Gloria and Carol cheerfully dealt with the masses in the gift shop, handed out innumerable goody bags to the kids after their train rides and Carol even found time to help out with guarding the crossing.
Ted and Butch got up before breakfast to ensure 1392 was steamed up and ready to go for the day.
Jim conducted a first class safety briefing for the operating crew. We all pretended to be listening. And there were no accidents, so all was good!
The locomotive crew for the day was Ted wearing the engineer's pants, Jim wearing the fireman's pants and Butch wearing the training pants.
The tail end crew was Hans conducting and Niale playing the music of the day on the coach end air horn.
Phil played the role of Crossing Guard and was so convincing that our visitors thought he was one.
Herb, in addition to crossing guard duties, flirted with all the young ladies paying particular attention to those with Thomas the Tank Engine hats and T-shirts.
Fred Pylypow manned the telegraphy interpretation display in the station and proved to the younger generations that “texting” messages are not exactly a recent innovation.
Jamie opened/closed the display cars, cleaned the wash car - again, attacked the weeds and grass at the front gate with string in the trimmer this time and had his first lesson in greasing Locomotive 1392 and himself.
Don was the trainer extraordinaire in the greasing of the Locomotive - as always, cheerfully willing to show a newbie volunteer how to get exceedingly dirty without really trying.