OC&T to showcase locomotives at May 28 event

From staff reports

The Oil Creek & Titusville Railroad and Oil Creek & Titusville Lines will offer a new train excursion for people who want to photograph its locomotives.

Many people have traveled on the OC&T to view “the valley that changed the world,” but this new event, a Photo Freight Charter, will give railroad enthusiasts a chance to see and photograph the railroad’s freight engines.

The ride will depart at 3 p.m. Saturday, May 28, from the Perry Street Station in Titusville. Riders will board a combination train that will make a few stops down the mainline track into Oil Creek State Park.

The train will head north and then proceed east toward the Fieldmore freight line. This will give riders additional opportunities to photograph the manufacturing landscape.

This run will use the entire family of engines that are located in Titusville.

Fans of the Alco S-2 locomotives will be delighted to see Engines 75 and 85 together. And the M-420W 3568 will also be an integral part of the event as it will be joining the other engines in true Oil Creek & Titusville colors.

The ride will be a five-hour event that will allow riders to be one of the first to see the unveiling of 3568 with the OC&T colors.

For those interested in this event, tickets are limited (35 seats) and will be available by calling (814) 676-1733.

Payment can be made via credit/debit card over the phone. The cost of the event is $50.

Box lunches will be available by pre-order only for an additional $15.

The OC&T Railroad station is located at 409 S. Perry St. in Titusville.