Small Group Sign-up Will Be Available Through Etix for Saturdays in June and July
As posted recently on social media, Midwest has opened it's gates for tours to small groups of ten people or less. The tours are available on weekdays by appointment only and can be scheduled by calling the office in advance to ensure that a guide will be on site to escort the group around the yard. No train rides are available for these tours and access to most pieces of equipment will be limited. We only ask that a donation be made to the 4070 Restoration Fund to assist our ongoing efforts in that endeavor or to our General Operating Fund to offset losses incurred through cancellation of our scheduled open house events. All visitors must wear closed toe shoes appropriate for an active work site and we ask that everyone arrive with their own personal face mask to be worn during the tour. Social distancing will be in force throughout the tour.
On another note, however, the Trustees have decided to cancel the formal open houses scheduled for Fathers Day and in conjunction with Cleveland History Days on June 20th and 27th. In place of the formal open houses, Midwest will hold small group tours on all Saturdays in June and July. We are making arrangements for ticket sales online through Etix. Purchasing your tickets through Etix, is the only way you can reserve your time slot, available in one hour increments starting at 10:00 am and ending at 3:00 pm. These group tours will include a ride on a caboose pulled by our Alco diesel number 123. Ticket prices are $40 for groups limited to six people, any combination of adults and children. Again, proper footwear will be required and you must bring your own facemasks and if desired, gloves. Temperatures will be taken upon check-in. Watch for upcoming information and links to Etix.
As always, MRPS members can tour for free as a perk of their membership, but on Saturdays will have to stand by for an open time slot. Calling ahead may eliminate a lengthy wait.
We hope to see you soon. The office phone number is (216) 781-3629.
Buy Tickets Here: https://www.etix.com/ticket/v/16741/midwest-railway-preservation-society