BIOGRAPHY DR. KEN SARGEANT

Ken Sargeant is a retired high school administrator with 40 years of service in the public school system who has a passion for trains.

Ken’s father William (Bill) Sargeant was a locomotive engineer for the Canadian Pacific Railway and that was his introduction to trains. He was given a Lionel model train under the Christmas tree when he was a youngster and that was the introduction to model trains. He has ridden in many of the cabs of steam engines as well as first generation diesels with his father. Ken states “Dad took me to work with him on several occasions”. Ken is a Queen Scout in Canada (Eagle Scout in USA) and attended the 8th World Jamboree at Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Canada from August 18 - 28, 1955 where 11,139 scouts from 71 countries attended. This was the first world jamboree held outside of Europe. An article in the Ottawa Citizen, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, published on Monday, February 6, 1956 talked about how Ken served as a participant in an Honor Guard for Governor General Vincent Massey of Canada.

Ken attended Fisher Park High School in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. In an article in the Ottawa Journal August 8, 1960. "Ken an outstanding student at Fisher Park, was a one man gang in the Greater Montreal track meet which enabled Fisher High to become the first Ottawa School to capture the points aggregate. He competed in seven events and placed in all of them for valuable points". Later competing in the Highland Games in Maxville, Ontario on August 5, 1961 Ken was awarded the aggregate trophy as the meets outstanding athlete winning the pole vault, long jump, triple jump and placing second in the high jump. Ken played Canadian Football and was a starting halfback for the Red and White. While at Fisher Park High School Ken was a classmate of Paul Anka the Canadian singer and composer. “I see Paul when he performs in South Florida” says Ken. “He is just as nice now as he was when a student at Fisher Park” states Ken. 

Bill Sargeant retired from the CPR in 1958 and the family moved to Hollywood, Florida.   Ken attended and graduated from South Broward High School. Hollywood, Florida in 1959. While at South Broward he was a starting running back on a football team which won the Northern Division of the Gold Coast Conference and the Bulldogs played in the Orange Bowl on Friday, December 5, 1958. Ken played in the same backfield with Ivan "Tucker" Fredrickson the Auburn All-American and New York Giant running back. Tucker was the first player picked in the NFL draft in 1965. Ken participated in track & field and on April 24, 1959 won the Broward County Pole Vault Championship. The Bulldog track team snared the Broward County Crown. He competed in the first ever Florida High School Decathlon. Ken was a member of the Wheel Club, Letterman "B" Club, and on Government Day served as Director of Finance of the City of Hollywood for a day. One of his most commemorative honors was being selected Sweetheart of the Future Teachers of America Club his Senior year.

Off to Pratt Community College, Pratt, Kansas on a football, track & field scholarship. On August 6, 1960 Ken won the Canadian Junior Men's Pole Vault Championship. He had an offer from Ian Hume coach of the Canadian track team at the Pan-American Games, to attend the Canadian Olympic training plan, but had to refuse because of a two year football and track scholarship commitment to Pratt Community College. While a student at Pratt the summer between his freshman and sophomore year an article in the Montreal Gazette on July 24, 1961 Ken received a Bronze Medal in the Amateur Athletic Union of Canada National Decathlon Championships held in St. Lambert, Quebec. At Pratt Community College Ken played two years of football and ran two years of track & field earning NJCAA All-America pole vault honors in 1962. Ken won the pole vault at the Garden City Relays (twice), Hutchinson Relays, Baker Relays, Baldwin City, KS, Dodge City Relays, and several duel & triangular meets. He broke the NJCAA State of Kansas record in the pole vault in 1962 at Wichita State University. Ken competed in the Junior College National Track & Field Championships in Big Springs, Texas in 1962. On Saturday April 13, 2013 Ken was inducted into the Pratt Community College Athletic Hall of Fame. The Pratt Community College publication "WE GOT YOU COVERED" presented all the 75th Diamond Jubilee Celebration activities including the induction into the Athletic Hall of Fame. Ken graduated from Pratt Community College with an Associate of Arts degree in 1962.

