I live within 15 miles of the falls. (speaking of, did you see there was another guy that went over the falls this week and survived - naked!!!) Anyway, I belong to the WNYGRS and it is a fun group with a lot of helpful people. The guys in Rochester are a great bunch too, watch out though they will infect you with the live steam bug!
If you are interested, the WNYGRS is have a meeting this week. We meet in West Seneca. If you are from Ontario and think that is too far, contact our president. He lives in Ft. Erie.
we will probably have a Spring steamup at Ridge Road station for the "Train Races"!
you should come out!
probably about an hour drive for you..90 minutes tops..
(go up to Niagara Falls then straight out route 104)
I dont have it on the calendar yet, (because I dont know the exact date yet)
I am a member of the Central Ontario Garden Railroad Association. Great people, but then again this hobby generally seems to attract interesting and personable people. Send me an off line email if you want additional information about COGRA.
Will you finally have a museum site thats open to the public? Any chance of getting that tank engine down this way? What about restoring for operation???? good luck with the museum!
by the way, the Western New York Garden Railway Soceity meets on the 15th.
I live in Reston, Virginia, now (near Washington, DC) but I grew up in Medina, in Orleans County - about a half-hour away to the east. Still have many friends in the area - know it well and visit often.