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History with its flickering lamp stumbles along the trail of the past,
trying to reconstruct its scenes, to revive its echoes,
and kindle with pale gleams the passion of former days.
[Winston Churchill]

A Story of Service and Survival

Celebrating rail history:
WHAT: The Three Rivers Railroad Heritage Council will sponsor a Railroad History Weekend at the historic Baker Street Station.
A new book about the station, “A Story of Service & Survival,” will be released at the event.
WHEN: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Feb. 7-8
WHERE: Baker Street Station, 221 W. Baker St., at Baker and Harrison streets
COST: $5 per person for ages 13 and older, free for ages 12 and younger.
NOTE: Copies of the new book will be sold for $30 each at the event; normal price is $39.95.

Railroads have fascinated me since I was tall enough to see the model train set up on the ping pong table in our friend’s basement. That is why Skip Sassmannhousen’s article in the Fort Wayne News-Sentinel captured my attention at this LINK. Skip tells how his book came about and shares the following about the special event:

The Baker Street Station books will go on sale Feb. 7-8 at the annual Railroad History Weekend at the station, which is sponsored by the Three Rivers Railroad Heritage Council.

The theme for the 2015 Railroad History Weekend will be the New York Central Railroad, which played a major role in the transportation history of northern Indiana. Photos, maps, printed posters and other historical material will be displayed. Scale models of New York Central equipment will run model railroad layouts.

In addition to the New York Central materials, photos and drawings of the Pennsylvania Railroad’s Baker Street Station will be on display. [News-Sentinal, Jan. 24, 2015]

I hope to see you there.