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41st National Narrow Gauge Convention update for June

johnny graybeal
 

Another update should be up on the National Narrow Gauge Convention website by the weekend. We are pleased to announce that the first Tweetsie Country bus trip will soon be sold out. We will add more buses as registrations come in. The first private train at Tweetsie is over half reserved, and even the Ladies Biltmore bus trip is coming along nicely. More clinics, more photos and more information about this convention is at www.41nngc.com. Share this with your friends here or on facebook and elsewhere.


Re: Tweetsie Time Celebration at ETSU Cancelled

Lee Bishop
 

Such a shame, but it was hardly a surprise. Even though I'm not attending, I dearly hope the same fate won't befall the NG convention.
--
Lee Bishop
Stoney Creek branch of the ET&WNC in On30


Tweetsie Time Celebration at ETSU Cancelled

Curtis Brookshire
 

Dr. Fred Alsop sent me this message earlier this morning:

It is with deep regret that I have to inform you that we have failed to come close to the minimum number of registered participants for our planned Tweetsie Time Celebration to let it go forward.  It was one of those great ideas that just did not materialize with enough registered folks by our deadline to make it worthwhile for all my volunteers, speakers, and clinic instructors, as well as financially, to make it happen this time.  I am really disappointed that we could not make it work.  I fear that there are still a lot of people who don’t want to share indoor space with others because of the pandemic  and I appreciate their reluctance to join us for this event.  It would have been a lot of fun.

Please take note if you were possibly planning to visit for a day this weekend.
Curtis Brookshire
Pine Level NC


Re: Passing of Jim Hobbs

Curtis Brookshire
 

Thanks Philip for posting Jim's obituary. I learned a few things about him that I either didn't know or had forgotten. 

With Jim's passing, we lost another personal link to the ET&WNC. Jim had a front-row seat growing up on the ET&WNC. His father was Clarence Hobbs, ET&WNC Superintendent from the mid-1930s until his death in 1967. It was Clarence Hobbs who cleaned up the property, sold excess passenger equipment to the United Fruit Company, had long out-of-service power scrapped, introduced the green paint scheme for most of the engines, had the #7 rebuilt and later retired, had the motor cars built, purchased standard gauge engines 204, 205, 206, 207 and 208 and surveyed damage from the 1940 flood. Jim witnessed all this and according to his obit, went on to a full railroad career starting with the Clinchfield and ending with the RF&P. A fine man and a first class railroader. We'll miss him. 

Jim shared his memories in the Blue Ridge Stemwinder magazine, volume 4, number 1, Summer 1991. I recommend pulling out your old issue or looking it up on the DVD. (If you don't have the Stemwinder collection on DVD, now would be a good time to ask Chris Ford about one) 

Enjoy your  trip on the "westbound" and rest in Peace Jim.
Curtis Brookshire
Pine Level NC


Re: Passing of Jim Hobbs

Chris Jessee
 

Thanks for letting us know Phil.

Chris Jessee


Re: Passing of Jim Hobbs

Chris Ford
 


Jim had a life-long history with the ET&WNC, with his dad working for the ET, Jim and Sally's involvement with the ET&WNC Historical Society as charter members, and his frequent attendance at the Society Conventions. Jim will be missed by all, and especially by his many friends and acquaintances in our world of the ET&WNC.








Chris

 
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www.etwncrrhs.org
chris@...
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On Fri, 28 May 2021 12:14:17 -0700, "Philip Taylor" <drphilster@...> wrote:
 
Thought everyone would want to know Jim Hobbs passed away

https://www.legacy.com/us/obituaries/timesdispatch/name/james-hobbs-obituary?pid=198824088


Passing of Jim Hobbs

Philip Taylor
 


Re: A Bazillion more trees.

Tom Grabenstein
 

Thanks Dean. Yes, I hope to go from the tree lined vistas of the mountains to the urban scenery of Johnson City next. I will be looking to see what you have done and the new creations at the ETSU Carter museum regarding J.City.

Dr Tom

On May 19, 2021, at 9:08 PM, Dean Smith <smithfive@...> wrote:

Doc,
    Looking good! Of course, when modeling the ET, you can always use a bazillion and one trees! It is a good feeling to get to an area that needs a few less.
 
Dean
 
Sent: Wednesday, May 19, 2021 5:32 PM
Subject: Re: [ETWNC] A Bazillion more trees.
 
Thank you Lee and Bill. I appreciate the kindness. The water tank is my attempt at a model of the Cranberry water tank. Dr. Tom.

On May 18, 2021, at 8:23 PM, Lee Bishop <leebishop1944@...> wrote:
 
Really looks good. Love the water tower, too.
--
Lee Bishop
Stoney Creek branch of the ET&WNC in On30
 


Re: A Bazillion more trees.

Dean Smith
 

Doc,
    Looking good! Of course, when modeling the ET, you can always use a bazillion and one trees! It is a good feeling to get to an area that needs a few less.
 
Dean
 

Sent: Wednesday, May 19, 2021 5:32 PM
Subject: Re: [ETWNC] A Bazillion more trees.
 
Thank you Lee and Bill. I appreciate the kindness. The water tank is my attempt at a model of the Cranberry water tank. Dr. Tom.

On May 18, 2021, at 8:23 PM, Lee Bishop <leebishop1944@...> wrote:
 
Really looks good. Love the water tower, too.
--
Lee Bishop
Stoney Creek branch of the ET&WNC in On30
 


Re: A Bazillion more trees.

