Lifetime Achievement Award Member

Congratulations to Harley Smith
on becoming one of Division 5’s
Lifetime Achievement Award Members.

Harley was presented with his award as part of our
50th anniversary celebration in 2011

The following appeared in the Trainwire in the October 2011 issue

Harley was one of the founding members of Division 5. He has been a driving force within the Division since it started and has always helped out whenever and wherever needed. He has been Superintendent a number of times as well as the Division Tripmaster and Publicity coordinator. He has arranged a large number of tours and clinics as well as putting on numerous clinics and slide shows himself. For many years, Harley was the one that arranged our meetings at Hambden Town Hall and did the post-meeting cleanup. He also opened his home many times for meetings to be held there. His HO model railroad, the Ohio Northern, has had regular third Saturday of the month operating sessions since the Fall of 1967. These operating sessions are open to anyone that wants to attend. Harley is happy to teach newcomers about prototype railroad operations. Besides the regular operating sessions, he has held numerous layout open houses to show people what model railroading is all about. Harley’s “Smith & Son Ballast” business has provided model railroaders with realistic stone and ballast for years. Harley is always willing to show people the fun of model railroading.