Strasburg - N&WHS Convention

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Sun May 21 14:15:57 EDT 2006

If only I could afford the trip I'd be there in a heart beat! I mean all the reasons Mr. Rineair gave for not going I just don't get, where else can we ride behind N& W steam, certainly not even in Roanoke! I get depressed seeing 611 and 1218 setting there cold, and the injustice of 1218 missing it's pistons, rods, firebox and lord knows what else. Don;t get me wrong, I still love Roanoke but I envy everyone who will get to see living, breathing N&W steam. Unfortunalty gas prices and preparations for racing during next winter's ski season will make it necessary for me to sit this one out ( at 41 years old I'm an athlete again! sounds crazy to me too but that's another story ) I was really taken aback at Mr. Rineair's remarks, how could anything beat live steam, and a clinic being a repeat of an article, I just don't get it

Marty Reiter
Reidsville, NC
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I have decided that I will not be going to the N&WHS Convention. I have cancelled my reservations due to the fact that:
1) it is not in N&W territory
2) the Boyce Station open house for me is out of the way to visit the site
3) the SD40-2 clinic is a repeat of the article in the Arrow
4) the Strasburg Museum shop/behind the scenes is not a N&W historical site
5) there is no formal organized wife tours or get together
6) picnic is not railroad related, or has to do with the N&WHS
7) it is scheduled on a national Holiday week where family and friends get together on rare occasions.

The best thing about the Convention is the #475, but it does not take 5 days, high gas prices, over $600 in hotel bills, plus convention fees, food, and etc. For my investment there is not enough N&W
Historical attractions to make this a N&W economical value trip. I will see all of you back in N&W Territory.

Stephen Rineair
Subject: Strasburg - N&WHS Convention

Who is going ?

My wife and I are going to be there.

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