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Touch-A-Train - June 20, 2015

posted Jun 21, 2015, 8:12 AM by Richard Glueck   [ updated Jun 25, 2015, 10:30 AM by Rudy Garbely ]

"Touch A Train 2015" proved to be a huge success for NESCO, bringing in hundreds of families, senior citizens, and other guests from the region. Downeast Scenic Railroad were the perfect hosts for this occasion, made only better by the presence of Governor's Restaurant and Darling's Ice Cream Truck. We had many more children visiting the exposition, many wearing their "Thomas the Tank Loco" shirts and hats, but all wearing happy faces. We also want to recognize Hancock Fire and Rescue for bringing in one of their trucks, and Whited Ford trucks of Bangor also brought in a "big rig". A special thanks to "Operation Lifesaver," which has recently lost a significant leader, but made it to "TaT 2015" just the same.

A huge thanks to everyone who made donations, became members of NESCO, or purchased hats of other items. We hit the Father's Day Weekend weather exactly right, too! The caboose rides were especially enjoyed by visitors, with a the sound of a Crosby steam whistle echoing in the woods of Ellsworth for the first time in decades! Downeast Scenic Railroad ran their afternoon train as scheduled, once "Touch A Train" was over. Thank you to DESR once more, for being such great friends and supporters.

View the rest of our photos of the event below!