For other UP4141 photos, click HERE
Below are general views of some of the booths. The roundhouse
building is seen in the backround of the lower left photograph.
The large tent was set up for guests to enjoy shade while eating
lunch. Below right is the kids area. There would have been
more photos of this, but my camera is showing signs of old age and
needs repair or retirement.
The Mini Train was here too.
The Mini Trains route always seems to parallel some piece of Union
for great photographic opportunities. The Mini Train even has its
own custom carrying case. I thought I had taken a shot of the
trailer, but the camera disagreed. For other Mini Train photos,
Below left, the Operation Lifesaver booth. Below right, the
Health booth with some very interesting displays. For other
Health booth photos, click HERE
Below, the Southern Pacfic Historical and Technical Society and the
Union Pacific Historical Society. The SP boys had some printed
literature while the UP boys had some HO scale track and
equipment set up on the table.
Below, Jes Godinez of MTA and OL talks to the Railroad Retirement Board
Eventually I looked for Darrell Hart,
the person who had invited my to this event. I found him in the
office building next to the roundhouse getting the raffle merchandise
ready. In the several minutes we spent chatting, he mentioned
starting at the M-K-T and working as a survey rodman and
chainman. I recalled that he had some beautiful maps in his
shoehorn sized office, some of which were hand drawn. He intended
to embark on a surveyor career, but the thought of a four year
apprenticeship changed that and he moved into other employment areas of
railroading. Also in the small conference room was Bev
Washington. Darrell told me that next year, in 2009, Bev would be
running the Family Day, because he would be retired. Some people
at Commerce call Darrell "dad" because he is such a nice man. In
Jewish speak, he would be called a "mensch", another affectionate
term. Darrell, I wish you all the best in retirement!
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