2008 in review, and looking ahead to 2009

It’s been another busy and successful year at Steam Specials. In 2008 we organized 6 events featuring 10 steam locomotives, and welcomed over 20 new participants to the photo line.

In February, we hosted our second event at both the Huckleberry Railroad (17 participants) and at the Steam Railroading Institute (50 participants). In October, 17 participants took part in our events the Wiscasset, Waterville & Farmington Railway Museum, the Conway Scenic Railroad, and the Mount Washington Cog Railway in New England. And in November, 25 participants took part in our SOO 1003 event in Wisconsin.

When we created this web site in 2004, we started with a mailing list of 80 people who had attended a previous photo special. Four years later, our mailing list stands at nearly 900, and over 200 people have attended at least one event. Thanks to each of you.

Looking forward to 2009, the Steam Railroading Institute’s “Train Festival 2009” will offer us an exciting opportunity in the fall. We’re still working on the details, but save some time around Columbus Day weekend (October 9-12) on your calendar. You won’t regret it.

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