Historical society to host ‘Train Man’ talk 

Historical society to host ‘Train Man’ talk 

The Plainville Historical Society invites the public to learn about the role of the railroad both in Plainville and our region on Saturday, Jan. 18 at the Plainville Historic Center, 29 Pierce St. Doors open at 1:30 p.m. for social time, followed by the program at 2. Refreshments and coffee will be served before and after the program.

Area railroad enthusiast and presenter Gary Gurske is the speaker. He grew up in Berlin and New Britain, where his babysitter would bring him to see the New Britain station and freight yards.

Gurske’s fascination with trains has continued throughout his life. In the early 70s, he worked out of Hartford for the Pennsylvania Central Railroad and spent time in Plainville as part of the job.

Cancellation of the program due to weather will be posted no later than noon Saturday at plainvillehistoricalsociety.com and on the historical society’s Facebook page.

-- Press Release