Excellent ILSR Events

June 12, 2012 – This past weekend saw a couple of great ILSR events. On Saturday June 9, the modular layout was on display at the Upland Strawberry Festival and apparently was a big hit. Thanks to all the members who hauled it to Upland, set it up, ran it and brought it home. That is quite a task and we appreciate it.

On Sunday June 10, several members traveled to the Warren Performing Arts Center and were treated to a concert played by Walter Strony on the restored Grande Barton organ from the Indiana Theatre. We then saw the 1926 silent civil war railroad movie "The General" starring Buster Keaton, accompanied by Walter on the Barton organ. Thanks, Bud, for an informative and entertaining afternoon, with a lot of laughs from Buster Keaton's antics.

And even more sad news – about a former member…..

June 10, 2012 – The Star Press – MUNCIE – Gordon Pavey, 74, passed away Friday, June 8, 2012 at his residence. Arrangements are pending at The Meeks Mortuary and Crematory, Washington Street Chapel.

Gordon was an avid train buff and had been an active ILSR member until health problems caught up with him in recent years. We still have his spectacular layout memorialized HERE.

Our sincere sympathies to the family.