Well it is that time of year again (no, not time to put away your snow shovels). It is time to start planning our annual Easter Bunny Train rides. After a number of years away from chairing this project I have volunteered to chair this year’s train, but like with almost any other project, one person cannot do it alone. I am looking for a few people to be on the committee and a lot more people to volunteer to help operate the trains.

We have been asked by the Tri- State Chapter of the NRHS if they could be co-sponsors of this year’s trains, which we accepted. Many of you may not know this, but back in 1993 (the year we were created) we worked with Tri-State to run our first passenger excursion, which happened to be a trip on the NYSW to Baird’s farm in Warwick with the 142. The trips were a great success, and it began a long relationship with Tri-State that continues to this day.

This year we are planning to run on April 12 th out of the Wayne Rt. 23 station and on April 13 th out of the Glen Rock Boro Hall station. It has been a few years since we have run 2 days of trips, which means we have twice the amount of tickets to sell, 4320 tickets to be exact. With that many tickets to sell, publicity will be key to our success.

Once we have confirmed dates and times from NJT we will be announcing a few days when we will go out and put up banners, signs and posters. When you see that announcement please find some time to come out and help. We will also be sending out press releases and ask that you send them to appropriate web sites, newspapers, magazines and social network connections. To volunteer to be part of the planning team contact me at rft2786@yahoo.com or call me on my cell at 201-787-4770.

VRA & Tri-State Easter train ’14