Hey, everyone it already February. It has been a two months since I have chatted with you. I apologize for not posting during the month of January. I hope everyone had a great holiday season. Mrs. Shuttletrain and I got to celebrate with our relatives. Did not travel anywhere, other that right in the metro St. Louis. I got to spend some time in my role as Railfan Relations Director for the Route 66 Railfan Center and RailPark at the World’s Greatest Hobby show. I got to interact and meet lots of railfans and other people interested in railroading. Then a couple of weeks later, hosted the CEO of the new corporation that took ownership of St. Louis Union Station, Bob O’Loughlin, He was a great guest on my second show of January. It was a delight knowing that a place that is near and dear to me, is getting a third life.
I should mention, that the week before that show, I tried to to do another and had to cut that show short, as I was not feeling very well. I ended up in the hospital for four days. I had bronchitis/diabetes/heart issues. everything got back on track, and doing much better. I am back at work enjoying the job.
Ok, here comes the biggest news….Mrs. Shuttletrain and I are planning on building a garden railroad on the north side and back of our house in Washington, Missouri. We are just in the planning stages, so we have joined the Gateway Garden Railroad Club. We are planning on have the Missouri Pacific and KATY represented. We visited the Gateway Garden winter meeting and joined up with some great people. I am glad to have their knowledge and experience. We will show pictures each step of the way.
That’s it for this posting, more soon I promise.