Continuing his education at Southwestern College in Winfield, Kansas was his next stop. As a Moundbuilder Ken participated in football making All Conference on both offense and defense in the fall of 1962. Ken ran back punts and kickoffs and led the team in scoring and total offense. He played in 38 of a possible 40 quarters. In track & field Ken held the school records in the pole vault (13' 6 1/2"), long jump (23' 2 3/4") and triple jump (46' 8 1/4"). Ken won the pole vault at the Southwestern College Relays, Winfield, KS, Ottawa Relays, Doane College Relays, Crete, NE, Oklahoma Christian College Relays, Oklahoma City, OK and several duel & triangular meets. Ken was a member of Kappa Rho, Letterman "S" Club, Southwestern Student Teacher Association, Yearbook Associate Sports Editor, Member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, wrote articles for the Southwesterner and his Senior year served as President of Broadhurst Hall. Ken had a radio show where he was the host and his roommate Reginald Stephens the engineer on Saturday nights called “Night Train”. The show was on KLAS AM 770 on the dial broadcast from the basement of Stewart Field House in Winfield, Kansas. He graduated in 1964 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Education.

Ken taught and coached at Satanta High School, Satanta, Kansas. An article in the Topeka Daily Capitol-Journal September 22, 1965. A 20 game losing streak was broken and Ken was awarded the Coach of the Week in the State of Kansas for a Satanta 13-6 win over Elkhart. Elkhart had been picked to win the Hi-Plains Conference Crown and Satanta had been tabbed for the cellar.

Ken's next  coaching and teaching positition was at Cheney High School in Cheney, Kansas. While at Cheney his Cardinal track team in 1968 won the Sedgwick County Conference Track and Field Championship, Cheney Invitational, Adover Relays and several duel and triangular meets. Ken's track & field team was runner up at the Remington Invitational and Goddard Relays. His football team in the fall of 1967 was runner up in the Sedgwick County Conference.

Because he had sand in his shoes it was back to Florida. On April 24, 1974 Ken was awarded March Sportsman of the Month. An article was written by Bill Zei of the Sun-Tattler and headlined “Kids Is Where It’s At for Ken Sargeant”. On July 21, 1974 Ken received the “Hats Off Award” from the International Order of Demolay for organizing and running the Southeastern Track and Field Championships at Boca Raton High School, in Boca Raton, Florida.  Next was Prep Profile, Miami Herald, November 1, 1974. Headlined “From Hockey to Vaults, He’s Starred”. Prep Profiles, is a column of interest to the high school sports fan, and a weekly feature of the Herald. The article starts out with Singer, Paul Anka, (who wrote “My Way” for Frank Sinatra), didn’t always have it his way at least not against Ken. During Ken’s grammar school days in Ottawa, he used to slapshot hockey pucks by Anka who payed goalie. In 1976 Ken started a junior college football team at Broward Community College. They used the Nova High School facility for practice. Broward Community College played Dade North Community College and won 16-14 at Sunview Park in Fort Lauderdale. Broward Community College played Dade South at the University of Miami Hecht Athletic Facility in Coral Gables winning 13-0. In September 1977 Ken was “Citizen of the Week”, WGMA 1320 AM "The Country Giant" Radio Station, Hollywood, Florida. Tim Baxter of WGMA made the recommendation. Ken was honored for his community involvement in the Greater Hollywood area. His volunteer work with kids and civic clubs were mentioned. He was recognized over the airwaves for the week. Wednesday, November 2, 1977 Ken was featured in the Fort Lauderdale News, Doer’s Profile”. Ken was sighted for being named "Sportsman of the Mouth", for organizing the first annual "Hollywood Optimist Bowl" football game and teaching night school classes for little league football coaches.  On October 20, 1977 Ken was awarded September Sportsman of the Month. In the Sun-Tattler Kathy Kuster article you can read how involved Ken was with kids whether it was in school, civic clubs, or athletics. This was the first time someone had been given the Sportsman of the Month award a second time. Ken spent a lot of time sending athletes all over the country on athletic scholarships. Several athletes furthered their education at Kansas colleges. An article appeared in the Fort Lauderdale News on Wednesday, Dec 5, 1979 an article written by Mark Johnson, explaining the real “Journey to the center of the earth”. Ken sent several players to Bethany College. Others like, Chris Quijano, (QB), South Broward High School went to Bethel College and Fred Hankerson, (WR), Nova High School attended Southwestern College, both making All KCAC. In the early 1980’s Ken served as President of the Olsen Middle School PTA for two terms. The main function of the PTA was to raise funds to assist the school with items not covered through their budget. The PTA raised over $20,000 to buy audio visual equipment for the school, books for the library, etc. On May 18, 1989 Ken was awarded the Silver Knight Award, which is one of the most recognized and prestigious awards for students and educators. This award was named after John S. Knight, (Miami Herald Editor Emeritus). Teachers who have contributed to their school and community, by using their talents for selflessly serving others, earns them recognition. Nova High School nominated Ken as their “Silver Knight Teacher” in 1989. 

