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dcm74
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Post by dcm74 »

While Inside EMD is temporarily in retirement, you might enjoy seeing another of Mr. Cook"s programs, What's In Those Covered Wagons. It's not a full factory tour but you do get to see locomotives being built.


There will be a showing of What's In Those Covered Wagons at the Palmer, MA, Public Library on Thursday April 27th at 6:00PM. This gives everyone a chance to see the program, check out the library and visit the Steaming Tender for dinner.

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dcm74, Thanks for your posting on the upcoming showing of the Covered Wagons program, and also for the excellent support that your group always provides for their guest speakers. I am looking forward to the presentation in Palmer, it is a great location and the library there is an excellent new facility with a very nice meeting room.
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ExEMDLOCOTester

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Hi Paul, its good to see that a former co-worker is telling the EMD story. I joined railroad.net a few hours ago and found this fourm. Looking at the pictures posted brings back many pleasant memories of traveling through the "Big Bay" seeing a Locomotive trucked at the begining of the afternoon shift. I also remember the horror of returning from a lengthy out of town project, traveling down 55th st and seeing the plant GONE. Working at EMD as a Locomotive Tester was the highlight of my career. I remember the MBTA "Easter Eggs" order that you now watch over in Boston. I hope the old girls are doing well.

ExEMDLOCOTester

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Post by ExEMDLOCOTester »

ExEMDLOCOTester wrote:Hi Paul, its good to see that a former co-worker is telling the EMD story. I joined railroad.net a few hours ago and found this fourm. Looking at the pictures posted brings back many pleasant memories of traveling through the "Big Bay" seeing a Locomotive trucked at the begining of the afternoon shift. I also remember the horror of returning from a lengthy out of town project, traveling down 55th st and seeing the plant GONE. Working at EMD as a Locomotive Tester was the highlight of my career. I remember the MBTA "Easter Eggs" order that you now watch over in Boston. I hope the old girls are doing well.
Preston Cook..... My Apologies for addressing you as Paul...

PCook
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Post by PCook »

Thanks very much for your note! I hope you will get to see the program sometime. My travel range has been a bit limited lately by the very high cost of fuel, but I still do get out around EMD's home turf once in a while.

I can sure appreciate the feeling on seeing the plant gone. On a visit to the area last year I drove my car where the high bay used to be, now it is a parking lot for an adjacent business.

PC

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Post by PCook »

My thanks to the folks at CSRM for the excellent turnout recently for a staff showing of the INSIDE EMD program on short notice, and to Art and Dennis for their time and effort in showing me the museum.

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While it's definitely NOT EMD anyone who has a chance might enjoy seeing one of Preston Cook's other programs. All Amherst Railway Society meetings are open to the public and are free of charge.

http://www.amherstrail.org/meeting2006.10.html

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An update on 2007 activities: INSIDE EMD will be shown in summer 2007 at the NMRA National Convention in Detroit.
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I was at the presentation in Thomaston Ct, and enjoyed it very much. It was long and detailed, but the subject deserves the coverage. I likened it to a training seminar as stated, for what its worth, I would be more than happy to contribute 10-20 $ to admission to see it again, given Mr. Cooks efforts and the price of fuel to get there. I have several friends and railroad co -workers who have also shown interest. Looking foward to another one in the greater New York area.

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Thanks for the nice comments about the showing at RMNE, it was an excellent event in an ideal setting and the museum did a really nice job of organizing it.
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Post by PCook »

The showing of INSIDE EMD for the Erie Lackawanna Historical Society is presently scheduled for Sunday April 1 at their spring meeting in Parsippany, New Jersey.

PC

Phil Hom

Post by Phil Hom »

Here's additional information on Mr. Cook's presentation.

ELHS 2007 Eastern Spring Meeting
Sunday April 1, 2007
Holiday Inn
Route 46
Parsippany, New Jersey

NOTE: I have NOT seen it yet, hopefully some day I will.

Phil Hom
Washington DC region.

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Post by PCook »

Phil, thanks for your posting about the ELHS meeting.
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