Posts Tagged ‘Miami Valley Railfans’

Ohio Railfan Groups to Meet Saturday

August 12, 2021

The Marion Railfan Society said Thursday that its meeting this Saturday (Aug. 14) will be held in the parking lot of Marion Union Station and not inside the station as originally planned.

Due to the venue change, the meeting will begin at 8 p.m.

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

In an unrelated development, the Miami Valley Railfans, a Dayton area group, will meet Saturday at the West Carrollton Civic Center in the community room.

The meeting is expected to start at 7 p.m. The program will be slides presented by club members.

Pandemic Leads to More Railfan Event Cancellations

October 19, 2020

The Marion Railfan Society has announced that it has canceled all meetings and slideshows for the remainder of 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

In a notice posted on Facebook, the group said this also includes its annual train show scheduled for Dec. 5.

The Marion group had planned to meet on Oct. 17 to have its annual tower night slide show, but that event was canceled shortly before it could be due to an increase in COVID-19 cases in Ohio generally and in Marion County specifically.

Also canceled due to the pandemic is the Dayton Train Show, which had been scheduled to be held Nov. 7 and 8.

The show committee said it will instead focus on planning a show for Nov. 6- , 7, 2021.

Another Dayton area railfan group, the Miami Valley Railfans, had announced earlier that it was cancelling all activities for the remainder of 2020.

Conrail Film to Be Featured at MVRF Meeting

March 11, 2020

A movie about Conrail operations on the former Pennsylvania Railroad Pan Handle route will be shown at the March meeting of the Miami Valley Railfans on Saturday.

The film is from the Paul Geiger collection.

The meeting will begin about 7:30 p.m. in the community room of the West Carrollton Civic Center.

Some members gather at 6 p.m. at the Frisch’s restaurant in Moraine for dinner.

Miami Valley Railfans to Meet Saturday

February 2, 2020

The Miami Valley Railfans will meet on Saturday and hear two programs about railroad history.

The opening program will be a movie made by Dave McNeil from the Earl Clark collection on the Frankfort & Cincinnati, a now defunct Kentucky short line railroad the despite its name never made it to Cincinnati. It instead operated between Frankfort and Paris.

The second program will be presented by Dave Oroszi and feature images made by Lowell Suttman that were made around the Dayton area.

The meeting will begin about 7:30 p.m. in the West Carrollton Civic Center Community Room.

Some members gather at 6 p.m. for dinner at the Frisch’s restaurant in Moraine.

NYC Photos to be Featured at MVR January Meeting

January 6, 2020

Photographs of New York Central operations near Delaware, Ohio, and in Michigan that are from the Earl Clark collection will be featured during the program on Saturday (Jan. 11) at the meeting of the Miami Valley Railfans.

The meeting will be held at the West Carrollton Civic Center community room and will start at approximately 7:30 p.m.

Some MVR members gather at 6 p.m., for dinner at the Frisch’s restaurant in Moraine. Visitors are welcome to attend MRV events.

Oroszi to Present at Miami Valley Railfans Meeting

December 9, 2019

Railroad photographer and author David Oroszi of Dayton will present the program on Saturday (Dec. 14) at the meeting of the Miami Valley Railfans.

The meeting will be held at the West Carrollton Civic Center community room and will start at approximately 7:30 p.m.

Oroszi will show a three-part digital program featuring a trip he made to Winterail 2019 in Corvalllis, Oregon.

The first part of the program will focus on riding Amtrak from Ohio to Albany, Oregon, and railfanning around Corvallis.

The second part will feature the Washington State side of the BNSF line along the Columbia River.

The final part of the program will follow the Union Pacific (Oregon Short Line) from Portland, Oregon, to the point where it meets the UP mainline near Granger, Wyoming.

Following Dave’s program, there will be an open projector for attendees to show digital images and slides.

Some MVR members gather at 6 p.m., for dinner at the Frisch’s restaurant in Moraine. Visitors are welcome to attend MRV events.

Cincinnati Union Terminal Tribute Programs Set

October 20, 2018

Two programs featuring photography of Cincinnati Union Terminal by former Trains magazine managing editor Wallace W. Abbey have been set in early November.

The programs will be presented by George W. Hamlin.

Titled Wally Abbey Visits Cincinnati Union Terminal, the programs will feature background on CUT and the railroads and trains that served it.

Abbey, who died in 2014, wrote an article about CUT that was published in the May 1953 issue of Trains.

His collection of 25,000 black and white negatives and 8,000 color slides is now housed at the Center for Railroad Photography & Art.

One presentation will be given during the Nov. 1 meeting of the Cincinnati Railroad Club at Harmony Lodge. More information is available at www.cincinnatirrclub.org.

Another presentation will be hosted on Nov. 2 by the Miami Valley Railfans at the West Carrollton Civic Center at 7 p.m.

During that presentation, club member David Oroszi will show photos of CUT from his collection. For more information, go to www.trainweb.org/mvr.