Ken was head track coach and assistant football coach at South Broward High School, Hollywood, Florida. His track team won the City Championship over favored Hollywood Hills, other teams participating were McArthur, Chaminade and Miramar. Ken was offered a teaching and head football coaching position at Nova High School located in Fort Lauderdale. He took a team that had lost all of its games the previous year and during the past ten years did not have a winning season. The first year the Titans went 5-5. The following year they were 7-3 and received an invitation to play in the Apollo Bowl in Melbourne, Florida. He served as Athletic Director and head football coach at Fort Lauderdale College. Fort Lauderdale College was the first college football program in Broward County. The Seagulls were awarded the National Collegiate Football Association Independent Conference Division Championship Trophy for the 1978-1979 football season. Ken was recognized in a book written by Cynthia A. Thuma "Sports Lauderdale, Big Names and Big Games". A  Sports Enthusiast's Guide to Broward County, Florida published in 2007.

Ken received his Master of Arts in Administration and Supervision from Nova Southeastern University in 1986. He received his Ph.D from Columbia Pacific University. Ken went into high school administration. He started the first model train clubs at South Area Alternative School, Seminole Middle School, and South Plantation High School. With the help of many during a five year period  he ran twenty train shows at South Plantation High School. 

Ken served as President of the Southern Division of the Train Collectors Association of America (TCA), he is a member of Toy Train Operation Society (TTOS), Lionel Collectors Club of America (LCCA), and National Model Railroad Association (NMRA), and locally belongs to the Tradewinds & Atlantic Railroad. He supports the different groups because he feels they contribute to the toy train hobby. Ken is the founding and current President of the Florida Citrus Model Train Society which was established in 1999. They have focused on Kids and Trains. Ken quotes, “Kids are the lifeline of our toy train hobby”. Ken has quite an extensive model train display at his home. 

