We had an outstanding weekend - busy but very productive.
CN6514 performed well - for the pleasure of the riders and viewers and we featured coach APXX6740 as a showcase for brochures and announcements for Alberta Prairie Steam Tours. There were a lot of new visitors, some joined and others made donations.
Terry Wolfe coordinated the train crews. Ted VanGunst, Jim Sexsmith and Barry Wolfe operated the engine while Terry Wolfe, Hans Huizinga, Nate Gauvreau, Barry Wolfe (on a different shift) were on the tail end.
Gloria Jackson ran the gift shop and did a splendid job of welcoming visitors and providing information. Many visitors took advantage of the wide selection of gift items and accessories available.
Gerry Schiele, Ken Neckay and John Rushton represented the Morse Telegraphers and demonstrated "hooping up" besides entertaining visitors with snippets of railway history.
The comments on the changes in the Gift Shop, Washrooms and Volunteer Centre indicated that the image of the museum has benefited greatly from these changes. The wet weather hampered the planting and landscaping but dryer conditions will make an improvement.
We are looking forward to Grandparents Day.