The 2012 Triennial, 25th Anniversary Celebration, is now history.

Big Toot Image

Above - Train Mountain 2012 Triennial Big Toot on June 30, 2012. Photo by Aaron Bentsen.

 

In keeping with the stated goal set for proceeds from the 2012 Triennial, the Triennial Committee is proud to announce that on July 18, 2012, a check was mailed to Chris Arsenault, LLC, in the amount of $16,827.00, to completely pay the balance owed on the Rotary Snowplow.

The accounting is close to completed, but not yet finished as there are still a few outstanding bills which have not yet arrived. However preliminary accounting results indicate that we will have in excess of $20 thousand dollars to go toward other projects such as upgrade of the septic and fresh water systems for Central Station or activating the septic system for Blue Caboose campground. These are just ideas and nothing is finalized. Those who have ideas or suggestions should post their discussion on the Triennial Forum at the link below. Posting to other forums, groups or blogsites will not get their ideas to the Triennial Committee.

The Train Mountain Triennial June 25th - July 1st, 2012, was well attended and enjoyed by train enthusiasts from around the world. The Triennial Committee continues to crunch the numbers. The following are the numbers to date:

As of July 12, 2012, we have the following statistics: 770 Registrations, 237 Day Passes, and 34 Vendor Passes for a total attendance of 1041. Actual attendance is slightly higher, as we gave the Chiloquin Boy Scout Troop, media, and certain services personnel complimentary admission. Additionally, we do not have the final number of the N Scale group that arrived in five busses. Once we have all of these numbers, we expect the final total attendance to be approximately 1400.

The total train number is 275, with 93 Gas, 84 Electric, 95 Steam (61 Propane, 18 Diesel, 15 Coal, 1 Wood), and 2 Food Powered (Rail Bikes).

Countries represented: Australia-32, Austria-5, Canada-65, Germany-6, New Zealand-4, Switzerland-2, UK-8, USA-895, Not Listed-90.

We will be adding images of the 2012 Triennial as time permits.
Click on the Photo Gallery Tab above to view the images.

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Image from photo shoot on June 24, 2012. The Serpentine was closed for a short period of time to allow a video to be made of four steam locomotives coming up the Serpentine side-by-side. The video footage of this run will be part of the official 2012 Train Mountain Triennial DVD, which will also be available in Blue Ray, and is being done by
7idea Productions. To view a 12:42 video of filming of this run click here http://youtu.be/UBEOMf8smP0.

 

To view the Trailer for the 2012 Train Mountain Triennial DVD click here: http://youtu.be/Lol2i0vwLCY

Please use the Forum for 2012 Triennial comments and experiences:
http://trainmountaintriennial.org/forum/

 

 

  • Registration
    Fee Schedule
  • 2009-2012
    Fee Comparison

The 2012 Triennial is now over. New information will appear here prior to the next Triennial.

 

 

2009 Triennial costs versus 2012 Triennial costs

The fee structure shown below is copied directly from the 2009 Triennial Registration form.


Each attendee will receive a Triennial 2009 Name Badge. Each car will have a Triennial 2009 Parking Permit. The Registration Fee Schedule is for each person attending and is designed to encourage early registration, so that essential services can be booked well in advance. The Registration Fee payable is based on the postmark date on the envelope. For children age 6 and under registration is $5, for children age 7 to 12 it is $25 and for everyone over 12 it is the following:


[ ] $50 through November   [ ] $56 during February  [ ] $62 during May
[ ] $52 during December     [ ] $58 during March      [ ] $70 during June
[ ] $54 during January          [ ] $60 during April         [ ] $75 at the Gate

The November / December fees were only available to Train Mountain members so the assumption would be that your dues had already been paid for 2008 to get the November 2008 $50 or the December 2008 $52 rate per each adult.  After January 1st the assumption would be that the family dues of $150 would be paid for the 2009 season.  In January, if it was just you and your spouse you would have paid $150 dues, and $108 to attend the 2009 Triennial for a grand total of $258.  Now lets apply the same rules as just stated for the 2012 Triennial.  You and your spouse would pay the same $150 for 2012 dues and then the January 2012 rate of $117 for registration for a subtotal of $267 an increase of $9 over what you paid in 2009.  A family of four (two adults and two teens) in January 2009 would have paid dues of $150 and registrations of $216 for a total of $366.  In 2012 the same family of four would pay the $150 dues and then the January 2012 $180 family maximum for a total of $330 for a total discount of $56 over what they paid in 2009.


 For 2012 an additional charge will be levied if you are staying on the grounds of Train Mountain during the Triennial Meet and that would be $5 per night of the Meet, but not for the work week.  In addition members will not pay the unload fee.


The camping fee is required because the costs of the 2009 Triennial revealed that Train Mountain spent in excess of $8000 for American Sanitation services.  Some of those costs must be recovered from those staying on the grounds during the 2012 meet. 

 Triennial Committee

 

 

 

Forms in PDF format for download:

We will periodically publish a Triennial newsletter for those who have registered that will only be distributed via email, thus those who wish to receive this Triennial newsletter must provide a valid email address.

 

Although the 2012 Triennial is now over, we will continue to make some Train Mountain Forms available here.

