From Barb Dunham, “The Train Lady", reflecting on the last weekend Railroads On Parade was opened, the Columbus Day Holiday, 2014.
“Just wanted to share a few of the weekend's comments:(from a local Minister) "My Dad would have been in Heaven before he got there!" "A real treasure" "Unbelievable", "Fantastic" "Remarkable","A magical moment!" And the bittersweet:"You deserve to find the right investor""You're World Class and we will miss you very much,""A crime that it's being dismantled","This was the best!""So glad we got here", and "A fond farewell." How can we say it better? People this weekend came from Holland, Ireland, and drove from Toronto, Philadelphia, Boston, Buffalo, Syracuse,Pen Argyle, PA, New York City, Montreal , Fort Lee, NJ and train friends came from closer places such as Ticonderoga, Queensbury, Albany, Plattsburg, Lake George, Adirondack and even Pottersville! Many, many thanks for you loyality, love and support. I promise to keep you posted.
Barb (your train lady!)
Meanwhile, it’s full steam ahead for the Illinois based auction house, in charge of selling the display, either in four separate lots or as a whole, on November 11..
Adams Auction and Real Estate Services Inc. values the exhibit at $1.5 million -- in a four page brochure which breaks down each display piece by piece. The auction will take place in Pottersville, with both live and on line bidding.