Action Hobbies Slide Show # 10 – Saturday March 9, 2013


Via regular reader and contributor Tim Swaddling:

    Hello friends

    Saturday, March 9th, 7.30pm – Action Hobbies hosts Historical Train Slide Show #10

    Free admission!

    Action Hobbies Kingsville welcomes Larry Broadbent of St. Thomas, Ontario.

    Action Hobbies Kingsville is pleased to announce the 10th instalment of the ever popular Historical Train Slide Show series. On Saturday, March 9th, 2013 at 7.30pm, featured presenter Larry Broadbent will showcase his photography and photograph collections in a show entitled “All The Live Long Day: A Railroad Career with Larry Broadbent”.

    Larry has had a long career in the railroad, having worked for Penn Central, Conrail, Canadian National (all CASO division), Port Stanley Terminal Railroad, GM Diesel and currently with the Ontario Southland Railroad. Along the way through it all and all of the changes in southern Ontario railroading, Larry has brought his camera along with him and made a remarkable document of his career on the rails. Having worked a variety of jobs from running the trains to maintaining them to building them, Larry’s experience, knowledge and material covers all facets of the railway in a way that few in North America can claim anything remotely similar.

    During Larry’s career, he has met and befriended many other railroad employees, some from other rival roads and many of them senior to Larry with many stories that they passed along to him. In addition to that, Larry has collected a number of artifacts, documents, photographs and information about southern Ontario rail history, especially that of St. Thomas, Ontario. Larry will also be sharing some of that material entrusted to him by friends both living and passed away.

    Action Hobbies will be open late on the Saturday night for the show.

    10% off all in stock train products starts at 5pm and continues throughout the show until close later in the evening. The show will be approximately 2 hours in length with a 15 minute intermission. Complimentary snacks will be provided along with the fully stocked on-site soda pop machine which includes the “Mystery Pop” selection with over 25 different random flavours and special website prizes.

    Seating is limited so arrive early for preferred seating.

    Admission is free, as always.

    We will post an interview with Mr. Broadbent here on the blog in the coming weeks along with other related links to the show.

    Action Hobbies Kingsville is located at 197 Lansdowne Avenue, Kingsville, Ontario, Canada. Phone (519) 733-2619 for more information.

    Check our event listing out on Facebook by clicking here:

    Attached is a poster suitable for printing. Pass it along!

    Call Action Hobbies at (519) 733-2619 for additional information.

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