First ASPC Outing
Mark Layman

On Sunday, October 13, 2013, the Aladdin Shrine Photography Club went on its first outing. Aladdin Shrine had planned the Fall Leaves Tour, which was a ride on the Hocking Valley Scenic Railway, and the club decided to use that as a club outing.

We arrived at he depot in Nelsonville, OH at about 1:30pm, and collected our tickets and snacks that were being passed out from Art Wilson’s truck.


Brenda and I decided to ride in an open car so that we would not be photographing through glass windows. Upon boarding, I spied Clyde Compton at the other end of our car. I’m guessing he has a picture of me taking this picture of him.


Dave Fultz,  Steve Russo and Fred Gischler were also at the event and rode in the open car.


Here’s Fred working on a shot.


The train is made up of engines and cars of various types and vintages.


There was some beautiful scenery …


and some scenery not quite so beautiful.


Toward the end of the trip, the train stopped at Robbins Crossing for a rainy pit stop (see Fred’s “Got to Go” post here) and a visit to their historic cabins. My favorite site there was a red-tailed hawk named Dragon which had been shot (probably by a farmer protecting his chickens) and rehabilitated.

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After about 30 minutes at Robbins Crossing, the train sounded its whistle indicating it was time to board again. We then headed back to the depot at Nelsonville.

It was a fun time and I look forward to future ASPC outings.

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First ASPC Outing — 1 Comment

  1. This was a fun outing , even in the rain! Yes I did take U at the same time. Great seeing al the club members on the train.

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