Posts Tagged ‘Forest City Division of the Railroad Enthusiasts’

Surdyk to Present RRE Program on Friday

October 3, 2021

The Forest City Division of the Railroad Enthusiasts will meet Friday (Oct. 8) in Westlake.

Marty Surdyk will present a slide show titled Something Old, Something New.

The meeting will begin at approximately 8:15 p.m. at the Western Cuyahoga Lodge 25 of the Fraternal Order of Police. At 26145 Center Ridge Road.

The club said that dues for 2022 are due and will be collected at the meeting. Dues are $20.

Upcoming meetings include the Nov. 12 meeting at which Jerry Jordak will present a digital program.

The December meeting will be the annual pizza party and member’s night and will begin at 7 p.m. Members are invited to bring slides or digital images to show.

On Thanksgiving morning (Nov. 25), RRE members will gather in Berea for the annual Turkey Shoot railfan outing.

RRE to Meet Friday in Westlake

September 7, 2021

The Forest City Division of the Railroad Enthusiasts will meet on Friday in Westlake.

The program will be presented by Jim Semon and is titled The Boats (and trains) in my life.

The meeting is expected to begin about 8:15 p.m. at the FOP Hall at 26145 Center Ridge Road.

Future meeting programs are Marty Surdyk in October and Jerry Jordak in November. The club plans to hold its annual Christmas party and member’s night in December.

RRE Picnic Sunday in Hudson

August 10, 2021

The Forest City Division of the Railroad Enthusiasts will hold its annual picnic on Sunday (Aug. 15) at Colony Park in Hudson.

The club has reserved the park’s pavilion from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m.

The park is located next to the Cleveland Line of Norfolk Southern and a footbridge leading from the park allows for an overhead view of trains. The ridge has a fence with large chain links, but a camera lens might fit between the links.

Lighting will be favorable during the duration of the picnic.

The club will provide hamburgers and hot dogs along with an assortment of condiments.

Members are asked to bring drinks, snacks, desserts and side dishes.

There is no refrigeration available at the park so members should avoid bringing items that might spoil if left open for a long period of time.

Guests and family members are welcome to attend. The park has playground equipment for children, a basketball court, soccer fields and baseball diamonds. There is also a walking trail.

There will be no regular RRE meeting in August. The next meeting is Sept. 10 and will feature a program by Jim Semon.

RRE to Meet Friday in Westlake

July 6, 2021

The Forest City Division of the Railroad Enthusiasts will meet this Friday in Westlake.

The meeting will begin at approximately 8:15 p.m. at the FOP Hall at 26145 Center Ridge Road.

The program will be presented by Bob Todten.

RRE To Meet Friday, Sets Bellevue Outing

June 8, 2021

The Cleveland-based Forest City Division of the Railroad Enthusiasts will meet this Friday in Westlake.

The meeting begins at approximately 8:15 p.m. at the Western Cuyahoga FOP Lodge at 26145 Center Ridge Road. The program will be a slide show given by RRE member Dennis Nehrenz.

The group also announced that the July 9 meeting will feature a program by Bob Todten, the Aug. 11 meeting program will be given by Jim Semon, the Oct. 8 program will be given by Marty Surdyk, and the Nov. 12 program will be presented by Jerry Jordak.

The annual August picnic will return at a site to be determined. The club is considering hold it at Colony Park in Hudson or the Willis Picnic Area of the Bedford Metropark.

Both locations are adjacent to the Cleveland Line of Norfolk Southern.

On Saturday, June 12, RRE members and their friends will travel to Bellevue for a day of train watching at the Kemper Railfan Pavilion.

The group also has resumed publishing its newsletter. The publication, the annual picnic, the annual banquet and monthly meetings had been suspended for most of 2020 during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The banquet is expected to return in April 2022 and the club hopes to have as its presenter Terry Kolenc, who had been scheduled to give a program in April 2020 on the return of the Union Pacific “Big Boy” steam locomotive.

