One of the great joys of this hobby, for me at least , is the friendships that grow from shared interests.
One of my best friends in the hobby, lives 2.5 hours away and yet Trevor Marshall and I always find ways to share this hobby. With each other and others.
It's also joyful when new friends get made as a result of internet dialogues and such
Yesterday, I drove into Toronto and met up with a new friend, and took him to Trevor's for a few hours of operations on the Port Rowan branch. With trains successfully dealt with it was off to Harbord House for a delightful lunch and then we ran out to Credit Valley Railway for a hobby shop fix.
All of this was new for our guest. While he'd been in Toronto many times for work, he'd not yet been properly exposed to the model train world that exists in the "Big Smoke".
Our guest was Michael Gross. Well known actor/director.
We all had a great day, and I can now add another soul to my list of "train buddies".
Hopefully Michael's work schedule will permit him to visit my house soon.