OC& T’s Steam Weekend set for June 22-24

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From staff reports

Tickets are available for the Oil Creek and Titusville Railroad’s Steam Weekend. The event is scheduled Friday through Sunday, June 22-24.

The weekend will feature the steam locomotives Jeddo Coal No. 85 and Viscose No. 6. Friday will feature a special evening ride at 6 p.m. Rides on Saturday and Sunday are scheduled at 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.

The rides are a 27-mile round trip and last approximately three to three and a half hours long.

First Class tickets cost $45 per person. Coach tickets cost $25 for adults and $16 for children ages 1 to 12 years old.

Erie author Kenneth Springirth and prominent local historian David Weber will be at Perry Street Station on Friday through Sunday, June 22-24, for a book signing.

Springirth is the author of 36 books covering U.S. railroads, trains and trolleys. Weber is a well-known Oil Region historian and author of “Around Titusville.”

The last time steam was in Titusville was in 2012 and tickets sold out, organizers said.

Call (814) 676-1733 for more information or to make reservations.