Jim Wrinn, editor of Trains magazine, presents his steam program at the 75th Anniversary celebration of the Akron Railroad Club. Shown on the screeen is a Southern Pacific "Daylight."
Guest speaker Jim Wrinn, editor of Trains magazine tells the Akron Railroad Club members about his early experiences with steam engines as a lad in North Carolina. Wrinn spoke at the Akron Railroad Club’s 75th anniversary banquet on April 23, 2011, at the Martin Center of the University of Akron.
ARRC president Craig Sanders presents Akron and Canton railroad books to Jim Wrinn at the end of the program. Many photos taken by ARRC members are in those books.
ARRC President Craig Sanders starts the evening’s program.
Two railroad captains; Jerry Jacobson (formerly of the Ohio Central) and Jim Wrinn of Trains magazine.
There was plenty of fellowship and probably a few tall tales exchanged over dinner at the ARRC 75th anniversary banquet. At the table closest to the camera are Roger Durfee (left), Bob Rohal (back to camera), Peter Bowler and Bob Redmond (blue sweater).
ARRC member Roger Durfee tells about the first program that he presented: “The Changes in Akron’s Railroads.”
Dinner begins! Officers, members and guests at the head table.
What’s a banquet without technical difficulties? It took about 20 minutes for the ARRC braintrust to figure out how to get the sound to play throught the speakers of the music and image programs. Shown are (left to right) Peter Bowler, Craig Sanders and Todd Vander Sluis. Looking on is Marty Surdyk. Also lending a hand was Dave Beach.
“I think I finally hear sound coming out of this thing.”