CIGRS in Dexter, Sunday July 17
Sarah's Family to Chicago, Sunday, July 24
Sunday, July 17
Susan and I headed out to Dexter and the home of
Sharon Seely on Sunday for the July meeting of the Central Iowa Garden Railroad
Society. Sharon's layout is in a beautiful
setting of mature trees, and featured curves sharp enough to keep most guest equipment off the rails.
In spite of the very warm afternoon, we were comfortable in the shade
of her backyard.
Sunday, July 24
My daughter and her family decided to vacation in
Chicago for a week, and I volunteered to take them to Osceola to meet the
train Sunday. The eastbound Zephyr, due at 8:10 A.M., was running a bit late but finally arrived
12:12. Station attendant Pat Green greeted the
train and the conductor was waiting as the door
opened for boarding. Today's consist:
AMTK 60 and 45
I spotted my grandkids waving from the Superliner
coach window and they closed the doors and got underway about 20 after. I was back the next
weekend to pick them up, but it was too dark for pictures.
Sleepers 32030, 3211, and 32077
Sightseer Lounge 33003
Coaches 34004, 34031 and 34074
Two XpressTrak cars