Rail fans ride the tracks in Dayton
Railroad enthusiasts hit the tracks Saturday as part of Dayton’s annual All Wheels Weekend.
Riding aboard railroad maintenance cars, better known as speeders, passengers experienced how maintenance workers once traveled while working on the railroad.
Used by railroads until the 1990s, speeders have since been replaced by trucks and are now collected by hobbyists who refurbish them and take them on outings.
After a day of short excursions through the town of Dayton, speeder car owners and operators ended the day by taking a group of passengers on a 36 mile outing to Prescott, WA.
In Prescott, passengers had a chance to learn about local history and briefly visit with one another over some appetizers before making the return trip.
All proceeds from Saturday’s speeder car excursions support the maintenance and operation of the historic Dayton depot museum.