Durand Rail Days Festival

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Durand Rail Days Festival

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I'm just wondering if there is going to be anyone attending the Rail Days Festival.

I plan on heading down there Saturday the 14th with my camera gear and planning on railfanning at the station.

Would be cool to know if others are going to be out and about.

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I usually take my kids to the carnival. Stop by the station for a bit.

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Rail Days was way cooler 30 years ago from what I've seen. A shame we cannot have that anymore.
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Going on Sunday the 15th. Have not attended in 5 years.

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If GTW 5632’s cab is open for tours count me in!

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MQT1223 wrote:
Sun May 08, 2022 10:41 am
Rail Days was way cooler 30 years ago from what I've seen. A shame we cannot have that anymore.
The world ain’t the same as 30 years ago. How was it cooler back then?

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GP30M4216 wrote:
Mon May 09, 2022 11:51 am
MQT1223 wrote:
Sun May 08, 2022 10:41 am
Rail Days was way cooler 30 years ago from what I've seen. A shame we cannot have that anymore.
The world ain’t the same as 30 years ago. How was it cooler back then?
Maybe 30 years ago Grand Funk Railroad with Mark Farner put on a free show. That would have made it way cooler. 😎
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GR H & C wrote:
Mon May 09, 2022 7:30 pm
GP30M4216 wrote:
Mon May 09, 2022 11:51 am
MQT1223 wrote:
Sun May 08, 2022 10:41 am
Rail Days was way cooler 30 years ago from what I've seen. A shame we cannot have that anymore.
The world ain’t the same as 30 years ago. How was it cooler back then?
Maybe 30 years ago Grand Funk Railroad with Mark Farner put on a free show. That would have made it way cooler. 😎
Now that's an American Band. :)
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Jim_c wrote:
Mon May 09, 2022 7:57 pm
GR H & C wrote:
Mon May 09, 2022 7:30 pm
GP30M4216 wrote:
Mon May 09, 2022 11:51 am


The world ain’t the same as 30 years ago. How was it cooler back then?
Maybe 30 years ago Grand Funk Railroad with Mark Farner put on a free show. That would have made it way cooler. 😎
Now that's an American Band. :)
Hell yes we’re coming to your town we’ll help you party it down!
Mark Farner and his American band will be performing on May the 28th in Burton Michigan for the city of Burton’s 50th anniversary celebration.
I say head to Durand rail days and have a great time. I wish I could go but I’ll be working this weekend so have one for me.
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Glad to see some will be around.

I'm excited to go. Looks like I will be working Friday night so Saturday morning will be getting a nap in then heading out. My hope is to be in Durand around 2pm at the station.

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Sadly I might be cancelling my plans for travels to Durand. I got sick this week and had to have surgery. Ended up getting appendicitis so got my appendix removed. Been about 24 hours out of surgery.

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I’m here right now all day until 9 or so. I got to work all day on Saturday and on Sunday night.

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CSXBOY wrote:
Fri May 13, 2022 10:34 am
I’m here right now all day until 9 or so. I got to work all day on Saturday and on Sunday night.
Hopefully some decent action. Also hope the festival is just as lovely. I know tomorrow is a slight severe weather risk so probably not gonna be a good train day anyways.

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MikeB89 wrote:
Fri May 13, 2022 11:16 am
CSXBOY wrote:
Fri May 13, 2022 10:34 am
I’m here right now all day until 9 or so. I got to work all day on Saturday and on Sunday night.
I know tomorrow is a slight severe weather risk so probably not gonna be a good train day anyways.
*marginal risk, Looking like the threat is going to be further north if anything... I'll be gone when it passes through anyway.

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Welp, I made it up to Durand. I’m being told that 5632’s cab probably won’t be open because it needs maintenance. :(

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