DOWNSTATE DELAWARE OPEN HOUSES
JUNE 21, 2008
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BOB AND DIANE JOHNSON
Bob custom painted this GE 44 tonner in the colors of the Delaware Coast
Line Rail-road, a real switching railroad found here in southern Delaware.
The Travelling Budd Car got some track time, and the passengers noticed a
small herd of deer out the window.  The motorman stopped so they could get a
better look.
The Budd Car poses in front of the waterfall...and now the 44 tonner gets a turn.  The pond is about 20 feet by 40 feet. The whole railroad is elevated 28 inches.
BRAD AND BARB MOORE
The bank barn has been renovated and has a brand new silo.  Notice the nicely
groomed tree on the left.
Arnold the Axe Man has just finished splitting a truckload of firewood and will
soon be relaxing on the Adirondack chair.  His little dog Muffin is sitting on the
steps.
This is Brad's Amphibious Assault Vehicle.  A few months ago it took a tumble
off a bridge and landed in the water.  It runs OK on land too!
PAUL AND ANN BOTTINO
This year Paul added another loop to the left of this photo, featuring a brief
stretch of 4-track main line.  We saw several 3-train meets today but most
eluded my camera.
Look closely and you can see all kinds of interesting details.  Here is a bear
cub sitting up in his tent reading a children's book.
CRASH! - Paul was just saying how there hasn't been a wreck all day and
then we heard a large crash - the caboose was rear-ended in the tunnel!