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Twelve members participated in the 2017 Selma Rail Days T-TRAK layout, 3 of them all three days. One member rode the train to the train show; Joe Johnston rode the Carolinian from Durham to Selma and return.
Visits by children, the reason for having the layout operating on Thursday and Friday, was disappointing. 52 children from Head Start in Selma visited on Thursday, and 12 children from a nursery school on Friday. There were lots of visitors on Saturday, but these tailed off in the afternoon as the rain showers came.
Old 97 Rail Days - The 115th Anniversary of the Wreck of the Old 97 was held in Danville on September 22 – 24, 2017. Approximately 40 members of the Eastern N Lines Partnership Clubs participated in the events of the weekend.
Latest Meeting Minutes
Thank you to Charles Eisner, for sharing his new home for the meeting.
Date: September 6, 2017 Time: 7:30 pm
Host: Jim Reske
Attendance: 11, 0 SKYPE
Welcome (David Koss)
Consent Agenda Motion to approve Mark Blaustein, Second Joe Johnston
Treasurer's Report (see file on website)
Here's a update on the two corners: Track improvements are finished and ballasted and now have red to orange and orange to red on each corner. Some poorly done track work has been repaired.
I arrived at Joe's 7:15 AM and we proceeded to test the Gray Rock's Orange and Red lines including the Frog Juicer. As soon as we hit it with track power...short!
The orange line improvements on Gray Rock are now complete. Work involved installing two turnouts from the Red line crossing over to the Orange line. These two manual turnouts are finger operated. The flexibility this will give us is tremendous!
Cork has been laid on both corners and track work has begun...which came too an abrupt stop when I had a senior moment!
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