South Texas Railroad Socials
Our next ‘Social’ will be on Saturday, September 28th, 2019 These have been 3 hour gatherings, with clinics, information, lunch and socializing. The restaurant opens at 11am, please arrive at or minutes after 11am to order lunch early. We eat lunch and visit some, then they clear the tables about 11:45am to start the program. We have the room longer, so plan time to stay afterwards to mingle and visit and talk trains.
Mark you calendar and come join us on June 22nd Also note future 2019 Social dates… Sep. 28th and Dec. 14th Note: we hope you will but you do not have to eat lunch with us. Maybe just get a drink and desert. People ordering from the restaurant is how we pay for the room. FYI: we paid to use the library room. The restaurant opens at 11am, plan to arrive at or after to order lunch || only staff should enter before 11am
Show-n-Tell - bring something you built or even working on… or email a photo ! Just weathered a locomotive, or finished building a car kit, or have a structure you are working on? If not completed, bring it to show the progress. Purchased an railroad antique recently, show it off. AND… if already installed on the layout, email me 4-6 pictures to show on the big screen. It’s fun to see what others are doing - it might encourage others to do similar…
Railway Express Agency by Doug Lowe The Railway Express Agency was “the” way to ship for the first half of the 20th century, which encompasses the era that many of us choose to model. It was the FedEx or UPS of its day, and it pioneered may techniques for package handling in use today. REA had worldwide operations, that included shipments by rail, airplane and truck. It had terminals in most major US cities, and REA express shipments often had priority over passengers.
Here are highlights we have planned for the September Social
Layout Design Elements by Raymond Bennett Based on his home town of Alexandria, Va, which had Potomac Yard and various industries. It was served by railroads that accessed DC including the C&O, RF&P, SAL, SCL, FEC, and ACL. The presentation will cover information sources such as Sanborn Maps, historical society newsletters, potential model track plans and ideas on how industrial sites varied over time.
SAMRA Club Layout ( layout tour ) After the Social, we are invited to visit the San Antonio Model Railroad Association and tour their club layout. The layout is approxiamtely 40ft by 80ft and based on railroads that traveled in and around San Antonio. This layout is worked on weekly and you can see progress between visits. They also host monthly operating sessions. Plan to drop by after the Social.
Plus, our program often includes an area museum update, regional railroad events calendar, LSR Div 6 update, history moments, and those funny video clips too. This ain’t no sit and listen thing, we have Q&A, Show-n-Tell, news and fun stuff all mixed in. So plan for around 3 hours of train fun with lunch option, plus the museum visit afterwards.