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Banta's Annual Caboose Excursion March 2016
« on: March 25, 2015, 09:10:02 AM »
Changing photo runbys direction, will be running straight to Metamora.
On return, will have all the runbys.
Cost $30, minimum age 14.
Departure @ 9, return between 5 and 6.
Meal time will be around 1.
Details later.

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Re: Banta's Annual Caboose Excursion March 2016
« Reply #1 on: March 25, 2015, 08:13:54 PM »
How soon do you plan on starting to collecting the money?

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Re: Banta's Annual Caboose Excursion March 2016
« Reply #2 on: April 04, 2015, 09:18:41 AM »
Will take payments now, if anyone desires to.
The sooner it sales out, the sooner I can relax!

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Re: Banta's Annual Caboose Excursion March 2016
« Reply #3 on: August 29, 2015, 09:33:06 AM »
The Laurel Inn has sold to new owners, now called Laurel Hotel.
They are opened on Sunday  8 am till 8 pm. Great for the trip.
So plans are changed to running straight to Metamora,  stop at Laurel for restrooms and drinks, photo runs on the return.
The sun will not be directly on subjects for photos, but want to do something different.
Meal at Laurel.
Will not be using the EJ&E caboose any more because of poor visibility outwards.

Would anyone want to stop on southbound for breakfast ?

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Re: Banta's Annual Caboose Excursion March 2016
« Reply #4 on: September 24, 2015, 03:05:37 PM »
May remove the coach, only a few ride it.
The train looks better as all cabooses.

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Re: Banta's Annual Caboose Excursion March 2016
« Reply #5 on: November 01, 2015, 08:17:59 AM »
Brian what Sunday will the Trip be on?

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Re: Banta's Annual Caboose Excursion March 2016
« Reply #6 on: November 01, 2015, 08:21:14 AM »
Will it be on March 27th. That is the last Sunday of the Month?

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Re: Banta's Annual Caboose Excursion March 2016
« Reply #7 on: November 01, 2015, 12:49:33 PM »
Was just informed that March 27th is Easter Sunday. So will it be on Sunday March 20th?

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Re: Banta's Annual Caboose Excursion March 2016
« Reply #8 on: November 01, 2015, 02:39:43 PM »
March 20th.

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Re: Banta's Annual Caboose Excursion March 2016
« Reply #9 on: November 01, 2015, 04:53:12 PM »
Ok, Thanks I will let Mark Know.

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Re: Banta's Annual Caboose Excursion March 2016
« Reply #10 on: January 23, 2016, 09:03:46 AM »
So Banta, do we send our money to the same place as last year?
There a fine line between a 'hobby' and a 'mental illness'.

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Re: Banta's Annual Caboose Excursion March 2016
« Reply #11 on: January 25, 2016, 09:14:07 AM »
Yes, me at
Banta
P.O. Box 56
Edinburgh, IN 46124-0056

I have got to get promoting this or it will cost me, thanks Sharky for waking me up !!!!!!!!!!!

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Re: Banta's Annual Caboose Excursion March 2016
« Reply #12 on: January 31, 2016, 03:41:22 PM »
Proposed Schedule
Depart Connersville. 9:00
North to end of track. No photos.
Straight to Laurel Inn, restroom and drinks. Yes they have a bar.
River bridge photo runby.
Straight to Metamora, restroom and you may stay in town while train goes to switch the engine .
Shove to end of track that is in service.
Return to aqueduct photo run by.
Park train at normal location near the meal.
Depart 2:00
3:00 Arrive at Laurel Inn for meal.
4:30 depart for Connersville.  If time allows, tower photo runby.

Some passengers park their car at Laurel Inn so as to leave straight for home after meal.
Meal is not included in price , so you could leave when we arrive at Laurel


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Re: Banta's Annual Caboose Excursion March 2016
« Reply #13 on: February 08, 2016, 04:47:44 PM »
Started mailing today, have received inquires about it.
NOTE: MAJOR CHANGE (For me)
I will lower minimum age to 12, will see how it goes.........if just one problem, then now more.

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Re: Banta's Annual Caboose Excursion March 2016
« Reply #14 on: February 13, 2016, 11:21:53 AM »
Three payments received.

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Re: Banta's Annual Caboose Excursion March 2016
« Reply #15 on: February 13, 2016, 04:27:57 PM »
Mark and Myself will get ours to you. Don't Forget that we would like the NYC Transfer Caboose if Possible.

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Re: Banta's Annual Caboose Excursion March 2016
« Reply #16 on: March 01, 2016, 09:01:34 PM »
Is the Caboose Excursion still on for March 20th?

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Re: Banta's Annual Caboose Excursion March 2016
« Reply #17 on: March 07, 2016, 11:53:02 AM »
As for now. Will decide next week. NOT looking good on money received as of Saturday.  >:(
CHANGE: The Laurel Inn most likely WILL NOT be our dinning place.
The Inn does not want to take individual food orders !!!!!  New owners.
Most likely you all will be dinning in Metamora.

Most of the trips I have paid the balance needed, has cost me between $150 to $300+. Will not do over $100 this year.

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Re: Banta's Annual Caboose Excursion March 2016
« Reply #18 on: March 08, 2016, 01:39:48 PM »
Folks, just a reminder that telling me you are going DOES NOT count as money received.
ONLY money received counts as to a "GO"' or "NOT".
Every year there are people that say they are going and they never show up ! 
One person has for the last six years, talks all about going. (wasting my time) Next time I am telling him to go or shut-up.

Please include a phone or email address in case of cancellation !
Received two payments with no contact other than mailing address. Yes I can get on line but I am not spending a $1 to get the phone or spending my time..
 
   

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Re: Banta's Annual Caboose Excursion March 2016
« Reply #19 on: March 09, 2016, 06:36:26 PM »
Any news,  Brian? I'd like to chase and film again if I'm able.

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Re: Banta's Annual Caboose Excursion March 2016
« Reply #20 on: March 11, 2016, 03:12:02 PM »
RailfanJ
If money received does not reach $800 Monday morning in the mail it will be cancelled.
No stop for meal at The Laurel Inn.

If cancelled, I may try one more time for 2017, getting to be more difficult than it is worth. Folks are waiting at the last few days to pay or waiting that day. THIS DOES NOT WORK FOLKS.
For 2017 if the money is not in hand two weeks before I will just cancel and that will be the last of them.  Price in 2017 may be higher, $35 or $40.
Folks PLEASE stop telling me you are sending a check, and I NEVER SEE IT !! Either send or not, tired of all the B.S.
The early trips, things worked out, money was in two weeks before, restaurant had a buffet, etc..

Getting old and grumpy
Brian Banta

 

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Re: Banta's Annual Caboose Excursion March 2016
« Reply #21 on: March 13, 2016, 10:24:57 PM »
Well I guess we will know Tomorrow if the Caboose Trip is a Go or Not. This will be sad if it is cancelled. Was looking forward to it again.

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Re: Banta's Annual Caboose Excursion March 2016
« Reply #22 on: March 14, 2016, 11:38:41 AM »
CANCELLED
Your checks will be shredded.
Thank you all who paid.
Will try again for 2017.