Manassas Railway Festival in Manassas, Virginia on June 7, 2003

We had a display on Saturday, June 7, 2003 at the Manassas Railway Festival planned but the event was canceled on the account of rain. The monorail czar may well imagine that the Universe is trying to tell him something.

Flyer remains dry under glass, does not mention a LEGO® gauge.

We were to share the pavilion with a country western band.

Under the metal roof of the pavilion, our designated space remained dry, but vendors under tents would have suffered.

What a difference a day makes

Friday was gorgeous but Saturday morning brought heavy rains. The organizers had assured us that the event was “rain or shine” but in practice, that turned out to be not so concrete an assurance. Those participants who managed to get up early and have enough tread left in their tires to stay on the road and reach Manassas got VRE caps for their trouble, much appreciated by comparison with the garishly yellow T-shirts of previous years. The embroidered shirts we had ordered from Lands’ End Business Outfitters and which had arrived just in time on Thursday were distributed. We headed north to the intersection of Sudley Road and Portsmouth Road for breakfast at Denny’s and shopping at Toys R Us.


Our layout was designed by Kevin Loch. Our monorail czar was Greg Kramer.


Participants in attendance: Denise Jadud, Tom Cook, Bob Hayes, Kevin Loch, Abe Friedman, Greg Kramer, Margaret Keys, Cris Berneburg, Constantine Hannaher, Michael Harrod.

Brickshelf gallery of Abe Friedman.