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Is it too soon to ask who plans on going to the York Train Show in October?

If not, please let your Forum friends know if you are going by telling us that here.

I have only gone to York once, with my wife and young children back in 1995, and we had a great time, including visiting the Choo Choo Barn, PRR Museum, TCA, a ride on the steam train through Amish country (will never forget the smiles of the beautiful young Amish girls), as well as the Show.

It will be so nice, God willing, to meet many of you folks in person. Arnold

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God willing I will be there. I haven’t been to York since 2019 and to me it seems like forever. I can’t imagine not going for 26 years! It means you have never been to the Orange Hall or saw that the Black Hall usually has a modular layout. You saw the Yellow Hall (I assume that was in use in 1995) but that is always locked up now. And you never attended any of the OGR Forum meetings which started up when I first started to go which was in 2001. A lot of changes but I am sure you enjoy the meet. It still has that certain charm that no other meet has. While I am looking forward to York I want time to go slow so I can enjoy the summer.

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Phil, what you mentioned, about attending OGR Forum meetings at York, is what I was hoping for, and would be the main reason for me to go. As nice as all the trains are (and I love them all), it's the people that interest me the most. It seems to me that York is the best place to meet the maximum number of Forum members at one time.

As soon as it is determined when and where Forum members are meeting at York, for breakfast, lunch, dinner or whatever, please share that info on the Forum so we all can plan our visit accordingly. Arnold

Arnold, the OGR Forum Meeting at the Fairgrounds is usually held at 2pm on Friday afternoon. It originally was held in the grandstand but in later years they have moved it to other places usually due to the weather. When they had the very first meeting I believe the purpose of the meeting was for OGR Forum members from all over the country to get to meet each other and put a face and personality to the comments on the screen but soon it seemed to me to turn into a sort of commercial. They usually have representatives from all the major train companies who would explain about and or display new products and it is hard to talk to other guys while this is going on unless you are sitting right next to someone. I don’t mean to knock it as it was usually interesting and you could ask questions but the way information travels these days I felt I was going to find out anyway and you could go to the booth to ask your question there. After going for many years I started to get the feeling it wasn’t worth it for me so I stopped going because I usually have only day at York and I wanted to spend as much time checking out all the halls. I think you would be better off to go to the other places forum members meet at which I believe is the Round the Clock Diner and at Quaker Steak. I know Peter (Putnam Div) has mentioned the Round the Clock Diner and I don’t know anything specific about the other place. I believe Peter said it would be Thursday morning. I am sure Peter and others will post information about these meetings as it gets closer to York. I usually can’t make these meetings due to only being there one day but I might be able to this year. Maybe. I hope I run into you there. Good luck.

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@Lionelski posted:

Me, me, me!

Leaving Tuesday AM, back Saturday PM

In the last 25 years I attended 45 Yorks, only missing 5 in all of those years. One due to the passing of my Father-in-law, another due to a poorly timed European Cruise, and 3 due to Covid.

My train bank overfloweth!

Sorry, John, but you can’t miss what never happened... you’ve only missed 2 in 25 years - an admirable record 😁😁😁

Phil, what you mentioned, about attending OGR Forum meetings at York, is what I was hoping for, and would be the main reason for me to go. As nice as all the trains are (and I love them all), it's the people that interest me the most. It seems to me that York is the best place to meet the maximum number of Forum members at one time.

As soon as it is determined when and where Forum members are meeting at York, for breakfast, lunch, dinner or whatever, please share that info on the Forum so we all can plan our visit accordingly. Arnold

Arnold........some where around 4-5 weeks before York, I will put up a new thread for the Thursday, pre-York breakfast at the Round-the-Clock Diner (Route 30, just west of I-83). We usually arrive around 7-7:30 and Then leave to congregate in the Orange Hall lobby. The Diner is always gracious to have a large area on the west wall empty for us......I usually call to confirm after Labor Day.

Thursday night is the OGR Forum get-together at Quaker Steak.

Friday AM breakfast is usually open

Friday afternoon is the OGR Forum meeting in the Gold Hall Conference Room

Friday evening, a group of us usually have dinner together......last time it was Olive Garden and we had about 15 people.......I’ll likely get a reservation for a group as that time gets closer.....

Stay tuned.....the Eastern Division is planning events for earlier in the week and there may be more opportunities to get together.

Looking forward to actually meeting you in person.....

Peter

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