Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Steam Days Cab Ride Giveaway!

We are thrilled to offer, for the first time, a Cab Ride for TWO in the William Mason - the only operating Civil War Steam Engine in the United States!! Would you like to be the lucky person who gets this amazing opportunity? Leave a comment in the comment section below (NOT ON OUR FACEBOOK PAGE) and we will pick a RANDOM winner at 10am tomorrow! The Cab Ride will take place on Saturday during our Steam Days event (time will be determined when a winner is chosen)  Questions? Please email tiffanys@borail.org. 

DISCLAIMER: Winner must be willing to read and sign the B&O Railroad Museum Inc. Hold Harmless Agreement and Release.  Valid only for persons age 18 or older. The William Mason cab is NOT handicap accessible. 


Railfest Steam Days Weekend
October 13 & 14
Saturday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Sunday, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Train rides behind the historic steam engine, the St. Elizabeth #4! See the only Civil War steam engine in America, the William Mason #25 operate along the first commercial mile of railroad track laid in America!  Programs and demonstrations highlight steam power and celebrate the Museum's historic steam engine collection. Civil War encampment by the 20th Maine Volunteer Infantry, Company E and the 1st Maryland Volunteer Infantry will be on hand to talk about the life of Union soldiers during the War and will conduct demonstrations and military drill. For more information click here. 

28 comments:

Anonymous said...

I've loved the William Mason ever since I was a kid in the early 70s and my grandfather took me to see it!

Matt Panagos said...

Pick Me! Long time museum visitor and Christmas Model RR Exhibit volunteer.

Southern Skies Coffee Roasters said...

I'm real good with a coal shovel...

Jim Lipnitz said...

I would be both honored and thrilled to ride behind the William Mason! Being both a Civil War buff and a railfan, I think it would be a great once-in-a-lifetime experience to be in the cab during a ride with an actual Civil War period engine still operating today.

Jonathan Eau Claire said...

A drop in the bucket. Should be a fun time regardless of where we go

BrassScorpion said...

What a fantastic opportunity for history buffs and railroad fans.

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DR said...

My son (age 4) and I would love the ride...We remember seeing the Mason running last year at Steam Days.

John Maranto said...

My father, a former museum volunteer, would love a ride on the Mason!

B&O Railroad Museum said...

PLEASE NOTE - this giveaway is only open to persons 18 years of age or older. No Children are allowed to ride in the cab of the train due to safety restrictions. Thank you.

Fred Lauer said...

My wife and I have been members for a number of years and always enjoy visiting the museum. A ride on the William Mason would be a once in a lifetime experience. Thank you...

Ralph Berg said...

I don't have a bucket list. But if I did, a cab ride in the William Mason would top the list.

Ralph Berg said...

I don't have a bucket list. But if I did, a William Mason cab ride would be at the top of the list.

C said...

sounds fun and unique!

Karen Carey said...

Friday is my Birthday, and I can't wait to spend Saturday at the B&O for Steam Days. We look forward to it every year. I hope that I can win, it will be the best way to bring in my 46th year. My family and I have been members of the B&O for several years now, and always look forward to the big events such as Steam days.

CRANIUM HEAD said...

I love trains and it would be a awsome experience and i never been in a steam locomotive before and i never been to your museum

Hendo said...

The 4-4-0 was THE locomotive that helped America grow. The #25 is a wonderful example of what William Mason's company wanted- to build a machine that was not only utilitarian, but was appealing to the eye as well. To see this 4-4-0 "in person" is an exciting experience. To actually be able to ride in her, would be an unforgettable thrill. Dave

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Roy Brown said...

To have a cab ride in one of the oldest operating locomotives in the world would be a dream come true to this 35-year rail fan.

Jack Demnyan said...

Please pick me! I'll even help stack the wood in the tender!

Sherry Welling said...

My five year old autistic son loves trains and would love to ride this train.

Clare said...

What a cool opportunity, sounds great!

Pam McAllister said...

What an amazing once in a lifetime experience to have and to be able to tell my son about. I would be honored if you chose me! Thank you!

Allison said...

my son would FREAK out! what a awesome giveaway.

PAULA HUBER, KELLER WILLIAMS REALTY said...

Hoping to win so I can share the experience with all of the children on my Heritage Tours.

PAULA HUBER, KELLER WILLIAMS REALTY said...

Hoping to win so I can share the experience with all of the children on my Heritage Tours.

Fred Heilich said...

I've followed the William Mason since the days of Disney's "The Great Locomotive Chase" and when I first visited the B&O Museum in the mid 1950's. It is one of my favorite Museum locomotives second only to the CRR of NJ #592 that my grandfather ran in the early 1900's. Even though retired I still retain a current engineer's certificate.

Fred Heilich

Don Steiner said...

Ihis isn't the first time, cab rides were on the Mason. Back right after the engine was returned from the Wild Wild West shoot, still in the god awful Warner livery, at Steam Days, the museum was charging either $25 or $50 per person(I do not remember which) to ride in the cab. This when I first started as a volunteer at the museum, and had the opportunity to be the fireman on the last run, that is when I fell in love with the Mason.