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Re: PC: 2004 Penn Central Convention/Altoona
- Subject: Re: PC: 2004 Penn Central Convention/Altoona
- From: DWSNRHS@xxxxxxx
- Date: Wed, 4 Dec 2002 10:22:46 EST
In a message dated 12/03/2002 10:50:08 PM Eastern Standard Time, zootowerprr -AT- webtv.net writes:
Hey PC fans.......
Well I have decided take on being the host of the 2004 PC
Convention. And Altoona is a great place to have it. But let me tell you
2004 will be the 150th anniversary of the opening of Horseshoe Curve,an
historic event. And Altoona plus Penn Central equals big time
railroading. Our Society should be there.
150 years of railroading. This is the big one.
I've been talking with Chip Syme of the Society,
and some folks from the PRRT&HS (that's right,closet Penn Central fans
in hiding), about this Penn Central Convention in Altoona in 2004.
Who I'm I? I grew up in Philadelphia on the "Red Team" side of
PRR/Penn Central Railroad. I saw electric locomotives every day. First
time to Altoona was in 1975 as a teenager. And the rest is history.
It's still a year and a half away but I want to do this right. If
you have any suggestions (slide shows,movies,wet T-shirt contest) for
the meet in 2004, let me know on or off list. Best Regards,
Hello, Dave and List; You should be aware that the Horseshoe Curve Chapter, National Railway Historical Society has a request pending before the NRHS for a similar event, planned for Spring (probably late April) 2004. This would be in conjunction with the Spring Directors Meeting of the National Railway Historical Society - the intent being the recognition and observance of the 150th Anniversary of the Horseshoe Curve.
Prior to making such a proposal, we checked with the local business representative of the PRRT&HS to ascertain if there would be any conflict with their organization.
Naturally, all are welcome to attend such an occasion. More details will be forthcoming. Happy Holidays to all.
Chapter Historian, Horseshoe Curve Chapter NRHS....for the Chapter Officers
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