He has been on the board of directors of the Broward County Fair and has run the Special Needs Kid's Day for over 30 years. He assisted with the first ever Special Olympics in Broward County at South Broward High School where he was the head track & field coach.  Ken served as President of the Greater Hollywood Jaycees. Under his guidance the Jaycees had a youth oriented portfolio and received the “Henry Giesenbier Trophy”, the highest award a chapter can achieve. The Hollywood Jaycees were recognized as the most outstanding Jaycee Chapter in the State of Florida. They also won the “Parade of Clubs” which is an accumulation of points during the year. Ken was presented the Jaycee International (JCI) Senate Award (#18506) which is the highest award a club can give to a member. He also received the Outstanding Jaycee President Award, and served as Chairman of the State and National “Project of the Year Award”, Youth track and field Summer Program in which 6,000 children participated in 24 track meets at three different locations over an 8 week period during the summer months. He served as President of the Hollywood Optimist Club in 1976-1977 the club sponsored six football teams, twelve baseball teams, four soccer teams, three cheerleading squads, speech and oratorical contests, bicycle safety, etc. Ken taught a class for little league football coaches "Teaching Techniques and Fundamentals of Coaching Football”. The class was taught through Nova Community Night School in the evening during the spring of 1975 and 1976. The Hollywood Optimist Club sponsored the first "Optimist Bowl" or “Runner Up Bowl” in Broward County. The concept was for high school players to gain visibility with college coaches in town recruiting athletes during the state playoffs. The first game was between Miramar High School and St. Thomas Aquinas High School and was played November 27, 1976.  The Optimist Club sponsored the Christmas Classic Track Meet. Four Olympic athletes participated in the meet, (the most famous being Edwin Moses) the 400 meter Olympic Hurdles Champion. Ken received an “Outstanding Optimist President Award” at the Annual Awards Banquet. He also served as Lieutenant Governor, Zone 15, Florida Optimists, 1979-1980.  Ken was President of the Youth Affairs Board, City of Hollywood. When Ken was Assistant Principal at Boyd Anderson High School he served on the board of directors of Parents for a Drug Free Youth and on May 11, 1990 as chairman he organized a Drug Prevention Rally (Just Say No to Drugs) for elementary school children. Seventy seven elementary schools participated in the program at Boyd Anderson High School. 

Ken is certified to teach Operation LifeSaver throughout the United States and Canada. Operation LifeSaver in their Florida Jaurary 2013 "Keeping Track" publication awarded Ken as "Top Presenter" in the State of Florida for 2012. Ken has presented the Operation LifeSaver program to students and adults at various schools, clubs, fairs, museums, libraries, etc.

Ken & Saralyn attended the Southwestern College, located in Winfield, Kansas

Builder Homecoming & The Class of 1964 50th Reunion Anniversary Celebration, October 3 - 5, 2014.

As you see Ken is very involved in athletics, community service, education and model trains.

 

 

Pratt community college

Pratt, Kansas

 

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Pratt community college

athletic Hall of fame induction

april 13, 2013

April 13, 2013 Pratt Comminity College Athletic Hall of Fame Induction

(L-R) Krystal McCorgary, James Lemley, Ken Sargeant, Joe Searles, Jennifer Paynter, Bill Larson

 

Class of 1964
southwestern college

builder homecoming

50th anniversary reunion

october 3 - 5, 2014

 

Saturday October 4, 2014  (L-R) Ken & Saralyn Sargeant standing in front of the "Convention & Tourism Trolley" just before being featured in the "Builder Homecoming Parade" on Main Street, Winfield, Kansas. This was the Class of 1964 50th Anniversary Reunion, October 3 - 5, 2014

 

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SOUTHWESTERN COLLEGE 

50 YEAR CLASS reUNION

OCTOBER 3 - 5, 2014

Saturday, October 4, 2014  The Southwestern College Class of 1964 50th Reunion, in Winfield, Kansas. 

aruba's restaurant

"saRGEANT family dinner"

friday, july 21, 2017

Friday, July 21, 2017  (L-R)  Kris, Kylie, Melissa, Kaiden, Saralyn, Ken, Rick, Karen, Drew, Avery, Zach Sargeant having a "Sargeant Family Dinner" at Aruba's Restaurant located in Lauderdale-By-The-Sea, Florida

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bimini Boatyard resturant

fort lauderdale, Florida

july 22, 2017

Saturday, July 22, 2017  (L-R)  Kaiden, Melissa, Avery, Karen, Kylie, Saralyn, Ken, Rick, Drew, Zach, Kris Sargeant having a "Sargeant Family Dinner" at "Bimini Boatyard Restaurant located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida

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plantation historical museum

Plantation, Florida

August 17, 2017

Thursday, August 17, 2017  (L-R)  Kaiden, Saralyn, Ken, Kylie Sargeant at the Plantation Historical Museum where the Florida Citrus Model Train Society are featuring  "N", "O", "HO", "G" Scale Model Train Layouts.

