So… for this show I’m posting the details of today. It’s Thursday this time, so this way everyone has a few days notice….
Thurs June 28, 8.15pm – Action Hobbies hosts Historical Train Slide Show #6
Action Hobbies Kingsville welcomes Don McQueen from London, Ontario to town for a special show titled “Twilight of The Gods?: Railways in Elgin, Lambton, Kent & Essex Counties During the Last Decades of the 20th Century”.
The show will span the years 1961-2010 and cover a variety of railroad operations in southern Ontario: Essex Terminal, Canadian National (w/Grand Trunk Western), Canadian Pacific, Chesapeake & Ohio / Chessie System / CSX, Norfolk & Western / Norfolk Southern, New York Central / Penn Central / Conrail and various industrials.
Mr. McQueen is a well regarded rail photographer who has been published in several publications and is associated with many Canadian railroad organizations, newsletters and historic preservation efforts. In addition to covering a wide variety of rail operations in detail, McQueen is also noted as being an excellent photographer. The poster image is of an Essex Terminal southbound freight at River Canard, Ontario that Don took on August 6, 1974.
The show will be an analog presentation – but for the first time at Action Hobbies, it will be dual analog projectors! Don has made a presentation specifically for this event that will be quite informative and intriguing.
Complimentary snacks are offered in addition to an onsite pay-as-you-go pop machine that features the ever-popular Mystery Pop selection (over 25 different flavors, some with prizes attached to them!).
Limited seating available – arrive early!
Slides spanning decades • Dual analog presentation
Extended store hours – 10% off all model train products during the extended shop hours, 7pm – 8pm / close.
Call Action Hobbies at (519) 733-2619 for additional information.