Here's a belated report on IRM's Members Weekend,"aka "Museum Showcase Weekend", September 18 & 19. The weather was very threatening both days, although in the end it didn't actually rain. Turnout was good, and all 225 food tickets were sold to the unadvertised, members only catered barbeque cookout dinner Saturday night.
On the electric car side, two three-car trains of CA&E interurbans operated, one with wood cars and one with steel cars. All six cars operated were built by different builders! Also operating was a two-car North Shore train which included the beautifully restored 749. One of the Milwaukee steeple cabs pulled a three-car caboose train on the main line Saturday and several streetcars looped on the car line. However the threat of rain kept several cars with leaky roofs that were scheduled to run from making an appearance. Several trolley busses ran as well.
The theme on the diesel side of the house was long trains. A 22-car freight operated both days and an 12 - car passenger consist was operated with three MU-ed E units, with all six engines running.
I, for one, had a wonderful time!
Several videos have been posted on You-tube. My favorite one is this one of the long freight train, which seems to be in Run 8 for the runby.