'All Aboard'- Rockaway Music And Arts Council Visits Yesteryear
Members of the Rockaway Music and Arts Council (RMAC) left the Rockaways for Essex, Connecticut on Saturday, May 17, on a trip to "yesteryear." Upon arrival, the group boarded a turn-of-the-century steamtrain and locomotive for a trip through the historic countryside. The railcars and engine were genuine, not reproductions. The conductor, who wore a rounded cap with gold bands around the hat, entered the car and punched all passengers' tickets, just as they did years ago. The tour included a narrative that directed passengers' attention to the various sights along the way.