Our next scheduled event is the ďAnything on Wheels"
weekend at the Pennsylvania Trolley Museum, 1 Museum
Road, Washington, Pa 15301, Saturday and Sunday, June 3
& 4 from 10AM to 5PM. The PGRS plans to meet Friday,
June 2, in the events room at 10AM to set up our display
and work until done. John Weimer has made a track plan
for us that has three trolleys and two trains. This
should keep our guests' attention.
Just a reminder for our volunteers: we have for set-up
June 2, Alice & Clark, Tina & John, Bill & grandson, and
friend, Keith, Dave & Lois, Dan, Tony & son. Running the
trains and trolley on Saturday are John & Tina, Bill,
and Keith. Sunday for running trains and tearing down
are Bill & Bonnie Lewis, Tony & son, John & Tina, Keith,
Bill. Dave & Lois, Alice & Clark, Dan and his neighbors
Darlene & Gary.
If you donít have anything planned, please come out to
see dozens of vehicles including special use trucks,
antique and classic cars, and some classic boats on
trailers. You can also ride a variety of beautifully
restored antique trolleys throughout the day and tour
the rest of the museum. The museum welcomes those who
would like to display a vehicle during the show; the
parking lot opens at 9AM. Pre-registration is
appreciated but not required and there is no fee for
Hott Dawds food truck will be on site each day. Saturday
only: historic trolley parades throughout the day
narrated by one of museum's knowledgeable volunteers.
Thank you to Dan Cinowalt and Lori Rehtorik for hosting
our May meeting. Thank you to all our members for the
great food, as always. I donít think anyone went away
hungry from the meeting. We had a small business meeting
after our meal to work out some of the details for the
trolley show. (Please see photos & the minutes)
Dan, you did a fantastic job on building your coal
tipple and steel trestle. It looks like a real train
could use the trestle, and your layout shows just what
you can do with a little imagination. Most of us would
think that with the hill side you had, you couldnít make
a lay out.
May was very a busy month. In addition to our regular
meeting, the PGRS was out at the Monongahela River, Rail
& Transportation Museum for two weekends. We ran the
trains the first weekend for the Fayette County Trains
Day and the second weekend for the National Pike & Steam
show. The club sold raffle tickets for a train both
weekends with the drawing at the closing of the show May
21. Ernie Bradmon was the winner of the train and he
donated it back to the club to raffle off again. Thank
you Ernie, and thank you again to Dan Cinowalt for
donating the train the first time for the raffle.
The Monongahela River, Rail & Transportation Museum is
now open the first Saturday of each month starting in
June. The club needs volunteers to run the trains and
answer questions about the PGRS. John Weimer is making a
list of members and what date is good for them to help
out. If you donít have a lay out this would be a good
time to get your feet wet running the clubís trains. If
interested call John and set up a time. (724) 832-9541
Again, we have had requests from members about the
availability of getting shirts with the club logo on
them. Tina has been working with level one graphics.
They did work for us back in 2015, placing our PGRS logo
on members' clothing. Tina and I will be collecting
clothing items up till the Annual Family picnic, July
22nd. The cost of the embroidery is $10 per item and
please make sure you have your name with the item. We
can also get hats but need a minimum order of ten. If
you have any questions call Tina or me and weíll try to
Please check out the dining car for this month's recipe.
It's Lois Bodnar's carrot casserole.
Save the date on your calendar for the Annual Family
picnic, July 22, at the Plum Creek Church, 550 Center
New Texas Road, Pittsburgh, Pa 15061. Weíll have all the
details for picnic in the July newsletter.