2017 Chili Feed

Engineer Brown welcomes one-and-all
Engineer Brown welcomes one-and-all
Becky Street getting things set up
Becky Street getting things set up
Terry and Jon Headley arrive
Terry and Jon Headley arrive
More arrivals
More arrivals
Gary Keim
Gary Keim
Table view of all that food - great variety
Table view of all that food - great variety
Soon it will be time to eat
Soon it will be time to eat
Our group surrounds the food
Our group surrounds the food
New model train exhibit
New model train exhibit
Visiting
Visiting
One of Greg and Denise's grankids
One of Greg and Denise's grankids
Jim Hamann and friend Diane with Terri McLean, Jon listens in
Jim Hamann and friend Diane with Terri McLean, Jon listens in
Private Party
Private Party
Kids love it here
Kids love it here
Lots of interesting conversation
Lots of interesting conversation
Heading out to the yard for a train ride
Heading out to the yard for a train ride
Kaylee and Alexander Oyen in the cupola
Kaylee and Alexander Oyen in the cupola
Beautifully finished wood
Beautifully finished wood
Watching the view
Watching the view
Old wood/coal stove
Old wood/coal stove
Jon Headley enjoying the ride
Jon Headley enjoying the ride
Back at the roundhouse
Back at the roundhouse
Grandpa Kristian and Kaylee
Grandpa Kristian and Kaylee
Russell Snow Plow
Russell Snow Plow
Signage for plow
Signage for plow
2156 steam engine in the shop
2156 steam engine in the shop
Electric train car in the shop
Electric train car in the shop







Watching the model trains go round
Watching the model trains go round
Engineer - Greg and Sherry's grandson
Engineer - Greg and Sherry's grandson
Smiths and Headleys sharing a laugh
Smiths and Headleys sharing a laugh
More kid stuff and Gregg Richmann
More kid stuff and Gregg Richmann
Diesel locomotive
Diesel locomotive
WWII - Women drove the rails
WWII - Women drove the rails
Exploring the train cars
Exploring the train cars
Looking thru the club car to our buffet table
Looking thru the club car to our buffet table
Gopher Club Car
Gopher Club Car
Signage for Gopher Car
Signage for Gopher Car
Lantern
Lantern
Party's winding down
Party's winding down
Cleaning up
Cleaning up
Saying good-byes
Saying good-byes
Thanks for visiting
Thanks for visiting

Saturday, March 11 was our annual Chili Party, once again at the Minnesota Transportation Museum, Jackson Street Roundhouse, in St. Paul. There were a lot of new exhibits this year, and some new stuff for the kids as well. It was a sunny day, though a bit chilly for the outdoor exhibits, but most of us went outside to get a ride on the MTM Express. As usual, the food was plentiful and tasty. There were 31 people present.

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