13 July 2008

Model Train Experts Visit Depot

With much of the deep cleaning of the depot out of the way, the WIM HPG members settled into a semi-annual board meeting on Friday. Appropriate to the occasion was the perfect interruption to all that deep discussion. Stan Patterson showed up with QSIindustries representative Kelly Dorf who had come to record sounds of the handsome Southern Pacific f-unit locomotive for future use in model trains. QSI is known for making quality encoding equipment, bringing model railroading into the high-tech era. Kelly was literally into recording all the bells and whistles of the W&I loco. And speaking of the locomotive, it rolled up in front of the depot next and engineer Jeremy Leiterman had Fred Severson, CEO of QSI, in the cab. The board visited with the guests, making the perfect break in the board meeting.

Pictured above in front of the depot are HPG board members Tom Burg, Jack Coyner, Carl Sonner, Lance Gallagher, Ken Vogel and Don Somers.
Fred Severson, CEO of QSI takes a stroll along the depot loading dock after his ride on the W&I line. That's W&I manager Stan Patterson in the background. Thanks Stan for sharing with us!

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