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  Railfest 2020

Buena Vista RailFest 2020


Please join us for an online version of Buena Vista RailFest on July 18 th ,
2020. Registration and login information is on the Buena Vista Heritage
website… This is a free event, though our Covid 19 stricken
treasury would appreciate any donations.

We will begin at 10:00 am on Saturday, July 18th . Other times are
approximate. Viewers will be able to post written questions in the chat.

10:00…Introductions and welcome by Vic Kuklin MMR and BV Heritage

10:10…Chris James, author of Silver Rails: the railroads of Leadville
Colorado. Chris, a retired professor and former Leadville resident will tell
us about the three railroads of Leadville. All of these railroads had tracks
thru Buena Vista.

11:00…Dr. Martin Pirnat will present “another way to look at railroading
through postal history with modeling opportunities”. Dr. Pirnat uses
Colorado postcards to illustrate that history.

11:45…Lyn Berry will give us a visual tour of the Midland RR (then and
now) from Buena Vista thru Elephant rock. The program focuses on the
Midland Railroad facilities at Wild Horse, just north of Buena Vista.

We should finish about 12:30 pm on Saturday. That depends upon the
number of submitted questions. The BV Heritage Museum along with the
DL&G Depot Museum will be open for the weekend.

Lynn has offered to lead a tour of the site of Wild Horse for anyone
interested on Sunday, July 19 th at 10:00 am. Lyn has access to private
property normally closed to visitors.

Buena Vista Heritage
P.O. Box 1414
Buena Vista, CO 81211