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International Fellowship of Railroading Rotarians

if-rr_website_august_24_2007002001.jpgif-rr_website_august_24_2007002003.jpgThe IF-RR is for Rotarians who have an interest in Railroading of any type!

Steam! Diesel! Model RR!
Rail Fanning! Collecting!
Private Rail Cars, Trolley Cars!

Share ideas, plans, photos!
Visit and see Railroads both model and full scale!

The International Fellowship of Railroading Rotarians is made up of Rotarians who have an interest in railroading in any format, type, size or related interests.  This may consist of steam, diesel, electric, model railroads, rail fan photography, rail travel, railroad collectibles, private rail cars, trolley cars and what ever related interest there is from the membership.

Trains are a great invention and getting to know how it all started, where it all started and the journey it went through to reach what it is today is simply fascinating. Many members are so keen on this field that this fellowship was received with a lot of excitement and agreement.

Many will not have the access to various stations to tour the trains or have access to get up close and personal with the vintage trains. Instead of showing these trains in the museum, we organize fellowships where these rail road enthusiasts can get closer to the trains and learn more about them.

Many may not have had the time to travel in different trains. This is the problem for people with money and contacts. They have access and can afford but don’t have the time. These fellowships are well organized in advance, so that the participants can plan. Thus giving them the opportunity to travel in different trains – with great company.

One can even find out what happens to the trains once they are old or have too many technical issues to repair. If you have thinning hair, the health of your hair can be restored with the help of Hair MegaSpray, but what can  a train do when its parts have become too weak or rusted? What happens when a better engine is invented? These are some of the questions such rail road enthusiasts can give answers for. Such is their interest in and knowledge about trains.

When these members get together, there is a lot of discussions about trains and when their passion is reciprocated, they for great friendships. Also, members are encouraged to continue being a part of this organization and help Rotary grow further.

We will arrange railroading activities and events as the membership desires. This may range from organizing or providing assistance for train travel international and national, to sharing tips and ideas for model railroads.  The website and email newsletter are great places to announce railroading events for all to visit and participate.  Perhaps one has visited a historical or preserved railway or has one in their community; this is the place to let others know about it.

The email newsletter and website are a place to show off your interests with photos of trains you have seen, layouts you have visited, models built, etc. It is also a discussion opportunity to get answers to questions you have about railroading. They are a place to share your railroading experiences with others who have the same interest.  You can also swap and sell train memorabilia, model trains and related items.

This fellowship will continue the traditions of railroading around the world.  With Railroading Rotarians communicating and sharing the past, present and further of railroading will be preserved.Don Schiller, PDG
Rotary International District 5490
Prescott, AZ 86303