Tom Grabenstein
 

Thank you Lee and Bill. I appreciate the kindness. The water tank is my attempt at a model of the Cranberry water tank. Dr. Tom.

On May 18, 2021, at 8:23 PM, Lee Bishop <leebishop1944@...> wrote:

Really looks good. Love the water tower, too.
--
Lee Bishop
Stoney Creek branch of the ET&WNC in On30


Re: A Bazillion more trees.

Lee Bishop
 

Really looks good. Love the water tower, too.
--
Lee Bishop
Stoney Creek branch of the ET&WNC in On30


Re: A Bazillion more trees.

William Uffelman
 

Layout is looking mighty.fine Dr Tom!

Bill Uffelman 


On Tue, May 18, 2021 at 2:34 PM, Tom Grabenstein
<tomgmd@...> wrote:
I have just completed another bazillion trees on the other side of the cranberry/Doe river peninsula. Here a  train is making its way through the Doe river gorge and onto the stand in for the Cranberry Depot. I am looking forward to some work in the urban yards of Johnson City Tennessee and Boone North Carolina with not so many trees! Thank you for looking. Dr. Tom






Re: Tweetsie Time Celebration - Registration Information

Sheldon Daitch
 

Curtis,


Sheldon

On Tuesday, May 18, 2021, 03:34:00 PM EDT, Curtis Brookshire via groups.io <curtis.brookshire@...> wrote:


Here's how to register for the Tweetsie Time Celebration at ETSU. I know this works because it's how I registered.
1. Go to the ETSU website: http://www.etsu/edu 
2. Search for the George L. Carter RR Museum
3. On the Carter Museum page click on Events
4. Scroll down and click on the Tweetsie Time Celebration June 4-6 2021
5. Click where it says "Register Here".  It will open a window in survey.monkey that has the registration form. Payment can be made on the day of event or a check sent to Fred Alsop at ETSU
6. Make your hotel reservation if needed. The Hotel Carnegie has a small block of rooms available at a discount.

If you've never seen the ET&WNC layout, it's well worth a visit. If you've been there before, check out what's been done since you've last visited. Hope to see some of you there in June.

Curtis Brookshire
Pine Level NC 


Re: Tweetsie Time Celebration - Registration Information

Curtis Brookshire
 

Here's how to register for the Tweetsie Time Celebration at ETSU. I know this works because it's how I registered.
1. Go to the ETSU website: http://www.etsu/edu 
2. Search for the George L. Carter RR Museum
3. On the Carter Museum page click on Events
4. Scroll down and click on the Tweetsie Time Celebration June 4-6 2021
5. Click where it says "Register Here".  It will open a window in survey.monkey that has the registration form. Payment can be made on the day of event or a check sent to Fred Alsop at ETSU
6. Make your hotel reservation if needed. The Hotel Carnegie has a small block of rooms available at a discount.

If you've never seen the ET&WNC layout, it's well worth a visit. If you've been there before, check out what's been done since you've last visited. Hope to see some of you there in June.

Curtis Brookshire
Pine Level NC 


A Bazillion more trees.

Tom Grabenstein
 

I have just completed another bazillion trees on the other side of the cranberry/Doe river peninsula. Here a train is making its way through the Doe river gorge and onto the stand in for the Cranberry Depot. I am looking forward to some work in the urban yards of Johnson City Tennessee and Boone North Carolina with not so many trees! Thank you for looking. Dr. Tom


Doe River gorge again

George Pierson
 

Thanks for the replies to my earlier post.  The bus trip is fine but for those of us who are coming from a distance (like, say, Chicago) and can't be there almost two days before the convention starts, I am hoping that there will be some provision to ride into the gorge. If trains aren't running later in the week is there still walking access to the gorge?

George Pierson 


Re: NNGC 2021 and Doe River Gorge

Bill Miller
 

Bus tour on the Tuesday before the start of the convention will take you to the Linville depot , Doe River Gorge and ETSU to see their Tweetsie HOn3 Layout. Figure being gone all day.

 Bill Miller


-----Original Message-----
From: George Pierson <gpierson@...>
To: ETWNC@groups.io
Sent: Sat, May 15, 2021 4:07 pm
Subject: [ETWNC] NNGC 2021 and Doe River Gorge

Hi, all,

Anyone know what plans there are during the NNGC to access the Doe River Gorge?  I didn't see any reference to the gorge on the NNGC website.

George Pierson


Re: NNGC 2021 and Doe River Gorge

Lee Bishop
 

Man, how I wish I could be there for that.
I so badly want to get there for one of the ET&WNC group conventions someday...
--
Lee Bishop
Stoney Creek branch of the ET&WNC in On30


Re: NNGC 2021 and Doe River Gorge

Mark Lewis
 

George:

Check this link from the convention website. The info you are looking for is about 2/3 of the way down the page.

Mark Lewis
Narrow gauge modeling in N.C.


On Sat, May 15, 2021 at 4:22 PM George Pierson <gpierson@...> wrote:
Hi, all,

Anyone know what plans there are during the NNGC to access the Doe River Gorge?  I didn't see any reference to the gorge on the NNGC website.

George Pierson


NNGC 2021 and Doe River Gorge

George Pierson
 

Hi, all,

Anyone know what plans there are during the NNGC to access the Doe River Gorge?  I didn't see any reference to the gorge on the NNGC website.

George Pierson

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