Thursday, September 22, 2011

Leaving NC (Finally)

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.

railfest collageThis was the lone antique car at Railfest (sorry Elaine). It’s a 1929 Model A Ford Roadster pickup.1929 ford (2)Not sure if red was its original color, but it was a standout.

1929 ford (5)1929 ford (10)1929 ford collage2The 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.caboose collageThey 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.

steam train collageThe day-long photo excursion in a word few words – MUCH fun!

photo train collage2


Daisy said...

It's too bad there weren't many crafts, artwork and memorabilia there. That is a neat old roadster.
Hope you have a nice weekend!

Mama-Bug said...

I'm sure Grenville was really happy with the trains! I'm with you about local businesses getting their own advertising out about an event. Loved the old red truck!

grammie g said...

Hi B...Well I see you are still on track..sorry had to say that! ; }

Trains are interesting..I would love to ride on one at least ones!!
I bet you have seen enough for awhile though!
I miss hearing the train whistles, they always sounded so haunting to me!!
Great photo's for Grenville to relive his fun!! ; }


Montanagirl said...

Love that Red pickup! Just my style.

Anvilcloud said...

I enjoyed clicking your photos this morning and seeing them up closer. Trains are fun and interesting.

possum said...

Great shots! Could almost hear the train whistle and smell the smoke.

Glad you are home and OK and had good weather for your trip.

Sandra said...

i hope you bought me that old truck, because i want it.

Out on the prairie said...

You still found a lot of treasures.

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