Wellsville Addison & Galeton RR Conference 2009

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Wellsville Addison & Galeton RR Conference 2009

Postby thebigham » Fri Jul 10, 2009 12:35 pm

WAG Conference II 2009

Honoring the Wellsville Addison the Buffalo & Susquehanna and Baltimore & Ohio railroads, that preceded on the rails of the WAG, and it's acquisition, the C&PA railroad, the men and women that worked on these railroads,
and YOU, The RR historians, railfans, modelers and train simulator programmers, that continue to give their interest in life's time, to the preservation of keeping the iron alive, in this the 30th Anniversary year of
the WAG's abandonment.

Sponsored by Piney Creek Model Works

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I Apologize for the lateness of this WAG Conference program update. I have been very involved with with my parents’ health concerns, and until of late, haven't had the time I've wanted to devote to the Conference, on this the 30th year passing of the the WAG Railroad.
I still have good hopes to see you all in Galeton the 3rd weekend in August.
Thank You, Mike Holdridge - Program organizer

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Where to Stay if you need overnight accommodations:

WAG CONFERENCE II - is a two day event. If you can make it for both days, and I hope you can, the URL just below with help you find a place to stay.

This website is the Potter's County Visitors guide. It will take you to the first page of places to stay in Galeton, and the surrounding area
http://www.pottercountypa.org/listings/ ... ID=2&hit=1

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the Latest information as of July 7th, 2009
and the Schedule, as it has developed right now

the Time of this TWO DAY event is SATURDAY, AUG. 15th & SUN. AUG. 16th, 2009.

The doors will open for registration @ 9 AM, with Saturday's program starting @ 10:AM @ the Galeton High School, Galeton, PA.

Similar to the 2005 program,
It is planned to run the WAG CONFERENCE as one continuing event, Each presenter will have 40- 45min (MAX) for his individual presentation, with a 15 minute question and group interaction wrap up discussion, then a 15 minute break before the next presentation, and so it will go, continuing right through the day.

As of right now, we have 8 confirmed program presenters, those being:
David Augsburger (WAG), Michael Connor (B&S-B&O), Joe Loffland (WAG), Glenn Mallow (WAG), Paul Pietrak (B&O-WAG), Paul Raynes (B&O-WAG), Michael Schleigh (B&O-WAG) and, Dennis Tiley (Salzberg).

These Gentleman will fill the day with the rich railroad history that at one time permeated the Galeton area.

Also, David Clark, an art teacher in the Addison Central School district, also an artist, will again be displaying his great railroad works of the B&O, WAG, Erie, and EL on canvas, in different mediums. These items besides being on display, will also be available for purchase.

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Great New Additions to WAG Conference 2009

For you Railroad Modelers:

We will have Table Display Space Available, and You are encouraged & welcomed to bring and show your B&S, B&O, WAG (Conference associated), Railroad Models, of any scale, to the program for display.
You will be responsible for setting up your own displays and their safe protection.
Please let me know if this is in your plan , as I want to have enough display space ready.

Also,
Their will be a presentation on the designing and building a modular layout of Newfield Junction, and the considerations and limitations that were recognized during it's construction.
The layout will be presented in it's completed form with buildings and scenery, and operating in DCC configuration.

And,
Because we WAG modelers look for items that operated on the WAG, and the most of those items are only available in an alternate medium,
We will have a seminar on constructing those "dreaded" Resin kits.
How they have progressed over the years, become much more user friendly, and including hands on assembly tips and techniques.


Now, For you Computer Guys:
There will be at least one, and hopefully more presentations from the author and creator of the B&O and WAG, Train - Simulation programs.
This is the ultimate venture into today's technology, to keep the B&O and the WA&G railroads running daily, and on schedule.
You will be shown how to down load these programs, and MANY pieces of operating equipment already developed and made up for the WAG, and B&O. You can not only go back to see B&O and WAG trains pass by virtually, but you can operate yourself a train from the cab, on the route over the switchbacks south of Galeton!

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Note: there is a possibility we may have one or two more presenters added to the program, as things haven't been finalized yet.

Other program inclusions that I am working on at this time:

1.) Door prizes: Yes there will be some and they are WAG railroad oriented.

2.) the WAG Conference Raffle.
We had a good time with the Raffle in 2005, and helped raise some money to help bring North East's WAG 1700 program home to NE, PA., and hope to raise more funds for our railroad's preservation.
Right now, we are in need of raffle items, and could use your help with donations to be raffled. Please email, WAGconf09@email.com , or call me at 814- 832- 2531

3.) Vendors: I believe, beside David Clark's artistry, and Piney Creek Model Works, we will have an additional vendor present Saturday & Sunday. I continue to investigate others.

