PRR Terminal Dennison OH
The program for May will feature Ed Swain's presentation on the Pennsylvania RR's Dennison Oh Terminal. The PRR shops in Dennison Ohio were built in 1865, and underwent continuous modifications and expansions until 1926. It was one of the largest shops in the 1905 time period, and at it's peak built new locomotives and rolling stock as well as performing heavy and general repairs. At one time three thousand were employed. They were finally closed about 1970. We will trace the development and growth of the shops with drawings, track diagrams and photos.
The contest this month is "Diesel Locomotives". Bring out your best!
The meeting will be at 2pm on Sunday, May 18, 2014 at the Greene County Historical Society in Xenia (MAP)
The ballots were counted and election results announced at the April General Meeting. Our new officers will be:
- Superentendent: Rick Lach
- Assistant Superentendent: Eric Zimmerman
- Chief Clerk: Phil Gliebe
Congratulations to all and we look forward to working with you for the next two years! Installation of officers will be at the May meeting. Our thanks to the outgoing crew for a job well done.
The contests at our monthly meetings have been becoming more popular. We are getting several terrific entries in the various categories. Some folks like to enter, some just to look and judge. In any case, if you go to the contest page and click on the monthly category for a past contest, it will take you to a table of the winners, complete with links to the photos when available.
For a look at April's items visit our Contest page.
May contest will be Diesel Locomotives! This category covers a lot of ground. Bring out your best!
Dalmatian Switching District
The Dalmatian Switching District will be up and operating at our annual Model Railroad TRAINing Day on Saturday, February 15, 2014. The location would be the Sulphur Grove United Methodist Church and is handicap accessible. The church is located at 7505 Taylorsville Road, just east of SR 201 in Huber Heights. (MAP) There would be no cost to operate or participate in the TRAINing Day.
The layout would be run continuously during open hours, 9 am to 4 pm. The layout will also be open and operating between 1 and 2 pm on the following day (Sunday, February 16) before our annual Auction meeting at the same location. Come on out and learn the joys of operating!.
J. Hedge, editor of the Call Board, has repeated his call for articles and material for publication in the Division newsletter. Anything relating to Division activities, model railroading or railfanning is acceptable. J. has suggested that a series on "Pikes in Progress" would be interesting. If you have done work on your layout and have photos, etc., share them with J. Writing for the newsletter is an excellent way to accumulate points for the "Author" category in the Achievement Program. See details at http://www.nmra.org/education/achievement/ap_author.html
Video Library Update!
The Video Library contains over 200 titles of how-to programs, tours of great model railroads, and a wide range of prototype videos. Many new titles have been added recently. These VHS Tapes and DVD's are available for checkout by members. See Jim Montgomery at any meeting. To view a list of titles, click HERE.
Members are reminded to please return videos and books promptly so other members may enjoy them.
Model Railroad TRAINing Day
We held our third annual Model Railroad TRAINing Day on February 15th. In addition to the usual one-on-one presentations we added the attraction of building a 4' x 4' HO layout. Saturday dawned bright and clear with three to four (more) inches of fresh snow that had fallen overnight. I was concerned that the roads would not be clear for the presenters, who came from all over the division and beyond.
Amazingly almost everyone made it in spite of the weather and the whole day went well. Unfortunately, the attendance from the public was lighter than expected. However, those who came seemed to have a great time. We had about six to eight young people who were really interested in the layout construction.
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