My wife and I spent the past weekend June 22-24 in Blairmore Alberta which is in the Crowsnest Pass area for the the NMRA PNR 6 Div meet. We had a very good time along with 39 other participants from Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia.
There was a meet and greet in the park on Friday evening.
Saturday started off with 2 tours beginning with Frank's Slide and the other was a tour of the Bellevue Coal mine. There were a few showers in the morning but it didn't deter us from having a good time.The afternoon consisted of 3 clinics and in the evening we enjoyed a presentation by Riversdale Resources proposal for a new coal mine.
Sunday morning consisted of 2 clinics followed by lunch at the Crowsnest Museum in Coleman. The afternoon was spent doing model railway home layout tours in Lethbridge Alberta. There were 7 possible stops we made it to all 7. Each was different and interesting and they all had gracious hosts. Thank you to everyone for letting us in to see their work. Thank you to everyone that worked to put this event on.
The next event for me is Northern Rails Sept 7-9 in Edmonton and Camrose. This is an operations event.
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