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Anthony_SRR
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« Reply #180 on: Sep 25th, 2007, 6:48pm »
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Thanks You. I try to get our name out there. But If I ever see C-68 moving I’ll know who to come see LOL.
 
Here are 2 events we will have this weekend I will not be able to make either because
1. One part  is on a Thursday which is a school night
2. The event on Saturady is down the street and I will be at the museum working
 
Here they are...
2007 Riverhead Hobo Gathering
and
The Twin Forks Folk Music Festival
“Round the Jungle Fire Concert”
 
Thursday(27) through Monday the(1)
 
Schudale for the Hobo gathering
 
Thursday, September 27
 
8:00 AM - The Museum grounds will be opened at 416 Griffing Avenue, Riverhead for arriving
Hobos, Kings and Queens, Friends of Hobos and Hobos at Heart. The Jungle will be
erected, electrical services will be run and inspected, shower and port-a-potty facilities
will be delivered, hooked up and inspected, Fire Marshall inspection will take place,
Everyone will get settled in.  
 
NOTE: tents/trailers must be kept a minimum of 10 feet apart for fire safety regulations, THX.
 
7:30 PM - The “Ceremony of the Four Winds and Friendly Fire.” This year “Redbird Express” will
be with us, (God willing and the Pennsylvania creeks don’t rise!), and has offered to
conduct the Ceremony with assistance of attending Hobos, Kings and Queens! This
ceremony will be open to the public and local Officials will receive special invitations to
the Ceremony.
 
The Museum will be open and the 16” gauge train will run for night rides.
 
 
Friday, September 28
 
9:00 AM - Local Junior High School students will be invited to attend the Museum to hear stories,
poems, and music of the road from the Hobos.
 
NOTE: At the 2006 Gathering it rained and thundered like mad during the school visit.
The rains poured down and the wind blew a gale. The temperature dropped about
twenty degrees, it was wild. If inclement weather prevails in 2007 or if it’s more
convenient for the school we may travel the two blocks to the Junior High School and give
a presentation in their auditorium. This element of the weekend is still being formulated.
 
4:00 PM - Techies and video folks attend to the Vail-Leavitt Music Hall to set up and install the
cameras and equipment to videotape “Banjo” Fred Starner’s documentary on Hobo music
and culture.
 
 
 
7:30 PM - The Vail-Leavitt Music Hall concert, “Round the Jungle Fire” will feature:  
“Luther the Jet”; “Serenity the Hobo National Gospel Singers”; “Cream City Slim”;  
“Totem Pole” Rik Palieri and “Banjo” Fred Starner. Hopefully “Grandpa Dudley” &
“Mad Mary” will give their famous poem about “America” and we all hope “Mama Jo”
will be the evening’s Master of Ceremonies!
 
 
Saturday, September 29
 
10:00 AM - The Railroad Museum of Long Island opens for the day. Model trains will be running, the
rolling stock will be on display and the 16” gauge park train will be giving rides. The
Jungle will be evident to visitors. “Cream City Slim’s” photo exhibit of Hobo marks will  
be on display. The Museum closes at 4:00 PM
 
11:30 AM - The “Twin Forks Folk Music Festival” begins under the pavilion in Polinaise Park, Polish
Town USA. (Just a block over from the Museum behind the Jordan Spreader!) Folk
Musicians will perform 40 minute sets throughout the day concluding at 9:30 PM. The
Peconic Amateur Radio Club will set up and operate a Ham Special Events Station on the
grounds. The ladies of the Polish Town Civic Association will vend food and drink at the
event! [Hey “Baloney Kid” – we gonna spit watermelons this year]
 
Sunday, September 30
 
Time T/B/D - Sunday Tent Service and Meeting under the blue and white community tent in the Jungle.  
Everyone welcome.
 
10:00 AM - The Railroad Museum of Long Island opens for the day. Model trains will be running, the
rolling stock will be on display and the 16” gauge park train will be giving rides. The
Jungle will be evident to visitors. “Cream City Slim’s” photo exhibit of Hobo marks will  
be on display. The Museum closes at 4:00 PM
 
Afternoon - Visits to the local Nursing Home(s) to perform for the clients.
 
6:00 PM - “J.P. Hobo’s”, “Dandy Don’s” and “Busy Bill’s” “Most Excellent Bar-B-Que!”  
Hamburgers, Hot Dogs, salads, corn on the cob, Americana at its best! For our guests in
the Jungle!
 
 
Monday, October 1
 
This day is the day to pack up the Jungle and say our farewells to friends until the next
gathering. The fire will be extinquished. Glass jars will be available for those that need
them to take some of the friendly fire ash for the next gathering. The sanitary facilities
will be packed up and carted off till next year! Happy Memories all!
 
Note: Each evening the fire will invite us to “set a spell,” relax, talk, make music and be in good
company. “Banjo” Fred may be around at any time this year with camera and microphone
in hand to get an interview, watch some music performed around the fire, hear a poem or
story and catch us for his documentary!
 
The Music Festival,  a few blocks from the museum so i;m out of luck, unless I take a walk on my lunch brake
 
THURSDAY, September 27, 2007
 
Join Hobo King “Redbird Express” for a special “Fire Lighting Ceremony” dedicated to the four winds and “Friendly Fire” at the Railroad Museum, 416 Griffing Avenue, Riverhead - 7:30 PM on Thursday, September 27, 2007. Bring a chair or blanket and share in the start of the Hobo Homecoming’s weekend of festivities, FREE.
 
