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While at York OGR used to have tours of train stuff around   I remember going to the Weaver Factory, Tony Lash Layout, and Bob Weaver layout   Loved all of them   Here are some pics from Bob Weavers layout    Most of the crossings were custom built by Bob   The last pic is at Fridays  Just seeing if Brian is paying attention 

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Definitely fond memories of these tours!  I think I went to at least 2 of each.

Weaver manufacturing area was always informative, and lunch at that station that became a restaurant (I forget the name, Front Street Station, maybe? - I see there is something called that in Northumberland).  Seeing the Bob Weaver layout pictured above was amazing.  Bus ride to get up there was a bit long, but well worth it.

Seeing MTH was neat too, and Tony Lash was always a great host to share his layout with us.

And we can't forget the commemorative rolling stock that was available with most/all of these tours.

-Dave

 

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Greg Houser posted:

First, those tours were great!  Thanks for sharing the pictures as they brought back some good memories.

Second, who photoshopped Brian in a Yankees hat! He's a fellow Philly sports fan who wouldn't be caught dead wearing that hat!

-Greg

Now that's funny!  I saw Ben's "see if Brian is paying attention" comment, but totally missed the added hat until you brought it up!

-Dave

Yes I’m paying attention!  That Yankees lid was from losing the 2009 World Series “bet” that I’d have to wear a Yankees hat if the Yankees beat the Phillies at the next train gathering. Of course, Ben couldn’t wait so he photoshopped that abomination on my head from that October 2009 Thursday at Friday’s.  I actually have a Yankees hat I was going to honor my bet with. It was all in great fun!  

All those OGR trips were great. Funny story, during the MTH visit we had the opportunity to buy items they had in stock. I bought a couple of engines and was last in line for the purchase. The bus was loaded and waiting to leave. In comes Bill Parisi yelling at me (jokingly) to hurry up cause the bus was leaving. I finished my purchases and got back on the bus before Bill did!  We had a good laugh over that.

What fun times those trips were. 

bluelinec4 posted:

While at York OGR used to have tours of train stuff around   I remember going to the Weaver Factory, Tony Lash Layout, and Bob Weaver layout   Loved all of them   Here are some pics from Bob Weavers layout

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Two comments:

1. When a friend and I visited the Weaver plant and got an invite to come to his home layout, we went and it was two-rail; this was around 1980 or so. At that time, Bob did not produce any three-rail cars.

2. I have an RS-3 painted in the Weaver demonstrator colors; when I see it I think of the US Coast Guard!

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