Father’s Day and thank you dad for all your sacrifices,
all your advice, and all your support. You made the
world a safe, happy place filled with love.
PGRS started off in May with our first event for 2021,
an open house at the Monongahela River, Rail &
Transportation Museum in Brownsville, Pa. The Museum
gave tours of their newly completed 1949 restored
caboose, and the PGRS ran the trains in our display at
the museum. The volunteer workers did a fantastic job on
the restoration of the caboose. (Please see the photos)
We had our best turn out this weekend of all the open
house we have had at museum. For both days we had over
fifty people. We lost count on Sunday when a larger
group came in all at once. We all said that the restored
caboose helps to attract visitors to the museum, and
people were looking at just getting out after a long
museum hopes to have a dedication of the caboose
sometime in August. When we get the time and date,
we’ll pass the information on to our members. It would
be nice to have a good turnout for it.
club's work was rewarded with donations of ninety-four
dollars and a very special one from Ralph Vasko of
Donora. The PGRS gave the money to the museum to help
with expenses, up keep of the building, and cutting the
grass around the buildings and caboose.
big thank you to Ralph Vasko for his donations to the
club. Ralph gave his G-scale collection of trains, and
track to the club. The collection included two Bachmann
and one Lionel starters set and an assortment cars and
track. I went out to Ralph's home Thursday the 21st
to pick up his donation and thanked him again for his
gift. I then delivered it to John & Tina Weimer who
volunteered to clean and inventory Ralph's collection.
It had been so long that he hadn’t play with any of them
you could write you name in the dust.
Weimers have also volunteered to host the June meeting
for the club Saturday the 26th,
1PM to 4PM. They will supply fried chicken for the main
dish, and are asking members to fill out the menu with
sides of your choice for our meal. We’ll need snacks,
salad, sides, and dessert. Please call Tina and let her
know by June 21 what you will bring and how many are
coming. Phone (724)832-9541 or e-mail
Tina.Weimer@comcast.net The Weimers also are asking
members to help by bringing their own chair for the
meeting. John said the trains will be running and he’ll
have Ralph's collection on display for us to see.
passed on to me a book that Alice Angelo picked up,
“Dining by Rail” by James Porterfiel. It tells of the
experience of eating on the trains for the hungry
traveler from coast and coast in the 1930's.
check out the dining car. I picked a recipe from
Pennsylvania’s Broadway Limited for the June Dining car.
This recipe may be just what we’ve been looking for to
help us make it through the summer. Thank you, Alice,
for the book. I’ll make good use of it.
new business Dave Bodnar has completed the Garden
Railroading News survey for the PGRS and they have added
our club to the list of clubs on the GR News website and
have added Dave to their email distribution list to
receive links to new editions of the GR News. The next
one will be out in the second half of June. In the mean
time you can access past editions at
www.grnews.org The PGRS is now part of a community
that numbers 124 clubs with over 8,000 members. Thank
you, Dave, for signing us up. The Garden Railroading
news looks like a good place to get information. This is
something we have been missing in our hobby (G-Scale)
for a long time since Kalmbach quit publishing Garden
old business the calendar is still a work in progress.
We are looking for any ideas or members who would like
to host a meeting, July is still open. I have been
kicking around the idea of going for a train ride on
Oil Creek & Titusville or East Broad Top. Please bring
your ideas to the June meeting for discussion.
for our members looking for a train show, thereis a
Large Scale (G only) model railroad flea market July 10,
10AM to 4 PM at the Warren Scope (YWCA) 375 North Park
Ave. Warren, Ohio, 44481 Large scale model trains, large
scale buildings, track, tools, scenery material, and
miscellaneous items. Contact: Mike Zador (330)372-1023
Blackham is a live steamer in G-gauge in the area and
has offered to show off his locomotives and outdoor
operating track to anyone interested in live steam.
Contact Rich (724) 733-4042 or
Norfolk & Western Railway class J-611 Queen of Steam was
delayed in returning to the Strasburg Rail road. They
are happy to report that the locomotive arrived May 27th
and are offering several memorable experiences.
Reservations are required and spaces will fill quickly.