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|Jeffrey Ricard, Editor||Volume 5, Number 10, October, 1997|
Order BoardJust a reminder that we have started work sessions during the day on Tuesdays at 9:00am. If you can volunteer your time please contact Burt Turcott or Dick Sobielo. Their phone numbers are listed on the back page of the newsletter.
Elections, Elections, Elections
It is that time of year again to elect officers for the chapter. We would like to encourage any member that would be interested in running for office to get your name to the nominating committee. The members of this committee are Bill Robinson, Art Hall, and Jeff Laverty. Nominations will also be taken from the floor at the October meeting.
Entertainment for October -
Member Bill Voorvaart will present us with a slide show featuring early
steam in the east at the October meeting.
The new 1998 Connecticut Railroad Stations Calendar is hot off the press. This year, with experience under our belt from the 1997 calendar, significant changes were made. The price was lowered , glossy paper was used and the photos are in black and white. We think you will enjoy what we have put together. Thanks to the Calendar Committee for another fine job! It is now up to our members to get involved and start selling, selling, selling! The price per calendar is $3.00 for our members and we request that you sell them to the public for $4.00. Please contact Jeff Laverty or an officer listed on the back of the Journal for information. We will also be glad to mail them for $5.00 each.
|Just a reminder
to return your locomotive designs for the 25 tonner to the chapter for
consideration. All entries will be reviewed and the top five will
be chosen. At the next regular meeting members will vote on the top
5 to pick a winner. Thanks to all of you that have entered a design
Any members wishing to be a chairmen or be part of the various committees, please let us know. Its almost time for the new appointments.
Electricity has been finally installed at the site. We now have the ability to use electric tools whenever needed. This will also help with lighting while restoring the interior of our railcars.
Included in this months issue is a flier from the Transit Alliance of Eastern Connecticut in cooperation with the Trails and Rails Action Coalition (TRAC) which is sponsoring an Autumn Rail Excursion. Get your ticket early to ensure your spot on the train. The Transit Alliance has allowed us to sell calendars during the excursion. Please contact Jeff Laverty or an officer to offer your assistance on this excellent opportunity.
Thanks to the following members
that have made contributions to the Locomotive fund for the month of September:
|Member Jerry Griffin found the following poem in a pamphlet
called The Railroad Brakeman, at the Mansfield Drive In Flea Market.
The poem was printed for the benefit of Mr. Frank Kelley who lost his leg
on B. & L. RR while in the faithful discharge of his duties as a brakeman.
Dust-grimed features, weather-beaten,
In the pleasant summer weather,
But when winter's icy fingers,
Do not scorn to treat him kindly
He may have a widowed mother,
Daily facing death and danger,
In her little lonely cottage,
|The next Scheduled meeting of the
Connecticut Eastern Chapter,
National Railway Historical Society
will be at the Willimantic Fire/Police complex on Sunday October 19th at 7:00 pm.
Please note: The monthly business meeting will be held at the same location on the first Sunday of the month. All members are welcome to attend.
Dates to RememberOctober 18 -Balloon Festival in Willimantic. We will have the site open 9-5 for visitors to come and take a tour. The model T&A club may have volunteers bring some autos to the site. Volunteers are needed to staff.
November 15 - Annual Banquet. To be held again this year at Eastern CT State University in Willimantic. Move info will be at the September meeting and in the October Ghost Train Journal.
News Flash!!Work sessions will now be held at the site now every Tuesday Mornings at 9:00am.
WELCOME NEW MEMBERSPlease welcome Karl and Betsy Acimovic, and Elizabeth Jordan to the chapter. Glad to have you aboard!
Get your 1998 Connecticut Eastern Railroad Calendar!
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