Friday, March 27, 2020

Meeting Updates due to Covid-19

The expanding health crisis in the US has led me to cancel all JRD events until September.  Our next meeting will be September 12 in Charlottesville.  The annual meeting is postponed until that event and the officers will continue to serve until that time.  The boxcar building group project will be delayed and it will be rescheduled once the current crisis clears.  Please be safe and hopefully we will all see each other again this September.

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Next Meeting is Farmville


Folks our next meeting is in May in Farmville.  We all hope that we will be through the current health crisis by that time so the officers will plan for it.  It looks to be a good meeting though I am still short one clinic.  If you are up to giving one of 30 minutes please let me know.  We will have our postponed annual meeting including election of officers at that time.

Sunday, March 15, 2020

Next Meeting?

The quickly evolving situation has forced not only many cancellations of meetings such as yesterdays James River Division meeting but many meetings through the end of April.  The officers of the JRD and their counterparts at the MER will keep you abreast of the impact of events on our scheduled meetings.

In the meantime we can use the downtime of self isolation to good use.  More time building the layout or models at the workbench.  I made a quick dash into Rail Tales to pick up some supplies and I know they or which ever supply place is close to you is still open or can ship to you what you need for your next project.

Enjoy the time and stay safe.

Thursday, March 12, 2020

March 14th JRD Meeting cancelled

The James River Division meet for Saturday March 14, 2020 is cancelled.  We will try to reschedule at a future time.  The next meeting is May 9, 2020 in Farmville.  The Annual Meeting of the membership of the JRD will be held at the Farmville meeting in May.

During this trying time please be safe and follow best practices of hygiene so we can all still get together in May and beyond.

Philip Taylor
JRD Superintendent

Sunday, January 12, 2020

Good meeting in Lynchburg

Good meeting yesterday in Lynchburg.  Chris Wiley did a great job challenging us to look at operations and its research differently.  He gave us an overview of the resources available at the Chesapeake & Ohio Historical Society which are available for other roads and historical societies even if they have other names for the resources.  Afterwards we were treated to Chris Wileys layout and Jim Moseleys layout.  I hope you enjoyed the day as much as I did and plan to join us at Lake of the Woods in March.

Friday, January 10, 2020

Parking for Saturdays Meeting

The Church is the site of a funeral for a member of its community and has asked us to park in the back of the Church. Please leave the front lot, the street and the overflow lot across the street for mourners.  Thank you for your understanding


Tuesday, January 7, 2020

JRD Next Meeting

Next Meeting

January 11, 2020


Time: Doors open at 9 a.m. and we start at 9:30 a.m. 
Location:  Fort Hill, UMC, Lynchburg, VA

Clinic 1:  Researching Freight Operations on the C&O Railway
Clinic 2: What's Different about Ops

Modeling Theme: Coaling Tower's 

Layout Tours

Chris Wileys N Scale C&O James River Sub with CTC

Jim Moseley’s C&O Layout


Location:Lynchburg VA Next Meet: September 9, 2017

Fort Hill United Methodist Church
106 Oakridge Blvd
Lynchburg, VA 24502

Meeting Updates due to Covid-19

The expanding health crisis in the US has led me to cancel all JRD events until September.  Our next meeting will be September 12 in Charlot...