 

All forms where indicated are now being provided as Interactive Forms. This means they may be either downloaded as a blank form. Or, they may be filled out using Adobe Reader 8 or later. Once filled out using Adobe Reader, this Form can only be printed out. It cannot be saved or sent electronically. It does offer the advantage of not having to handwrite the entries.

Train Mountain Interactive Participant Release Form This form is being provided for the convenience of anyone wishing to take care of the paperwork early, and may be submitted along with your registration form. The form is not required to register, but is required prior to participating in any Train Mountain activity.

NOTE: A separate Participant Release Form must be completed and signed by each and every adult listed on the Registration Form. Dependent children may all be listed on the parent or guardian's form.

  • Committee
    Chairpersons
  • Committee
    Info
  • Feb. 18
    Meeting
  • March 19
    Meeting

  Committees

CHAIR TITLE CHAIRMAN

Volunteer Coordinator
          Co-Volunteer Coordinator
          Co-Volunteer Coordinator

Dennis Ward
          Russ Wood
          Tom Watson
Pre-Registration Joyce Kludt
Arrival / Check In Registration Joyce Kludt / Mary Houpt
Equipment Dustin Barnes / Bert Newberry
Equipment Rental Frank Bartholomew
Engine Shuttle  
First Aid Diane Barr
Unloading / Loading Bert Newberry / Lewis Reid
Safety Video Viewing Jeff Mills
Boiler Testing Bill Dobbs
Train Inspection Dennis Weaver
Shuttle Vans Larry DaBroi
Train Rides Russ Wood
Information Booth Bill Shepherd
Infrastructure Repair Richard Cox
Fuel Yard Ed Ackerman
Communications  
Campground Host - 6 Acre Judy & Bill Ross
Campground Host - Blue Caboose Carol LaBerge
Campground Host - South Meadow Bruce Eaton
Mobile Track Repair Charlie "Bill" Schubert
Signal Maintenance John Cooper
Main Yard Yardmaster John Cooper
Central Station Yardmaster John Cooper
Track Assignment Dean Willoughby
Trash Pickup Bob Wolf
Post Triennial Clean Up Jim Armstrong
Back Shop Repairs Jerry Crane
Security Carolyn Steuer
Security South Portal Inspection Leonard Houpt / Bill Kludt
Seminars Jim Rickman
Garden Railroad Dennis & Mort Ediger
Vendors Russ Wood
Website Tom Watson

Dean has added a new and seperate email address for things concerning track assignments. If you have any questions please contact him thorugh: tmtrackassignment@att.net

Those who are going to volunteer to drive the shuttle vans need to provide an electronic copy of their drivers license to either the Triennial committee at triennial2012@gmail.com, or mail a photocopy to Train Mountain Triennial 2012, PO Box 34, Chiloquin, OR 97624. We are required to submit this to the insurance company for driver approval.

 

Triennial Committee Meeting 2-18-2012

A Triennial Committee meeting was held at 1:00 pm on February 18, 2012, that was attended by 21 volunteers.
Items discussed:

(1) Hospitality. A status report was given.

(2) Vendors. Russ Wood gave a status report on vendors. A discussion was held regarding food vendors. It was decided that the Food Vendors would be handled by the Train Mountain management. Thus, Food Vendors will need to contact the Train Mountain Office staff to arrange for a food vendor space.

Train Mountain Riding Cars and other Rolling Stock rentals must be arranged through the Train Mountain Office, as these items are Train Mountain property.

Diane Barr is going to contact some Klamath Falls businesses about advertising in the Triennial Program.

(3) Train Rides. Train rides were discussed. We determined that we presently have sufficient equipment for three trains. We believe we will need at least one additional train, and will be working on obtaining additional riding cars to put a together a fourth tour train.
(4) Seminars. Jim Rickman reported the Seminars are coming together.

No Seminars will be scheduled for Wednesday afternoon, June 27, so the Hall of Flags can be set up for the evening entertainment. (See “(9) Entertainment” below.)

There will be a volunteer meeting at 8:00 am, followed by a Safety Seminar at 8:30 am, every morning during both the Work Week and the Triennial event. Additional Safety Seminars will also be held at other times which will be announced in the future. Attendance at one of these Safety Seminars is required for all Engineers and Conductors prior to their operating a train at Train Mountain.

(5) First Aid. Diane Barr gave a report on first aid station preparations.

The Triennial Committee decided to recommend that Triennial participants carry a small First Aid Kit on their train for their own safety and protection.

(6) Infrastructure Repairs. Richard Cox will make a parts list of materials we need to purchase to repair broken or faulty air, water and electric supplies in the Steaming Bays at Crisp Yard and the Turntable area.

Richard also informed us that we need some volunteer mechanics to help get all the Gators serviced and running.

(7) Printing. (T-Shirts, pins, Packet items, etc.) It was decided that to get better quantity discounts we would place our T-Shirt order along with the TM Company Store order. Sharmoni is going to assist us with the Pin order.

