By Karen Huwe
The Times 

"Speeders" stop in Waitsburg on Wine to River tour


September 28, 2023

Karen Huwe

Russell Homan by his railcar in Waitsburg

WAITSBURG - Twenty-one "speeders," also known as motor cars, traveled through Waitsburg by rail on Thursday, September 14. The group was on a "Wine to Rivers" excursion hosted by the Pacific Railcar Operators (PRO). The owner/operators are club members and came from as far away as New Mexico. There were operators from Oregon, Idaho, and the Bay Area in California.

I ran into Russell Homan from Grants Pass, Oregon, on Waitsburg's Main Street and asked him about the colorful train cars on the tracks near Rankin Park. Homan is a Director at Large for PRO, a non-profit member of the North American...

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