Posts Tagged ‘Railroad clubs’

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 Cancels April Banquet

March 21, 2020

The Forest City Division of the Railroad Enthusiasts has canceled its banquet that was to have been held on April 4 at the Perk Cup restaurant in Berea.

Club president Marty Surdyk said the cancellation was due to restrictions on social gatherings due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The banquet will not be rescheduled this year. Instead, the club plans to hold its next banquet in April 2021.

This year’s program was to have been photographs made by Terry Kolenc of the Union Pacific Big Boy steam locomotive in operation last year.

It is not clear if that program will be presented in April 2021.

Any reservations that have been submitted for the 2020 banquet will be refunded.

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.

Michigan Railroad Club to Meet Wednesday

February 2, 2020

A program about the railroads of Toledo will be featured at the February meeting of The Michigan Railroad Club.

The club meeting begins at 7 p.m. on Feb. 5 at the Ford Community and Performing Arts Center, 15801 Michigan Ave, in Dearborn, Club Room No. 1.

The program, titled, Toledo Railfanning will be presented by Mark Cowles and will take a look at railroads and boats.

The meeting is expected to end by 9 p.m. Visitors are welcome.

The club has program slot opening for 2021 and is soliciting presenters.

Michigan Railroad Club Meeting Tonight in Dearborn

January 8, 2020

The Michigan Railroad Club will meet tonight at 7 p.m. at the Ford Community & Preforming Arts Center, 15801 Michigan Ave, in Dearborn in Club Room 1.

The program will be New England Holiday presented by Brad Noyles. It will cover railroads in New England.

Visitors are welcome at the meeting, which is expected to end by 9 p.m.

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.

Michigan Railroad Club to Meet Wednesday

December 3, 2019

The Michigan Railroad Club will meet Wednesday (Dec. 4) at the Ford Community and Performing Arts Center, 15801 Michigan Ave, Dearborn.

The program will be presented by Gary Sample and feature Christmas trains.

The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. in Club Room 1 at the center.

MRC 2020 calendars will be available at the meeting along with other MRC merchandise.  Visitors are welcome.

Don Woods to Present ARRC Nov. 22 Program

November 18, 2019

The Akron Railroad Club will hold its November meeting on Friday, Nov. 22 at 8 p.m. at the New Horizons Christian Church at 290 Darrow Road in Akron.

Don Woods will present a slide show of images that he made while chasing Union Pacific’s Big Boy steam locomotive last May.

Don is a veteran photographer who has photographed trains across North America.

Last spring he traveled 5,500 miles over two weeks to catch the Big Boy in Wyoming and Utah as well as other Western railroad operations.

Accompanied by fellow ARRC member Dave Shepherd, Don and Dave experienced a wide range of conditions from sunshine to snow.

In addition to the Big Boy, Don will also show images of Amtrak’s California Zephyr, including photographs made aboard the train, which he and Dave rode from Salt Lake City to Denver.

Lantz to Feature Pennsylvania in ARRC Program

October 22, 2018

Chris Lantz will take Akron Railroad Club members attending the Oct. 26 meeting on a journey through Pennsylvania on Norfolk Southern and CSX.

The digital program will begin in Pittsburgh and show NS operations on the Pittsburgh Line as far east as Port Royal.

Chris will then skip down to Cumberland, Maryland, and work his way westward on the former Baltimore & Ohio mainline, now owned by CSX, back to Pittsburgh.

Points of interest in the program will include night photography of trains in action at Port Royal and Lewistown.

Some Western Maryland Scenic Railroad action might be part of the program and expect to see some Amtrak action.

The October ARRC meeting will begin with a short business meeting at 8 p.m. followed by the program at approximately 8:30 p.m. The club meets at the New Horizons Christian Church, 290 Darrow Road, in Akron.

Following the meeting, some members gather at the Eat ‘n Park restaurant at Howe and Main streets in Cuyahoga Falls for a late dinner, dessert or an early breakfast.

Visitors are always welcome at Akron Railroad Club meetings.

W&LE Focus of June ARRC Program

June 19, 2017

Matt Arnold will be presenting the program at the June 23 meeting of the Akron Railroad Club, a presentation that will focus on the Wheeling & Lake Erie in east central Ohio with brief coverage of a couple other short lines railroads as they relate to the W&LE.

The digital program will open with photographs in Brewster, then cover the W&LE’s Rook, River, Brewster, Cleveland and Akron subdivisions.

The meeting will begin with a short business meeting at 8 p.m. followed by the program at approximately 8:30 p.m. The club meets at the New Horizons Christian Church, 290 Darrow Road, in Akron.

Following the meeting, some members gather at the Eat ‘n Park restaurant at Howe and Main streets in Cuyahoga Falls for a late dinner, dessert or an early breakfast.

Visitors are always welcome at Akron Railroad Club meetings.