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Sumpter Steam Train

3180 Logan Rd., Brogan, OR 97903, us

(541) 473-4267


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Cynthia Mayhall Christy was born and raised on a farm in Eastern Oregon. She was introduced  to the Sumpter Valley Railroad Restoration, Inc. when in 1977, she went  to Baker City, Oregon to see the newly reacquired seventy ton ALCO  locomotives 19 and 20 and a rotary snow plow. They were still sitting on  Union Pacific flat cars, waiting to be loaded on a truck and taken to  McEwen.

In fall 1993 while living in Baker City, Cindy began following her husband to McEwen to help him work as a volunteer in passenger operations. The next spring she began training as brakeman. As  time went on, she was qualified as brakeman, speeder operator,  conductor, steam locomotive fireman on the Sumpter Valley Railroads 42  ton wood fired Heisler #3 and the 70 ton oil fired ALCO Mikado #19,  and  worked hard to qualify as engineer on both locomotives, as well.

So this is truly an engineer’s gallery. 

As  the Sumpter Valley Railroad Restoration grew in size she was asked to  volunteer as the Secretary for the non-profit corporation, a duty which  lasted nearly twenty years. She also worked in the depots, facilities,  track maintenance, apprentice signal maintainer, served on the board of  directors, a contributor to the Stump Dodger newsletter, and taking  pictures for inclusion in the newsletter and on the svry website.

Married  to Steve Christy in 2000, he encouraged her to pursue an interest in  photography, and bought her a video camcorder and the first 2 digital  cameras that she uses most often. She worked for the United States Postal Service for nearly 30 years. Products are available on this site, or from the Limited Catalog at*. Steve is retired after many years in the transit industry. The couple retired from active railroading in 2013, but still sometimes chases a steam train, in particular.


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