Our guest speaker for the October 15th
meeting will be Keith Sczurek from Lebanon. Keith’s family has owned Airline Acres Farm since
the 1920’s. The farm is
approximately 3 miles west of our museum.
The Airline originally divided the farm.
The Szureck’s now own just one side of the right-of-way. Keith will be recounting his own experiences with the Airline
as well as stories handed down to him by his parents and grandparents.
He was part of the crew that removed the Kingsley Street bridge
approximately ˝ mile west of our museum.
28-29 - Fall Excursion to Brattleboro
- Thomas at Valley RR
5 - CT Eastern Train Show
11 - NHRTHA Show & Banquet
19 - Monthly Meeting
2 - CERM Annual Banquet
Program by Jack Swanberg
3 - Business Meeting
By Robert A. LaMay
On Saturday, September 16, 2000, Kaleel Sakakeeny
and his wife, Wendy visited the Connecticut Eastern Railroad Museum.
With them was the Director of the Northeast Connecticut Visitors
District, Michelle Mineo.
A tour of the site took place and numerous questions were asked.
Mr. Sakakeeny was here to learn how our museum
would impact tourism in Northeastern Connecticut.
He writes for The Boston
Parents Paper. He
features a section entitled New England Booming.
His article should appear in a few weeks and we should receive a
copy for our archives. He
was very impressed with our museum and noted much work was ahead of us.
He offered numerous ideas that we should consider in the operation of
the museum. We thanked him
for visiting the museum. Just
as he was leaving, a New England Central freight train went North,
adding more atmosphere to the museum.