2 March 2024 A new month and some new items of interest.
1. Scale Trains sent us the artwork for the FURX-Agrium covered hoppers. Click on the FURX-Agrium button on the home page to see the artwork and prototype photos.
2. A couple of months ago we received a donation of several images of a "White Train" movement in 1981 at Hoover, TX. Great information! Click the White Train Button on the home page, and follow the link to the ATMX train. The images and writeup are a good example of what we can add to a collection to fill out the story.
3. Last year I began writing our history. This month I have uploaded the first two "chapters." Click on the About button on the home page, and then the history button on that page. I will upload a new chapter each month. Please let me know if you have any additions or corrections. This is an ongoing project and we will revise chapters as new information is available. Many thanks to all the photographers, especially members Bob Roth and Bruce Carter.
I'm leaving in some news from February that some may not have seen.
The Tangent FWD/BN covered hoppers are going fast. It won't be long before we can't supply sets of six with different numbers. No more than two full sets of six remain.
Also remember that we are taking preorders for our first Scale Trains model of a FURX-Agrium covered hopper. Please note that the shipping WIX has set up for the preorders is too high for most orders. We will overpayments as soon as we get the cars.
Our good friends at the Texas Northern Model Railroad Club announced their first custom car project, a great MKT autorack car from InterMountain. This car kicks off their building fund campaign. Give them a look at: https://www.texasnorthern.org/
These autoracks would look fantastic in a consist including our BKTY mechanical reefers (hint).
The C&S triple-bay hoppers are in, and they are beautiful! . Our Company Store page has photos and details. We are also offering a limited number of CB&Q triple hoppers in cooperation with the Q-Connection.
Everyone, please mark you calendars! The 16th of May is our election meeting. President, VP/Secretary, and Treuasurer positions are on the ballot. As with a number of organizations, leadership is critical. Our current officers are doing a great job, but fresh leaders are always welcome. VP/Secretary, Bob Roth, has indicated that he'll not be running. Bob has served as President, VP and Treasurer for a long time, and has been integral to our success. He is asking for and deserves a well-earned break. If you have an interest in leading the Museum into the future, please let any board member know. The positions are not overwhelming, and there are a lot of folks to help you along.