basics in the last blog entry, let’s take look at the icing on the cake…the park activities and events.  Yes, between the Railroad and the State Park, it is difficult to find a weekend that doesn’t … Continue reading

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Spring Forward and Plan Ahead

Spring usually reveals itself subtly, here in the mountains.  We don’t see it explode like on the west side of the state where Cherry Blossoms, Trilliums, Daffodils, and such have been showing off their colors for the last few weeks.  … Continue reading

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What Does a Train Have to Do With a Dredge?

Gold was discovered in Sumpter in 1862.  For most of us the vision that statement might bring to mind is reminiscent “paint your wagons” or a similar old-timey gold rush film; one of mass populations of miners flooding the valley … Continue reading

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