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SCSRA at Fullerton Railroad Days 2004



SCSRA Booth

Our booth is just a few steps away from where we were last year. See Railroad Days 2004 Layout diagram for exact position.

If you are curious about all the other codes on the Layout diagram, see the Layout Key (key list shows participants as of a few weeks ago; some participants may have changed. See Railroad Days home page for Fred's latest list).

What To Bring

What to Wear: Wear your Orange Staff Shirt from last year, if you have it (Dan and Jeff might have more left; e-mail them and ask). If you don't have an orange or similar shirt, wear white shirt and dark pants (the usual car attendant outfit), or engineer coveralls. There is no 'official' outfit, really, so just use common sense, or ask Sue if you need guidance.

Food, Water: An ice chest with ice will be available, but we won't be providing drinks. Bring your own sodas or water, and we'll keep it cool for you.

Money, Valuables: You'll want money to buy things and food, but do not leave purses or wallets or backpacks with valuables UNATTENDED in the booth. We're not going to be able to watch everyone and everything with visitors to attend to, and cannot be responsible for lost or stolen items.

Caboose Info

If you're slated to give caboose tours, you might like to know some of the following, to pass on to caboose visitors:

  • George's caboose is CRSX 1001 or 1002 (George couldn't recall which. Hmmm. Wait, don't we have a picture of it somewhere? Yes!)

    George's beautiful cupola caboose!

    CRSX 1002!

  • The CRS stands for Coast Rail Services. The X is there because it's a privately owned car.
  • Originally with the Burlington Northern (BN), CRSX 1002 saw service in the Pacific Northwest. It was originally painted green with yellow ends.
  • The caboose was built in (another mystery to solve) either 1978 or 1982. George says it's written on the CT&S or Consolidated block on the side of the caboose.
  • George bought the caboose in 1996 in Spokane Washington. He had it completely rebuilt and repainted, and it is now 100% operational and in pristine-like condition.
  • This working caboose is a cupola type. Remember to help guests up and down from the cupola seats.

Money Handling

We'll be selling T-shirts (Sat: Adults $12, Child $9; Sun probably less depending on Sat demand), Train Whistles (tentatively, between $2 and $2.50 each), Raffle Tickets ($1/each, 6 for $5), and Tour Packages ($$$).

T-Shirts: Mike V will have a cash box for all T-shirt sales. Fill out a receipt for each sale. You don't have to collect tax; Mike figures that out later.

Raffle and Tours: Gary H will have a separate cash box for Tours. He will collect all moneys for raffle tickets and any tours we sell. He will have his own receipt book for tours.

Selling Memberships

Should you sell memberships for SCSRA? SURE! Anyone who buys an SCSRA membership at RR days should be told that we are on a CALENDAR year, and their membership is good until the end of 2004.

WHY should they join? The Annual Dinner, of course! We need 40 people for the dinner, so anyone who seems interested in our mission and events should be encouraged to join, and come to the dinner this year. Selling points: no waiting for a Knott's Chicken Dinner, and great door prizes!

Track Signup

Anyone dressed in railroad garb or who looks like a strapping strong hunk of man (oops, don't let me get started), should be asked if he/she wants to join our track gang this summer. Signup list will be on our booth table.


Final Staffing Schedule

Saturday May 3

Videographer: Elliot Alper
Security: Tim Riley

A.M. Setup (report 6:30-7 A.M.)
Dan Price (Track display)
Jeff Barrow (Track display)
Darlene Sexton (Track display)
Greg Smith (Tours and T-shirts setup)
Sue Kientz (Tours and T-shirts setup)
Gary Herod (Tours)

Cash drawer setup, around 8 a.m.: Mike Vitale, Gary Herod

9-noon
Booth:
Mike Vitale (T-shirts)
Sue Kientz (Track)
Gary Herod (Tours)
Greg Smith (cash drawer)
George's caboose (2 with one alt for breaks):
Dan Price
Jeff Barrow
Darlene Sexton
Doug Stephens

Relief/backup: Eric Edborg, Charles Forsher, Bob Bennett

noon-2:30 p.m.
Booth:
Gordon Bachlund (Track)
Sue Kientz (cash drawer; T-shirts)
Gary Herod (Tours)
George's caboose (2 with one alt for breaks):
Dan Price
Jeff Barrow
Darlene Sexton
Doug Stephens

Relief/backup: Eric Edborg, Charles Forsher, Bob Bennett

2:30-5 p.m.
Booth:
Gordon Bachlund (cash drawer; T-shirts)
Gary Herod (Tours)
Jeff Barrow (Track)
George's caboose (2 with one alt for breaks):
Doug Stephens
Dan Price
Darlene Sexton

Relief/backup: Eric Edborg, Charles Forsher, Bob Bennett

Evening and Overnight
NO STAFF NEEDED -- Tim Riley has arranged for a private security company to do security over night in exchange for a booth at railroad days! Go Tim!

Sunday May 4

Videographer: Elliot Alper
Security: Tim Riley

9-noon
Booth:
Gordon Bachlund
Gary Herod (Tours)
Jeff Barrow (Track)
Dan Price (T-shirts; cash drawer)
George's caboose (2 with one alt for breaks):
Elliot Alper
Bob Bennett

Relief/backup: Eric Edborg, Charles Forsher, Bob Bennett

noon-2:30 p.m.
Booth:
Mike Di Cerbo (T-shirts)
Jeff Barrow (Track)
Dan Price (Track)
Gordon Bachlund (cash drawer)
Gary Herod (Tours)
George's caboose (2 with one alt for breaks):
Ted McConville
Sue Kientz
Greg Smith

Relief/backup: Eric Edborg, Charles Forsher, Bob Bennett

2:30-5 p.m.
Booth:
Sue Kientz (cash drawer; T-shirts)
Mike Di Cerbo
Gary Herod (Tours) (leaves before 4 p.m.)
Greg Smith (Track)
Ted McConville
George's caboose (2 with one alt for breaks):
Jeff Barrow
Dan Price
Elliot Alper

Relief/backup: Eric Edborg, Charles Forsher, Bob Bennett

Teardown (5-6:30 p.m.)
Booth teardown:
Dan Price
Jeff Barrow
Greg Smith
Sue Kientz
Mike Di Cerbo

Cash drawer close: Mike Vitale; Gary Herod (at 4 p.m.)

Thanks for volunteering! See you there!


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