RRE to Meet Friday in Westlake

May 10, 2021

The Forest City Division of the Railroad Enthusiasts will meet on Friday (May 14) in Westlake.

It will be the first indoor meeting the organization has had in more than a year. Earlier this year, the club held three online meetings.

The meeting will begin about 8:15 p.m. at the FOP Hall at 26145 Center Ridge Road.

The building is located behind B-K Glass and parking is the rear. Attendees should enter at the ground level doors at the southwest corner of the building.

Masks will be required and attendees will need to social distance.

The program will be presented by Mark Demaline and is titled “Montana Railroads.”

The RRE plans to railfan in Bellevue on June 12, the day after its Friday night June meeting in Westlake. The program for the June meeting has not yet been announced.

RRE to Meet Trackside in Berea on April 10

April 5, 2021

The Forest City Division of the Railroad Enthusiasts plans to resume in-person meetings this month.

The club has announced it will meet on April 10 in the west end of the parking lot for the Berea Union Depot Restaurant.

The outdoor meeting will begin at 2:30 p.m. Among the topics to be discussed during the meeting are the future of the club’s newsletter and future activities for this year.

Publication of the newsletter was suspended last year and the printing shop where it had been printed has since closed.

The club has been offered the opportunity to attend the picnic scheduled for July in Cuyahoga Falls at Waterworks Park to be held by the Akron Railroad Club.

The RRE expects to resume meeting next month at its regular meeting site at the Fraternal Order of Police hall in Westlake.

ARRC Eyes Resuming Meetings in June

March 23, 2021

The Akron Railroad Club expects to resume meeting in June and will hold its first outing of 2021 over Memorial Day weekend.

The New Horizons Christian Church, where the club has met since January 2007, has resumed holding in-person services but is still working out its policies and procedures for groups to hold meetings using its facilities.

The ARRC last met in February 2020. Meetings have been suspended since then due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Club officers recently met to set the slate of activities for the year.

The first of those will be the annual Dave McKay Day in Berea on May 29.

Historically, McKay Day was held on the first Saturday in April until 2019 when it moved to the first Saturday in May.

Other events this year will include the longest day outing on June 27 in Fostoria at the Iron Triangle railfan park.

The summer picnic has been set for July 18 at Waterworks Park in Cuyahoga Falls and will be a joint event with the Forest City Division of the Railroad Enthusiasts.

The ARRC plans to wrap up its year with the end of year dinner in December at the New Era restaurant in Akron.

The end of year dinner and summer picnic were canceled last year due to the pandemic.

In an unrelated development, the RRE is eyeing May as its first in-person meeting since the pandemic began a year ago.

The RRE last met in March 2020 but has held virtual meetings online in January, February and March.

The group is considering having its April meeting in Berea as part of a day of railfanning there.

RRE to Meet Online This Friday

March 9, 2021

The Cleveland-based Forest City Division of the Railroad Enthusiasts will hold an online meeting on Friday, March 12.

The program will be presented by Dave Beach.

The meeting is being held on the Cisco WebEx platform through Lakeland College.

The meeting will go online between 7:15 p.m. and 7:20 p.m. and begin at 7:30 p.m.

It is the third virtual meeting the RRE has held this year. The group last met in person in March 2020.

Sanders to Present at RRE Virtual Meeting on Friday

February 11, 2021

The Forest City Division of the Railroad Enthusiasts will conduct a virtual meeting on Friday (Feb. 12).

The program will be presented by Craig Sanders and is titled Somewhere West of Here.

The program will feature images made in Indiana, Western Ohio and east central Illinois.

Railroads featured will include CSX, Norfolk Southern, Canadian National, Union Pacific, Canadian Pacific, Amtrak, the Indiana Rail Road, Louisville & Indiana, Indiana Southern, Decatur & Eastern Illinois, and Chicago, Fort Wayne & Eastern.

There will also be a few surprises as well.

The virtual meeting is being made possible through the efforts of Jerry Jordak and Paul Emch with the latter hosting the meeting on his WebEx account.

The meeting site will open between around 7:15 and 7:20 p.m.