(8) Packets. (What goes in the Packets.) One Packet will be provided for each Primary Registrant. The Packet will include a 2012 Triennial Name Badge for each person registered on the same Registration Form, One (1) Program, One (1) 2012 TM Triennial Map, One (1) Parking Pass for each registered vehicle, and miscellaneous material received from Vendors and Local Businesses.

Any material from local businesses and vendors must be received by the Triennial Committee at Train Mountain NO LATER than April 15, 2012. Material received after that date will not be included in the Packet.

It was decided to produce a Map of south side building and infrastructure locations for inclusion in the Packet. Vendor locations for vendors who have pre-registered prior to printing this map for Packet assembly which will begin on April 15, 2012, will be included.

(9) Entertainment. A Dinner – Dance and entertainment by the Kid and Nick Show – will be held in the Hall of Flags on Wednesday night, June 27, 2012. Due to space limitations, only two hundred (200) tickets will be sold at $35.00 each.

Diane Barr will look into obtaining a Karaoke Machine for evening entertainment on other nights.

(10) Next Meeting: Date set for Saturday March 17, 2012, at 1:00 pm.

(11) Recycling. Recycling and containers were discussed.

(12) Shuttle Vans: After receiving a request from John Black to use the TM Van on Friday June 29, for tours of FTM construction, we realized we only had one operating van for Triennial Shuttles. After discussion, we determined that we could not loan John Black the one and only van as that would leave the Triennial with no Shuttle Van on Friday. We had further discussion about obtaining a second Shuttle Van, as during certain hours more than one van will be needed.

If and when equipment and crews are available we will try to run shuttle trains in addition to the vans. K&W will also run meal trains when trains and crews are available, as the K&W Beanery will be open for three meals per day.

 

Triennial Committee Meeting – March 17, 2012

Tables: The need for more tables than are presently owned by Train Mountain was discussed, and it was decided to rent tables for the Wednesday night dinner and entertainment.

Clean Vendor Barn: The need to clean the Vendor Barn was discussed and is on the list of things to do.

Gate Codes: Although not exclusively a Triennial item, since most of the local members were present it was announced that due to a number of trespassers and thefts, particularly gasoline theft, the Main Gate and Backshop Codes would all be changed. It had been observed through tracks in the snow that gasoline thieves were driving through the Main Gate at night. Both Keypad Codes and Clicker Codes will be changed immediately. Old Clicker Codes will no longer work beginning on Wednesday, March 21, 2012. Current 2012 Train Mountain members can contact the Train Mountain Office to obtain the new 2012 Member Keypad Gate Code. A different Event Keypad Code for guests will be used for each event, and will be changed after each event. The Member Code will only be changed once each year, unless security breaches force additional changes.

Communications Committee Chairperson: We still need a volunteer to fill this important position. This is the person who organizes the TM radios, and the dispatch center volunteers and equipment. Without a dispatch center, there will be no one to answer your call for help, and no one to dispatch help, e.g., first aid, track repair, or help with a bad derail. Please, someone volunteer for this necessary position.

Office and Store Volunteers: During the Triennial, the Train Mountain Office and the Triennial Office will be combined into one office. There will be a need to schedule volunteers to man this office as receptionists, and also a need for help in the Company Store. Persons interested in volunteering time as office receptionists or store help should contact Sharon or Sharmoni at Train Mountain for details.

Track Assignments: There have been more electric powered trains registered for the Triennial than ever before, and there are still three months to go. Due to the large number of electric powered trains coming, not every electric train will be able to park right next to a receptacle. Therefore, to ensure you will be able to charge your electric powered train, the Triennial Committee is now recommending you bring a long extension cord capable of handling the current required to charge your unit. We will have enough receptacles, but the later your registration date, the further from a receptacle you may be assigned. Bring extension cords and be prepared.

Riding Cars: One half of the 3-seat Train Mountain Riding Cars are already rented for the entire event. We are in the process of building portable seats (a seat platform and boat seat) to be used on flatcars for the tour trains. At the end of the Triennial event we will sell the portable seat units for $35 each.

Train Rides: We need to think about scheduling crews for the train rides and shuttle trains. We will need additional volunteer Conductors for these trains. Because these trains are hauling the public, Conductors must be at least 18 years old.

Seminars: The Seminar Chairman reported that the Friday seminars are all scheduled, and several seminars are scheduled on other days, and even more are in the discussion stage.

Ramble: The North and South Ramble schedules are all set, and are posted on the Triennial Website and the Triennial Forum.

First Aid: Diane Barr was unable to attend the meeting, but did report that she had obtained commitments of assistance from the Klamath Open Door Clinic and the Chiloquin Ambulance.

Infrastructure: Richard will make a parts list and the parts will be purchased to repair the air and water in the steaming bays. Money was authorized for Bert to purchase 20 new air hoses for the steaming bays.

Triennial Pins: We are negotiating with the pin company for 1000 Triennial Pins. One Pin will be included in each registration packet. Extra Pins will be sold at the Train Mountain Company Store.

Ballast: The Triennial budget provides $2000 to purchase ballast for track repair. It was authorized that the ballast be purchased as soon as it becomes available from the rock quarries.

Entertainment: None of the people working on entertainment were at the meeting. As more information becomes available it will be posted on the website.

