Lyon Valley Northern

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Location: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada


Sunday, September 23, 2012

FNG East Enders Ops Session Sept 2012

Well it is another fall start to the FNGer's operations sessions.  I was happy to Host, Fred, John, Jim, Joel, Mike and a guest Ryan.  We ran the standard set of trains which included the Richmond Turn, the Way Freight, the Coal Drag, and the Grain Train.  The session ran smoothly and everyone had a great time.  Of course post ops we had a good chat in the crew lounge along with our standard fair: Fresh Cheese Curds, Coffee Cake, Beer, and Pop.  Enjoy this video compilation of the night's action.
For Ryan it was a great opportunity to learn the ropes from Mike Hamer.  For an 11 year old, he showed great maturity and displayed great throttle control skills.  Mike expanded his knowledge of switching and train handling and really enjoyed his time teaching him on the LVN.  It is good to see the youth in our hobby will carry on our love of trains.

Next week it is off to the Boston and Maine.  Have a great week and I will keep you all posted.


Anonymous Greg Amer said...

Great looking layout. It looks fun to operate.

8:56 AM  
Anonymous Greg Amer said...

Great looking layout. Looks fun to operate.

8:58 AM  
Blogger Eric said...

Nice video, Chris.

I enjoyed watching the trains roll, and even hearing the model railroaders' infield chatter.

I never get tired of seeing those Procor glycol tanks, similar to the ones in this post:

Also, was that a BN AutoPac? Also liked the LVN plain jane/black widow SD.

Thanks for sharing this entertaining op session,

7:22 PM  
Blogger Chris Lyon said...

Hi Eric and Greg. Glad you all enjoyed the video. Lots of fun operating with the FNGers. I like the green Procors as well. That was an Autopac although not modern era I had received it as a gift from my buddy Fred Adams. THE LVN was a Kato CN SD40.

9:33 PM  

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