I am 12 and am a member of the Upstate Model RailRoaders (UMRR) and
Farm Team Cycling
The club is located in the basement of Aimie's Dinner and a Movie located at 190 Glen Street in downtown Glens Falls NY. Please go to the front door and use the door to the basement on the right as you enter. There will be a sign in the window when the club is in session. All are invited. Learn more about the building and operation of a model railroad. Club activities include: Monthly business meetings, monthly open houses, weekly operating sessions every Wednesday evening from 7-10 PM, an annual railroad show in December, and field trips. You don't need to be talented in any area of model railroading since part of the club's purpose and function is to provide instruction in various modeling techniques.Many people expressed an interest in joining the club.Please use the Feedback link to receive an application via email or pick one up at the club any Wednesday evening. Click on the Directions link for the address and map information.
Aviation Mall Train Show and National Train Day
Saturday May 11thAviation Mall center court 10-4
I regularly ride on the Saratoga North Creek RailRoad (SNCRR)
CALL FOR TICKETS: 877-726-7245
The Saratoga & North Creek Railway has daily service! Starting May 26th through October 31st the train will operate 7 days a week servicing all stations.
Memorial Day, originally called Decoration Day, is a day of remembrance for those who have died in our nation's service. There are many stories as to its actual beginnings, with over two dozen cities and towns laying claim to being the birthplace of Memorial Day. There is also evidence that organized women's groups in the South were decorating graves before the end of the Civil War: a hymn published in 1867, "Kneel Where Our Loves are Sleeping" by Nella L. Sweet carried the dedication "To The Ladies of the South who are Decorating the Graves of the Confederate Dead" (Source: Duke University's Historic American Sheet Music, 1850-1920). While Waterloo N.Y. was officially declared the birthplace of Memorial Day by President Lyndon Johnson in May 1966, it's difficult to prove conclusively the origins of the day. It is more likely that it had many separate beginnings; each of those towns and every planned or spontaneous gathering of people to honor the war dead in the 1860's tapped into the general human need to honor our dead, each contributed honorably to the growing movement that culminated in Gen Logan giving his official proclamation in 1868. It is not important who was the very first, what is important is that Memorial Day was established. Memorial Day is not about division. It is about reconciliation; it is about coming together to honor those who gave their all.Memorial Day was officially proclaimed on 5 May 1868 by General John Logan, national commander of the Grand Army of the Republic, in his General Order No. 11, and was first observed on 30 May 1868, when flowers were placed on the graves of Union and Confederate soldiers at Arlington National Cemetery. The first state to officially recognize the holiday was New York in 1873. By 1890 it was recognized by all of the northern states. The South refused to acknowledge the day, honoring their dead on separate days until after World War I (when the holiday changed from honoring just those who died fighting in the Civil War to honoring Americans who died fighting in any war). It is now celebrated in almost every State on the last Monday in May (passed by Congress with the National Holiday Act of 1971 (P.L. 90 - 363) to ensure a three day weekend for Federal holidays), though several southern states have an additional separate day for honoring the Confederate war dead: January 19 in Texas, April 26 in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, and Mississippi; May 10 in South Carolina; and June 3 (Jefferson Davis' birthday) in Louisiana and Tennessee.