April Meeting: The April Triennial Meeting will be held on Saturday, April 21, 2012, at 4:00 PM in the Hall of Flags. The meeting will be followed by a potluck dinner. By the third week in April, we anticipate being able to work on the railroad prior to the meeting. There is a great deal to do to prepare Train Mountain for the upcoming summer season of “playing trains.” We would like to encourage volunteers to join us in working on Train Mountain on this weekend.

 

  • Train Mountain
    Rules of the Road
  • TM Safety
    Video
  • Safety
    Chains
  • TMRR
    Signals

Click here for downloadable PDF

TRAIN MOUNTAIN RAILROAD
RULES OF THE ROAD


1. ALL TRAINS MUST HAVE BOTH AN ENGINEER AND A CONDUCTOR, except for speeders and similar single-unit equipment that can be safely removed from the track by one person in the event of a breakdown. This specifically excludes radio-controlled trains. The minimum age for a conductor is seven, the age of reason.


2. SEVEN MILES PER HOUR MAXIMUM SPEED EQUALS TEN SECONDS BETWEEN MILEPOSTS.
Exceptions are posted trackside

.
3. 210' MINIMUM SEPARATION BETWEEN TRAINS EQUALS TWO MILEPOST LENGTHS TO THE END OF THE NEXT TRAIN. The absence of signal blocks means that safety requires separation between trains.


4. ALL CONDUCTORS TO BE EQUIPPED WITH A RED FLAG. Minimum flag size is 12" x 12".


5. CONDUCTOR TO FLAG TWO MILEPOST LENGTHS (210') BEHIND ANY STOPPED TRAIN. This
rule probably prevents more accidents than all of the other rules combined.


6. SAFETY CHAINS OR DRAWBARS REQUIRED BETWEEN ALL CARS. Some grades are more than a mile long. This rule prevents runaway cars.

.
7. ALL TRAINS TO HAVE A FRS RADIO TUNED TO CHANNEL 10. Someday, one of these radios will save the life of someone who has a heart attack while miles away from Central Station. (Note: Citizen Band Radio Channels are no longer monitored at Train Mountain.)


8. SOUND HORN OR WHISTLE(----/----/--/----) AT | W | SIGN. These signs are located 60' before the track crosses roads or other tracks.


9. SPARK ARRESTORS & ASHPANS REQUIRED ON ALL COAL, OIL & WOOD BURNERS. The summer fire danger in Klamath County is always "High" and often "Extreme."


10. DROP A GREEN BLOCK AT ANY DERAILMENT LOCATION. Not only does this tell track crews where problems are, it warns the next train that there is a track problem.


11. AFTER ENTERING A SIDING LEAVE SWITCH THROWS LINED FOR MAIN LINE. This is particularly important when the next train may have an engineer on his or her first trip on Train Mountain track.


NIGHT RUNNING


12. WHITE HEADLIGHT MOUNTED ON FRONT OF ENGINE. Steam engines may need battery-powered headlights.


13. RED TAILLIGHT MOUNTED ON REAR OF LAST CAR. The flashing lights sold in bicycle stores are a popular way of meeting this requirement.


14. CONDUCTOR TO USE FLASHLIGHT TO FLAG TWO MILEPOSTS (210') BEHIND ANY STOPPED TRAIN.

 

Train Mountain has a short safety video that is required viewing for all Triennial participants who plan to operate a train at Train Mountain during the Triennial. This video must be viewed during one of the scheduled Safety Seminars held in the Hall of Flags at Train Mountain. At the end of each Safety Seminar, each attendee will be awarded a sticker which will be placed upon that person's Triennial ID Badge. Thus, the Triennial badge with the Sticker attached effectively becomes that person's license to operate a train at Train Mountain.

 

Every train when leaving Central Station will be required to pass through a Safety Inspection Station prior to accessing the Main Line track at Train Mountain. The Engineer will be required to have a Safety Sticker affixed upon his or her ID Badge, or the train will not be allowed to proceed.

 

Additionally, each train will be inspected for required safety equipment. See the Train Mountain Rules of the Road (TAB above) for required equipment, and Safety Equip. (TAB above) for a further explanation of required equipment.

 

In the event that a train does not have proper or adequate safety equipment, that train will not be allowed to proceed onto Train Mountain Mainline track until necessary repairs have been made. Because we want everyone to be able to safely run their trains and have a good time, we will have volunteers ready to assist with obtaining and installing proper safety equipment. We will do everything reasonably possible to help you pass the safety inspection.

 

The Train Mountain Safety Video can be viewed by CLICKING HERE. Even though you view this video here prior to arrival at Train Mountain, you will still be required to view the video again at Train Mountain during a required Safety Seminar. Only then will a Safety Sticker be affixed to your Triennial Badge.

Train Mountain Railroad SIgnals to view or download PDF file Click Here. The PDF file is a much better image than the following jpg images of the same pages. Also, page 4 jpg would not display in color.

TMRR Signals p1

TMRR Signals p2

TMRR Signals p3

TMRR Signals p4

TMRR Signals p5

 

 

 

  • Misc.
    Info.
  • TM
    Rules
  • Chiloquin
    Weather
  • Vendors

  • Dinner
    and Show
  • FTM
    Tours

Misc. Information

The question has been asked, "What will happen to received Triennial funds that are in excess of expenses?"
Answer: The Committee will use any excess funds to pay the debt still owed on the historic Rotary blower.

