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Can we have Xmas trip at night?
« on: September 16, 2010, 12:34:56 AM »
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Dave Olszewski wrote:
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Hi,

I worked on Holloween Evening this weekend. It was nice to see  Holloween decorated with lights at night. I alway think it will be nice if they have Xmas trip at evening with alot of xmas decorated and lights. I used to work at Dollywood Park 10 years ago.  They ran train at night and have view of xmas light and decorated. It was pretty.

Dave

James Patten replied:
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We have very few Christmas decorations, compared to our Halloween decorations.  I think we do run until 6 PM or so, but it's mainly a ride in the dark.  Our Victorian Christmas celebration trains are mostly during the day, because we have a horse-drawn wagon/sleigh (depending on snow cover) at Alna Center, which is a great attraction.

Edaville used to have a vast Christmas decoration collection; that collection is now in the hands of Maine Narrow Gauge.

Jon Dandridge replied:
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I remember that Edaville display was quite impressive - my wife, sister, and I went down to see it in the early 1980's. They were using an engine as a stationary boiler to run a generator for the lights - I believe that was our #9 ?

I imagine though it would be a lot of work to try to set up and run something like that, plus the expense of acquring the lights and fixtures.

Jon Dandridge

James Patten replied:
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The Edaville stationary engine would have been their #5, our #10.

Speaking about our Halloween decorations - the majority of these were given to us a couple of years back.  It's because we received these decorations that we have ramped Halloween up so much.

I think I'm now of the opinion that on Victorian Christmas we should stop running trains at 5.  Put everything away and we'll all have a little end-of-the-year dinner together.

Stephen Hussar replied:
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Put everything away and we'll all have a little end-of-the-year dinner together.
Damn, that's a nice idea James.

Dave Buczkowski replied:
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I'm sure Two Ties will want to hang his stocking with care for the Two Foot Santa as well. James, that's a great idea!
Dave

Dave Olszewski replied:
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I did not know they serve little end of the year dinner together. It will be great to have friend together for dinner after put everything away. It will be fun. I can't wait to see Xmas trip there. What hour will they run  Xmas train there? 10AM until 5PM?

Dave

James Patten replied:
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I think last year there was some kind of pot luck at the end of the day, but I didn't stick around for it, so I can't really say what happened.  But the more I think of it, the better I like it.  We as a volunteer group are usually working pretty hard when we get together.  Let's kick back a little and relax without worrying about building railroad or selling tickets, with a little yuletide cheer (no violations of Rule #6 please).

Joe Fox replied:
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Sounds good to me James. I to am tired at the end of a hard work day, and I think that it would be great to have all of the crew get together and eat dinner.
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