Danbury Railfair 2003

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  1. gryl

    gryl New Member

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    Just a reminder that the Danbury Railway Museum will be having its Railfair this Sunday May 4, 2003. See our website for more info.
    http://www.danbury.org/drm/sprshow03.htm

    Hope to see you there.

    Tom H.
  2. Bill Pontin

    Bill Pontin Member

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    Tom I'll be there at 7AM setting up my two modules with the Valley N Trak club - drop by.:D
  3. Peirce

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    Originally thought I would not be able to get there because I was working on a Special Olympics event. Luckily, we finished early and I was able to get to the DRM by mid-afternoon. I will have some pictures in a few days.

    It looked like a great day. The weather certainly cooperated. Although I moved around a lot to get my pictures, you might have seen me. I spent about two hours in the cab of the E9, answering questions about that unit. I would be interested to know if any of you stopped by during that time.
  4. Dave Flinn

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    Danbury Railfair

    Glad to hear the weather was good and all went well. Wish I could have been there, but haven't yet learned how to be in two places at the same time!
  5. Bill Pontin

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    The Valley NTrak was there and had a great time. We had a fair size display with our modules - 16 ft x 26 ft. Here several members are taking a break before the doors open to the public.

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  6. Bill Pontin

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    Yes, my grandson was there. He is really pushing grandpa for his own module, engines and rolling stock. (He is not going to have to push that hard)

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  7. Bill Pontin

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    The grandson took this picture of me with my modules.

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  8. Bill Pontin

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    Discussion at the setup yard.

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  9. Bill Pontin

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    We were all there by seven in the morning, completed setup and had trains running on all three lines by the 10 AM public opening. Breakdown started at 3 PM, we broke down, packed up and were on the road home at four. Here Charlie breaks down one of the clubs corner module for packing. The club is making new corner modules and I should post progress pictures there. You will all be interested in what we are doing there.

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  10. Peirce

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    Here are the first couple of pix from the railyard.

    Always popular at the DRM Railfairs are the rides. Here are some fans who have just completed their ride on the RDC.
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    At the controls of RDC 32 -
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    More of RDC 32 later.
  11. Peirce

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    One of the youngest railfans to visit the DRM takes iin the scene from the cupola of the MEC caboose we were using on another yard ride.
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