September and the kids are going back to school,
things are starting to slow down a little for me, as Rylie and I
have been taking a little field trip each week this summer. We
have gone to National Pike Steam show, Fort Ligonier, Fort
Necessity, Oliver Miller Homestead, Kruger Street Toy & Train
Museum, the Compass Inn Museum, Flight 93 National Memorial, and
Blennerhassett Island. I think this summer may be the end of our
tradition of weekly trips. She is slowly out growing me and my
day trips, and moving on to bigger and better things with all
her friends. Rylie will be a freshman this year and it will open
up a whole new world for her.
September may be slowing down for me but not
for the club. September is going to be another busy month for
the PGRS. First we have a meeting at Clark Kemmerer's home,
September 16, and then our trip out to Gettysburg, September 22
Clark Kemmerer and Alice Angelo will be
hosting our next meeting September 16th, 1:00 PM to? The address
is 28 North Joslyn Drive, Pittsburgh, Pa, 15235. The topic for
the meeting is pruning of shrubs/plants/ ground cover for the
garden railroad. Clark and Alice will provide ham and scalloped
They are asking our members to help fill out
the menu with a side of your choice by bring goodies for our
meal in the following categories: A-F dessert, G-P snack or
salad, Q-Z main dish. Please use the first letter of your last
name to know what category you fall in. If you have a favorite
dish and it doesnít fall in the group that youíre in thatís OK
too. Just let Clark and Alice know what you will be bringing and
how many are coming by September 13, Phone is (412)795-0524 or
The PGRS second event for the month is our two
day trip to Gettysburg, September 22-23. Iím very happy to
report that we have 47 people going on the trip. I will be
sending out details and the tour itinerary about two weeks
before the departure dates for the trip. Please watch for the
upcoming information in the mail for our members who have signed
up for the trip.
August was another busy month. A big thank you
to all our members who worked so hard to make our show at the
Monongahela River, Rail & Transportation Museum a success. My
dream would be that we could get more people to come to the
museum when we do a show. We said that we were not going to have
a raffle at this show after considering the low attendance, but
Ernie had donated to the museum some gift cards, which we
raffled off; we made $33 for the club and $34 for the Museum.
Thank you Ernie for going around and getting the donations.
Please see photos of the Brownsville show.
A big thank you to Alycefaye Stewart and Joe
Welling for hosting the family picnic, and a thank you to John &
Tina Weimer for opening up their home also so that members could
walk across the street to see their lay out. What could have
been better-a great picnic with all kinds of food, and we got to
look over two great train layouts all in one stop. Please check
out the photos from the picnic and see all the trains. Also, for
everyone who was asking for Alice Angelo's recipe for Sweet
Potato Casserole, please look under the Dining Car. Thank you
Alice for sharing.
Thank you to Bill & Jill Fallecker for their
donation of an Aristo-Craft GE U-25 Pennsylvania Diesel
locomotive to the club at the picnic. Please look under
wanted/for sale. Bill is downsizing his rail road and has some
items for sale you may be interested in.
The next show the PGRS will be doing is at the
Castle Shannon Fire Department, Sunday, October 29, 9AM to 3PM.
Set up is on Saturday, 28th, noon to? We will need to talk about
what date works the best for taking down our lay out at the
Brownsville museum and packing the trailer for Castle Shannon.
Please check your calendar and see what date is best for you.