Posts Tagged ‘Marion Union Station’

Doubleheader at June Marion Society Meeting

June 16, 2022

The June program of the Marion Railfan Society will be a double-header with programs by Fred Ripley and Dave Oroszi.

Dave’s program will focus on the Baltimore & Ohio’s sunburst paint scheme of the 1960s and will include many engines painted in that scheme. 

Fred’s program will feature the eastern end of the former Pennsylvania Railroad’s Fort Wayne Line to Pittsburgh. He said the program will begin at Conway Yard and work into eastern Ohio.

“With an eye towards the history of the railroad, we’ll see lots of action from the last ten years of Conrail and from NS in recent years- big trains in great scenic main line settings, with lots of PRR position light signals, in all seasons and weather,” Ripley wrote.

If time permits audience members will be invited to show brief slide or digital images in an open projector format.

The program will begin at approximately 7 p.m. at Marion Union Station this Saturday.

Marion Railfans to Meet Saturday

May 18, 2022

The Marion Railfan Society will meet Saturday at Marion Union Station at approximately 7 p.m.

The problem will be a slide show presented by George Vergamini showing trains and railroad stations of Ohio and New York state.

After the program has concludes attendees will be invited to show slides during an open projector segment of the meeting.

No digital imaes will be shown this month.

Marion Railfan Group to Watch Movies

April 14, 2022

The Marion Railfan Society will present old movies converted to digital during its meeting on Saturday night at Marion Union Station.

The meeting will begin at approximately 7 p.m. Following the showing of the movies there will be an open projector for attendees to show digital images.

Those showing are asked to have their images on a USB device or portable drive, and to limit their presentation to about 30 minutes.

Marion Group to Have Open Projector Program

March 17, 2022

The Marion Railfan Society will hold a digital free-for-all during its meeting on Saturday at Marion Union Station.

Attendees are asked to limit their program to about 30 minutes. They should place their images on a USB drive or other portable drive. 

The meeting will begin at approximately 7 p.m. and is open to all.

Marion Railfan Group to Meet on Saturday

February 16, 2022

The Marion Railfan Society will conduct an open projector program during its meeting Saturday (Feb. 19) at Marion Union Station.

The meeting will begin at approximately 7 p.m. Attendees wishing to present should place their digital images on a USB or other portable drive.

Presentations should be limited to 30 to 40 minutes. The presentations will begin with Rich Behrendt showing photographs that he made during 2021.

All railfans are welcome to attend the meeting and present.

EL Monday: One Day in Marion

September 13, 2021

Erie Lackawanna GP35 No. 2559 is westbound in Marion on Dec. 30, 1972. The unit later became Conrail 3665. The train is crossing the Norfolk & Western line between Columbus and Sandusky. At one time that line was owned by the Pennsylvania Railroad. Despite passenger service having been gone for more than a year, the platforms remain in place for Marion Union Station.

Photograph by Robert Farkas

Marion Railfan Group to Meet Saturday

August 11, 2021

The Marion Railfan Society will meet this Saturday (Aug. 14) at 7 p.m. at Marion Union Station.

The program will be presented by Paul Springkowski and his friends who will be showing videos and digital images set to music.

Due to increasing cases of infections of the COVID-19 Delta variant the meeting will follow the recommendations of the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that facial masks be worn inside.

This applies to all attendees regardless of their vaccination status. Masks will be available for those who need one. All railfans are welcome at MRS meetings.

Marion Railfan Group to Meet Saturday

July 16, 2021

The Marion Railfan Society will host an open slide projector for its July meeting on Saturday at the Marion Union Station.

A digital projector will not be available. Attendees who plan to show slides are asked to keep their programs to 20 to 30 minutes.

The meeting will begin at 8 p.m. All attendees are invited to present a program.

The group has announced its programs for the upcoming August and October meetings.

Paul Springowski will be the presenter at the Aug. 14 meeting, which is being held a week earlier than normal. Paul and his friends last presented in Marion in 2019. Their programs are slides set to music.

On Aug. 21, Marion Union Station will be hosting Everett Nelson’s Annual Train Show & Swap Meet from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  

The Oct. 16 meeting will be the annual tower night program. Presenting will be Dan Maners and Wally Mattes. Their programs will be devoted solely to interlocking towers. 

Marion Railfans to Meet on Saturday

June 17, 2021

The Marion Railfan Society will host a slide-only open projector during its June meeting this Saturday.

The meeting will begin at 8 p.m. Attendees showing slides are asked to limit their show to 20 to 30 minutes.

The start time for the meeting has been pushed back so the station interior will be darker and the slides easier to see. 

Marion Union Station will host an NMRA Division 6 meeting on the same day and there will be numerous vendors of model railroad supplies.

EL Monday: An RS3 in Marion

June 7, 2021

Erie Lackawanna RS3 No. 1044 is in Marion in the late 1960s passing the Marion Union Station. Behind me is EL’s Marion Yard with its diesel shop.

Photograph by Robert Farkas