Fellsmere RailRoad presentation

On November 20, 2013 the FECRS once again brought the ancient but hardly abandoned Fellsmere RailRoad to life through a presentation to the Sebastian Area Historical Society.

Joining cabooseMikey were Rich Votapka (as E. Nelson Fell) and Jerry Groothouse and Richard Benjamin with their fabulous traveling display cases of railroad memorabilia.

To kick off the program, Mr. Jim Henderson of Vero Beach donated a very fine Adlake kero trainman's lantern to the SAHSI for permanent display in their museum at 1235 Main Street, Sebastian. Thanks for your generosity, Jim.

Seventy-nine guests watched a 40 image slide show and then a show-and-tell style historic artifact presentation conducted by Jerry during the course of the 90 minutes.

The evening had been dedicated to the memory of long-time FEC signal supervisor Rob 'SignalMan Bo' Bougard and I am delighted that Mrs. Nancy Bougard attended as our guest-of-honor.
Best regards, cabooseMikey.