70th Anniversary Open House A Resounding Success

The Open House Operating Crew on the Final Day of the 70th Anniversary Highland Park Society of Model Railroad Engineers, Inc. Open House

The Open House Operating Crew on the Final Day of the 70th Anniversary Highland Park Society of Model Railroad Engineers, Inc. Open House

Moms, dads, and kids of all ages waited in anticipation of getting in to be able see, up close and personal, the mighty Highland Pacific Railroad.

After 5 days and 25 hours of showing off the Highland Pacific Railroad has come to a close. The extra days and extra hours demonstrated why the Highland Park Society of Model Railroad Engineers, Inc. Has one of the better-known, larger model railroad clubs in the greater Los Angeles basin.

Activities included operations, displays, Lego Railroad, food sales, and a big raffle. The schedule of events, getting the layout and clubroom in shape, and detailed planning were the work of Steve Smith, Sr., who served as Open House Chief.

Those in the picture, kneeling from left: Steve Smith, Sr., Assistant Superintendent and Open House Chief, Jack Ross, Marc Thrasher, Pete DeBeers. Standing from left: Gerry Willis, General Superintendent, Bill Chappell, Dave Dodds, James Keena, Paymaster, Dave Flynn, Bruce Turner, Lindsay Smith, Chief Clerk, Cliff Bender, Ray Olesen, Arie Korporaal, Jerry Duncan.