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Re: Doe River Gorge - Fall Color Runs

Mark Lewis <marklewis1@...>
 


Re: Doe River Gorge - Fall Color Runs

Andy
 

Hi Mark, I am glad you had good weather and a big attendance. I have seen the YouTube motorcar ride and I hope to ride the railroad in person one day. Has anyone filmed the motorcar ride all the way to the deck truss bridge? Andy


Re: Doe River Gorge - Fall Color Runs

Mark Milbourne
 

We had an excellent turnout.   Weather was nice.   Colors not yet at peak, but coming in well.

 

Sold 677 train tickets (vs 599 last year) plus a few presales not picked up.     Don’t know the full total attendance, but the gate person clicked in just over 800 people before leaving around 3pm.

 

Thanks for asking.

Mark

From: Tweetsie@... [mailto:Tweetsie@...] On Behalf Of aroth12@...
Sent: Monday, October 28, 2013 7:29 PM
To: Tweetsie@...
Subject: [Tweetsie] RE: Doe River Gorge - Fall Color Runs


Hi, How were the fall color trains this year? Was there a good turnout? Andy


Re: Doe River Gorge - Fall Color Runs

Mark Lewis <marklewis1@...>
 


Re: Doe River Gorge - Fall Color Runs

Andy
 

Hi, How were the fall color trains this year? Was there a good turnout? Andy


Re: ET&WNC HOn3 Box car kits

Bill Miller
 

A work in progress for  Deerfield River Laser is the 32 foot ET&WNC box car. 

Bill Miller


-----Original Message-----
From: p51
To: Tweetsie
Sent: Wed, Oct 23, 2013 7:13 pm
Subject: [Tweetsie] RE: Fwd: ET&WNC HOn3 Box car kits



 I just hope someday, someone makes a On3/On30 scale ET boxcar, as nothing out there really looks right.



Re: ET&WNC HOn3 Box car kits

Lee Bishop
 

 I just hope someday, someone makes a On3/On30 scale ET boxcar, as nothing out there really looks right.

I checked the website and could find nothing on the ET&WNC HOn3 box car kits being reissued. Is this project still on? 

William (Bill) Miller
3631 Karen Drive
Chesapeake Beach, MD 20732


ET&WNC HOn3 Box car kits

Bill Miller
 

For those of you interested in ET&WNC modeling in HOn3 the Train and Trooper ET&WNC 32 foot box cars laser cut kits are still on the project list by Mount Blue Model company the people who cut the cars for T&T. I got the note below from Ken Berlo owner of Mount Blue Model Co.

Bill Miller


Hi Bill,
Yes.  I still plan to re-release the Tweetsie boxcars. The reworked parts are done,  I just have to do the various body bolsters and finish the pilot model.  Hopefully by the end of the year.
Cheers, 
Ken Berlo

Mount Blue Model Co.
P.O. Box 460
White Horse Beach, Ma. 02381 USA
www.mountbluemodelco.com

On Fri 18/10/13 12:19 PM , ebteng18@... sent:

I checked the website and could find nothing on the ET&WNC HOn3 box car kits being reissued. Is this project still on? 

William (Bill) Miller
3631 Karen Drive
Chesapeake Beach, MD 20732


Looking for stories of the ET & WNC

LeAnn Holman
 

Hey guys me again.  At our last convention we were talking about getting the history out there not just the written history but the oral or spoken history.  So in my attempt at finding some stories of the ET &WNC I'm begging for anyone who has a story to write it down and send it to me. PO BOX 154 MCGRADY NC 28649.  Please include a picture of the person, place, or thing you are writing about if you can and don't forget to give me your name so I can give credit where credit is due.  Would love to put these stories in the ET Times. I think everyone would love to read them.

 

Thanks

LeAnn Lane

Society Treasurer


Re: ET Times

LeAnn Holman
 

I would definitely like to see it and if you could write me a little note about it I would love to include that in my article. And please include your full name so I can give credit where credit is due.
 
Thank You
LeAnn


On Sunday, October 13, 2013 12:01 AM, "p51@..." wrote:
 
I have a b/w drawing I did for a Christmas card back in the 90s, of a mixed train sitting at Cranberry with a kid sitting in a coach, at night. Would you like to see that? I think i have the drawing around here somewhere... 


---In Tweetsie@..., wrote:

Hey Group. 
 
If you are a part of ET WNC Historical Society, then you have received your ET Times.  Now this is what I'm thinking.... I'm coming up with some ideas for the winter issue and was wondering if anyone had any pictures they would be willing to share of any of the ET engines in the snow or any holiday pictures around the engines.  Thank you in advance.
 
LeAnn
 



Re: ET Times

Lee Bishop
 

I have a b/w drawing I did for a Christmas card back in the 90s, of a mixed train sitting at Cranberry with a kid sitting in a coach, at night. Would you like to see that? I think i have the drawing around here somewhere... 


