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tedyarbrough

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« on: January 02, 2018, 08:32:08 PM »

Friends,
Just an update on the 2018 convention in Atlanta this June. See ad on page 59 in the February Garden Railways magazine. Pre-tours on June 3, with layouts in Tennessee, Alabama, North Carolina for those driving down the major interstate highways and some in Georgia for those coming into town early. The Monday & Tuesday special train rides are about 1/3 sold out as of January 1 (we expect registrations to pick up over the next month or so) so don't be left out, reserve your seats on the train soon. Dealer hall is about 60% full at this time as well. Approximately 30 garden railroads will be open for tours Wednesday through Saturday (self drive or you can ride a bus to many of these) and about 20 more open for pre/post tours on Sunday before and after the event. Atlanta Braves have a home game on Sunday, June 3 and they play just across the interstate (with pedestrian bridge) from the convention center. There are only a few of the special Hartland 'General' show locomotives left, so get one of those in the next few days if you want one. June will be a good time to be in Atlanta if you enjoy the hobby of garden railroading! See www.NGRC2018.com for full registration information.
Happy Rails To You,
Ted Yarbrough
Georgia Garden Railway Society
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« Reply #1 on: January 08, 2018, 08:15:58 PM »

NEWS FLASH! Tennessee Valley Railroad has released their 2018 schedule. They have a double header steam trip on Saturday, June 2 (Saturday before the NGRC starts). There are a few tickets left and it will sell out, so come to the convention early, ride the steam train on Saturday, layout pretour (and/or Atlanta Braves baseball game that day)on Sunday, then the train rides (different from the Saturday ride) Monday & Tuesday! Lots of trains and lots of fun! Order Saturday tickets direct from the railroad. http://www.tvrail.com/events-ex//summerville-steam-special
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tedyarbrough

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« Reply #2 on: January 25, 2018, 10:21:36 AM »

Friends,
The revised calendar has been posted to the web. See http://ngrc2018.com/?page_id=721 for the calendar & web page. There are approximately 50 layouts open for viewing from Sunday, June 3 through Sunday, June 10. (about 20 pre/post tour and 30 during the convention tour days Wednesday-Saturday). Steam train ride on Monday, diesel Tuesday and Thursday and static steam 4-4-0 on Wednesday. 4 club layouts operating in the vendor hall. Clinics in the afternoons. Great fun for all!
Ted Yarbrough
Georgia Garden Railway Society
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tedyarbrough

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« Reply #3 on: February 03, 2018, 09:00:52 PM »

Friends,
 I just posted some layout pre-tour photos for the Sunday, June 3 layouts on the Georgia Garden Railway Society's Facebook page. Complete schedule and registration info on the web at www.NGRC2018.com Hope to see and meet many of you there!
Happy Rails To You,
Ted Yarbrough
Georgia Garden Railway Society
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tedyarbrough

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« Reply #4 on: February 20, 2018, 11:53:05 AM »

Friends,
The 2018 National Garden Railway Convention's early registration discount ends March 1 and that is only a few days away. Take advantage of this. Please note that there are only 40 seats left for the Monday Cruise/Steam Train Ride and 37 seats for the Tuesday 47 mile scenic diesel train ride over the former L & N mainline. Not advertised, but there will be a few locomotive rides given as a door prize on the Monday steam train trip. These rides will sell out soon, so register today!
Happy Rails To You,
Ted Yarbrough
Georgia Garden Railway Society
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tedyarbrough

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« Reply #5 on: March 01, 2018, 11:34:18 AM »

 Friends,
The convention banquet has officially 'Sold Out'. Thanks for the response.

Monday & Tuesday train rides only have a few more seats and will sell out VERY soon. Reserve your seat today!

Hotel rooms are going quickly as well.
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Happy Rails To You,
Ted
Georgia Garden Railroad Society
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