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From: Bernard Rudberg brudberg AT optonline DOT net
Date: Thu, 24 Apr 2008 14:51:01 -0400
Subject: CNE Tour 2008
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The 2008 CNE Tour went very well. The weather was just about perfect. Some people say we must have sold our souls to the devil for seven years in a row of good weather. One day our luck must run out.

The attachments are scenes from the 12 April tour. This may be the last time you see the bridge with rails on it. Construction will be starting soon on a new concrete deck for the rail trail. It is scheduled to be a New York State park by 2009.

Some of you might recognize Pete McLachlan giving his lunchtime talk on the operation of Maybrook Yard and talking old RR buddies at the Maybrook Museum. The condition of the depot is apparent in the photos of the buses at Hopewell Junction.

For those of you who may have missed some of the previous tours, the back issues of the guide books are now in the archives at UCONN. Laura has created a finding aid to help anybody doing research on the CNE history. The URL below tells where to find them in the UCONN archives.

http://www.lib.uconn.edu/online/research/speclib/ASC/findaids/rudberg/MSS20080043.html.

We have not yet decided where next years tour will be. When we sort it out I will let you know.

Bernie Rudberg
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