ET Times

LeAnn Holman
 

Hey Group. 

 

If you are a part of ET WNC Historical Society, then you have received your ET Times.  Now this is what I'm thinking.... I'm coming up with some ideas for the winter issue and was wondering if anyone had any pictures they would be willing to share of any of the ET engines in the snow or any holiday pictures around the engines.  Thank you in advance.

 

LeAnn

 


Lanterns?

Lee Bishop
 

Just got the ET news today and it made mention of the lantern project, as if the lanterns were coming soon.

Any updates on this? I know I put my name in on this and I am just waiting to hear where to send the check or pay pal payment...


Doe River Gorge - Fall Color Runs

Mark Milbourne
 

Hey gang,

 

I’ve been remiss in not getting it posted sooner, but the annual fall color day is next Sunday, Oct 20th.     Now officially “Fall Family Fun Day”.

 

Train rides (with our own Ken Riddle to spin the ET&WNC stories), food, kid stuff and other family activites 10am – 5pm.  

Departures from 10:15 every 45 min through  4:15.     This will be the 14th year and the price is STILL just $5.

 

Full details on DRG website as well as pre-purchase train tickets.

www.doerivergorge.com

 

Mark

 


Re: Jackson and Sharp

Pete Jobusch <peter@...>
 

Don't forget to search for "Linville River Railroad" as well ...

Pete Jobusch

On 10/1/2013 6:05 AM, Tweetsie@yahoogroups.com wrote:
1. Jackson and Sharp
Posted by:oldebuck-50@hotmail.com hoghead32
Date: Mon Sep 30, 2013 4:31 pm ((PDT))



I don't know if this item came through this site some time back,
but the Jackson and Sharp photo archive has been digitized.

Quick route: go to Bing and enter ,<Delaware Heritage
Collection>; take the first hit and on that search engine enter
<East Tennessee and Western North Carolina Railroad>.At this
point you'll find a dozen J&S builders photos of ET passenger
stock, including interior views, trucks and end shots. These
photos may be downloaded.

MBuckelew


Jackson and Sharp

Buck
 

I don't know if this item came through this site some time back, but the Jackson and Sharp photo archive has been digitized.

Quick route: go to Bing and enter , <Delaware Heritage Collection>; take the first hit and on that search engine enter <East Tennessee and Western North Carolina Railroad>.At this point you'll find a dozen J&S builders photos of ET passenger stock, including interior views, trucks and end shots. These photos may be downloaded.

MBuckelew 


Re: ET&WNC painting print, is there really a market for this?

David Pressley
 

Hi Don -
 
Both of your messages..... your initial intro and now this one....... have shown up in my inbox today.
 
I'm not sure why the first one floated around in cyberspace for several days. Maybe it got 'stuck in the tube' and needed this one to push it on through.
 
At any rate, welcome to the group...... you'll find an answer to most any question you've ever wanted to ask about the ET&WNC here. Chances are you'll find questions that you didn't know you wanted to ask until now as well.
 
David Pressley
Middle-aged guy who likes to ride trains and isn't afraid to admit that anymore!
 

From: cokerart
To: Tweetsie@...
Sent: Friday, September 13, 2013 12:11 PM
Subject: [Tweetsie] Re: ET&WNC painting print, is there really a market for this?
 
Hey guys,

It's me, Don Coker, not John, in the flesh. Wow, brother Ray, thanks for the endorsement! Well, I am a newbie to this group, but a member of many others. After I posted my painting to ebay I got an email from "Guv" Rick Perry, my neighbor across the Chattahoochee River, stating that y'all were talking about my painting on this list. So I figured I'd join in. I posted my intro a couple days ago, but apparently it didn't post.

To clear up some misconceptions, as I stated, I am Don, not John. John is a friend of mine and lives in Colorado, I in Georgia. We are not directly related, but we figure we are down the tree a ways. All the Coker's came into America from England in the late 1700s at Charleston. It is pretty odd that two guys named Coker are both artists and love the same subject! But here we are.

As for the painting, it is indeed an original oil painting on canvas, not a print. I have not made prints of it as of yet, but may in the future. If I do I'll let this list know. I finished the painting a few months ago and it is based on the photo in my friend, Mal Ferrell's book, The Tweetsie. Other than that, I am a Tweetsie fan as well and look forward to getting to know you guys, and to clear up one more thing, Guv Rick ain't such a bad feller once you get to know him.

If y'all have any other questions or comments, you can contact me at CokerArt@....

