October is other very busy month for the club. To
start, I’m looking to see which date would be the best for
volunteers to take down our display in Brownsville and pack the
trailer for the Castle Shannon Fire Department Train Show,
Sunday, October 29, 2017, 9AM to 3PM. We are looking at either
Wednesday, October 11, or Wednesday, October 18, 9AM until we’re
done. Then we can go out to Hugo's restaurant for a late lunch
or early dinner. Please let me know which of the dates works for
you, both dates are good for me. I’ll call Ernie and make the
arrangement with him for the day we have the most help.
We’ll need volunteers to set up for the Castle Shannon show on
Saturday, October 28, beginning at noon. We need members to work
the show Sunday, from 9AM to 3PM. We will sell raffle tickets
for a train we will be raffle off. This has been a big fund
raiser for the club. We also need help taking down and packing
the trailer after the show at 3PM. Please check your schedule
and see when you can volunteer to help. Please e-mail what time
best fits your schedule. firstname.lastname@example.org. The Castle Shannon
show is a very big show with a high volume of people in one day.
We always do well with our raffle and we will need all the help
we can get.
John Weimer asked if I could double check on the size for our
layout at Castle Shannon. I’ve talked to Fred Molly and he has
confirmed that he has a 20 ft by 20ft area set aside for the
club. I also asked if we could be against the wall, but Fred
said he needed to use the space. He has the PGRS in the middle
like the first year we did the show. This shouldn’t be any
problem, and we will have people walk around on three sides of
the lay out.
Ken Maglietta is hosting a meeting at his home October 21st noon
to ??? Ken has made arrangements for our dinner to be catered
and will need a count on how many will be attending. Please call
(724)747-4747or e-mail email@example.com Ken by Wednesday
October 18, so that he can give the caterer the number for
dinner. Ken has also enclosed directions to his home. Ken said
that his address sometime makes GPS go a little crazy.
Directions to the Ken Maglietta Buffalo Creek Farm, 378 Brush
Run RD, Claysville, PA 15323 phone (724 747-4747)
Since most of you will be traveling south from the Pittsburgh
area I will suggest the following two routes:
Route 1 Take I- 79 South to Washington, PA, bearing west onto I-
70 to Claysville, PA, Exit 4. At the bottom of exit ramp, stop
and turn right to next stop sign, approx. 75 feet. Turn left
onto RT 40 West and travel approximately 3 miles to Dutch Fork
Lake RD. on your right. After turning right onto DFL RD, travel
7 miles to PGRS meeting location. This is a winding country road
with plenty of sharp curves and a few drop offs so please
exercise your best driving practices. Shortly after you pass the
three temporary stop signs, you’ll pass State Game Lands 232 and
then arrive at our place, a stone ranch style house on your
Route 2 Take I-79 South to Washington, PA, bear right onto I- 70
West and exit at the Jefferson Ave. exit. At end of ramp turn
right to the 2nd stop light and right onto SR 844. Follow SR 844
approximately 11 miles to the Breezy Heights Tavern. Make a left
at BHT onto SR 231 and go 2 miles to an intersection of SR 231
and SR 331. There is an old cemetery on the left at this
intersection. DO NOT turn left but continue on following SR 331.
In 3 miles you will encounter a long steep hill at the bottom of
which you will arrive at a “T” intersection and will be looking
at our house, a stone ranch house.
Route 1 Nearly all Interstate travel, only 7 miles of country
Route 2 Interstate only to Washington, PA then 20 miles of
country roads. Travel time from Pittsburgh depending on your
driving practice is approximately 45 to 60 Min.
Thank you Clark and Alice for hosting our September meeting. The
ham and scalloped potatoes were delicious, and Jack, Bella
thanks you for the pies. She said they were delicious too, but
we have to take her word on pies. Please see the photos of the
meeting and check out the detail Alice has added to Clark's
layout; it makes his display come alive. Clark was trying to
take all the credit for Alice's work but we all know better.
Nice job Clark and Alice, your railroad looks great.
We had a great weekend in Gettysburg and the weather was
fantastic, just too much to see in one weekend. Most of the
people who went said they will need to go back again, and others
said they wish we would have stayed an extra day. Please see the
photos of the trip. Lincoln gave me advice on running the club,
and Clark was trying to teach Lincoln how to tell a joke and to
win the war.
For anyone who is planning on going to Gettysburg I would highly
recommend making your first stop at the Gettysburg Heritage
Center. This will give you a very good over view of the battle
and help you see how the battle came together and what you are
looking at on the battlefield. If you get an opportunity take
the “What in the World is a Cyclorama?” Please don’t miss it;
you will have exclusive access to behind the scene to the
painting, and learn how they make the magic of the cycloramas.
This was one of the best parts of the trip and one that most of
our people underestimated and after could not stop talking
about. A big thank you to Al Hartman and all who helped make our
trip a success.
The Ft. Pitt Division of the TCA is reviewing their final
financial reports from the June convention and hopes to make a
donation to the PGRS. They thanked us again for being part of
their convention. Thank you again to all who helped with the TCA