News Update from Fostoria April 2018

From our friends at Fostoria Rail Preservation Society

 

Want to give you some information on upcoming events we are having here in Fostoria.
Bob Lorenz and his wife Bea, Fremont Ohio residents, will be at the LE&W Depot, 128 W. North Street on Saturday, May 19 from 10-3.  Bob will have artwork, photos and some original paintings on display.  There will be some items for viewing only but plenty of his wonderful railroad-themed artwork for sale.  Please feel free to drop in and have a visit with our well-loved friends.  Bob still picks up the paint brushes and is using his God-given talent.
FRPS is sponsoring our 9th annual Railroad Dinner, Thursday, May 24.  The location is the lower level of the Good Shepherd Home, 725 Columbus Avenue.  Doors open at 5:00, dinner at 5:30, with the program at 6:30 p.m.  We are pleased to announce that our Guest Speaker will be from the Ohio Rail Development Commission (ORDC).  Matt Dietrich, Executive Director or Julianne Finnegan, Executive Assistant to the Director will be our speaker.  What better time to  listen  to and be able to talk directly to ORDC.  Cost is $15.00 per person and includes Roast Beef, Baked Chicken, Mashed Potatoes/Gravy, Green Beans, Betty Salad,  Rolls, Pie and tea/lemonade/coffee/water.    There is an elevator to the lower level if needed.    Columbus Avenue is SR 18 and is on the south/east side of Fostoria, in fact it is very close to the Rail Park..    Please join us for an informative evening.
FRPS has not begun mowing at the Rail Park–seems Spring has not arrived yet!!!   We want to help the city of Fostoria anyway we can at the facility to help offset maintenance costs.
The B&O Caboose is ready and waiting for people to be able to come inside and view the very-well restored 1965 unit.  We will be building a 10×42 composite deck and will have a 60′ ADA  ramp also.  Cost estimates for this project are $35,000.  We will be applying for grants to help offset the project and will accept any donations earmarked for the Caboose Ramp and Platform Project.  When the project is completed, you will be able to sit on the deck and view the B&O tracks.  The caboose will be open when someone from the FRPS organization is at the rail park.
The 17th Fostoria Rail Festival is Saturday, September 22, 10-4 at the Fostoria Jr/Sr. High School, 1001 Park Avenue.
12th Santa at the Depot is Nov. 27-Dec. 22.  Tuesday and Thursday 5-7, Saturday noon-2.  Special hours Dec, 1, 11-3.   Our LE&W Depot is beautifully decorated for the Christmas season.  We have 30 trees 6-10′ in height and 45 trees less than 6′ in height inside the depot.  Train are running and children are playing on the childrens train set too.  You will be able to see the depot as you drive down the street as there will be reindeer on the east side of the depot.  We always have extreme Christmas decorating !!!
Our 4th Santa’s Wine & Cheese tasting is Nov. 30 and Dec. 1.  You have a choice of either night to attend.  Come and sit among the decorated depot, sip wine and dine on wonderful treats.
If you would like more information, please advise.
http://fostoriairontriangle.com/
Thank you !!!

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