The Return of Monson #3

The New Sandy River and Rangeley Lakes Railroad is pleased to announce the return of Steam Locomotive Monson #3 to Phillips on Friday, July 15. The locomotive is expected to arrive early in the afternoon, after which it will be transferred to our rails, inspected and fired up. This marks the first time that Monson #3 will be operating in Phillips since it left for mandated boiler maintenance a number of years ago. Pending the successful transfer, inspection, and shake down runs on Friday, we anticipate operating passenger trains for the enjoyment of the public on Saturday, July 16. We are all very excited about this development and hope that some of you will be able to join us for the return of steam operations in Phillips this Saturday. Please note that Monson #3 will not operate on Sunday, July 17, but we do plan to operate on that date using an internal combustion locomotive. Additional operating dates for Monson #3 will be announced via our Website and Facebook pages.

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