A crew of six NJ Hi-Railer members spent this past Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday preserving the contents of our departed friend Marty Fitzhenry's layout. We were graciously offered this opportunity by the family. Special items that were saved include Marty's Famous Signature Wall, his catenary, the signed Train America Sign, the signed OGR Magazine sign and his South Street station. We were able to save almost every item on the layout and many of them will live on by being incorporated into our layout.
They will be on display by Trainstock.
Below are of couple of videos that show the layout before and after we collected the items. The 2nd video is quite sad. And of course a picture of the famous signature wall (which I was privileged to have signed.)
I'd like to thank John Xenides, John Henninges, Chris Lonero, Bob Feneran and Scott Miller for joining me for 2 or 3 days on this important task. And a whole gaggle of members who helped unload on Friday.