Tube City Almanac

March 02, 2009

More from the Archives

Category: History, Pointless Digressions || By

Updates to the Steel Heritage section of Tube City Online have gone slower than expected. Mea culpa.

Those of you who feel you aren't getting your money's worth can line up for refunds on the train crossing by Boswell Oil. Wait for the rumbling sound. That means I'm on my way.

There is something new there from the archives --- it's a circa 1970 brochure handed out during an open house at National Works.

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By the way, an Alert Reader calling himself "Pratte4Life" said something very nice about the Almanac's editor on the message boards ... to wit:
(He) covers his home area with such passion that I come away thinking that McKeesport, U.S.A. must be the greatest metropolitan area in the country every time --- and I'd bet you a dollar Jason feels that way.

Aw, shucks, thanks, P4L! My bald spot is blushing.

Luckily, there are a lot of other people who think I'm a jerk, so it all balances out.

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More important stuff: There are several interesting projects bubbling around town right now, but it's a little too early to talk about them yet.

My immediate concern is finding people interested in joining the McKeesport Model Railroad Club up in Christy Park.

We don't need slobbering train buffs as much as we need people interested in historical research and building models --- particularly models of buildings around the Mon Valley.

Have you ever wanted to build a model of a steel mill or a local landmark? Join before the end of this month, and you'll get three months' free dues. Plus, we've got a new dues structure that starts at $10 per month. Effectively, you can join right now for $1.75 a week.

Sorry about the plug, but we want to work on a couple of really ambitious projects (like a bunch of buildings based on the Clairton Works!) and we need the manpower (and womanpower). Email me for details.

Your Comments are Welcome!

Arrrgh! If we only lived in western PA, I’d be joining the Model RR club in a heartbeat. I’ve always wanted to give a go at building models of real buildings after spending (wasting) my youth building fantasy wargame buildings.

We barely have any interesting architecture worth recreating in miniature in Baltimore. :(
Schultz - March 04, 2009

Believe it or not, Schultz, we now have a member from Rockville, Md., who owns property in Our Fair City (along with his lovely bride). Maybe yinz can carpool?
Webmaster - March 04, 2009

The picture at the top of Page 14 (in the background) shows what seems to be old homes that were yet to be demolished for redevelopment. How would you like to look out of your bedroom window and see stacks and stacks of pipes!
John - March 04, 2009

The commuter from Rockville is likely to pay a visit to the club tomorrow night, if he can get a bit of an early start from the office.
ebtnut - March 05, 2009

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