Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Prohibition Is Over!

By the way, in other news from the annual meeting, the Eighteenth Amendment has been repealed and Prohibition is no longer in effect at IRM -- to a very limited extent.

"Here's Jeff, boys!"
For as long as anyone can remember, it has been illegal for anyone to possess alcoholic beverages on IRM property in any form at any time.  While the reasons for this policy in terms of safety and discipline should be obvious, it's also somewhat limiting for social functions that we might want to hold on campus.  So the membership has approved a change to the bylaws.  The Board must approve in advance any function at which alcohol will be provided to visitors.  Individuals may not bring alcohol onto the property, of course, and off-duty members may participate only when visiting as part of the general public, and so on.  It may be a while before the Board actually approves of an event of this sort, so we would caution against dancing in the streets at this time.  Here at Hicks Car Works, it is still our official policy not to submit posts or comments while under the influence -- and that goes for you too!


Anonymous said...

The western Railway museum has been running 4pm wine tasting trains to bird's Landing. I do not know if there are as many wine tasters in Illinois as there are in California; but the trains for the next three weekends are sold out!

You have a wider choice of cars to put such events in like dining cars, but it might pay to give such an event a try!

Ted Miles
IRM Member
WRM Member

Anonymous said...

The thought of enjoying a glass of "Electroburger IPA", "Pennsy Porter", "Zephyr Amber Ale",and "GG-1 Stout" while on board the dinner train would be a perfect ending to a great meal (I would not want to consume all of these in one sitting!!). A sampler perhaps of each would work out well during a meal. Just my $.02.

Ken MacLeod

Randall Hicks said...

I'm sure that's one of the things we have in mind, and when arrangements have been made and the Board has approved, it will be announced. Until then, stay thirsty, my friends.