Friday, October 11, 2013

Tri-State Chapter NRHS - Monthly Meeting Notice - Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013

Received the following via email.



Steve Barry

at the

Bickford Theater

Morris Museum, 6 Normandy Heights Road, Morristown, NJ 07960

Thursday, October 10, 2013, 7:00 PM

We'd like to welcome back all of our members who visited the great State of Alaska for the 2013 NRHS National Convention. Reports so far have called it the best convention ever. To honor that great praise, our October 10th meeting will feature scenes from the Convention by NRHS Board Member and Railfan Railroad editor Steve Barry. While covering it for the magazine, Steve was at all of the events and meeting and captured all of the action as the Alaska Railroad put on its best show. Locomotives featured the newest and oldest paint schemes, runbys at some of America's most dramatic bridges, trains on all of the ARR's main and branch lines, a look at the 2-8-2 being restored and much more. What other railroad can stage a photo stop at the North Pole?

In addition to the Alaska coverage, just a month prior Steve spent eight days in Manitoba and Saskatchewan. His goal was to follow and photograph the Keewatin Railway's true mixed train from Cranberry Portage to The Pas in Manitoba, but in the process he captured main and branch line action among the grain elevators. Short lines are sprouting like wheat on the Canadian prairies, and we'll see MobilGrain's Last Mountain Railway and the Stewart Southern among others. And of course we can't go wrong in an area where grain elevators are still falling and VIA still runs a 24-car Budd-built stainless passenger train.

Meetings are held at the Morris Museum's Bickford Theater at 6 Normandy Heights Road in Morristown. Doors open at 7:00 p.m., meeting at 7:30, entertainment about 8:00 p.m. Admission is free, all are welcome. For weather updates see our website at, or visit Tri-State Chapter NRHS on Facebook.