September 24 proved to be a perfect day for our final driving event of the 2005 season. We had a great Club turnout with 14 Citroëns in attendance and 40 participants!
Greg Lamb organized a scenic country drive to the Halton Radial Railway Museum, located about an hour west of Toronto. Along the way we stopped at the Drummels, a unique “badlands type” land erosion formation, and then onto Rockwood Conservation Park for lunch. During the break, Doug Pengelly, just back from his D-Tour excursion to the 50th Anniversary Celebration of the DS in Sacramento, California, gave us a detailed and quite amusing account of his adventure that included some impromptu DS repairs along the way.
Our afternoon at the Radial Railway Museum afforded us the opportunity go back to the time when street cars were common in American cities and self powered rail cars spawned urban development. Since the weather was ideal, we were able to actually ride on four different vintage rail cars dating as far back as 1911! The engineers first recounted a full history of each radial rail car, which helped us to better appreciate the experience.
As the afternoon ended some attendees had to disperse to other engagements. Nevertheless a dozen of us decided to wrap up the day with a wonderful Greek meal in the nearby city of Guelph.
It was wonderful to see so many Club members come out for the event and such diverse Club representation. Some, like Penny and Dave Innes, traveled 450 km!