Cosmo wrote:Hey Will,
What can you tell us about the beautiful old diner that's on the property? What are you guys doing with it now and what does the future hold?
Okay enough on the back and forth, Bill Brett Pete I don't care who said and started what when, just stop slamming each other. I have talked to each of you and fully understand what each other are trying to say now, I just wish you would stop and listen to each other... and me... So yeah, enough's enough... All of you guys used to be friends?
As far as the diner- After running the diner for two years, some circumstances changed and we felt that the entire scope of the Silver Lake Railroad was taking too much of our time and effort with the volunteer's we had. The whole place was headed on a bad path at that time. We felt that it would be a good idea to sit back and take a breather from the diner. This was not my decision, in fact I was not happy with the decision at first, however after going through a season without it I can tell you that life was SO much easier and MANY people still enjoyed sitting in there and eating their picnic lunch. I am now 100% convinced that the diner should stay a museum piece, so our efforts can be concentrated on running the "railroad," and running as many people as possible through the "train" ride to share the experience of that gorgeous natural scenery.
So as of now, the plan is to keep the diner "static display." Remember that circumstances do change over time and the Ice Cream diner is not a lost cause. We would all like to see it operate again, and hopefully that will be possible in the future but as of this year it is static display only. I must admit it is a hell of a place to eat a homemade sandwich.....