I'll contribute my pictures for all you Facebook people out there:
http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=9 ... 423&ref=mf
*NB: there are 64 pictures spread out over four pages. Don't stop at the end of page 1, there's much more.
What a magnificent day and what a worthy event. I was impressed beyond words and I can only hope that they make this an annual event.
The pictures tell the story, except for the marvelous sounds and smells, of course. They also illustrate the new stencilwork above the windows of the coaches, which looks absolutley smashing. Also included are pics of the newly-covered gondola, inside and out. An image of two steam engines on the Cattaraugus Creek bridge, alone, made the day worthwhile. There are also some nice shots of the romantic ruin that is Old No. 14, and I also tossed in a couple of ancient shots of 18 and the caboose from the late 1970s and early 1980s, courtesy my childhood album.
Pat, it was great to see you again and to chat with you about the many improvements to the railroad. It was also my pleasure to at last meet Trudy face-to-face. And Mandy is still there! What a blast from the past to see her behind the counter.
I can't wait to see what the Arcade & Attica pulls out of its hat next! It will be hard to top this.