NEWSLETTER OF THE PIKES PEAK "N"GINEERS MODEL RAILROAD CLUB
Calendar of events 2008
July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29: Tuesday Work Sessions - 7-9 pm
July 5, 12, 19, 26: Saturday Run Sessions - 9 - 11 am.
July 7: Board Meeting – Maggie Mae's – dinner at 6:30 pm – meeting at 7:30 pm
July 11, 18, 25: Friday work Sessions - 7-9 pm
July 12: Leadville C&S train ride (see below)
July 18: Business Meeting - Club room- 7 pm
Leadville C & S Train RideThis trip was rescheduled to allow more members to participate. The trip will be on Saturday July 12. If you are interested in going there is a signup sheet on the club bulletin board or contact Mike Peck or Chris Dueker to let them know you are interested as soon as possible. Tickets are $28.50 for adults. For those signed up and paid to go the meeting place will be the Nevada Av Park & Ride under I-25. We will carpool from there at 8 am. If we get to Leadville in a timely manner we may make a quick run up to Camp Hale.
Club Shirts & JacketsFor those interested in ordering a new club shirt or a jacket there is a signup sheet on the club bulletin board. The prices are on the sheet. The cutoff for ordering these will be the July business meeting. To get a discount at least 12 items need to be ordered, at this writing only 4 have been ordered. The color of the jackets will be maroon with the club logo on the back.
Other Events to Plan for
August 9: Denver, South Park & Pacific RR road trip – signup sheet on club bulletin board.
August 23: Combined club picnic – 10:30am to whenever. Bring a side dish.
September 10: Load MTL at 2 pm, head over to Crowne Plaza Hotel to setup by 5 pm. Run trains and join reception 5 – 8 pm. Signup sheet on club bulletin board.
September 11, 12, 13: Run trains from 7 – 11 am – Signup sheet on club bulletin board
September 20: Ride the Cumbre & Toltec Railroad. (See below)
September 27: TECO Show – Crowne Plaza Hotel. (See below)
Limon Railroad Days
Western Museum of Mining and Industry Show
Cumbre & Toltec Railroad TripThere is a signup sheet on the club bulletin board for this trip. We will be doing the trip number six. This is Chama to Antonito by train. Return by motor coach. The train departs at 10 am and arrives at 5:45 pm. The cost is $79 for Adults and $39.50 for children 2 to 11. The fare pays for the train trip, lunch at Osier and the bus trip back to Chama.
I called around and the best price for hotel rooms was for the Chama Station Inn. The reservation number is (888) 726-8150. Tell them you are with a train club in the Springs and a friend of C&T to receive a 15% discount. Your room should be $63.75 + 7.17 tax per night. All rooms are the same price weather for 1 person or 4. They only have nine rooms. Another hotel is the Chama Trails Inn. Their rooms go for 1 person - $65 + tax, 2 people 1 bed - $75 +tax, 2 people -2 beds - $80 + tax, 3 people - $85 + tax and 4 people 90 + tax. They also have a suite of three queen size beds for $135 + tax. Be sure to get your reservations for September 19 & 20.
For those carpooling down, the meeting place is the Nevada Park & Ride under I-25 between Tejon & Nevada at 5 pm. When everyone who has signed up has arrived and into carpool we will leave. To get the group rate we have to have 20 paid people by July 19. The reservations will require 15% down, ½ the balance 60 days before the trip and the balance two weeks before the trip. If we do not go with the group we can extend payment period to the august business meeting. All moneys for the trip should into Chris at this time. The reason for this is we have to pay for the trip at the time we make the reservations.
ARM ConferenceIn order for the club to do this show we need at least 5 people to setup on Wednesday September 10 and run train from 5 to 8 pm. We will load the MTL at 2 pm and head to the Crowne Plaza Hotel. This should give a little over 2 hours to setup and get things running. Now for the hard part! We are required to run trains from 7 to 11 am on Thursday, Friday and Saturday with tear down after the Saturday run. Mary & I will be there all four days. If you can run trains during one of the mornings please sign up at the club so we can get a count. If we do not have enough people to do this show we’ll have to cancel. For those working the morning shifts, breakfast is available for $5 per person. This is a buffet style meal.
Denver, South Park & PacificThis will be a day trip starting at the Woodmen & I-25 Park & Ride at 8 am on Saturday August 9. We will carpool to Denver and then trace the ROW to Como. I should have an itinerary written up by then.
Combined Picnic in Palmer LakeFor those wish a little train watching and railroad stories attend the combined picnic on Saturday August 23. The time is from 10:30 am to whenever. It is the Denver club’s turn to bring the meat and do the cooking. We will need to get a head count for them so they know how much to bring. There is a signup sheet on the club bulletin board. Our club will bring side dishes. See you there!!!
For SaleFor you B&O fans Ron has a 1930’s Capitol Limited and a 1940’s Capitol Limited for sale. Go on down and look at it maybe one of them is the set you need for your collection.
If anyone has something they want to sell or advertise let me know and I’ll put it in the Railhead.
Missing ArticlesI will add the Limon Railroad Day and the Western Museum of Mining & Industry show articles to the August Railhead as I did not receive them in time for this publication. I am always looking for photo’s, stories or other articles to put in the Railhead.