|Posted on May 1, 2012 at 7:40 PM|
The Railroad Report
May 1st 2012
Hello Silver Lake Railroad Fans! So who else is excited for this upcoming season? I sure am! This year is looking to be a great one! With the spike in gas prices we are expecting our busiest year yet. It is likely people will opt for our local and affordable attraction. Our PR volunteer Marty Perreault is assisting me in really pushing the BY DONATION aspect of our railroad! It is definitely a big part of what makes our little operation so special and attractive!
I will start out with the good news. The Silver Lake RR will be open Memorial Day Weekend 2012. This is a first for our operation so we are hoping to have added another successful weekend to our already successful ten-summer weekend schedule! Bring your family down for a ride in May! More good news includes a new classic car for our garage: a recently restored 1955 Ford Thunderbird! We are also going to attempt to make our museum more interactive but I’ll write more on that in the following weeks!
Now I am afraid that I have to present you with the bad news. Our very special 1941 Sterling Diner will not be open for business this year. It unfortunately lost money in operation last year and was quite a drag on our small staff of volunteers. Fortunately there is a good side! We now invite you to bring your picnic lunches and eat inside the diner. This will still offer the same retro atmosphere for visitors to the railroad. Self serve Richie's Italian Ice, ice cream, soda and some other treats will be available as well. I am certainly mourning the loss of that Giffords Ice Cream but it should all work out in the end!
My last big piece of news is that we will be painting our newest Fairmont A6 in a great Heritage Scheme. I am really excited about this one! That’s about all I want to say on this at this time. More to come in the upcoming months!
Lastly Railfans Day is July 28th. The day’s schedule is as follows- we have photo specials departing at 9AM, 11AM, and 12:50PM. There will be a number of photo runby’s and our Heritage A6 will pull the train. At 5PM we welcome folks to tailgate at the railroad and eat inside the diner, followed by a 6:30PM Sunset Special. We would be delighted to have a night photo shoot, but are unable to locate a volunteer who has the necessary equipment. If you are or know anybody in this unique position, please let me know!
NOTE: that Cruise Nights start in Early June and will be held on Friday evenings through the summer!
Feel free to email me with any questions, comments, or concerns!
I hope to see you all soon!
Categories: 2012 Season