....and Diesel, Juice (Electric & Traction), cable and air power !
Here are the details on our trip planned for Sunday Nov. 13.
"Summerville Steam Special" double headed steam pulled by locos # 630 & 4501.
Departs Grand Jct. Station 4119 Cromwell Rd East Chattanooga at 9AM and returns at 6PM. Tickets must be purchased in advance at: 1-423 894-8028, and picked up at the depot before train time. The per-person options available are:
Open Window --- No meal --- $75.00 (Most of us in this car)
Coach ---- No meal ---- $75.00
Coach ---- With lunch onboard ---- $95.00
Pullman section ---- With lunch and snacks ---- $120.00
Pullman compartment ---- With lunch and snacks ---- $125.00
Observation Car ---- With lunch and snacks ---- $195.00
**Note: The train will be at Summerville for 1.5hrs while the engines are turned on a turntable that is about 1/2 mile from downtown, so there will be plenty of time to eat lunch in Summerville. We just need to find what is open, maybe "Jim's Restaurnt?".
You should purchase your tickets before the next Ferroequinologist meeting so that we can get a good cound how many are going.
We will meet at the Covennent Presbeterian Church at 6:30 AM to carpool, and have plenty of time to arrive at the Grand Junction Station, approx 115 miles from Marietta and get our tickets and get on board. There is plenty of parking adjacent to the depot.
A suggestion is that if anyone car pools, gas expenses should be shared. Also, you may want to pack a lunch to take and/or snacks. I hope we have a good day weatherwise and a good railroad trip.
Dan Berman: Berman_dan@hotmail.com 770-971-1657
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The organization was founded in 1979 (2016 is our 38th year
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in the mid 1980s when we were incorporated in the state of
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What exactly is a "Ferroequinologist" ???
The word "Ferroequinologist" first saw use in the late 1970s
and is becoming more commonplace in the railroading hobby.
The word is made from several parts:
Ferro: Latin for Iron,
equine: a horse,
ologist: one who studies
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railroading, modeling, trips and events. (This is also known as
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photograph trains, and may even build models. Often these people
are referred to as "Railfans" or "Rail Buffs," and the modelers
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