Our Vision Statement
Our “Vision Statement” is the future, where we are headed, and the desired long term results of our efforts (that’s why it is listed first). The Steam Locomotive Operation Group, Inc. is a Publicly Supported Charity for the purpose to educate the general public on the operations of steam powered locomotives by facilitating the opportunity to gain experience and learn specific skills associated with the operation of steam locomotives. This includes, but is not limited to, the instruction, training, theories, practices, art & skills associated with the safe operation of steam locomotives, and includes the responsibilities of the positions of engineer, fireman, trainman, conductor, shop employee, and the many facets of steam locomotive restoration.
Our goal is to promote the ability for as many people as possible the opportunity to understand and safely operate steam powered locomotives. Developing interest, enthusiasm, knowledge, and understanding of steam locomotive operation stimulates an appreciation of the industrial and technological heritage that was integral to the building of America. Our Vision;
- Builds community
- Excites learning
- Unleashes creativity
- Teaches important technical skills
Education stressing “hands-on” learning is effective, exciting, and our core belief.
Our Culture Statement
The Steam Locomotive Operation Group Corporation’s Directors and volunteers are a hybrid group of railroad inquisitive enthusiasts. We are modelers, photographers, train riders, historians, and more who, as a group, have extensive experience operating steam locomotives.
We are all of those things – an inclusive organization that values diversity, equality, and a willingness to work together to promote steam locomotive operation.
All of our varied railroad interests and experiences contribute to a fascinating, collaborative, energetic group of people that learn from each other, support each other, and just plain have fun together.
Our culture statement guides our management team and members in their actions, priorities, and decisions toward that mission statement.