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LCCA 2010 Convention Daily News Report - Tuesday, July 27, 2010

With three tours to choose from today, conventioneers could select from a variety of experiences. This report is focused on the “Rocky Mountain Railroading” tour, which included a visit to the Colorado Railroad Museum, Red Rocks Amphitheatre, and the Coors Brewery in Golden, CO.

On Tuesday afternoon, members of the SLX&CK Railroad Club of Colorado set up their 12x24-foot O-gauge modular layout in the lobby of the host hotel and, that evening, a crew of Lionel and T W Design staffers began assembling the fabulous Lionel 8x40-foot layout in the hotel’s cavernous atrium space. Their target time for completion of the task was “ready at 5 a.m. on Wednesday morning.”

LCCAers entered the grounds of the Colorado Railroad Museum to enjoy the highly detailed HO train layout inside the museum building and to see the rolling stock on display on the grounds.

Members gathered for a group shot at one of the exhibits of the museum.

The Red Rocks Amphitheatre is a natural acoustic wonder. The outdoor setting seems to enhance concerts performed at this auditorium.

The large copper kettles “cook” the ingredients of Coors products. After touring the facility, members visited the tasting room.

This large brewing facility supplies Coors products to regions of the nation from this primary site, along with other sites. LCCA visitors gathered for a photo on the grounds of the plant.

Photographs by Ed Richter
Text by Mike Mottler