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PGRS Minutes 

PGRS Minuets April 22, 2017

Keith Baggus opened the meeting at 1:35 in Bob and Carol Gettemy’s home. Joe Welling brought his track cleaning engine, John Weimer brought a transformer and the club worked on the Gettemy’s railroad, getting it ready for the season before the meeting

Fayette Co. Train Days will be Saturday May 13th. We will be at the Monongahela Rail and Transportation Museum from 12 to 4. Burt Mangold, Tina and John Weimer and Keith Baggus have signed up to help. More members helping would be appreciated. Call Keith at 412-276-1236 volunteer.  (The layout is already set up) We will be selling a chance on ONE “John Deer Train” at this show AND the National Road Show (also called The Pike Festival) on May 19-20-21. The one winner will be drawn at the end of the show on the 21st. More volunteers are needed for Sat. 20th. The show time is 12-4.

Keith Baggus provided handouts for a great trip to Gettysburg. See attachment under trips on the club’s page.

Tina and John gave a report on the York show and said they will be going to the Tulsa, Oklahoma National show in July. They brought back goodies for those who gave them money and a list.              Lee Brandes has Knuckle Couplers for “FREE”……..LBrandes@AOL.Com

Bruce Watkins said that the “Big Train Operators” will be having a G-scale show in Buffalo, NY, June 19-24. $35/year to join the group. Contact Bruce for more information….DrBruceWatkins @AOL.Com

Bruce Watkins and Keith had attended a meeting in Pittsburgh with the” Train Collectors Association” at the Wyndam Grand Hotel earlier that day. They reported that a spot (24’ X 24’) in the Commonwealth Room on the lobby floor will be for our layout. Set up will be announced shortly. The show runs from June 24 to July 2. Our time at the show will be from Wed. June 28 – Sat. July 1. The show will be open from 10 – 4 daily. We will need to be set up and be ready by 2:00 Wed. for the media’s viewing and the evening party for their members. Help is NEEDED…Pack up will be Sat. just after the close of the day @ 4:00. All members must have their name tags on to enter the TCA show. Public days are Friday and Saturday.  The show starts June 24, if you want to take part in all the trips and events you must be a member of the TCA. A trial membership for 6 months: see the TCA web page for details. A $15 trial membership will enable you to only get into the Train Marketplace on Fri. & Sat. with a $5 coupon it becomes $10. See the attached flyer. A sign-up sheet will be at the two Brownsville shows or you can contact Keith by phone 412-276-1236 or KBaggus@Comcast.Net. A pack up crew has been appointed for Brownsville and a picture will be taken of each area of the layout. Those volunteering to set up at the convention will have little or no problems, hopefully, with the aid of the picture. Remember…a club is only as good as its volunteers. Parking= Steeler’s stadium then take the (free) “T” or S. Hills Village take “T” or Station Sq. & “T” to the Point.

Submitted by Alycefaye Stewart, secretary PGRS