Established 1994

Pittsburgh Garden Railway Society
C/O Ann Celento
312 Hawthorne Street
Canonsburg PA, 15317

March 2014 Newsletter

From the President's Desk Trips
Chasing Trains - Big and Little The Dining Car
Photos Tech Tips
Upcoming Train Shows & Events Video of the Month

Financial Report (password required)

Membership Roster (password required)

PGRS Trips

Jan's Trip to:


  Trains, Planes and Automobiles it’s not! More like Subways, Taxi’s and Busses. That’s what New York City is! I had a great time on my annual trip to the Big Apple last week! This is the 16th year I have attended Toy Fair, the International gathering of toy buyers and sellers at The Jacob Javitts Convention Center for my company, Brentwood Station. The only train seller, that I saw, at Toy Fair this year was Lionel. My friend, Ron Gibson from LGB and Walthers, informed me that Walthers will be back next year with a booth promoting the new LGB! I also saw Safari, a vendor for animals and people in G-Scale and Y&W the company that carries many styles of 1/24 scale vehicles. I still have some of both in stock.

  If you have never been to New York City, it is a very busy fast paced city! My friend Ruth and I visited many of the tourist attractions since this was here first time in the city. We went up to the Observation Deck on the Empire State Building and marveled at the awesome views from 102 stories up!! We looked at the unique Flatiron Building on 5th Avenue with its triangular shape. We traveled downtown to the always memory inspiring 9/11 site. And to the delicious Chelsea Market, home to the Food Network. You can eat your way through NYC with all the ethnic neighborhoods such as Little Italy, Chinatown, Koreatown and Yorkville – the German area in the city. We had a good time but it is always good to get back home! We used the MEGABUS for our trip, and that’s another story!! Wait until next month for that one.    Sincerely reporting  - Jan Vogt – PGRS Secretary


Fri-Sat. September 12-13, 2014

Depart: Carnegie United Methodist Church parking lot

One of the Bible’s most epic sagas comes to life in this all-new adventurous production at Sight and Sound’s Millennium Theater in Lancaster County, Pa Travel with Moses on his Quest for personal identity that changes the course of history. Experience God’s awe-inspiring power as you sit in the midst of the parted Red Sea. In addition to “Moses” you will enjoy a visit to the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania and a ride on the Strasburg Railroad.   

The Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania is a treasure chest, a priceless collection of Pennsylvania Railroad equipment. There are approximately 105 pieces of rolling equipment. Standout items in the collection are 12 PRR locomotives (10 steams, 2 electric) of classes that exist nowhere else: the only surviving E7 diesel the Museum has a 150 X 640-foot rolling Stock Hall, addition equipment outside on tracks around an operable former Reading Company turntable and a new one-track restoration shop.

Strasburg Railroad takes visitor on a 45-minute round-trip journey from Strasburg to Leaman Place. The train includes America’s only operational wooden dining car which allows visitors to dine while riding.

Includes: Transportation by deluxe motor coach, one night’s lodging at the Country Inn of Lancaster, one expanded continental breakfast, one family-style dinner at the Hometown Kitchen Restaurant,  reserved seating for “Moses” at Sight and Sound Millennium Theater, tour of the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania, a ride on the Strasburg Railroad, Kitchen Kettle Village, meal gratuity, baggage handling and tax.

Based on: minimum of 35 paid passengers

Cost per person: Double occupancy  $265.00      Triple occupancy    $242.00

                            Quad  occupancy    $230.00        Single occupancy  $325.00

For questions call: Keith Baggus Phone: 412-276-1236 or e-mail:  kbaggus@comcast.net



Fri-Sat. September 12-13, 2014

The cost of this trip may be hard for some of our people living on a fix income so we have set up two way of paid for the trip the first pay the full amount when making the reservation, the second way is to make month payment follow the schedules below. We are hoping this will make it a little easier for people who would like to take this trip. The dead line for making reservation is August 1, 2014.

Cost per person:


First deposit due May 1

Second June 1

Third July 1




















                              Return this portion with deposit      


       ‘Moses”/train ride Fri-Sat, September 12-13, 2014

Name ________________________________________________________________________

Address_____________________________city____________________state_______________Roommate_____________________________________________________________________Check no. _________________Amount _____________________________________________ Phone_________________________________________          e-mail____________________________________

Make Checks Payable To: Keith Baggus

                                           290 Ewing Road

                                          Carnegie, Pa 15106