Saturday 23 October 2021

Visit to Elgin County Railway Museum

The group split into two. One group toured the museum while the other the BX tower. This is a nicely restored GTW wooden caboose.

Last Saturday the Western Ontario Division of the NMRA gathered for another tailgate meet which was moved indoors since it was raining. Our group displayed models, held raffle prize draws and sold stuff that would have been found in their trunks if the weather co-operated. I did a short clinic on applying roll tar paper roofing. Nick of ITLA had a nice display including the mock-up of the St. Thomas station. The afternoon went fast and I did not get photos of all that went on. Later in the afternoon we got to tour the museum including BX tower. A really nice day of events...George Dutka

Brian Smith takes a close look at Don Janes Rapido RS-10 conversion. Keep an eye at RMC for a future article.

Most of the group pose for the photo. A few left prior as they were not going to take in the tour.

Up in the NYC BX tower. Peter Mumby is seen on the right and Paul Hurly is in the green jacket.

The tar paper mini clinic is underway. I did it three times to keep the crowd small. Paul Hurly photo.
Our BX tower tour guide was retired tower operator Charles Beckett. Paul Hurley photo