FRIDAY, September 28, 2007
 
 
Friday night September 28th, RMLI and “Banjo” Fred Starner will host a Folk Music Entertainment, “Round the Jungle Fire” at the Vail-Leavitt Music Hall, Peconic Avenue, Riverhead. Auditorium doors open at 7:00 PM, concert begins at 7:30 PM. General admission is $15.00. Tickets are available by calling the East End Arts Council at 631-727-0900. Visa and Mastercard are accepted and remaining tickets will be sold at the door.  
Guest appearances will include “Banjo” Fred Starner; “TotemPole” Rik Palieri; Hobo King “Luther the Jet;” Mr. Larry Penn and “Serenity,” the National Hobo Gospel Singers. This year’s concert will be videotaped for an upcoming television documentary about Hobo culture, art and music.  
 
SATURDAY, September 29, 2007
 
 
The 2nd Annual "Twin Forks Folk Music Festival” takes place from 11:30 AM to 9:30 PM on Saturday, September 29, 2007 under the Pavilion at Polinaise Park, Polish Town, Riverhead. All day admission to the Festival including the Railroad Museum is $15.00, wristbands and tickets sold only at the gate.  
Performers include: “Ragtime” Frank Schaap; the John Divello Band; “Boom Mike” Meade; “Serenity” the National Hobo Gospel Singers; Ed Mocko; Glenn Jocquim and Rick Hall; Bruce MacDonald, Rocket and Friends; “Dune Grass”; “Eastbound Freight”; Rik Palieri; “Banjo” Fred Starner; Mr. Larry Penn; Free Grass Union; Mr. Bojangles and more!  
Special reduced rate Two-Fer Combo Tickets are available for admission to the “Twin Forks Folk Music Festival” and the “Hallockville Farm Museum – Fall Festival and Crafts Show.” Get two Festivals for the price of one on Saturday, September 29th! Adults: $17.00; Seniors/Children 5 – 12years: $11.00; Family of four: $50.00 Tickets on sale at the gate, Hallockville Farm Museum and Polish Town Polinaise Park.
 
 
For additional information or questions, please contact Don Fisher by phone at 631-765-2757 or via e-mail at n2qhv@arrl.net  
 
 
   
 
The Twin Forks Folk Music Festival
 
Schedule of Performers
Saturday, September 29, 2007
 
Polinaise Park Pavilion – Polish Town U.S.A.
 
11:30 AM "Ragtime" Frank Schaap    
12:15 PM  The John DiVello Band Long Island  
1:00 PM "Boom" Mike Mead New Jersey  
1:45 PM "Serenity" National Hobo Gospel Singers Maine  
2:30 PM Free Grass Union Long Island  
3:15 PM Ed Mocko Long Island  
4:00 PM Mr. BoJangles Indiana  
4:45 PM Glenn Jocquim & Rick Hall Long Island  
5:30 PM  Bruce MacDonald & Friends Long Island  
6:15 PM Dune Grass Long Island  
7:00 PM  Eastbound Freight Long Island  
7:45 PM  "Totem Pole" Rik Palieri Vermont  
8:00 PM "Banjo" Fred Starner California  
8:45 PM Mr. Larry Penn Wisconsin  
 
This is all copyed form the website at RMLI.ORG
 
Anthony
 


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« Reply #181 on: Sep 26th, 2007, 12:01pm »
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Wow Anthony that all sounds great. Too bad I can't make it. Sounds like it's going to be fun. I mean I would go but Long Island isn't a 30 minnet drive from Delaware .
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« Reply #182 on: Sep 28th, 2007, 1:02pm »
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Good to hear some LIRR M1s are being preserved, I've always been interested in the LIRR operations and equipment. Very cool to have a station right next to the museum...

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Anthony_SRR
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« Reply #183 on: Sep 28th, 2007, 5:55pm »
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It is very good to be next to the LIRR for the following
 
It makes for great tours for visitors, view Riverhead and take the train to our other museum down the tracks
 
We have somewhere to run No.39 when she is in service
 
I'll be at the museum tomorrow
 
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« Reply #184 on: Sep 28th, 2007, 6:02pm »
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Yo Anthony,
 
Sounds like you know when # 39 will be under steam once again. Let us know when that is going to happen. I still assume that 39 will be under steam before 35 will be under steam, unless you have information otherwise.


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Anthony_SRR
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« Reply #185 on: Sep 29th, 2007, 8:54pm »
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Tell me about it. Ok here is the story about No.39 And as far as I know 39 is in better shape than 35 so she would be done first
 
 
Story…The museum originally asked the state for $800,000 in 1990 to restore No.39. It took until 2004 for us to get the money due to political problems, but we got, what we wanted originally which is a problem. In 1990 it would of cost that much but currently we spent if not all most of the money so we have to raise another half a million dollars due to prices going up over the years so presently 39 is sitting doing nothing in the middle of getting tubes in, while her finished tender is sitting in Riverhead all shinny and new. I’m really worried that if the tender sits there for 2 long it will go back to the way it was before and we are back to square one. So right now we barley have enough money to keep the museum running without getting the money needed to finish 39 so we have a big problem
 
And to make matters worse the events we are having this weekend is a flop. No one is showing up so I believe we are loosing money with this.  But I must say this morning we had a number of cubscouts take a tour  and go to Greenport on the train. The same happened last weeks so that is good.
 
 
Our goal is to evetuly have the museum as a Tourist RR with Steam passanger trains but that will not happen for  A LONG TIME
 
Also next saturday I will be takieng my G Gauge Thomas set to run on the garden tracks outside
Anthony


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« Reply #186 on: Oct 6th, 2007, 9:05pm »
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I was at the musum today ad here are some pictures....

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last one, I brought my Thomas set to run today

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Here are some pictures from today.... I was learning allot about the World's Fair Train today, and did some lubricating.

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« Reply #198 on: Oct 13th, 2007, 9:42pm »
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Here is the train going to greenport. Look at the difference in the lighting from the first picture I took to 3 minutes later to it…

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…Being very bright out, which is much better

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