Rail Festival is a-coming

Not this weekend, but the weekend after this (i.e., April 22 and 23), will be the 2006 Train and Trolley Festival at Orange Empire Railway Museum. This is a two-day festival of train and trolley rides, special exhibits, music and entertainment. It will also feature the Ventura County No. 2 steam engine, just returned from a five year restoration. Tickets at the gate are $16 for adults, and $10 for children, and the ticket price can be applied towards membership. I should point out that this is a great organization with a bunch of really great people; after you’ve gone and volunteered for a few years, they become like family (think of it as a FerroEquine Faire).

gf_guruilla, NSS&F, and I will be volunteering at RailFest, and we invite you to come on over and introduce yourself. We’ll be there Saturday from 3:00pm on. gf_guruilla will usually be found at the membership and information desk (except for last shift Sunday, at the bookshop). I’ll be found on Saturday on Train 52, the Middleton Siding Caboose Train (ATSF 999020). Sunday I’ll be on Train 51, the Passenger Train: SP 2144 first shift, UP 542 second shift, and the Shasta Daylight third shift.

So make your hotel reservations now (we usually stay in Riverside, but there’s also lodging in Perris, Moreno Valley, Sun City, and Hemet), and come out and say “hi”.