Weekend Report: Bumper crowds and a new deck for the Flat Car!
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This past weekend turned out to be a busy one from various perspectives. On Saturday, one crew of volunteers was busy at many different tasks inside the roundhouse. On Sunday, another crew of volunteers began the process of replacing the wooden deck on our recently acquired flat car. They can be seen in the photos above by Michael Guy shaking down the process as they completed the first 5 feet of the 40 foot car. In the pictures below, we find volunteers continuing the sorting out of materials for future use and also view am example of the signage recently applied to the silver air pressure tanks to provide visitors with directions.
While there was a steady stream of riders on our miniature railway on Saturday (see photo at the lower right). However, rider levels were lower than normal possibly due to continued hot weather. Sunday was much less hot and humid and quite pleasant. The park was busy all day and after the show let out we needed both trains to clear the line up. We had people lined up to ride having already bought tickets and also a line to purchase tickets. It was an impressively large group of people.
Posting by Russ Milland; Pictures by Michael Guy and Russ Milland.