Railway Days, Heritage Park in Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Sept. 3 - 4, 2022
The Heritage Park Morse Telegraph Club and MTC CG Chapter are participating in the annual Railway Days event at Heritage Park in Calgary, Alberta, CANADA. This year's 2-day event runs Saturday, Sept. 3 and Sunday, Sept. 4 from 10 AM to 5 PM.
Railway Days is an event that celebrates western Canada’s rich railway heritage and it provides an opportunity for the park to showcase its extensive collection of railway artifacts, period rolling stock, two operating steam locomotives and four former Canadian Pacific Railway stations. Three of the four stations are connected to the Parks' 2000 foot telegraph circuit. Our group is a collection of self-taught Morse telegraphers, all members of the Heritage Park Morse Telegraph Club, and includes members from the International Morse Telegraph Club, Calgary Chapter. For this year's event we will be joined once again by members of the Edmonton Chapter of the MTC. Our telegraphy efforts during the event will focus on handling train orders and hooping them up to the train crews, handling telegrams for the public, and interpreting what a day in the life of a telegraph operator station agent was really like on the Canadian prairies 100 years ago.
For more information please visit the events web site at: https://www.heritagepark.ca/plan-your-visit/event-calendar/railway-days
MORSE TELEGRAPH CLUB, INC - Maple Leaf Chapter
Notice of Maple Leaf Chapter member meeting scheduled for Wednesday October 5, 2022
This is an invitation to all members listed on the Chapter year 2022 January membership roll.
The meeting will consist of two parts. The morning meeting will commence at 10:30 A.M., at the Hammond Manufacturing Company establishment 394 Edinburgh Road North, Guelph.
There at the entrance marked by flag poles, those with reservations will be welcomed by staff at 10:30 A.M. and after and will congregate in the Meeting Room assigned us. Our meeting is scheduled to open at 11.00 A.M. there and the Secretary-Treasurer will provide an Agenda which will allow for the usual business, plus the election of a President for the Chapter. Paid up members can participate in all the business of the Chapter and to elect a paid-up Member to the vacant position, which office carries forward until vacant. Those persons present not paid up can attend but not motion or vote. The meeting will be followed by a lunch about 12:30 P.M. provided by Hammond Mfg without charge, and those wishing to travel on to the Hammond Museum of Radio may do so after the lunch at their convenience, map provided, about a twenty minute drive, 595 Southgate Drive. There is no fee charged for the visit to the Hammond Museum of Radio. Our thanks to the Hammond Museum Curator Noreen Hann for her successful appeal to the owner of Hammond Manufacturing for a meeting room and a lunch for our Morse Telegraph Club event October 5th, and to the executive of Hammond for this gracious hospitality.
Note that protective face masks are optional right now, but such requirement might come into force later, and Hammond Mfg. will specify. You must book with me by name several days in advance, like at the latest, Sunday or Monday, with the first name of the guest that accompanies you if any. This does not obligate you to visit the Radio Museum which closes at 5 pm. You may bring your dues up to date at the Fall meeting. It is hoped that a quorum of four or more members will be present to acclaim a new elected President, and we will discuss a Spring meeting date and location. Looking forward to a pleasant and memorable day at our MT all meeting.
Charles Beckett, Secretary-Treasurer, Maple Leaf Chapter, Morse Telegraph Club