We can’t call it a sellout because the tickets were free. But all of the 32 tickets available for the Akron Railroad Club’s end of year dinner have been distributed.
Roger Durfee will present a slide program titled “One Man’s Journey With Big Blue.” Durfee will show with photographs and discuss how Conrail developed and evolved from its April 1, 1976, inception to its final years before being divided between Norfolk Southern and CSX on June 1, 1999.
Durfee, a conductor for NS, began his railroad career with Conrail.
The end of year dinner is limited to 32 attendees due to the small size of the meeting room in which it is held.
The event will begin with cocktails starting at approximately 5:30 p.m. We will order from the restaurant’s regular menu starting about 6 p.m. The program should get underway around 8 p.m.
The event is held on an individual settlement basis.
It will be the final ARRC activity for 2016. The club’s next event will be the January meeting.
Although the paper Bulletin is not published in December, the eBulletin will be distributed during the week of Dec. 4.