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Thanks for taking time out from what I'm sure is a schedule full of engine shows' and gas-ups this month to have a look at good ol' GEM. We appreciate the continuing support of all you folks out there.

Along those lines, we want to make sure that you get your magazine in as timely a manner as possible, and so I'll pass along this note from subscription manager Judy Sauder, who says, ' We received a notice from the Postal Service stating that they have made changes in zip codes in many areas. Therefore, please notify us of any changes in your address. Failure to give us this information could result in a DELAY in delivery of your magazine.' Yikes! Better to let us know sooner rather than later, because we work a month or two ahead in the magazine business.

We all enjoyed a recent visit from a tour group of engine enthusiasts from Great Britain, escorted by our good friend Rob Rushen-Smith of Arena Travel/Wade Farm Tours. While here in Lancaster County, they traveled to Wilhelm's Engine Show, visited Rough & Tumble, rode the Strasburg Rail Road and toured the adjacent Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania, nosed around advertiser Robert Lefever's home place, and joined the GEM staff for a little picnic at managing editor Linda Weidman's home. Everyone had a good time, and it's always fascinating to meet new people from faraway places. Even if you're shy about that sort of thing, at least having an interest in vintage machinery gives you a leg up on starting a conversation!

Enjoy the shows, stay in the shade, and see us back here next month!