28 June 2009

Speeder Riding Tips

If you plan to ride the speeders in Potlatch on July 11 or 12, we post the following background and tips for a safe and fun experience:

Thank you for your speeder (motor) car ride ticket purchase. Below are a few tips and recommendations to enhance your experience riding the rails.

· The ticket(s) you have purchased indicate the ride departure time on the reverse side of your ticket. Please be present on the depot platform prepared to board your ride at least 15 minutes before your departure time.

· Please follow the instructions given by the platform and boarding personnel. Do not attempt to board your car until instructed to do so.

· Speeder cars by design have limited seating capacity. Every effort will be made to accommodate your group in the same car. However, due to the fact that most cars are unable to seat more than 2 persons in addition to the operator you may need to be split up. (We will not know until ride day which cars and capacities are available.)

· Children 8 years of age and under must be accompanied by a parent or guardian (16 years of age or older) and ride in the same car.

· Wear sturdy footwear. Walking along the rails to board and to turn your car at the end point can be quite rough.

· No smoking or consumption of alcohol is allowed while on board or for the duration of your ride.

· The owner/operator of your car is a member of Pacific Railcar Operators, an organization of railcar owners that enjoy riding on various railroads throughout the Northwest. Each operator has volunteered to provide your ride at his/her own expense. Please take a moment to express your thanks to your operator for the opportunity to have this experience of riding the rails.

· Proceeds from the sale of tickets are used by the WI&M Railway History Preservation Group, an IRS 501c3 non-profit organization, for preservation and restoration efforts of the Potlatch Depot and other projects.

· Above all, be safe and enjoy your day with the WI&M HPG.

· THANKS AGAIN for your support.

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