My neighbors in Princeton-land continue to clean up after Monday’s storm, which delivered to us a large number of uprooted oaks and snapped off pines. A lot of people are still without power, but my home never lost electricity. Due to the travel bans, I haven’t been able to get up to the railroad yard to check on the Mount Vernon. RR cars are pretty robust when it comes to high wind, but are seriously damaged by even small amounts of flooding. Fortunately, the storm was all wind and little rain.
Despite the storm, we’re off to the Gaithersburg Railroad Collectables show this weekend–we’re two of 450 dealers, and we’re bringing some neat stuff to sell.
Everything from historic cufflinks to Fairmont rail cars will be on display and up for sale. I’m looking for a few speciality parts for the Mount Vernon (door locks and latches, and a Pullman berth key). Maybe I’ll get lucky.