Cab rides were handled by draw and everyone could visit the engine room on 9000 when she was stopped and idling.
Lots of children and their dads attended. The train was well filled every run. Kevin from Carrillion Roadways and his family enjoyed their visit. The children were fascinated by the tour of the engine room of 9000. Kevin got the Railway Museum sign up for us again on Highway 37. It had blown down in the last windstorm.
Frank Dove donated a railway wall hanging that belonged to his mother. Frank was Road Foreman of Engines for the NAR and is a good friend.
Heather Elliott-Martin brought in a set of keys and a box of memorabilia that belonged to her husband Dave. He passed away several years ago. Dave was on the board and worked in the archives as well as being conductor. Thanks Heather! We miss him still.
Ray Myers and family were also at the museum. Ray keeps our equipment inspections current and within the regulations.
Smoking and safety! We need more signs to remind visitors of the rules.
Niale lettered the newly painted wash car and completed most of the lettering on Boxcar 512719 inside Dunvegan Shop. It is a sister car to 509893 which was recently completely restored and painted. Both are used for storing parts and supplies.
The engine was smoothly and professionally operated by Jim as engineer and Barry W. as fireman. The conductors were Ken J. and Stephen. The role of conductor is not easily filled. Our conductors transmit the feeling that we are in the business of preservation as well as being an attraction. Ivan was in training as brakeman so that he can operate the train along with the rest of the team.
John B. has agreed to handle our volunteer software. Irene and he discussed the need for recording volunteer hours. John will be making some recommendations for internet connection. John was also a great help around the station and grounds.
Gloria and Carol skilfully managed the gift shop and registrations with their usual good humor. Their work as a dedicated team made the day even more successful and gave the museum the added human touch that makes people feel welcome. Giving out free gift bags is no small task.
Thanks to Bob Greer, CN police for bringing us the safety materials for the gift bags. Bob is about to retire and I for one will miss him - his genial attitude and manner have given CN Police a real niche in our operation.
Thanks Bob for a PR job well done. Best wishes from all of us!