As far as having crafts people, artwork and train memorabilia, the 10th Annual Mountain Craft Show in Bryson City, NC was a bust. There were fewer than a dozen artists and crafts people and no train memorabilia – except, of course, the trains, which for Grenville was enough.
We’ve seen more artists at local arts and craft shows in shows here at home. Several downtown store owners
told complained to us that “the GSMRR didn’t advertise the event enough.” Our thoughts: WHY didn’t the business community take a proactive approach and do some advertising themselves.
This was the lone antique car at Railfest (sorry Elaine). It’s a 1929 Model A Ford Roadster pickup.Not sure if red was its original color, but it was a standout.
The Model A was the first Ford to use the standard set of driver controls with conventional clutch and brake pedals; throttle and gearshift. It was only in production for four model years – 1928 to 1931. The closed-cab pickup sold for $475; for $30 less, buyers could get a Ford Model A pickup with an open cab.
Last train images (promise) from this NC road trip. There are from the caboose train ride. There were 3 cabooses.They were pulled by a steam engine from PA. Hint: never ride in an open car behind a steam engine – there’s LOTS of smoke and soot.