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Andrew & Sarah Jones
HI everyone! I know everything is a bit discouraging right now, so I hope this update will allow you enjoy some trains and be distracted. The April 2020 Newsletter is now posted on the Newsletter page for members. It is filled with activity updates including a spring banquet cancellation/postponement. But there are other good things …
Andrew & Sarah Jones
Another great year was had by all at the Great Train Show in Indianapolis, IN this past weekend. Posted are a few photos from the display. Club members from all around ran a dozen or so trains each day. Our fearless leader, James, was interviewed for some show promotion on WISHTV. Attached are some photos …
Andrew & Sarah Jones
A few things of not have happened since the last update. My bad on getting this out later than I should have. In September Kyle Draper setup some trains at the Roann Covered Bridge Festival Exhibit. You can read more in the latest newsletter… Speaking of newsletters, the Fall 2019 one is now posted for …
Andrew & Sarah Jones
Hey guys it is about that time. We will be at the Castleton Christain Church on north Hague road starting at 1:00 pm Wednesday September 18th for set up. the show is on Saturday but we are using the extra days to work on the layout. please let me know if you will be able …
Andrew & Sarah Jones
We had great weather for an open house a few weeks ago! David and Sharon’s new garden layout reflects the hard work they poured into this wonderful creation. It was exciting to see all the garden colors and the long bridge over the pond! David said a bridge was one of his top requirements when …
Andrew & Sarah Jones
It is with a sad heart that we pass along the sad news of Marion Hensley’s passing August 18th, 2019. You can read more here: https://gravellawncemetery.com/grave/grave-import-546/ A celebration of Marion’s life will be held on Wednesday, August 21, 2019 at 2:00 pm at the Gravel Lawn Cemetery Chapel beginning with Masonic Memorial Rites. Friends may …
Andrew & Sarah Jones
Bud Hunter was able to go catch some of Big Boy’s action on the high iron in Rochelle, IL this past Tuesday after it had been on display in West Chicago. “This is an amazing steam locomotive!” – Bud Additionally, my wife Sarah made for some arrangements to go up and see the Big Boy …
Andrew & Sarah Jones
Word was passed on to me that Marion was back in the hospital. Cards and notes of encouragement would be appreciated.
Andrew & Sarah Jones
With Summer upon us, there are a few noteworthy items to be passed along. It’s hot out folks, so keep those boilers cool with plenty of water! The Summer Newsletter is now available online (Member’s Only). Fall events are now on the calendar too the right side of this post and on the newsletter. We …

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