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to be continued

FLORIDA CITRUS

MODEL TRAIN SOCIETY 

THE FLORIDA CITRUS

MODEL TRAIN SOCIETY 

IS A NON PROFIT

501 (3) (C) ORGANIZATION

OUR PRESIDENT

Dr. Ken Sargeant

1810 SW 105 Avenue

Fort Lauderdale, FL 33324

 

Phone: 954-473-6376

Cell: 954-253-0413

Email: Sarge40@aol.com

Website: www.fcmts.org

Want to be a member?

Come have Breakfast with us at the Blue Moon Diner

954-915-3800

See (Breakfast Club)

If you enjoy friendship and model trains come and meet us. We have Breakfast every Monday & Friday morning at 8:00 AM at the Blue Moon Diner, 10076 Griffin Road, Cooper City, FL 33328 (next to McDonalds). Southwest Corner of Palm Avenue & Griffin Road.  We have our own Private Dining Room. Come and enjoy yourself with members of the Florida Citrus Model Train Society.

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EVERYLASTING EMBROIDERY

"WHERE WE GET OUR SHIRTS"

 2600 NW 55 COURT SUITE 237

Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33309

954-486-7785

F.C.M.T.S. members (L-R) Bob Balog, Bill Tessar, David Mikelson watching as their Florida Citrus Model Train Society shirts are embroided.

ARUBA'S RESTAURANT

"SARGEANT FAMILY DINNER"

FRIDAY, JULY 21, 2017

Friday, July 21, 2017  (L-R)  Kris, Kylie, Melissa, Kaiden, Saralyn, Ken, Rick, Karen, Drew, Avery, Zach Sargeant having a "Sargeant Family Dinner" at Aruba's Restaurant located in Lauderdale-By-The-Sea, FL.

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PLANTATION

HISTORICAL MUSEUM

JULY 15, 2017

Saturday, July 15, 2017 (L-R) Saralyn and Ken Sargeant at the Plantation Historical Museum toward the end of the day. Other Florida Citrus Model Train Society members working  were:  Joe Motes, Bill Nielsen, Don Kneuer, John Michna, Nick Mekich, Bob Balog, John Faso, Bob Brown, Joe Parisini, Peter Colussy, David McClain (13)

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PLANTATION

INDEPENDENCE DAY PARADE

JULY 4, 2017

Tuesday, July 4, 2017  Florida Citrus Model Train Society Member Sharon Naile sitting in Joe Parisini's Model A Ford before the Plantation Independence Day Parade. Notice the LOGO on the front door.

"TRANSPORTATION DISPLAY"

PLANTATION HISTORICAL MUSEUM 511 FIG TREE LANE PLANTATION, FLORIDA 33317

MARCH 18, 2017

Saturday, March 18, 2017 "Transportation Display" at the Plantation Historical Museum. (L-R) Luis Figeroa, John Michna, Nick Mekich, David McClain, Joe Parisini, Bill Nielsen, Bob Brown. Other members participating were: Ken Sargeant, Bill Tessar, Debbie Tessar, Joe Pisciotti, Barry Favre, Frank Atanasio, Debbie Brown, Bob Balog, Judy Balog (16) See: Plantation Historical Musuem February 18, 2017 - October 7, 2017

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PLANTATION HISTORICAL

MUSEUM

CHECK PRESENTATION

 THURSDAY MAY 2, 2017

Thursday, May 2, 2017 (L-R) John Feeney, Ken Sargeant. Mr. John Feeney (Curator, Plantation  Historical Museum) presenting a check from the Plantation Historical Society to Dr. Ken Sargeant (President, Florida Citrus Model Train Society) for their "Model Train Display" and "Participation" at the Plantation Historical Museum's "Trainportation Display. See: Plantation Historical Musuem February 18, 2017 - October 7, 2017

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PINES SENIOR CENTER

 301 NW 103 STREET

PEMBROKE PINES, FL 33026

October 13, 2016  The Florida Citrus Model Train Society were at the Pines Senior Center from October 14, 2016 to April 26, 2017 We had a "Workshop" at this facility and built and repaired our many modular Layouts and model trains. We would like to thank the staff at the Senior Center for giving us the opportunity to  use their facility. "Thank You". 

