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INRD Excursion by BantaRail Nov 14 Revised 7/28
« on: July 14, 2010, 10:38:48 PM »
7/28 Revision:  NO STOP at ELNORA for ICE CREAM.   

I NORMALLY only invite my regular passengers and their guests, but more cars will be available if needed. SO ALL ABOARD.  
Date:  Sunday November 14, 2010  (Subject to change) About a 7 hour trip approximately.   RUN RAIN OR SHINE.
Departure 9:00 am from Hiawatha Yard (Jasonville)
Northbound to Duke Energy across the Wabash River,then south to Midland Jct, onto the Bear Run Mine Loop(?),
then east to Linton, south to Elnora, then back to Jasonville.    NO STOP for ICE CREAM at Elnora. 
Cost:  $65 per person, NO ONE UNDER 16.   I DO NOT PACK TRAINS, RUN at 70% CAPACITY.  
Price includes all the food and drink you want, always plenty; Meats, dips & chips, cheese & crackers, peanuts, shrimp cocktail, strawberrys & shortcake with coolwhip, potato chips, pretzels, carrots, grapes, candies, HOME MADE pies, cakes, & cookies, etc.....ALL INCLUDED IN PRICE.
Ice Cream at Elnora NOT included in price. So have cash for that.  
Drinks: Coke and Pepsi Products, water, etc.
NO SMOKING or ALCOHOL
First to pay ride, MUST BE PREPAID prior to October 30.  Full refunds up to the October 29th. Checks NOT cashed until Monday Nov 1.
FIRST 70 to PAY sure to ride, because I require 30 to add another car, if I do not reach the 30, then the last few to pay will NOT be going.
Checks made out to Banta Train, P. O. Box 56, Edinburgh, IN 46124   NO Credit Cards.   CHECKS ONLY.
ALL MONEY IS DONATED TO THE INRD SANTA TRAIN FUND, I DO NOT PAY MYSELF.  
Details subject to change;  DO NOT CONTACT The Indiana Rail Road.  I am handling ALL the details and money.  THIS IS A PRIVATE CHARTER.
People start paying within a few days of notice going out. A man from Chicago or a couple from Jeffersonville is first to pay, I will get their check by next week.   Telling me your going does NOT mean a thing, only payment.
Brian Banta  
 
    
« Last Edit: July 28, 2010, 08:53:07 PM by BantaRail »

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Re: INRD Excursion by BantaRail Nov 14
« Reply #1 on: July 22, 2010, 10:52:45 PM »
Should have got my check by now. I hope we are on board and riding the rails.  :) 
Sounds like a great time and thanks for all your efforts!

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Re: INRD Excursion by BantaRail Nov 14
« Reply #2 on: July 23, 2010, 03:10:04 PM »
Got checks;  are you from Vincennes, Charlestown, or Indy?
I send out  "Post Card Acknowledgements" 
NOTE There WILL NOT be a "Dome" car on this trip as last time, "Dome" already assigned out. 

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Re: INRD Excursion by BantaRail Nov 14
« Reply #3 on: July 23, 2010, 11:14:35 PM »
Vincennes.  Got the post card today. Thank you!  Very much looking forward to the trip.  ;D
Maybe we should have and Indiana Bull section in the car.  ;)

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Re: INRD Excursion by BantaRail Nov 14
« Reply #4 on: July 24, 2010, 07:46:23 AM »
After I get the 70 paid (this covers the train cost) a group could have their own car if they have 30 or more.
So "Indiana Bull Session" folks could have a car just for them...................NOTE I could not keep others out that is too much trouble.
Right now I have two passenger cars, generator, one engine (or two engines, one each end)       

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Re: INRD Excursion by BantaRail Nov 14 Revised 7/28
« Reply #5 on: September 12, 2010, 05:18:38 PM »
Have 18 seats remaining.
After these 18, will need another 30 to add another car.

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Re: INRD Excursion by BantaRail Nov 14 Revised 7/28
« Reply #6 on: September 13, 2010, 10:17:26 AM »
13 seats remaining.

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Re: INRD Excursion by BantaRail Nov 14 Revised 7/28
« Reply #7 on: September 13, 2010, 12:31:55 PM »
Brian, my check will be in the mail shortly.

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Re: INRD Excursion by BantaRail Nov 14 Revised 7/28
« Reply #8 on: September 13, 2010, 06:06:41 PM »
O.K., I need to see your pics from previous years, I never take many, trip is work mostly for me.
I may change time of year for these trips, this way your Father and others can go.   This is a bad weekend for a few.

