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Announcing ASR Legends Of Steam - Doyle McCormack

Posted: Tue Mar 10, 2020 9:18 pm
by Rob Gardner
American Steam Railroad
Brian J. Smith, Communications Director
440-935-1816
Brian.Smith@AmericanSteamRailroad.org

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Stories of the Nickel Plate Road with Doyle McCormack
BELLEVUE, OHIO – A man who has roots to one of America's greatest railroads will return to the heart of it to tell of its stories and much more.
Railroad preservationist extraordinaire, Doyle McCormack, will be sharing his experiences on the Nickel Plate Road during an event at the Mad River & NKP Museum in Bellevue, Ohio, on Saturday, May 16, 2020. The event is a fundraiser for the American Steam Railroad, which is currently restoring Reading locomotive 2100 in Cleveland.

McCormack's father used to work on the Nickel Plate Road, and he followed his footsteps into a lifelong career. The first locomotive he helped restore was one of the railroad's famous "Berkshire" type of steam locomotives back in the early 1960s; it was one of many engines he helped bring back to life over the next several decades. The most famous of which, Southern Pacific "Daylight" 4449, pulled the American Freedom Train across the country in 1975-76.

"Through the tens of thousands of miles he has traveled with the Daylight engine," said ASR president Steven Harvey, "Doyle has shown what can be done with a steam locomotive, even when it's decades since the last one ran in regular service."
McCormack will talk of his experiences with steam locomotives during the presentation, and even of the streamlined Alco PA diesel that he resurrected from a Mexico scrapyard and returned to its full Nickel Plate Road glory.

The event will start at 3:00 p.m. with tours of the museum and caboose rides. A catered dinner will begin at 5:30 p.m. with the presentation and then Q&A to follow. Guests will be able to enjoy taking a look inside the cab Nickel Plate Road locomotive 757, one of the railroad's Berkshire locomotives that the museum has recently acquired.

Tickets are $105.00 per person, and more information about the event can be found at FireUp2100.org

American Steam Railroad Preservation Association is a non-profit dedicated to preserving experiences from railroading's golden age by saving historic railway equipment.

Re: Announcing ASR Legends Of Steam - Doyle McCormack

Posted: Wed Mar 11, 2020 10:00 am
by Marty_Knox
I have my ticket already!

Re: Announcing ASR Legends Of Steam - Doyle McCormack

Posted: Tue Mar 17, 2020 7:44 pm
by Rob Gardner
Marty, I was elated to see that particular order come through! Hopefully we won't have to reschedule the event, but it's looking more and more likely that that will be the case. We will let everyone know as soon as we have some idea what our options are.

Rob Gardner

Re: Announcing ASR Legends Of Steam - Doyle McCormack

Posted: Wed Apr 22, 2020 8:58 pm
by Rob Gardner
A reminder and an update. Tickets are still for sale but we did move the date to July 25. So, if you were on the fence, you can still buy your tickets and meet and hear Doyle!

Go to our online store at fireup2100.org.
http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/r ... =kfejbcdab

Thank you to everyone who bought raffle tickets...we will be drawing the winner in the next couple weeks. Raffle tickets are for sale for the next raffle drawing as well.

Rob Gardner

Re: Announcing ASR Legends Of Steam - Doyle McCormack

Posted: Thu Apr 23, 2020 8:45 am
by Fender
Seems to me that this post belongs in the marketplace, not here.

Re: Announcing ASR Legends Of Steam - Doyle McCormack

Posted: Fri Apr 24, 2020 11:05 am
by Rob Gardner
Dan,

I have it in both places.

Rob

Re: Announcing ASR Legends Of Steam - Doyle McCormack

Posted: Fri Apr 24, 2020 4:04 pm
by Harold_V
Rob Gardner wrote:
Fri Apr 24, 2020 11:05 am
Dan,
I have it in both places.
Which we generally discourage, as it tends to lead to confusion when replies are added to a thread. I often delete one of them, although in this case I have not. For future posting, I do suggest that you determine where a post is best placed and post it only once.

H