So what should train riders in Phillips expect on the SR&RLRR Western weekend?
An attempt to rob the train, certainly, though whether the Marshal and his posse will arrive in time to thwart the attempt is less certain. BuT be assured that gunplay is inevitable and that weapons – loaded with blanks, of course – will be fired.
And why the Wild West in Phillips, Maine?
As the group says, “We don't believe that, just because you live in the eastern United States, you can't recreate the life of the pre-1900 American West. Through reenacting and living history, we experience some of the lifestyles of the men and women who became immortalized in fact, fiction and lore.” As for why at the SR&RLRR in Maine, well, that’s where history also resides.
For some excitement and a taste of another region’s narrow gauge history, come to the Sanders Station on Bridge Street in Phillips on Saturday and Sunday, July 20-21. Trains run on the hour on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and on Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Fares are $6 for age 13 and up, $2 for under 13, and children 5 or younger ride for free. And if you care to, feel free to wear your Stetson and spurs.
For more information about the railroad’s operating schedule, including other special events, visit the railroad’s web site at http://www.srrl-rr.org/.
For more information contact: Dick Matthews 639-2630
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