August News Updates and Open House

Hello LVGR community, hope everyone’s summer is going well;


Item #1.

Lynn Ratzell will be having an open house on Sunday August 11th from 2 to 7pm. Trains are running and I know he and his Grandson have made some modifications to the garden layout.

Address is 4652 Oakwood Lane, Nazareth. Take 22 to route 512N or 191N. Take Hanoverville Rd to Georgetown Rd. (At Dutch Springs) Go North on Georgetown to Oakwood and turn right. His place is down on the Left.

Item #2.

Next Wednesday August 14th at 1:00 at America On Wheels we will finally be presenting our donation check to St. Lukes Hospice Care in memory of Barbara. Unfortunately every time we went to pick a date we ran into schedule conflicts; but we persevered and finally came up with a date and time that worked. If you’re available please stop by and say hello to the AOW staff and the folks from St. Lukes.


Just a thank you to those who came out to the Kutztown Folk Festival and either helped setup, breakdown or run trains. I missed just about everyone, but Nolan saw a few of you. The guys from the Allentown and Auburn are appreciative and our banner made the 69 news. Hopefully we can assist again next year.

Item #4

Reminder, Bethlehem Farmers Market at the Bethlehem Rose Garden (8th Ave & Broad St.) Lynn Ratzell will be setting-up a display for one day on Saturday September 7. He’ll need some help for setup on Friday and manning and teardown on Saturday.


We hope to be out at the Pioneer Apple Festival at Ontelaunee Park in New Tripoli on Oct.5th. Same as last year. Nothing fancy, 2 loops next to Craig’s magnificently constructed station and the ride on train he’s restoring. May also have the pump car from A&A on display along with some other RR artifacts.

Will provide more info on Bethlehem and Apple Fest as we get closer.