The presenter of our April show is Ron Yee (ERA #5196), ERA second vice president and contributing editor of The Bulletin’s Rail News in Review section. Ron’s program will consist of scanned slides from the beginnings of his railfan photography days in the mid-1970s through 2004 when he started shooting with a digital camera. Included will be nostalgic views of:
Ron has been a railfan since his father introduced him to trains with a Lionel O-Gauge train set at the tender young age of two. He holds a graduate degree in transportation planning and engineering from the Polytechnic University of New York. Ron took a management position with the planning department of the then newly-formed Metro-North Commuter Railroad in 1983 and worked his way up to operations planning, first with train scheduling and then crew scheduling. He later transferred to the operating department, becoming manager of the crew dispatching center and finally the on-board services officer before retiring in 2013. Ron also helped plan and operate the five excursion trains the railroad operated in 2004-2006 including the Farewell to the ACMU trip and several FL-9 trips including the official FL-9 farewell trip.