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Hello guys. if you are looking for something to do after the York Meet next week, the Lower Susquehanna Valley Railroad Club is sponsoring an Open House event Wednesday the 17th, Thursday the 18th, Friday the 19th and Saturday the 20th.

Hours are 5PM to 9PM, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.  10AM to 5PM Saturday.

The Club is located in Columbia, PA which is right across the Susquehanna River (Wrights Ferry Bridge) heading east on RT 30 towards Lancaster. An alternate route is to take RT 462 which runs directly from York to Columbia across the scenic and iconic Veteran's Memorial Bridge. From there, it is only a few blocks to the Club. Goggle maps show a 17-mile trip from the Fairgrounds to the Club.

I am a member of the Club. We will have our modular layout running for all to enjoy. I plan to be there Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday.

Here is the address:

21 N 2nd St, Columbia, PA, United States, 17512
Any questions, feel free to contact me (keisman@comcast.net) or the Club (lsvmrailroader@gmail.com)
Thanks.
Donald
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A big “thank you” to the Lower Susquehanna Valley Club for their nice open house. Jane and I visited on Wednesday evening. Great hospitality and we had the pleasure of meeting Don (and his wife). Don was most kind in spending time with us going over their layout and showing us the outstanding mountain/tunnel addition that he built for the layout- beautiful workmanship Don! Thanks, again to everyone in the club for a great evening.

@Theo posted:

A big “thank you” to the Lower Susquehanna Valley Club for their nice open house. Jane and I visited on Wednesday evening. Great hospitality and we had the pleasure of meeting Don (and his wife). Don was most kind in spending time with us going over their layout and showing us the outstanding mountain/tunnel addition that he built for the layout- beautiful workmanship Don! Thanks, again to everyone in the club for a great evening.

You are welcome. I am glad you enjoyed the layout. We will be hosting similar open houses again in the Fall for TCA York week. Please stop back again as we are always working on something new.

Don

I stopped in on Thursday evening, on my way home, to see the layout and thoroughly enjoyed talking with Don, Chris, Charlie and few other members in attendance. Chris had his new Gold-plated Chessie System ES-44, road number 2019, on the tracks and it was absolutely beautiful with it's running board lights. The new mountain that Don built, with assistance from his wife, was very well done with great attention to detail. If you are going to York in October, the short trip east on Rt. 30 from the Fairgrounds, is well worth your time. The layout and hospitality is top notch!!

@CSX Jim posted:

I stopped in on Thursday evening, on my way home, to see the layout and thoroughly enjoyed talking with Don, Chris, Charlie and few other members in attendance. Chris had his new Gold-plated Chessie System ES-44, road number 2019, on the tracks and it was absolutely beautiful with it's running board lights. The new mountain that Don built, with assistance from his wife, was very well done with great attention to detail. If you are going to York in October, the short trip east on Rt. 30 from the Fairgrounds, is well worth your time. The layout and hospitality is top notch!!

Thanks for all the kind words Jim. It was nice chatting with you. Hope to see you again in the Fall or sooner!

Don

A big thank you to all the members of the Lower Susquehanna club for hosting us all!! Myself and a couple friends stopped by on Saturday after the show and stayed for several hours.  The layout was amazing, and everybody was so friendly, welcoming and helpful!  I was blown away at the freedom they gave us to hang out, run trains, take pictures/video and be a part of this amazing community as first timers to the club.  We truly felt like we had been coming there for years.  A highlight for me personally was getting the opportunity to run my Western Maryland SD40-2 on the layout that I had just purchased at the show.  I had a little trouble running the engine the first time because it needed a good cleaning, lube and a few minor wire repairs.  The train clubs on-site tech Tristan performed the cleaning and quick repairs and got me running in short order.  I was thankful to get these issues resolved before I came home.  To see my engine pulling a mixed freight along side the clubs incredible coal drag being pulled by 2 Pennsy steamers on the head end and pushed by 2 Pennsy helpers on the tail end was truly amazing!  Don, I'm sorry I didn't get the opportunity to meet you, but your fellow club members showed me the beautiful scene you created above the tunnel.  Truly amazing work!  I am going to create a youtube video with some of my highlights but here are a few pictures and video of our experience.  Thanks again!

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