MRM Throttle Time sessions are conducted each spring and fall. For a $120.00 donation to the Museum, you will get to spend 30 minutes observing and learning how to operate one of the Museum's diesel locomotives, then 30 minutes running the locomotive under the supervision of a Museum engineer. The engine used for the sessions may be Wabash F-7 #1189 built in 1953, Milwaukee Road NW-2 #1649 built in 1947, or Canadian National FPA-4 #6789 built in 1959. Equipment used is always subject to change due to availability.
You must be at least 18 years old and be physically able to enter the locomotive cab and operate the controls to participate in Throttle Time. Happy railroading!
Throttle Time sessions run on various weekends between April 27 and November 3.
For additional information, contact John Downing at (217) 762-9357.