This weekend's runs of the 2472 will not be the last in Niles Canyon. There are still at least a few more weekends this year where the 2472 will run.
I have been up to my eyeballs in alligators as of late, as trying to relocate a railroad museum and a messy divorce are both consuming my time and bandwidth. Plus I'm kind of busy at work, which doesn't help.
I will, in the near-future, write a more in-depth response as to what is going on with the GGRM.
But, for now, understand that the main reason for our departure is making sure the 2472 has an indoor facility to both protect it and preserve it. There is no available room in the canyon to build a suitable facility. We acknowledge the support of the PLA over the past several years. They came forward to help us out in a bind after we were forced out of Hunters Point. We did the same thing when their 2467 was homeless and land-locked many years ago.
There are options on the table as to where we will move. When we decide on a location, our membership will hear the decision immediately. Possibility: [www.tracyrail.org
One thing that is certain; the GGRM will do everything in its power to preserve mainline steam for future generations. It is our mission statement, it is our commitment.
I will write a more in-depth assessment when time allows.