Train Mountain management has issued the following statement: "Pets are not allowed at Train Mountain for the 2012 Triennial Event. A list of local kennel and other facilities will be forthcoming."

 

Click here for downloadable PDF

TRAIN MOUNTAIN RAILROAD
RULES OF THE ROAD


1. ALL TRAINS MUST HAVE BOTH AN ENGINEER AND A CONDUCTOR, except for speeders and similar single-unit equipment that can be safely removed from the track by one person in the event of a breakdown. This specifically excludes radio-controlled trains. The minimum age for a conductor is seven, the age of reason.


2. SEVEN MILES PER HOUR MAXIMUM SPEED EQUALS TEN SECONDS BETWEEN MILEPOSTS.
Exceptions are posted trackside

.
3. 210' MINIMUM SEPARATION BETWEEN TRAINS EQUALS TWO MILEPOST LENGTHS TO THE END OF THE NEXT TRAIN. The absence of signal blocks means that safety requires separation between trains.


4. ALL CONDUCTORS TO BE EQUIPPED WITH A RED FLAG. Minimum flag size is 12" x 12".


5. CONDUCTOR TO FLAG TWO MILEPOST LENGTHS (210') BEHIND ANY STOPPED TRAIN. This
rule probably prevents more accidents than all of the other rules combined.


6. SAFETY CHAINS OR DRAWBARS REQUIRED BETWEEN ALL CARS. Some grades are more than a mile long. This rule prevents runaway cars

.
7. ALL TRAINS TO HAVE A FRS RADIO TUNED TO CHANNEL 10. Someday, one of these radios will save the life of someone who has a heart attack while miles away from Central Station. (Note: Citizen Band Radio Channels are no longer monitored at Train Mountain.)


8. SOUND HORN OR WHISTLE(----/----/--/----) AT | W | SIGN. These signs are located 60' before the track crosses roads or other tracks.


9. SPARK ARRESTORS & ASHPANS REQUIRED ON ALL COAL & WOOD BURNERS. The summer fire danger in Klamath County is always "High" and often "Extreme."


10. DROP A GREEN BLOCK AT ANY DERAILMENT LOCATION. Not only does this tell track crews where problems are, it warns the next train that there is a track problem.


11. LEAVE SWITCH THROWS LINED FOR MAIN LINE. This is particularly important when the next train may have an engineer on his or her first trip on Train Mountain track.


NIGHT RUNNING


12. WHITE HEADLIGHT MOUNTED ON FRONT OF ENGINE. Steam engines may need battery-powered headlights.


13. RED TAILLIGHT MOUNTED ON REAR OF LAST CAR. The flashing lights sold in bicycle stores are a popular way of meeting this requirement.


14. CONDUCTOR TO USE FLASHLIGHT TO FLAG TWO MILEPOSTS (210') BEHIND ANY STOPPED TRAIN.

Train Mountain at Chiloquin, Oregon, Weather:

Train Mountain is located on the East side of the Cascade Mountain Range in the Klamath Basin approximately 26 miles north of Klamath Falls near the City of Chiloquin. The area is generally considered to be in south central Oregon.

 

The elevation at Train Mountain varies from 4200' at South Meadow, 4293' at Central Station, 4406' at Ward Passing Track (the highest point accessible by train), to 4780' at Steiger Butte (the highest point on Train Mountain property)

 

For weather purposes,Train Mountain is located in an area that is probably best described as a transition zone, whereas it exhibits some characteristics of both high a desert and a coniferous forest. During the 2010-2011 season, Chiloquin received 26.73" of precipitation (rain and melted snow), which included 100" of snowfall. On June 28, 2011, a thunderstorm dropped .40" of rain. Rain, snow, or frost can occur on any day of the year, so it is necessary to always have a rain coat available even during the summer. The maximum temperature for 2011 was 89° and the minimum was -7°.

 

One high desert characteristic that is important to visitors is the humidity is generally very low. This makes it extremely important for visitors to always carry and drink adequate water to avoid dehydration.

 

Another characteristic is that the area often experiences huge differences in temperature extremes between day time and night time (Note , in the chart below June 21 shows 49° a temperature swing, and July 1 with a 48° swing).

 

As can be seen from the temperatures chart below, when visiting Train Mountain it is necessary to bring a wide variety of clothing. Dressing in layers and carrying extra clothing is highly recommended, so that if the weather changes, which it can do very fast, you can adjust what you are wearing accordingly.

