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SCSRA at Fullerton Railroad Days 2008



SCSRA Booth

Our booth will be at the end of one of the cabooses (possibly at the end of George's caboose). They may not be in their present location, as they are to be moved to make way for ... no. 3751!

What To Bring

What to Wear:

  • If possible, Brakemen's clothing!
  • If not possible, your Orange Staff Shirt
  • 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

We expect both caboose as well as George's caboose to be open for 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

  • NO T-SHIRTS!!! That's right, we've given our supply away to FRPA. Let them sell/ give them away.
  • $20 will purchase our caboose move DVD (again, while supplies last)
  • A $25 or more donation includes a Membership for 2008
  • 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.
  • The big perk for our membership: 40% off Caboose Parties for paid-up members.

2008 Staffing Schedule

In some cases I'M GUESSING BASED ON LAST YEAR. Let me know if I must adjust your participation

Saturday May 3

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) Sue Kientz (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 Sue Kientz Jim Hoffmann

noon-2:30 p.m.

Booth: Sue Kientz (cash drawer) Gordon Bachlund (til 1 p.m.) ATSF 999110: Jeff Barrow Darlene Sexton SP 4049: Bob Bennett Elliot Alper CSRX 1002 Jim Hoffmann Dan Price

2:30-5 p.m.

Booth: Jim Hoffmann (cash drawer) Darlene Sexton ATSF 999110: Jeff Barrow Dan Price SP 4049: Bob Bennett Elliot Alper CSRX 1002 Sue Kientz Greg Smith Relief docent: Eric Edborg

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. Eric Edborg has volunteered for overnight Saturday security oversight.

Sunday May 4

9-noon

Booth: Gordon Bachlund Jim Hoffmann (cash drawer) Sue Kientz 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) Gordon Bachlund (til 1 p.m.) Bob Bennett ATSF 999110: Jeff Barrow Dan Price SP 4049: Charles Forsher Sue Kientz 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 Bob Bennett

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

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

Thanks for volunteering!


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