Trip to Lynden

Today I worked the GNRHS booth at the Lynden Lyons train show with chief booth setter-upper Cordell Newby.  One of the benefits of volunteering for these sorts of things is that you get to meet a lot of people that you might not get to through other avenues. Today a fellow happened by our booth who actually grew up in Grotto, WA. Not only that but his father worked the cement plant as a mechanic during the 1950’s. He’s going to mail me some plant blueprints and pictures so that I’ll be able to see what I’ve done wrong. All in all, not a bad day but I may have to put in an additional spur to the Std. Oil Co. immediately east of the depot.


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    • I don’t have permission to post them because I haven’t asked. I received a drawing for some of the plant in the early 1950s as well as a picture taken from the highway into the plant that showed detail differences to those available from the Skykomish Historical Society. I have a pending blog post with sketches of what I’m trying to model but I’ll contact you directly regarding the plant drawing. I don’t have regular internet access but you’ll likely hear from me before the end of the week.


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