Nielsen Library hosts Poston presentation on Locomotive 169

(10-25-2013)

 locomotive 169

Adams State University Nielsen Library will host Jim Poston speaking on the history of Locomotive 169, the train under the pavilion at Cole Park in Alamosa, Colo. The event will begin at noon on Wednesday, Nov. 6, in the Nielsen Library second floor lounge. The event is free and open to the public and light refreshments will be provided.

Poston is a longtime volunteer with the Friends of the 169, a local group dedicated to preserving locomotive 169 and, eventually, restoring it to operating condition. He is originally from Rhode Island and worked for NASA until 2000 and now resides in the San Luis Valley.

The event is a collaboration between Poston and the Nielsen Library staff. According to Jordan Gortmaker, Nielsen Library circulation supervisor, the library is increasing efforts to reach out to community and campus by hosting educational and entertaining events open to the public. Gortmaker's educational background is in history and he has been reaching out to a variety of different historical organizations here in the community to build partnerships.

For more information call the Nielsen Library at 719-587-7781.