Tom Flanary is a Director on the Board of Directors, and maintains the website for GCRM. He has been involved in GCRM as a volunteer since 2011, and has been a director since 2012. If you have comments, concerns, or questions, please contact him directly at Tom.Flanary@gcrm.org
Earlier in March, the NASA #2 Locomotive arrived at the Gold Coast Railroad Museum. The NASA #2 was released from the NASA Space Program after the Space Shuttle Program completion. GCRM was the lucky winner of the bid. This locomotive is a EMD SW1500 originallly built for Toledo, Peoria and Western Railroad, in Illinois and Indiana. It was later sold to NASA, who used it to haul parts and boosters for the Space Shuttle Program.
GCRM is proud to announce the upcoming Day Out with Thomas 2014! Thomas will be visiting on the first two weekends in March. Visit the Day Out With Thomas events page for more information and how you can purchase tickets!
It is with great anguish and sorrow that we must make the following announcement. William Jennings Godfrey, Jr., the Founder of the Gold Coast Railroad passed away on September 9th in his North Carolina home. His great contributions to this organization will be never forgotten, and he was an absolute great individual who will be missed. Click Read More for Mr. Godfrey's biography and to leave a message on a website for his family.
After working on it over this weekend, GCRM's beloved 1956 CB&Q EMD E8A No. 9913 recieved some much needed repairs to the rear Head End Power generator. Thanks to our dedicated volunteers John Tompkins, Jr. and David McIntyre, the 500 kilowat generator recieved attention relating to it's fuel. Previous to the repair, the generator was hunting and unstable. Expect to see the CB&Q No. 9913 at this month's First Saturday and Spooky Halloween.
Each year, the Gold Coast Railroad Museum purchases thousands of dollars in Halloween and Christmas Decorations. Help us spread the holiday cheer to the numerous children and guests that visit on a daily basis. You can help! Have any working christmas lights that you don't want or need anymore? Just drop them off and donate them, email us at webmaster @ gcrm.org or give us a call at 305 253 0063. We'd like to help however we can.
Lights & other decorations may be dropped off during normal business hours at our main store location: 12450 SW 152nd Street, Miami, Florida 33177.
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Typically you’ll find Donovan Duggins in the model train building working, repairing and restoring the many different scales that we represent. He is present nearly every weekend, working hard to keep the models functioning. Donovan grew up in South Florida and was born at the Homestead James Archer Hospital. He is a frequent rider of Amtrak, and loves riding back and forth down the east coast. Donovan graduated from Killian Senior High School a few years ago, and aspires to be a Train Engineer for his career. In the meantime, he wishes he could shrink down to HO Size and enjoy the various model displays throughout the country.
In the June Board of Directors meeting, the Board of Directors nominated with the majority of the vote several new, and some old, Officers. Russell Swain was nominated and confirmed as President. Russell wrote a brief introduction about himself, on the adjacent page. The duties of the President, Russell’s primary function is to oversee and administrate committees to help the museum operate. John Tompkins, Jamie Jones and Tom Flanary were confirmed as the Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer respectively. All of our Officers and Board Members can be reached at their email addresses, which is their first name (dot) last name @GCRM.org