Strawberries, trains and nostalgia were in plentiful supply for the St. Thomas Nostalgia Weekend (Saturday and Sunday June 23 & 24). The CASO Railway Station and the Elgin Country Railway Museum had lots to see and do at both locations.
Check out some photos from both locations on Saturday of the Nostalgia Weekend.
Above, bottom left: Mychael and dad Andrew, Myles and mom Stefanie pose in front of the 5700 in their tour of the rolling stock.
Above: Chuck Beckett of the ECRM with the L&PS Electrified Train.
Above: Dan Smith & Dawn Miskelly look at the Springfield station, newest addition to the museum’s model railway. Dan noted that the most interesting part of working on models of local stations is talking to people from the village or town who become very interested in helping to recreate the scene from railway days as they remember it.
Above: John Moseley showed some of the detail work involved in model railroad construction. He is from London, and is with the National Railroading Association.
Above: Angela Foreman-Bobier and Norah Bennetto were on hand with a display from the Backus Page House Museum in the waiting room of the CASO Railway Station.
Above: Carol Down brought her nostalgic doll and toy wonderland to the CASO waiting room.
Above: Julie Down (Carol’s daughter-in-law) models the WWII Air Force uniform worn by Anna Jones, and shows a photo of Anna and Frank Jones, Carol’s parents. They met and married while serving during WW II. Frank was from Boxall and helped to survey the runways for the Fingal training airport before joining the Air Force.