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SCSRA at Fullerton Railroad Days 2007



SCSRA Booth

Our booth will be at the end of one of the cabooses. We're not sure if they will be spotted into the fenced area, but we expect them to be at least by Friday right before RRdays.

What To Bring

What to Wear:

  • If possible, Brakemen's clothing!
  • If not possible, 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

And as you know, our CABOOSES will be at Railroad Days! Also, George's caboose will likely be there. This means our main focus will be giving caboose tours.

Read up on our artifacts. We'll have handouts available but you should know some of the basic facts for each car:

  • AT&SF 999110 [click for ALL details; summary below]
    • Built by the American Car and Fountry Co. in 1928
    • It's a Cupola (KOO-puh luh) caboose, which refers to the lookout raised above the car roof.
    • Donated to SCSRA by Pacific Rail Industries in 1989
    • Remember to help guests up and down from the cupola seats.

    AT&SF 999110 at Travel Town; pictured for scale is SCSRA volunteer Jeff Barrow

  • SP 4049 [click for ALL details; summary below]
    • Built by Pacific Car and Foundry of Renton, WA, in 1961 at cost of $19K
    • It's a Bay Window-style caboose, refering to the central area on each side where the car is built out to allow an unobstructed view from the central windows, up and down the car
    • Originally equipped w/7 rotating chairs, 2 two-person reversible chairs in bay windows, but modernization reduced seating to 5 rotating and 2 rotating in bay windows.
    • Donated to SCSRA by Pacific Rail Industries in 1989
    Southern Pacific No. 4049, currently at Travel Town, Griffith Park, Los Angeles, CA

  • George's 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 1980.
    • George bought the caboose in 1996 in Spokane, WA. 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.
    George's beautifully restored cupola caboose!

Money Handling

  • $10 will purchase a free SCSRA T-shirt (while supplies last)
  • $20 will purchase our caboose move DVD (again, while supplies last)
  • A $25 or more donation includes a Membership for 2007, as well as a free T-shirt (again, while supplies last) and several train-themed post cards.
  • Make out a receipt for each donation and purchase.
  • Mike V will have a cash box for donations and sales.
  • You don't have to collect tax; Mike figures that out later.

Selling Memberships

Should you sell memberships for SCSRA?

  • Sure!
  • Remind anyone who qualifies for the membership that we are on a CALENDAR year, and their membership is for the remainder of the year only. We are not giving a free extra year any longer.

Track Work

Track work is currently on permahold. Dan, Jeff, wouldn't you say that?


2007 Staffing Schedule

I'M GUESSING BASED ON LAST YEAR. We may not have to staff George's caboose; will update this when I know. Let me know if I must adjust your participation

You may note my name is missing from the schedule. I'm unsure about being able to attend due to family health problems.

Saturday May 5

A.M. Setup (report 6:30-7 A.M.)

Dan Price (Track display) Jeff Barrow (Track display) Darlene Sexton (Track display) Greg Smith (Booth setup) Jim Hoffmann (Booth setup) Elliot Alper, Roving Photographer Cash drawer setup, around 8 a.m.: Mike Vitale

9-noon

Booth: Mike Vitale (cash drawer) Gordon Bachlund ATSF 999110: Jeff Barrow Dan Price SP 4049: Bob Bennett Elliot Alper CSRX 1002 Mike DiCerbo Jim Hoffmann

noon-2:30 p.m.

Booth: Mike DiCerbo (cash drawer) ATSF 999110: Jeff Barrow Dan Price SP 4049: Bob Bennett Elliot Alper CSRX 1002 Jim Hoffmann Greg Smith

2:30-5 p.m.

Booth: Jim Hoffmann (cash drawer) ATSF 999110: Jeff Barrow Dan Price SP 4049: Bob Bennett Elliot Alper CSRX 1002 Mike DiCerbo Greg Smith

Evening and Overnight - FRED Sez: This year we have 24/3 coverage from the Fullerton Police and Disneyland. I would guess that Friday night would be have some all-night workers in the cabooses etc. as we did last year. Others might not be necessary this year but are always welcome.

Sunday May 6

9-noon

Booth: Gordon Bachlund Jim Hoffmann (cash drawer) ATSF 999110: Jeff Barrow Dan Price SP 4049: Charles Forsher Elliot Alper CSRX 1002 Mike DiCerbo Greg Smith

noon-2:30 p.m.

Booth: Greg Smith (cash drawer) ATSF 999110: Jeff Barrow Dan Price SP 4049: Charles Forsher Elliot Alper CSRX 1002 Jim Hoffmann Mike DiCerbo

2:30-5 p.m.

Booth: Greg Smith (cash drawer) Jim Hoffmann ATSF 999110: Jeff Barrow Dan Price SP 4049: Charles Forsher Elliot Alper CSRX 1002 Mike DiCerbo Charles Forsher

Teardown (5-6:30 p.m.)

Booth teardown: Charles Forsher Jim Hoffmann Greg Smith Mike DiCerbo Dan Price Jeff Barrow and whoever else is still around to help Cash drawer close: Mike Vitale

Thanks for volunteering!


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