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York is upon us and I am really surprised at the lack of meetings announced.  What happened to the LCCA at Smokey bones?  The DCS meeting?  The Legacy Users group meeting?  Thursdays at Fridays?  Thank God Peter Condro is still doing the Breakfast meet at Round the Clock

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@bluelinec4 posted:

York is upon us and I am really surprised at the lack of meetings announced.  What happened to the LCCA at Smokey bones?  The DCS meeting?  The Legacy Users group meeting?  Thursdays at Fridays?  Thank God Peter Condro is still doing the Breakfast meet at Round the Clock

As well you know Ben, Friday's is gone, so we can't meet there.

Ben.....I don't think we've had a OGR Grandstand/Gold Hall Friday meeting since Fall 2019.....pre Covid.

Here's a pic from the last one.....

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There is also an "unannounced" gathering, that I organize. It is "unannounced" by design. I have a reservation for 24 at the Olive Garden on Friday at 7PM. By Friday AM, I usually know who is staying (the Great Exodus from York is Friday afternoon) and I make it known. We usually end up with between 14-25.

Not very organized, I know, but it works.

Not gourmet food, I know, but they fulfill two important things:

1. They will take a reservation.

2. The goal of the attendees which is  "being together at the same venue with passable food".

Peter

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I can only speak to the Legacy meeting. It has been difficult to get a venue without being in one of the “out buildings” now. Also while we never relied on Lionel being there we alway welcomed them and they always gracious with their time even at o dark thirty.

I’ll have to see what the demand is. Right now the orange hall meeting room is probably definitely out. I won’t do them in the early morning anymore either.

The virtual Legacy meeting with Lionel was a pretty big success. It maybe the way going forward especially since Lionel may not attend York again as of now.

@MartyE, that was very good I thought Marty. A virtual meeting going over a bunch of things some of us don't know, plus Q&A too boot did help. You figure if you do that again, may have some old or new questions especially with the Base 3 looming.

@bluelinec4 Ben, if you do get out to Quaker Steak on Thursday evening, be sure to drink(A Guinness) in my absence this week. Granted it isn't what it used to be as noted above, but some of the old crowd(old guard) usually make it there and some new faces. I always enjoy taking in a Guinness, a steak(or whatever else they have on the menu) and chatting about trains. Enjoy this York and bring a smile.

@cbojanower posted:

Since OGR doesn't attend York as a vendor any longer, the Thursdays at QuakerFridays and Grandstand meetings are likely long gone.

Grandstand meetings yes, but as indicated above, we all congregate on Thursday to Quaker Steak regardless. It's an unofficial meeting/get together if you will, but there's a fairly decent group if not large. It is just a question of knowing who folks are. Last October I ran into a guy in the parking lot, he was leaving, I was coming in. I'd never seen him before, but he did know about that being a place to meet up. I think it is possible he met up with his pals early and had little interest in the later crowd that usually comprises of the folks that stayed there late and closed the place in the past.

@NYC 428 posted:

York is not what it once was

Few things are.

Demographics change. Economics change. Our long time friends pass, ad infinitum.

In fact, all things about this life change.

Thus, I'm learning to embrace what remains of the things I enjoy, the ones I love, and be thankful for them.

York:

Hope all of you Yorkians had a great time, saw old friends, made new ones, and bought too much train stuff.

Andre

@NYC 428 posted:

York is not what it once was

Maybe so, but as a first-timer from the west coast ,it's still a spectacular experience that's unduplicated anywhere else. There were plenty of people, but not overwhelming numbers and plenty of purchasing was going on with numerous large boxes and full bags being taken back to vehicles , so I'd say it's still successful.

@pdx1955 posted:

Maybe so, but as a first-timer from the west coast ,it's still a spectacular experience that's unduplicated anywhere else. There were plenty of people, but not overwhelming numbers and plenty of purchasing was going on with numerous large boxes and full bags being taken back to vehicles , so I'd say it's still successful.

It was a pleasure to meet you in person, Peter…..glad you had a good time.

Peter

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