paul joyce wrote:
A question has come up on Railroad.net as to why the yearly meet has been located in Scranton this year, a site that wasn't served by the PCRR. Would you care to comment ? Thanks.
It's real simple: we have a member who lives in Scranton who is ready, willing, and eager to host the convention. I wish we could just pick a city each year and have the convention magically "happen" (if that were the case we would have done a Pittsburgh convention by now, IMO), but what usually ends up happening is that someone steps forward to host a convention where they live, and that's where we go that year. We've found it's much easier to organize a convention when the chairperson is a local resident.
Besides, the PC got close to Scranton....they made it to Wilkes-Barre. Also, there's a couple of former PC locomotives on the Delaware-Lackawanna that we'll likely be able to visit, so it's not like we're going to be completely isolated from things of the Penn Central.
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