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Grub for the WAG Conference...
The success of a day long program is also measured by the food provided, and our dinner supplier, The Edu-Caterers, (several teachers from the Galeton Central School, formed a catering group), received "high marks" from those attending the dinner they provided at our first WAG Conference, so I hired them again for our 30th anniversary remembrance of WAG Conference II.
Additionally, the Edu-Caterers will also be supplying Saturday lunch, and Sunday lunch.
Please keep in mind that all the food for the conference has to be pre-ordered, and done so accurately, to prevent waste and unused surpluses. That is the need to ask for the food reservations by to be received by August, 7th.

( the Sat & Sun. lunches will be explained below the dinner menu).

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Saturday Evening Dinner Menu

Main Entree:
***** Chicken Parmesan with Pasta and Pork Tenderloin with Caramelized Onions

Vegetables:
Scalloped Potatoes, Rice Pilaf, Maple Glazed Baked Beans

Also Included: Salad, Rolls
Beverage: Coffee, Iced Tea and Lemonade

Dessert: Assorted Desserts

Dinner price is $13.95 per person, everything included
Paid Dinner reservation can be sent with your paid program reservation, BUT we are requesting Dinner reservations be in our hands by August 7th.
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AGAIN:
Dinner and Lunch(es) reservations must be in by August 7th, 2009
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Saturday and Sunday Lunches:

for Each Meal, You have the choice of 1 of the 4 different sandwiches,

1.) Ham & Turkey Wrap 2). BBQ Pulled Pork on Roll
3.) Beef on Wick Roll 4.) Marinated Chicken Breast

... and your choice of Chips, or a Cup of Fresh Fruit with Lid, Fork, and Beverage
for $5.00 for one lunch each day. This price includes everything.

Please note: When making your Lunch reservation, Please state which sandwich you are ordering for which day.
Paid Lunch reservation(s) can be sent with your paid program reservation, BUT we are requesting Lunch Reservations be in our hands by August 7th.


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The Evening Program:

For the after dinner presentation, A very interesting movie with extremely rare footage of B&O steam, taken in the very late 40's or early 50s, as it operated over the (entire WA&G section of the B&O railroad line), will be shown. And we hope to have some Salzberg footage, for you true Orange & Creamers.
We also have been OK'ed, to show volume one, of the Wellsville Addison & Galeton, that David Deyo took with a sound Super 8 Movie camera.

I want to take this time to open an invitation for you people that have 8mm or Super 8mm movies, VHS, or converted DVDs of any of our honored railroads, to please feel free to bring them to share at "the movies" after dinner.
Please notify me at 814-832-2531, or WAGconf.09@email.com , so I can schedule you allotted time.

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DAY 2 SCHEDULE for WAG Conference II,
August 16th, 2009.

Starting at 10 am:
All attendees of Saturday's WAG CONFERENCE, have been invited to an Open House and layout tour of the DS&N RR, (Dolittle Seemore & Nap Railroad), scheduled to begin at 10AM, Sunday morning. August 16th. This layout is just up route 6 several miles in the West Pike area. ( Directions will be available Saturday at the Conference).

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Lunch will be served from 12 noon Sunday, on... at the Galeton High School Cafeteria, with Part two of Sundays’ program, beginning @ 1:00 pm, in the Galeton High School auditorium.
There will be two additional presentations at this time.

Wrapping up the afternoon,
the Slide Show presentation, "Slides For All", is back by popular demand. It was a hit with those attending the 2005 get together, and ran till 5:30.pm.

You bring your favorite slides of the B&O, B&S, WAG, C&PA, and also "Erie, EL, NYC, PC", ( that are related to the WAG Conference's Honored railroads, only please ).
And...You will be the narrator of your own collection, to the assembled group.

We already again have several people scheduled to participate with their slides for this event

If this program is of interest and you would like to be involved,
Please let us know, and contact WAGconf09@email.com , so you can be added to the schedule, for time a slot in this afternoon presentation.

This segment is also open to include you individuals that have had a personal relationship with our honored railroads, and would interested in sharing an event that they experienced, or ask a question and get a response to a long time unanswered question from the group.

The exchange of a lot of local railroad information is possible these two days, and we hope you will take us up on this offer, bring your favorite, (honored railroads), slides from you collection, or some special local railroad photo and share them with the assembled group.

