First off let me start off by saying that The Imperial Train Company has been my LHS for the past 7+ years if not more and then became the place I spent my Saturdays and some holiday time hanging out and helping. Regis, the owner, along with Rich (store manager), Steve, and Daniel this past year, had become my staple on Saturday while we talked about the good, bad, and the hobby in general. We packed orders, did light maintenance, general store related things, and had a lot of laughs for the past 4 years. It was a lot of fun and to say I will miss it would be an understatement.
While the Brick and Mortar store has shutdown, the online store will absolutely continue! Regis has packed up the inventory and is heading to Texas to be closer to his children and grandchildren along with his wonderful wife Sylvia and pup Snowball. We spent the last few weeks packing, inventorying, and cleaning out the store and I asked Regis if I could share some of the pictures here.
Imperial Train Company outside of Pittsburgh.
Regis Gill. We found the Grand Opening banner while packing.
Steve, Regis, Rich, and Marty.
The shop when it was in full swing!
We started with packing the engines. Regis always had the shelves full of engines. He always says people won't buy what they can't see and hear. We always test ran engines.
Loading the POD for the trip to Texas.
Myself, Rich, Steve, and Regis. I'll miss the Saturdays. It's not goodbye but See ya Later.