Welcome back everyone to that gateway to the weekend. I hope you all had a great week and are ready to get some model railroading done this weekend. It looks like a lot of you got some major work done, lets continue that trend and get started! Saturday: The day will start early, real early. As in 3:30am early but I would not have it any other way. The photographer I work with and another friend and I are going railfanning on the Transcon from Toluca to Galesburg. This is a trip both have wanted to do and I'm excited to show them the usual haunts. It will be an all day activity with it all ending in Galesburg with fried tacos and beer. Can't wait. Sunday: I'll be spending more time with my friend from out of town as he gets some throttle time at the Monticello RR Museum. They were selling tickets to allow folks to be trained and then operate on the Museum's newest acquisition, former Chicago and Illinois Midland RS1325 #31! Both of us signed up and will each get turns operating this rare engine. I'm sure there will be more fun as well at the museum and I'm sure beer and hot wings will cap off the days events. So how about you? What do you have planned for the weekend? Let us know. We'll assemble again on Monday the 19th to see how we have done. Until then, have a great weekend, be safe, stay healthy and as always... High Greens!