The Amish and Mennonite families in our community around the Finger Lakes Live Steamers are huge supporters of our club. Please see the story below and if you are able to help we know they would greatly appreciate it.Family in Need: Many of you heard about the horrific crash on August 9th in the Finger Lakes Region when a Mennonite family of seven were thrown from their buggy near Benton, NY when a car collided with them (Photo by Lucas Day/Finger Lakes Daily News). The mother and father, along with all five children, sustained a multitude of injuries. The horse was euthanized at the sight of the accident, the buggy was destroyed—four medical helicopters responded and transported the family to Strong Hospital in Rochester. Bob Ament alerted me of a GoFundMe page to assist this family and already over $10,000 has been raised. Neighbors have been helping with the family farm, the local community has stepped up in a big way. I’m including the link to the fundraiser here. The medical bills this family faces are enormous, they need help on many fronts. Any act of generosity from my followers here would be greatly appreciated. And thanks to Bob Ament for spearheading this effort. Here’s the link:
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- To foster the construction and operation of model trains by providing and maintaining a publicly available facility for large scale model railroading.
- Maintenance of a reference library for the use of students, teachers, and scholars interested in steam, diesel, and electric locomotion and railroading.
- Encouraging research, writing and preservation regarding the history of steam, diesel, and electric locomotion and railroading.
- Promotion of activities which stimulate the public and particularly young persons to know more about steam, diesel and electric locomotion and railroading.
- Promotion of public awareness and particularly among young persons of safety precautions in and around railroading activities.
- Promotion of public interest in the future of rail transportation.
Locomotives are powered by steam, internal combustion, or electric batteries. Our members are experienced in railroading, machine shop practice, model building and related activities. Skills in these areas are quickly attained and we welcome anyone with an interest in this hobby and a desire to learn.Members often work on projects at the club on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Members regularly run trains on Saturday afternoons from the middle of May through the middle of October. See the Schedule of Events for more information.