THE AVR WENT TO ST. CROIX FOR THEIR FALL MEET WITH TWO LOCOMOTIVES AND TWELVE CARS FROM SEPT. 22nd to 27th AND HAD A GREAT TIME. IT WAS A CHANCE TO SHOW OUR GREAT NEW PACIFIC #2365. MEMBERS FROM THE AVR WHERE BILL TAYLOR, LEN LaRUE, BARRY SOLOMON and VIC ST-GERMAIN
ALL PICTURES TAKEN BY BILL TAYLOR UNLESS NOTED. CLICK ON SMALL PICTURES TO MAKE THEM BIGGER If you can add names or details about equipment and people in the pictures please send them along. Just go to the AVR main page and click my e-mail
# 1 - Bill takes AVR 2365 our Pacific up the hill with a load of passengers at the fall meet. Picture taken by Len LaRue.
# 2 - Tim Olsen the St. Croix Meet Chairman loads soil train #2365 with Bill of the AVR on the loco. Work on the St. Croix goes on rain or shine. Vic St-Germain watches the operation. Note the new SCRR side dump cars Photo by Len LaRue.
# 3 - Chuck runs his Northern past Pacific 2365 south of the station. the 844 had 12 cars while 2365 only had 11 gondolas. During the public open house 2365 gave four gondolas to 3001 and kept seven. Together AVR trains moved 570 people on the Sunday Public run day.
# 4 - A very nice 1" outside braced boxcar from Pennsylvania.
# 5 - A double dome tank car ran on the 1" line.
# 6 - AVR 3001 is again put into switching duty to collect Chuck's UP cars as they are put onto the railway from the loading area.
# 7 - AVR 3001 a GP-9 proves that it can handle the 12 car Union Pacific Passenger train as it pushes the cars into their storage spur at St. Croix.
# 8 - Barry Solomon runs his well operating English locomotive on the elevated 3/4 track.
# 9 - Bill Taylor pulls passengers on eleven gondolas with 2365 over the long trestle. The new locomotive was in steam for 43 hours during the meet and worked perfectly. Picture by Len LaRue.
# 10 - Chuck's 844 Northern being blown down after the meet. A really big machine.
# 11 - A nice looking American at the steaming bay.
# 12 - AVR 3001 with Len LaRue at the station on Sunday. The SCRR Hinkley sits on the next track. 1029 people came to ride trains.
# 13 - A very nice 1" OS locomotive gave rides all week helping to move the passengers.
# 14 - A big man on a small train. Lots of action on the 1" line and lots of nice trains with great show cars. The man is Ron Shupard of Norristown, PA. The loco is a PRR L1 Mikado.
# 15 - Two nice 1" locomotives fit the St. Croix table at the same time. The front locomotive is Dave Johnson's SP Pacific from Winchester, VA. The Pere Marquette Berkshire is owned by Bruce of Audubon, PA.
# 16 - Jack Anderson runs an older Pacific on coal that needed to get out and do its stuff.
# 17 - A Great Northern diesel waits south of the station for its engineer.
# 18 - Len LaRue from the AVR moves soil on Friday with the GP-9 3001. She had sat out Thursday in the roundhouse while 2365 got all the work.
# 19 - This yellow street car pulled public on Sunday becoming the shortest train on the 7.5" line.
# 20 - Vic St-Germain of the AVR sits proudly on the Pacific 2365 ready to take passengers.
# 21 - A couple of 1.6" box cars sat on the steaming bay.
# 22 - A big Pennsy Pacific takes a very nice pulpwood car with a finely detailed traction engine for a ride. Picture by Len LaRue.
# 23 - Now that was a very nice engine.
# 24 - Bill runs 2365 with a full train of public up the grade to the level crossing. Picture by Len LaRue.
# 25 - The St. Croix's Hinkley did its share of work on Sunday pulling public. It was given to the SCRR by OS models of Japan.
# 26 - A large narrow gauge plantation engine #1 ran well all week.
# 27 - On Friday the St. Croix club treated us to a great pig roast. The victim.
# 28 - Some of the many people who enjoyed the pig. We all just pigged out.
# 29 - Action around the roundhouse as locomotives were brought to life. 2365 stayed on track 32.
# 30 - Stewart Olsen steaming a 1" locomotive.
# 31 - Talking about the locomotive at the steaming bay.
# 32 - Now some locomotives are really really big and some are really really small.
# 33 - A Pennsy Pacific from Pennsylvania
# 34 - A 1.6" short tank engine #12
# 35 - a nice 1.6" 4-4-2 sits on the steaming bay.
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