Tony and Judy Koester came to Colorado and stopped by both the A&O and the Colorado Model Railroad Museum on Tuesday, August 29, 2017. The Koesters stayed overnight with the Stewarts before heading for the 37th Narrow Gauge Convention being held in Denver. Here are a few photos from that event.
David, Executive Director Michelle Kempema, and Tony at the museum. Behind them resides museum founder Dave Trussell’s vintage Lionel collection.
After lunch David, Tony and I adjourned to the A&O before the construction crew and spouses arrived for a cookout.
Since Tony is a Nickel Plate fan, he ran a train behind ex-NKP GP35 #910, now post-merger N&W 2910. The under-construction bridge superstructure is built with urethane castings by Vince Griesemer.
Two happy modelers with 2910 at CP Jay.
Judy and Tony in Glenn Forge.
A demonstration of live coal loads and the operating Whiting Rotaside car dumper.
Tony is a big fan of F units. Here the ABA set that appeared on the cover of Model Railroader in May, 2006 crosses the Ohio River.