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SCSRA at Fullerton Railroad Days 2005



SCSRA Booth

Our booth is just a few steps away from where we were last year. We are sharing it with the Historical and Modeling Committee. It will be a big booth and we'll have our stuff interspersed with H&MC. See Railroad Days 2005 Layout diagram for exact position (circled - we're no. 204).

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 1002

    George's beautiful cupola caboose!

  • 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. (Sorry I don't remember what we learned last year)
  • 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 ($2 each)
    • Mike V will have a cash box for all T-shirt and Whistle sales. Fill out a receipt for each sale. You don't have to collect tax; Mike figures that out later.
  • Opportunity Drawing Tickets ($2/each, 3 for $5). Gary will have separate cash box. Prizes are:
    • Roundtrip for two on AMTRAK between any two destinations between San Diego and San Luis Obispo (2 prizes)
    • Roundtrip for two on AMTRAK between any two destinations between San Diego and Los Angeles (1 prize)
    • Dinner for 2 on Fillmore & Western Murder Mystery Train
  • Tour Packages (Gary and Doug handling):
    • Bay Area Trip is rescheduled to September, a day shorter, and now $1,200/person (dbl occupancy). More later; flyer will be at the booth; deposits and payments accepted.
    • Fillmore and Western Murder Mystery Trip in November, "Mission Implausible," a 60s-themed show, $89/person; flyer at booth and we will be taking deposits/full payments
    • Advanced Announcement flyer on Canadian Rockies trip, September 2006; just itinerary, no price as yet.

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 2006.

WHY should they join? The Annual Dinner, of course! Anyone who seems interested in our mission and events should be encouraged to join, and come to the dinner this year. Selling points: Great food and unusual atmosphere at The Stinking Rose, 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 7

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

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

9-noon
Booth:
Mike Vitale (cash drawer)
Doug Stephens (T-shirts)
Gordon Bachlund (Track)
Gary Herod (Tours)

George's caboose (2 with one alt for breaks): 
Bob Bennett
Greg Smith


noon-2:30 p.m.
Booth:
Jeff Barrow  (Track)
Jim Hoffmann (cash drawer; T-shirts)
Gary Herod (Tours)
Greg Smith (fill in for breaks and barker for one-headed lady)

George's caboose (2 with one alt for breaks): 
Dan Price
Darlene Sexton 
Doug Stephens

Relief/backup: Charles Forsher, Bob Bennett 

2:30-5 p.m.
Booth:
Jim Hoffmann (cash drawer; T-shirts)
Gary Herod (Tours)
Doug Stephens (Tours)
Dan Price (Track)

George's caboose (2 with one alt for breaks): 
Greg Smith
Jeff Barrow
Darlene Sexton

Relief/backup: Charles Forsher, Bob Bennett 

Evening and Overnight
- Eric Edborg. He is arranging another person to help.

Sunday May 8

Videographer: Elliot Alper

9-noon
Booth:
Gordon Bachlund (cash drawer)
Gary Herod (Tours)
Jeff Barrow (Track)
Dan Price (T-shirts)

George's caboose (2 with one alt for breaks): 
Elliot Alper
Jim Hoffmann
Greg Smith

Relief/backup: Charles Forsher, Bob Bennett 

noon-2:30 p.m.
Booth:
Jim Hoffmann (T-shirts; cash drawer)
Jeff Barrow (Track)
Dan Price (Track)
Gary Herod (Tours)

George's caboose (2 with one alt for breaks): 
Sue Kientz
Greg Smith
Charles Forsher

Relief/backup: Doug Stephens

2:30-5 p.m.
Booth:
Sue Kientz (cash drawer)
Jim Hoffmann (T-shirts)
Doug Stephens (Tours)
Gary Herod (Tours) 
Greg Smith (Track)

George's caboose (2 with one alt for breaks): 
Jeff Barrow
Dan Price
Charles Forsher

Relief/backup: Elliot Alper

Teardown (5-6:30 p.m.)
Booth teardown:
Dan Price
Jeff Barrow
Greg Smith 
Sue Kientz
Doug Stephens
and whoever else is still around to help

Cash drawer close: Mike Vitale; Gary Herod 

Thanks for volunteering! See you there!


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