November, what a special time of the year. It has one of my
favorite holidays, Thanksgiving, a time to be with family and
for over-eating with all the fantastic food we have. It seems
that after Thanksgiving we all get so busy with getting ready
for Christmas, Hanukkah, and the New year that our life becomes
just a blur.
The PGRS has been very busy in October with our trip down to
the Sugarcreek, Ohio, to see the Age of Steam Roundhouse where
there was just too much to see at one time. Iím happy to say at
a lot of the people who had taken the trip would like to go back
again. Please see photos of the trip, as the old saying is,
"One picture is worth a 1000 words."
The PGRS will be just as busy in November doing two shows
this month. The Castle Shannon Volunteer Fire Department Train
show on November 1st, 9am to 3pm, and the Greenberg train show
on November 7th and 8th. The set up is scheduled for Nov. 6th
at 5pm until we are finished. We canít get into the convention
center until 5:00. The show is Saturday and Sunday, the 7th &
8th, and the take down and packing of the trailer is on Sunday
after the show. Please look over your schedule and see where you
can volunteer to help. If you havenít volunteered or your
schedule has changed please call (412) 276-1236 or e-mail
Iím running behind with the newsletter and the Castle Shannon
show is over, and I would like to say thank you to all who
helped to make the show a big success. (Again please see the
photos of the show.). Please donít forget about the Greenberg
Train Show. We can use all the help we can get for the show.
Donald Goodwin got the club a train set for us to raffle off
at the show to help raise some money for our new trailer. The
drawing for the train was on Sunday, November 1st, at the
end of the show. We raised about $170 with the raffle, and the
lucky winner of the train was Kelly Zavodnik. Kelly said her
little girl and her husband would be having fun playing with the
train Sunday night after the Steelers game. (Kelly & little
girl's photo is with the pictures of the show.)
Tina & Alycefaye have been working on our Christmas letter
with all the information on our Christmas dinner which is
Saturday, December 5, at Jadenís Catering, 4724 William Penn
Highway, Monroeville, Pa 15146. They are also working to send
out the annual dues notice for 2016.
With the end of the year coming at us like a speeding freight
train, weíre starting to look for ideas for 2016 calendar. Mark
and Teresa Demyan have offered to host the June meeting. The
PGRS will keep working on doing the Greenberg Train Show. A
very big thank you to Jackie Magri for all the hard work she has
done with the Greenberg people. This will be the first year in
a long time that the PGRS has done all three shows in a year.
The Monongahela River, Rail & Transportation Museum has asked
us back in August.
I know we have a lot of time on this one, but the PGRS has
been asked to take part in the 2017 National Train Collectors
Associationís Convention in Pittsburgh. This would be for eight
days and nights and will be one of the largest shows we have
done. It may be more work then we can handle. This is still a
project in the works, and we need more information on the
convention before we can say yes or no, but it is nice that we
have been asked.