Gloria wrangled the gift shop with assistance from Irene. The till was almost smoking from the sales of train tickets, plastic whistles (that's just plain not fair to the parents), fancy hats and fascinators. Ok, now who will drive out to a Railway Museum to buy a fascinator? Apparently lots of fashion conscious ladies! Trains? There are trains here?
Irene also coordinated a private party in Fort Brabant, which appeared to be a huge success. So much so, they couldn't eat all the food that was catered in and most generously donated the leftovers to the Museum volunteers. Barry was ear-to-ear grin - at least as much of a grin as you can manage in the midst of inhaling cold pizza slices.
Herb spent the day generally managing, which as the general manager, he generally manages to do.
Ivan and Don ensured no damage was done to the train at the crossing by anyone running in front of it.
Mike and Barry C. took over the war on the grass and weeds and had both grass trimmers humming so loud we couldn't hear the wasps buzzing around. Seems that Mike won the contest of greatest acreage covered. But both of them earned their making hay for a day merit badge.
Jamie did the unhandy guy stuff around the station and the cars.
Jim, Don, Mike and Ivan took on the greasing and watering of 1392 in preparation for the Monday operations. It's a dirty job but well rewarded when you can watch her hissing and clanking down the track the next day. And it really makes it worthwhile when you see the smiles on the faces lined up along the track.