A PRESENTATION NOTE:
Each person is limited to 30 minutes (max), per presentation. That process may be repeated again (with different slides), after everybody that wants to, has had a chance to present once.

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If you would like to be part of this railroad get-together in the beautiful valley of Galeton, PA., and attend Galeton High School, August 15th, @9:00am for registration, with the Programs starting at 10AM, please send check or postal or bank money order, preferred ), in the amount of the requested donation of $14.00 per person,

Made out to Dianne Schleigh, secretary and mailed to:

WAG Conference II 2009
c/o Dianne Schleigh
74 Longwell Drive
Grove City, PA.
16127 - 6444

to be received by August 11th, please

NOTE: if you want program and dinner reservations confirmed, please send a stamped self addressed post card with your mailed reservations, and If your household or yourself has computer service or you have a email site, PLEASE forward your email address to WAGconference09@email.com , so you can be notified with program updates. Thank You.

Finally: Because of the squeeze in time to the August 15th & 16th show dates, please help by sharing or forwarding this Conference information to all railroad model groups,railroad historical societies, etc.,or an interested friend or railfan, esp. a shortline railfan. Thank You.

For questions, please email me at: WAGconf09@email.com ,
or call me at 814-832-2531.

Mike Holdridge - Piney Creek Model Works - WAG Conference II 2009 organizer
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Re: Wellsville Addison & Galeton RR Conference 2009

Postby thebigham » Tue Aug 04, 2009 1:09 pm

REMINDER:

Your registration is due by August 11th! Your food reservation is due by August 7th!

If you would like to be part of this railroad get-together in the beautiful valley of Galeton, PA., and attend Galeton High School, August 15th, @9:00am for registration, with the Programs starting at 10AM, please send check or postal or bank money order, preferred ), in the amount of the requested donation of $14.00 per person,

Made out to Dianne Schleigh, secretary and mailed to:

WAG Conference II 2009
c/o Dianne Schleigh
74 Longwell Drive
Grove City, PA.
16127 - 6444

To be received by August 11th, please.

Food reservations are due August 7th!!

Saturday Evening Dinner Menu

Main Entree:
***** Chicken Parmesan with Pasta and Pork Tenderloin with Caramelized Onions

Vegetables:
Scalloped Potatoes, Rice Pilaf, Maple Glazed Baked Beans

Also Included: Salad, Rolls
Beverage: Coffee, Iced Tea and Lemonade

Dessert: Assorted Desserts

Dinner price is $13.95 per person, everything included .

Paid Dinner reservation can be sent with your paid program reservation, BUT we are requesting Dinner reservations be in our hands by August 7th.

Saturday and Sunday Lunches:

For Each Meal, You have the choice of 1 of the 4 different sandwiches,

1.) Ham & Turkey Wrap 2). BBQ Pulled Pork on Roll
3.) Beef on Wick Roll 4.) Marinated Chicken Breast

... and your choice of Chips, or a Cup of Fresh Fruit with Lid, Fork, and Beverage
for $5.00 for one lunch each day. This price includes everything.
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Re: Wellsville Addison & Galeton RR Conference 2009

Postby Fanatic5 » Fri Jan 26, 2018 3:46 pm

Are there any future WAG Conferences scheduled or any other meetings to discuss either the WAG or B&S?
Thank you.
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Re: Wellsville Addison & Galeton RR Conference 2009

Postby thebigham » Sat Jan 27, 2018 11:21 am

^Funny you should ask! Yes!

2018 Buffalo & Susquehanna Symposium at Coudersport

We are well into planning and preparations for another B&S Symposium. It will be held on August 11 & 12 (Sat. & Sun.) and hosted at the Pennsylvania Lumber Museum located on US Route 6, east of Coudersport. Mark your calendars now!

The format will be very similar to that Symposium we conducted last August at DuBois. If you attended that one, you will not be disappointed with this next gathering. We will have full access to the Museum which has recently been renovated into a beautiful facility honoring this once huge industry in the Commonwealth. Several meals and snacks will be provided as part of your fee. There are nearby motels to facilitate our stay in central Potter County. A new feature being planned are an on-site Catholic Mass and a Protestant Ceremony, each service honoring recently deceased employees of the Wellsville Addison & Galeton RR, a touching remembrance.

The Potter County Historical Society is presenting this Symposium and they will soon be issuing a brochure with the salient details you need to register. They and the Museum will also soon have notice of the meeting on their web sites. Don't miss this one!
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