Oregon Coast Scenic Railroad raises $2,000 for three area cultural institutions

July 6, 2018, Garibaldi, Oregon – Taking advantage of a video crew’s need to film a train ride at sunset, Oregon Coast Scenic Railroad (OCSR) did an “all-aboard” to benefit three local cultural centers. Offering seats at the discounted rate of $10 a person, the train filled with 200 passengers. Proceeds will be shared by the Garibaldi Museum, Garibaldi Historic Coast Guard Boathouse, and the International Police Museum in Rockaway Beach.

The video team needed drone footage of the train for three film projects in Garibaldi and Rockaway Beach. The train does not usually run a sunset excursion other than for special holidays, but rather than film the train with empty railroad cars, OCSR turned it into a fundraising opportunity.
“I was hearing a lot of ‘oohs and aahs’ from the drone crew,” said Brian Watson, partner in Sea Legs Media, the videography company. “We couldn’t have asked for a better sunset and the passengers seemed to be having a great time.”
“OCSR is part of the cultural heritage of Tillamook County, and we saw this sunset filming schedule as a way to give back to our community,” said Bill Devlin, interim Executive Director of OCSR. “We needed to run the train, so why not make it fun for the people who continually support our efforts.”
Just the night before, the train hosted a special 4th of July fireworks excursion. Other special events will be held throughout the year, including the popular Candy Cane Express in December.
For more information, contact Oregon Coast Scenic Railroad at info@oregoncoastscenic.org, or call 503 842-7972. For schedules, go to www.oregoncoastscenic.org