By R. True - Valley View Reporter

Well, here we are at about the Midpoint of "Railroading Season", and although the snow has mostly vanished at least temporarily, it looks like we more or less missed the famous Michigan "January Thaw". That said, I still need to come up from the basement every 30 minutes or so to thaw out, but I do hope to get the signal blocks installed in the mainline before spring. Under table work seems to be much harder now than it was back in the 60's when I build my first layout.

Speaking of layouts, don't forget the GVRR hosts South Oakland for an OPS session on February 3rd and South Oakland will recipicate on February 10th. If you would like to observe the fun involved and the possibility of joining either club, contact the Mike Jacobs at 586-468-GVRR (4877) Monday nights 7-10pm or email:

Due to the above scheduled ops sessions, Monday Jan 29th, has been changed from Fun-Run to a regular work night.

Happy Railroading!

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January - 2018
Jan-29 Monday work night
Febuary - 2018
Feb-05 Monday work night
Feb-12 Monday work night
Feb-19 Regular Scheduled Operations Night
Feb-26 Monday work night
March - 2018
Mar-06 Monday work night
Mar-12 Monday work night
Mar-19 Regular Scheduled Operations Night
Mar-26 Monday work night
April - 2018
Apr-02 Monday work night
Apr-19 Monday work night
Apr-16 Regular Scheduled Operations Night
Apr-23 Monday work night
Apr-30 Fun-Run Operations Night
May - 2018
May-05 Monday work night
May-12 Quarterly Business Meeting
May-19 Regular Scheduled Operations Night
May-26 Memorial Day Holiday
May-27 Special Tuesday work night
June - 2018
Jun-04 Monday work night
Jun-11 Monday work night
Jun-18 Regular Scheduled Operations Night
Jun-25 Monday work night
July - 2018
Jul-02 Monday work night
Jul-04 Independence Day Holiday
Jul-09 Monday work night
Jul-16 Regular Scheduled Operations Night
Jul-23 Monday work night
Jul-30 Fun-Run Operations Night
August - 2018
Aug-06 Monday work night
Aug-13 Monday work night
Aug-20 Regular Scheduled Operations Night
Aug-27 Monday work night
September - 2018
Sep-03 Labor Day Holiday
Sep-04 Tuesday work night
Sep-10 Monday work night
Sep-17 Regular Scheduled Operations Night
Sep-24 Monday work night
October - 2018
Oct-01 Monday work night
Oct-08 Monday work night
Oct-15 Regular Scheduled Operations Night
Oct-22 Monday work night
Oct-29 Fun-Run Operations Night
Oct-31 Happy Holloween - look out for the trick or treaters
November - 2018
Nov-05 Monday work night
Nov-12 Monday work night
Nov-19 Regular Scheduled Operations Night
Nov-22 Thanksgiving Holiday - Turkey Day!
Nov-27 Monday work night
December - 2018
Dec-03 Monday work night
Dec-10 Monday work night
Dec-17 Regular Scheduled Operations Night
Dec-24 Christmas Eve - Snuggle in your bed with visions of Trains in your head!
Dec-25 Merry Christmas to all - The Reason for the Season
Dec-26 Special Wednesday work night - Run what Santa Brung Ya
Dec-31 New Years Eve! - Enjoy but Stay Safe!
January - 2019
Jan-01 New Years Day - Have a Safe and Joyous Year!
Jan-07 Monday work night
Jan-14 Monday work night
Jan-21 Regular Scheduled Operations Night
Jan-28 Monday work night

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