 

Chiloquin Oregon Temperatures for June 15 through July 2, 2011
DATE
HIGH
AVERAGE
LOW
June 15
68
52
32
June 16
68
50
32
June 17
73
55
31
June 18
60
53
37
June 19
69
55
35
June 20
78
61
37
June 21
86
63
37
June 22
82
69
39
June 23
69
55
39
June 24
69
54
31
June 25
69
47
31
June 26
77
70
53
June 27
78
65
39
June 28
60
57
51
June 29
66
57
46
June 30
68
54
33
July 1
80
60
32
July 2
84
68
37

 

VENDORS COMING TO THE 2012 TRAIN MOUNTAIN TRIENNIAL
(as of Feb. 24, 2012)

Northwest Railroad Foundry and Supply Booths# 8, 9, 10
http://www.nwrfs.com/

Alley Locomotive Works Booth# 7
jetalley@aol.com

Flashers R Us Booth# 26
http://www.flashersrus.com/

Shay Locomotives Booths# 27, 28
http://www.shaylocomotive.com/

Little Engines Booths# 31, 32, 33
http://www.littleengines.com/

New West Live Steam Booths# 23, 24
http://www.newwestlivesteam.com/

Hartford Shops Booths# 29, 30
http://www.tacllc.biz/

Home Railway Journal Booth# 12
http://homerailwayjournal.com/

Golden Gate Railroad Museum Booth #37
http://www.ggrm.org

We have several more that are arranging thier schedules to join in the fun. These will be posted as soon as their reservations are confirmed.

Get your tickets early for a dinner, dance and entertainment by the Kid and Nic Show, which will be held in the Hall of Flags on Wednesday night, June 27, 2012. CLICK HERE to listen to some of their music.

The cost is $35.00 a person. This includes dinner and entertainment. The dinner includes B.B.Q. Ribs, Baked Beans, Potato Salad, Macaroni Salad or Cole Slaw, Corn Bread. The serving of Dinner will start at 6:00 pm.

 

Due to space limitations, only two hundred (200) tickets will be sold. Get your reservations early!

Click here to download form or fill it out in your browser.

 

KidnNic KidnNic

KidnNic

 

At the Triennial, Friends of Train Mountain will offer tours of the new track construction that Friends is working on.  The sign up process is opening.  Sign up early to get one of the 96 seats. Here is the announcement that will appear in the Triennial Program :

Construction Tours -- Construction Tours will be offered on Monday (June 25), Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday of the Triennial…. at 7:30am, 9:00am, and 10:30am each day.  On each 1 hour tour John Black will take 8 people on a van ride to see where Friends of Train Mountain plans to lay the next new track at Train Mountain.  The tour will look at Dam 3.5 and the route from Aspen Grove Loop to Witcombe. The tour will drive the grade from end of track at Hope through the big cut and down around New England Circle.  The tour will look at the return route from New England through Armstrong Circle and back to Hope. Then it will look at the route from Crossroads to Aragon Dam.  In 2009 these tours were very popular and filled up fast.  If you are interested in signing up for a seat on the tour, there are 3 ways:  

  1. Look at http://www.FriendsTM.org/Tour.pdf to see what seats are available.  Then send an email to Tours@... giving your 1st, 2nd, and 3rd choices for times, the name of each person you want to reserve a seat for, a person to contact, the contact's email and cell number.  The contact will get a confirming email.  
  2. A Sign-up Sheet will be available in the Triennial office.
  3. You can also sign up by calling the Triennial Office at 541-783-3030.

Please tell us if you sign up and later have to cancel so we can fill the seats.  

Tours start in front of the office. Look for a white van.

 

 

A 2012 Triennial Forum has been launched at this link:

http://trainmountaintriennial.org/forum/index.php

 

  • TM Meet
    Form
  • Holiday
    Express
  • 2012 TM
    Member Application
  • 2012 TM
    Meet Schedule
  • 2012 Ramble
    Schedule
  • 2013 TM
    Meet Schedule

All forms where indicated are now being provided as Interactive Forms. This means they may be either downloaded as a blank form. Or, they may be filled out using Adobe Reader 8 or later. Once filled out using Adober Reader, this Form can only be printed out. It cannot be saved or sent electronically. It does offer the advantage of not having to handwrite the entries. However, some browsers (Firefox, Safari, Opera, Sea Monkey, Comet Bird) will allow you to fill out the form within the browser and also save the completed form electronically. (Internet Explorer and Google Chrome do not allow this.)

2012 Train Mountain Train Meet Interactive Registration Form

Train Mountain Interactive Participant Release Form This form is being provided for the convenience of anyone wishing to take care of the paperwork early, and may be submitted along with your registration form. The form is not required to register, but is required prior to participating in any Train Mountain activity.

The Holiday Express is an annual event that is put on by Klamath & Western and Train Mountain volunteers.

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Click here to see a printable pdf version of this flyer.

Download the Train Mountain Triennial Ramble 2012 Schedule in PDF

Train Mountain Triennial Ramble 2012

Northern Ramble

This is the Northern ramble which will combine the Southern Ramble for the first little while to make the most of available railroads. You are of course welcome to join or leave the Ramble at any point and everyone is welcome to tag along.

Saturday June 30th, 2012, Depart TM, drive to Molalla OR, evening BBQ.

Sunday July 1st, Run at Pacific Northwest LS, Shady Dell, Molalla

Monday July 2nd Day in Portland OR. Zoo 15"g railway, Transit system.

Tuesday July 3rd, Drive to Port Orchard, WA, Kitsap LS.

