Archive: 7/14/2007 #1

By: gjohnsen | Date: 14.07.2007 | Categories: Archive

The Centennial Parade of YVT equipment to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Yakima Valley Transportation Company was held on July 1, 2007.  Many people showed up for the festive affair, some dressed in period costumes.  Two former YVT employees, Mel Lucas and Dick Noyes, participated in the parade.  Mel operated the steeplecab locomotive 298 just as he had for many years as its motorman.  Dick ran the line car, a job he held with the YVT for many years.  The two Oporto trolleys also ran, sometimes in tandem with standing room only crowds.  Several of our members from Oregon helped, as well as our British contingent, Andy and Petrina Gautrey, over here for the event.