Sunday, September 18th.
Board Meeting! Yep, yours truly and a cast of characters who help run the GNRHS
gathered for our annual meeting at convention. The pay is not so good, but we
like doing it!
Also going on was the Rail Fare swap meet and the model contest. After the Board
Meeting concluded, I swung by the Rail Fare for a look see. John Langlot and Mac
McCulloch were on hand to autograph their new book, "The Rusty Dusty" about the
Wenatchee to Oroville, WA branch line. I also picked up a copy of Father Dale
Peterka's book, "The Great Northern Railway Through Time". Finally, I bought a
pile of GN-themed notepads from longtime member, Stan Townsend of Salem, Oregon.
Also for sale was a very nice GN semaphore with metal and glass signal head and a
wooden blade. I would have picked it up, but my all-metal GN semaphore at home
would probably get jealous...
Just about anything GN for sale; Dave Sprau looks over
Scott & Jan Tanner's GN stuff; Bob Kelly and his empowered better-half, Pam!;
Another view of Rail Fare.
Four views of the modeling contest.
I also stopped by to visit the modeling contest to see what those creative types
came up with. As I'm not a modeler myself, I'm always amazed at what these folks
come up with. Well done guys!
The afternoon gave way to the first presentations of the convention.
Ted Fandel and his "Researching & Modeling Two Industries on the GNR Kettle
Jim Ruffing presented, "GN 40' Box Cars - All That Color!".
Dinner on Sunday....we just stayed in the hotel for some bar food and adult
beverages. I turned in early because tomorrow was Ben Ringnalda's Ghost Tour of
GN-related railroads in Spokane -- and I was one of FOUR bus captains. Gotta be
on my toes -- no fooling around.