Wednesday July 4th, Run at Kitsap, 4th July fireworks at Port Orchard waterfront

Thursday July 5th, Drive to Port Angeles, ferry to Victoria, BC on Vancouver Island

Friday July 6th, Run at Vancouver Is M.E., Saanich, BC. Friday evening ferry to Vancouver

Saturday 7th July, Run at BCSME, Burnaby BC: Burnaby Central Railway.

Sunday 8th July Run at Burnaby Central Railway

End of Northern Ramble. Travel home safely.

Southern Ramble

This Southbound Ramble is a bit different this year as it does venture North for a few days with the Northbound Ramble then heads South to eventually end up in Joshua Tree. It is a pretty intense schedule. You are of course welcome to join or leave the Ramble at any point and everyone is welcome to tag along.

 

There are 3 locos from Australia confirmed on the southbound ramble so far.
It all takes place starting on the Saturday towards the end of the triennial.

Sat 30th June 2012 TM Grand parade, then pack up. Depart TM, drive to Molalla OR, evening BBQ.

Sun 1st July 2012 Run at Pacific Northwest Live Steamers Molalla, OR

Mon 2nd July 2012 Day in Portland OR. Zoo 15"g railway, Transit system.

Tue 3rd July 2012 Travel to Port Orchard, WA.

Wed 4th 2012 July Run at Kitsap Live Steamers Port Orchard, WA, 4th July fireworks at Port Orchard waterfront.

Thu 5th 2012 Drive to Port Angeles, ferry to Victoria, BC on Vancouver Island.

Fri 6th July 2012 Run at Vancouver Is M.E, Saanich, BC. Friday evening ferry to Vancouver.

Sat 7th July 2012 Run at BCSME, Burnaby BC: Burnaby Central Railway.

Sun 8th July 2012 Run at British Columbia Society of Model Engineers, Burnaby Central Railway then travel to Seattle

Mon 9th July 2012 Seattle Boeing Factory then travel to Sacramento

Tue 10th July 2012 Run at Sacramento Valley Live Steamers Railroad Museum 

Wed 11th July 2012 Travel to Golden Gate Unload

Thu 12th July 2012 Run at Golden Gate Live Steamers

Fri 13th July 2012 Travel to Orange County

Sat 14th July 2012 Run at Orange County Model Engineers

Sun 15th July 2012 Run at LA Live Steamers

Mon 16th July 2012 Run at Joshua Tree Southern.

End of Ramble. Travel safely home.

 

 

  • Klamath Co.
    Lodging
  • Local
    Resources
  • Family
    Activities
  • Eating Places,
    Restaurants

We are providing this list as a courtesy. We have not evaluated or rated any of these businesses. Those readers who have comments (good or bad) should do so on the Triennial Forum to help those planning on making reservations.

Melita's Motel & Cafe, 39500 Hwy 97 N, Chiloquin, OR 97624, (541) 783-2044

Waterwheel Campground, 200 Williamson River Drive, Chiloquin, OR 97624-7710, (541)783-2738

Crater Lake Resort, PO Box 457, Fort Klamath, OR 97626

Sun Pass Ranch, 52125 Highway 62, Fort Klamath, OR 97626, 541-381-2882

Jo's Motel and Campground, 52851 Highway 62, Fort Klamath,OR 97626,

Crater Lake Bed and Breakfast, 52395 Weed Road, Fort Klamath, OR 97626

LOCAL VACATION RENTALS - Crater Lake, Fort Klamath, Agency Lake, ChiloquinClick for PFD Brochure

KLAMATH FALLS

BEST WESTERN PLUS Olympic Inn, 2627 S 6th St, Klamath Falls, OR 97603

BEST WESTERN Klamath Inn, 4061 South Sixth Street, Klamath Falls, OR 97603

Cimarron Inn Klamath Falls, 3060 South 6th Street, Klamath Falls, OR 97603

Comfort Inn & Suites, 2500 South Sixth Street, Klamath Falls, OR 97601

Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Klamath Falls, 2430 South Sixth Street, Klamath Falls, OR 97601

Shilo Suites Hotel Klamath Falls, 2500 Almond St, Klamath Falls, OR 97601

Quality Inn, 100 Main Street, Klamath Falls, OR 97601

For more Klamath Falls Motel listings see: Trip Advisor

More lodging information to be uploaded when obtained.

Waterwheel Campground, 200 Williamson River Drive, Chiloquin, OR 97624-7710, (541)783-2738. The Water Wheel offers drop-in shower facilities for a fee.

More local resource information to be uploaded when obtained.

Collier State Park: Logging museum, camping, fishing and day use area. PDF Brochure. Four miles north of Chiloquin on Hwy 97.

Williamson River: Trophy trout fishing.

Other family activity information to be uploaded when obtained.

Eating Places and Restaurants:

Melita's Motel & Cafe, 39500 Hwy 97 N, Chiloquin, OR 97624, (541) 783-2044

The Table, 320 Chocktoot, Chiloquin, OR 97624, Phone: (541) 783-7766

Black Buffalo Coffee House, PO Box 1316, 212 First Street, Chiloquin, Oregon 97624, Phone: (541) 783-7700

El Rodeo Mexican Restaurant, 30771 Highway 97 North, Chiloquin, OR 97624, Phone: (541) 783-0944

Crater Lake Junction Travel Center, (541) 783-9800, 34005 Hwy. 97 North, Chiloquin, OR 97624. Travel Center open 24 hours/ 7 days a week! Crater Lake Junction Travel Center is located at the entrance of the Kla Mo Ya Casino off highway 97 south of Chiloquin, Oregon. we have a 7800 square foot facility.

