Dates have been set set for the Puget Sound Nikonians Trains and Baseball Photo Outings:
Saturday, May 18 at the Mt. Rainier Scenic Railroad in Mineral, WA (south of Elbe near Mt. Rainier) 10:00am to 4:00pm This is a non operating day at MRSR, so we will pretty much have the run of the place: yards, shops, and onto some of the equipment. They will have run some trips in previous weeks, so the equipment will be in operating appearance. Some equipment repair and rehabilitation work may be in progress in the shops. In addition, there is logging equipment there that has been moved down from Camp 6 in Tacoma in preparation for a new logging/sawmill museum.
Cost will be $10.00 (this will be donated to the museum) and each photographer must provide me with a digital image to give to the museum (for their royalty free use) within 1 week of the event. If you plan on coming to this, be prepared to be there for a 10am safety briefing and "dos and don'ts. It's easy to get hurt around a railroad, even when trains aren't running.
Sunday, July 14 Tacoma Rainiers play the Reno Aces at Cheney Stadium in Tacoma. The game starts at 1:30, but well get there and hour or so early to take pictures of batting practice and get a tour of the stadium. The will be a fun event for family and friends too, so bring them along. The price is $10.50 which includes a reserved seat, plus hot dog, chips and a soda. As an option, you can pay $16.50 and get the above, plus a Rainiers Baseball Cap (nice for the kids?). More details on timing and payment to follow.
I hope you can make one or the other or both of these. Let me know.
Hey Mick, I'm relatively new to this site, I'm in Kent area these look like fun events. Any possibility of getting on field access for shooting the Rainiers, or edge of dugout, bullpen or some unobstructed location? You mentioned a tour assume you may have a contact at Cheney Stadium. I'm a sports shooter mainly high school sports always looking to decrease my distance from the action if possible.