Glad to be here!
"Don" (the other white meat) Coker
Columbus, Georgia
http://doncokerart.wix.com/art#!railroad-art
http://doncokerart.com/blog/

> Don Coker is from Georgia, lives about a mile from me. Great artist with an unusual range of talent and interests. Contact info here:
>
> http://www.doncokerart.com/blog/
>
> Ray Montgomery


Re: ET&WNC painting print, is there really a market for this?

cokerart
 

Hey guys,


It's me, Don Coker, not John, in the flesh. Wow, brother Ray, thanks for the endorsement! Well, I am a newbie to this group, but a member of many others. After I posted my painting to ebay I got an email from "Guv" Rick Perry, my neighbor across the Chattahoochee River, stating that y'all were talking about my painting on this list. So I figured I'd join in. I posted my intro a couple days ago, but apparently it didn't post.


To clear up some misconceptions, as I stated, I am Don, not John. John is a friend of mine and lives in Colorado, I in Georgia. We are not directly related, but we figure we are down the tree a ways. All the Coker's came into America from England in the late 1700s at Charleston. It is pretty odd that two guys named Coker are both artists and love the same subject! But here we are.


As for the painting, it is indeed an original oil painting on canvas, not a print. I have not made prints of it as of yet, but may in the future. If I do I'll let this list know. I finished the painting a few months ago and it is based on the photo in my friend, Mal Ferrell's book, The Tweetsie. Other than that, I am a Tweetsie fan as well and look forward to getting to know you guys, and to clear up one more thing, Guv Rick ain't such a bad feller once you get to know him.


If y'all have any other questions or comments, you can contact me at CokerArt@yahoo.com.


Glad to be here!
"Don" (the other white meat) Coker
Columbus, Georgia
http://doncokerart.wix.com/art#!railroad-art
http://doncokerart.com/blog/

Don Coker is from Georgia, lives about a mile from me. Great artist with an unusual range of talent and interests. Contact info here:

http://www.doncokerart.com/blog/

Ray Montgomery


Re: ET&WNC painting print, is there really a market for this?

ray@themontgomerys.info
 

Don Coker is from Georgia, lives about a mile from me.  Great artist with an unusual range of talent and interests.  Contact info here:

http://www.doncokerart.com/blog/  



Ray  Montgomery
ray@...
“Perfection is Achieved Not When There Is Nothing More to Add, But When There Is Nothing Left to Take Away”


Re: ET&WNC painting print, is there really a market for this?

Stephen
 

Just to add a bit more to the thread. You can see Don Coker at http://doncokerart.wix.com/art#!railroad-art
I reached out to him regarding this particular painting.  He responded that this is an original, his original, and he did not know anything about a version lost at Tweetsie.  He did mention that it was possible that this may be reproduced as a print in the future.  So, open to the idea anyway.

I appreciate the post.  I really like this painting and enjoyed finding more about his other work.




--- In Tweetsie@..., "Rick" wrote:
>
> Ya'll,
> The painting is by DON Coker, not John Coker. No relation. Don is a former newspaper artist/art director(was down sized a few years ago), lives in Columbus Ga not far from list member Ray Montgomery. Don is a very good artist working in all mediums from water colors to oils and acrylics. He did the Sylvania Central cover on Mal Ferrels two part slow trains down south and also Larry Goolsby's Atlanta, Birmingham and Atlantic book.
> Don did a few prints in past but in as much as he lost his good paying job, I doubt he would be inclined to invest in making prints. That said, Don is a very likable(but art ecentric) individual and maybe if a group wanted to do prints, he might be receptive. For what it is worth, there is a very fine firm ,Lithograph, that does prints in Don Cokers hometown and he could oversee the process should such a group would form.
> Let me know if I can be of any help on this as I too would like a print.
> Rick Perry
>
> --- In Tweetsie@..., "Lee Bishop" p51@ wrote:
> >
> > I assume many of you have seen this already? http://www.ebay.com/itm/Rainy-Day-At-Cranberry-a-railroad-painting-of-Tweetsie-/111162633646?pt=Art_Paintings&hash=item19e1cf2dae#ht_133wt_962
> > I know what photo he used to base this on (as I'm certain many of you do, too), but it's one of the better ET paintings I've seen. I have never before really seen a good ET painting that didn't have some manner of error in it or had a style I just didn't `click' with. I'm an artist myself (b/w, mostly ink and pencils and graphic design work) so I'm pretty tough to please with art. But if this guy ever put this painting into print form, I'd probably buy and hang it. There's more on it here: http://www.doncokerart.com/blog/?p=909 I'd be tempted to e-mail the guy to see if he could do prints of it, but I'm not 100% sure that there'd be that strong a market for it.
> > I would have thought that a good historically-correct and well-executed ET theme print would do well, but I must remember how tight a market there is for something like that (and how glutted the RR art market is, which is why I never tried to break into it).
> > But I'm curious, would there ever be a market for a ET print?
> >
>

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