Kla MoYa Casino, 34333 Hwy 97 North • Chiloquin, OR 97624 • 1-888-552-6692

 

Train Mountain Railroad Museum and Gift Shop http://www.trainmountain.org/

Friends of Train Mountain http://www.friendstm.org/

Train Mountain Members Association http://chiloquin.com/tmma/

Klamath & Western Railroad http://www.knwrr.org/

Oregon Public Broadcasting 2005 video on Train Mountain and "The Dream."
http://www.opb.org/programs/ofg/segments/view/1565

Train Mounain is now on Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Train_Mountain_Railroad

 

 

 

  • 2012
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  • TM Fall
    Colors
  • Misc TM
    Images
  • Holiday
    Express
  • Previous
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  • Garden
    Railroad
  • Winter
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  • Misc. TM
    Videos
  • Trains Coming
    to 2012 Triennial
  • 2012-1
    Watson
  • Big Toot
    Watson
  • 2012-2
    Watson
  • 2012-3
    Houpt
  • 2012-4
    Flogerzi
  • 2012-5
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  • IMAGE
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Image from photo shoot on June 24, 2012. The Serpentine was closed for a short period of time to allow a video to be made of four steam locomotives coming up the Serpentine side-by-side. The video footage of this run will be part of the official 2012 Train Mountain Triennial DVD, which will also be available in Blue Ray, and is being done by
7idea Productions. To view a 12:42 video of filming of this run click here http://youtu.be/UBEOMf8smP0.

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The below photo is of Art Crisp, the 2012 Triennial Grand Marshal for the Big Toot and Parade on Saturday June 30, 2012, taken on June 12, 2012. To see more photos click on the Photo Gallery Tab above.

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Lots of spectators arriving.

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Above - Image taken from Steiger Butte (where all the cell towers are located), the highest point on Train Mountain at an elevation of 4780 feet, overlooking the north area of TM, Upper Klamath Lake, with Mt. Shasta in the background 83 miles away. Image taken July 4, 2012.

Getting ready fo the Big Toot.

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Art Crisp, the Grand Marshall, engineering the yellow UP locomotive in the Parade of Trains.

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Crisp Yard

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Ellingston Turntable

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Camping in South Meadow

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Camping at the Six Acre Campground.

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June 30, 2012, images by Marty Flogerzi of Chiloquin, Oregon.  

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June 29, 2012, images by Marty Flogerzi of Chiloquin, Oregon.

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June 29, 2012, images by Marty Flogerzi of Chiloquin, Oregon.

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Photos by Marty Flogerzi on June 28, 2012:

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ASSINIBOINE VALLEY RAILWAY images taken at the 2012 Triennial

Southern Oregon Live Steamers images taken at the 2012 Triennial

Train Mountain Triennial 2012 by Dave and Donna Johnson

Looking west. The track on the left is coming out of the Aspen Grove Loop. The track on the right bypasses Aspen Grove.

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Standing on the same spot as the above photo, but facing east..

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Dam 3.5 crossing.

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Miscelleanous Train Mountain images provided by Dennis Ward:

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Holliday Express

Photos by Dennis Ward

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Photos by Peg Schubert

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2003 Parade

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2006 Parade

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IBLS Parade

IBLS Parade

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Train Mountain's Midway Garden Railroad - also called "G-Ville." Images provided by Russ Wood.

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Who said we don't play trains in the Winter time?

Dennis Ward plowing snow at Train Mountain 11/19/2011

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Oregon Public Broadcasting 2005 video on Train Mountain and "The Dream."
http://www.opb.org/programs/ofg/segments/view/1565

Videos taken by Tom Watson this year at Train Mountain are available on this YouTube Channel:
http://www.youtube.com/user/twatson703?feature=mhsn

Videos taken by Dennis Ward at Train Mountain. Watch Dennis plowing snow at Train Mountain.
http://www.youtube.com/user/ward1939

TRAINS COMING TO THE 2012 TRIENNIAL

Simon Briggs in Peter Laws' XPT power car XP2015 'City of Lismore' at the Daimond Valley Railway in Melbourne, Victoria Australia on the weekend of their 50th birthday run 21st, 22nd and 23rd October 2011. This loco normally runs at private commercial railway in Lismore, NSW Australia called the Heritage Park Railway and is powered by a 3 cylinder Kabota diesel engine through an automatic transmission.

 

Andrew Mierisch in his Victorian Railway Y class Y121 from the Diamond Valley Railway in Melbourne, Victoria Australia. It is petrol electric and fully multiple unit capable as seen in the photo leading Andrew's X44 with some of his rollingstock. Diamond Valley is a very sucessful Railway, it operates every Sunday and regularly has more than 2000 passengers on a single day.

Below is image of train coming to 2012 Triennial sent by John Bulger.

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CONTACT US:

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