Monday, June 24, 2019
Adventures in Steam Locomotion
A school teacher by day, in his free time Tom Gears is a steam locomotive engineer at Wilmington & Western RR in Delaware and has been working with steam-powered equipment since 1981. For the last 15 years he’s been all over the world chasing down the last real working revenue producing steam locomotives. He’ll be talking about finding and documenting these locomotives in China, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Paraguay and Poland with photos and video clips. In May, Tom was in Wyoming to see the first run of the restored Union Pacific Big Boy locomotive, one of the largest steam locomotives ever built, as part of the Transcontinental RR 150th anniversary. He will wrap up the program with the Big Boy as the grand finale.
Time: 6PM Picnic 6:45PM Annual Meeting 7PM Program
Place: Fairmount Water Works Interpretive Center, 640 Waterworks Dr.
You can park on the Circle, closer to the FWWIC
Cost: $20 per person by Advanced Reservation only
Note: Food is only ordered for reservations. Mail your name and number in party with check payable to OE/SIA, no later than June 19 to: Helen Schenck, 169 West Federal St., Burlington, NJ 08016. If you wish to pay at the door, e-mail your intention to attend to: firstname.lastname@example.org
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