Anyone planning for Ohio in July?

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Anyone planning for Ohio in July?
Posted by Dallas Morlan on Tuesday, February 17, 2004 9:57 AM
Anyone know about/planning on a trip to Ohio the end of July to attend Trainfest 2004? http://www.trainfest2004.com/index.html

Local event I found out about recently. I''ve wanted to start a model railroad for years and hope I can get some good prototype information at this. Never been to a similar event and really don't know what to expect. Any comments or advice?
First N Scale layout in the planning stage. Prototype http://www.ohiocentral.com/
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Posted by orsonroy on Tuesday, February 17, 2004 12:40 PM
I'll be going. The OC's steam program is first rate, and this event shouldn't be missed!

As for advice, bring lots of film! Wear long pants and solid shoes, in case you want to take a tour of their shops, or want to root around in the weeds trying to get that "perfect" shot. Plan on being there for an ENTIRE day! And don't forget to suupport the OC's steam program by riding once or twice, and by buying lots of souvineirs!

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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, February 17, 2004 1:21 PM
It matters, the TAMR may have a convention or post convention there, if that's the case, I will probably go.
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Posted by orsonroy on Tuesday, February 17, 2004 2:04 PM
Check out the FWRHS' website as well:

www.765.org

They're breaking in NKP 765 on the OC the same weekend as trainfest! Woo-Hoo!

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Posted by cnw4001 on Tuesday, February 17, 2004 5:09 PM
Luckily I live about an hour away and will be "commuting" to the event on one or more days.
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Posted by Nora on Tuesday, February 17, 2004 10:04 PM
I also live within easy driving distance & will definitely be there. I may even take the train there from Pittsburgh if the details are ever announced about that. I'm really looking forward to it!

--Nora
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Posted by Dallas Morlan on Friday, April 23, 2004 2:16 PM
It appears a few additional Michigan engines will be invading the Buckeye state. Now listed on the Train Festival 2004 web site are:

Pere Marquette 2-8-4 #1225 - 1941 Steam Locomotive- *Scheduled to Appear http://www.mstrp.com/1225photos.html

Flagg Coal Company 0-4-0t #75 - 1929 Steam Locomotive http://www.mstrp.com/more040.html
First N Scale layout in the planning stage. Prototype http://www.ohiocentral.com/

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