Sunday, October 26, 2014

Konrad [WA4OSH] -- Toy Railroad in Skykomish, WA FUN!

Konrad, [WA4OSH]
Great Northern & Cascade Railway
Great Northern &  Cascade Railway
My son and I have been volunteering every other weekend at the
"Great Northern and Cascade Railway"
 a model railroad in Skykomish, WA.
This weekend is the next to the last in the season.
The GN&CR is an 1/8 scale model railway (1 foot = 1 1/2 inches).
It features close to one mile of 7 1/2 wide track,
a battery-electric powered steam locomotive and 10 passenger cars.

This Saturday (10-18-2014),
GN&CR expects to have three guest steam locomotives:
+ Bob Chapman with his 2-4-0
+Conrad Watne with his Welsh Hunslet 2-4-0 
+ Keith with his ten wheeler
- plus -
+ Mike's Dash 8 -- a model diesel engine
 (powered by a gasoline-hydrolic engine)
will also be on hand for passenger duties.

GN&CR is open 10 A.M. to 4 P.M. weekends and holidays
 May through October
The model railroad is operated on a 100% volunteer and donation basis. 
Also, the rides are free but contributions are gladly accepted.

Come join us in Skykomish for a fun time.
Passenger Depot
101 N 5th St
Skykomish, WA 98288
Operational Hours
10AM - 4PM
I will be in Skykomish this weekend, but not the next.
Quick directions on how to find the GN&CR: 
East on Hwy 2 to Skykomish.
  Turn right at the Sky Gas station. 
Go over the bridge into town and then across the railroad tracks.  
Then take the second left, right behind the old train depot.
 May through October - Saturday & Sunday + Holidays
Talk-in when I'm there ;)
146.52 Simplex, or
on the KC7SAR repeater 145.110 [-] PL=123.0Hz

Also, you can monitor BNSF on 161.100 Mhz
from Everett to the Cascade tunnel at Stevens Pass.
Great Northern and Cascade Railway on Facebook.
Konrad, [WA4OSH]