Octoberbash Sweet 16 2017 on the TSRR

Tennessee Southern Octoberbash¬† “Sweet 16” 2017

Once again, A Great Gathering of Modelers

By Giles Kennedy

Founder/Chief Editor The Ohio Railroader Website

Chief Administrator Ohio Valley Rails FB Page

To be invited again to Allen Whitaker’s home layout representing his favorite stretch of Tennessee railroading; it was a great blessing.

Notable folks in attendance including modeler and photographer Brandon Townley, Model Railroader featured modeler Steve Montgomery, friends from the Associated Model Railroad Engineers of Coshocton (Ohio), Dale DeVene, Jr. and many other TSRR regulars.

I once again was finishing a busy day at work. Miss Little OHRRer (Hannah) was welcome to tag along. She was playing with Jackson (Allen and Tara’s son). I would have included pictures of the two little engineers playing….but the pictures taken weren’t that great. They did enjoy each other’s company and had a great time. I was very blessed by Tara and Jackson’s hospitality.

I really had no intention operating. The regulars and guest from the 1st half of operations were doing a great job. It was fascinating that the operations had train set up, switching and run through freights.

Allen and the crew set me up with “GM36”, a mixed manifest. Other than a few hiccups; this was indeed a delightful and friendly operation.

I really can not say too much from here…I will allow the pictures to do the talking.

Thankful to be part of one of the best built layouts’ operations session; once again.

Thank you Allen, Tara and Jackson for having me and Hannah as guests!



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