No matter what the craft there are some people who are masters at it, whether that be woodworking, painting or crane operations. And such a person dropped by the other day to share his experience at being the guy who was the truck driver and crane operator who swung the cabooses into place.
One of the creators of the Featherbed Railroad, Len Bassignani, would often brag that the crane operator who swung the cabooses into place was one of the best he had ever seen, having barely broken two branches in the entire operation. It so happened that Bill Darr stopped by to check on his work these 27 years later.
Recently the County challenged a number of Lake County wedding professionals to come up with a unique vision for a wedding. Our challenge was to come up with some ideas for a vintage wedding - and boy did we do so. So, if you would follow us back in time, we'd love to take you on a journey through a very special wedding day that will happen in the past - during the time of Prohibition...
Many guests remember the vintage 1890s Velocipede that used to grace the front of the Featherbed Railroad. This yellow rail bicycle was a fun fixture for picture taking. Unfortunately a tree limb bent the frame in half in winter of 2012 and we had to take it off the rails for safety reasons. That's when a bet was made.
You see, we're good friends with some of the folks from the Skunk Train and Jim Baskin, knowing how Tony will wait until the last minute to do some things, bet him that the velocipede wouldn't be repaired any time soon. Tony, feeling confident, said that it would be in running order in time for the Willits Kinetic Carnivale.
Funny thing - the bet was made at New Year's Eve and the Kinetic Carnivale was just this past September 7-8. Jim does know Tony. But Jim doesn't realize the true power of beer.
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