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Re: INRD Excursion by BantaRail Nov 14 Revised 7/28
« Reply #9 on: September 14, 2010, 03:11:54 PM »
PAYMENT;
Received check made out to: "Santa Fund Express", so I checked with the bank and they will NOT cash or deposit any check not made
out to  "Brian Banta".
I asked about made out to "Banta Train", NO also!!!!!!!!!!        They had for the past four years!!!!!!!!.        I do not like BIG business.       
So if you had sent a check payable to "Banta Train", please send another made out to "Brian Banta" and deduct the .44 for postage.

When 2nd check is received I will shred the first.

Most checks are made out to me, so no problem with those.
If you do not remember, email me and I will advise. 
Sorry for both of our inconveniences.
Brian Banta     

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Re: INRD Excursion by BantaRail Nov 14 Revised 7/28
« Reply #10 on: September 16, 2010, 10:27:31 AM »
Hotel NOTICE:
Because of the new "Power Plant" construction, rooms are few if any.
SO MAKE RESERVATION ASAP;   For Saturady Nov 13.

Shakamak Hotel 812.665.9114 at Jasonville.   Rates ?    335 W. Main St., Jansonville

Park Inn 812.847.8631    $44.01 one     $52.45 two.   A lot of us are staying here.  We stayed here last time.
St. Rd. 54 East (1250 NE "A" Street) Linton    On north side of road next to the Public Park. 
theparkinn@yahoo.com     

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Re: INRD Excursion by BantaRail Nov 14 Revised 7/28
« Reply #11 on: September 18, 2010, 11:21:55 AM »
ALL ABOARD, I already O.K.'d the "Go Ahead" for the trip.

8 seats remaining as of 9/17.

NOTE: Those who made check out to "Banta Train". The Bank will not accept these because I do not have an account under that title.
You will need to send a replacement check made out to: "Brian Banta", I will shred the first one.
If replacement check not received you will bumped off by the next person. 

The bank has taken these for years past, made out to Banta Train, not anymore, so much for "local" BIG banking. 
Take care.
Brian Banta     

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Re: INRD Excursion by BantaRail Nov 14 Revised 7/28
« Reply #12 on: September 20, 2010, 09:19:31 AM »
Brian, you should have my check very shortly.

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Re: INRD Excursion by BantaRail Nov 14 Revised 7/28
« Reply #13 on: September 20, 2010, 04:03:30 PM »
Down to 6 seats.   
May have an additional car, have a request for a "Private Car".  The longer, the better for photos of the train from the end on curves.
Planning on possible photo stop(s), these WILL NOT be public, you will know when the train stop is made.  If allowed.
The crew will know "where" just before requested stop.
Do you have a Digital Video Camera?
   
 
 

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Re: INRD Excursion by BantaRail Nov 14 Revised 7/28
« Reply #14 on: September 22, 2010, 10:48:32 AM »
First consist LOADED, at 70, ALL ABOARD!!!!!!!!!!!.
Now working on adding another car, so keep checks coming in, need 30.
Remember to make checks out to "Brian Banta", bank will not take if not.  They had in the past, but BIG bank will not now!!!!!!!   
 Danforth and Christian your onboard.
Thanks   

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Re: INRD Excursion by BantaRail Nov 14 Revised 7/28
« Reply #15 on: September 22, 2010, 11:01:29 AM »
Thanks Brian!
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Re: INRD Excursion by BantaRail Nov 14 Revised 7/28
« Reply #16 on: September 27, 2010, 07:58:02 AM »
I have a question about this trip. Is there a way I can contact you off list.

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Re: INRD Excursion by BantaRail Nov 14 Revised 7/28
« Reply #17 on: September 27, 2010, 08:26:48 PM »
Yes, email:  BantaRail@aol.com   or 812.526.6677

Have 24 more seats. 

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Re: INRD Excursion by BantaRail Nov 14 Revised 7/28
« Reply #18 on: September 28, 2010, 11:00:11 AM »
I have ordered another car, so still need 24 more.
Just received check from two in CALIFORNIA.
Six states are now represented.
IN, IL, MI, OH, KY, CA.
May have some from KS and  four from WI.

After requesting a INRD hat for a free drawing,
INRD will be donating for the drawing; INRD Hats, INRD flash lights, INRD playing cards, INRD key tags, etc.
I will donate my 2011 RR Calendars, and calendars of Antique Trucks, Antique Tractors, cars of the 70's, fishing, etc.
Will also have Madison RR and LIRC hats.
Making request from others RR for items.   This is all for FREE drawings, will keep drawing until all items are gone.

Now if these other RRs would allow me to run an excursion on their line !!!   
Brian     

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Re: INRD Excursion by BantaRail Nov 14 Revised 7/28
« Reply #19 on: October 01, 2010, 11:06:48 PM »
I am sending check tomorrow.  We are very excited and really hope that you have enough folks for the added car.  THANK YOU

Maureen