SOUTHWEST REGIONAL LIBRARY PEMBROKE PINE, FLORIDA

IN THE MEETING ROOM

JANUARY 5, 2017

Thurssday, January 5, 201 This is what it's all about "Introducing Youngsters to the Model Train Hobby"  This young boy wearing his Operation LifeSaver Engineer Cap is enjoying his visit to the Southwest Regioal Library with his Grandparents.  See (SOUTHWEST REGIOAL LIBRARY 2016 - 2017)  & (PART 2)

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KEN & SARALYN SARGEANT HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY

HAPPY 35 TH ANNIVERSARY

FEBRUARY 14, 2016

TARPON BEND RESTURANT

Sunday, February 14, 2016 (L-R) Ken and Saralyn Sargeant celebrated their 35th Wedding Anniversary and Valentine's Day at the Fort Lauderdale Historical Society "Mardi Gras Festival" at the "New River Inn". We had a fantastic lunch at "Tarpon Bend" Resturant. It was a Super Day with a wonderful Wife.(See: AGENDA)

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THE DAY WE DECIDED TO INCORPORATE AS A

NON PROFIT ORGANIZATION MARCH 30, 2015

March 30, 2015 (L-R) Bill Nielsen, Rick Compton, John Faso, Bob Brown, John Michna, Joe Parisini, David Mikelson, Mike Lazzopina, Ken Sargeant, Jason Ramsey, Tom Rottenberg, Steve Kneuer, Frank Atanasio, Joe Pisciotti, Dan McMurtrie, Kieve Ehrlich, Don Kneuer

(See: BREAKFAST CLUB)

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VIELE HOUSE AT THE OLD DAVIE SCHOOL HISTORICAL MUSEUM DAVIE, FLORIDA

MAY 28, 2016

Viele House the Old Davie School Historical Museum

Saturday, May 28, 2016  Paul Perotti and his son Vincent standing by the "New HO Layout" displayed in the Viele House at the Old Davie School Historical Museum. Sixteen members of the Florida Citrus Model Train Society took part. 

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YOUNG AT  ART LIBRARY

DAVIE, FLORIDA

AUGUST 29, 2015

Young At Art Museum / Library

August 29, 2015 This Special Young Boy visits us almost ever Saturday attending with his parents is standing by the "G" Scale Layout at the Young At Art Museum / Library in Davie, Florida

(See: YOUNG AT ART LIBRARY 2015)

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YOUNG AT  ART LIBRARY

DAVIE, FLORIDA

AUGUST 27, 2015

Young At Art Museum / Library

August 27, 2015 A Young Brother and Sister standing by the Florida Citrus Model Train Society "G" Scale Layout in the Multi-Purpose Room at the Young At Art Museum / Library in Davie, Florida

(See: YOUNG AT ART LIBRARY 2015)

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YOUNG AT  ART LIBRARY

DAVIE, FLORIDA

AUGUST 15, 2015

August 15, 2015 The FLorida Citrus Model Train Society has an emphasis on the entire family especially the younger children. Our goal is to share the traditions and fun of model trains and to provide a reasonable venue for children of all ages to experience the history, traditions and joys of toy trains. (See: YOUNG AT ART LIBRARY 2015)

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OLD DAVIE SCHOOL

HISTORICAL MUSEUM

DAVIE, FLORIDA

JUNE 20, 2015

June 20, 2015 Kylie Sargeant with MTH remote control in hand operating the Amtrak passenger train, blowing horn, ringing bell, controlling speed and smoke volumn. This is what it's all about including the whole family with model trains.

(See: OLD DAVIE SCHOOL HISTORICAL MUSEUM 2015)

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YOUNG AT ART LIBRARY

DAVIE, FLORIDA

FEBRUARY 7, 2013

Young At Art Museum / Library 2013

February 7, 2013 The Florida Citrus Model Train Society President Dr. Ken Sargeant states "This is the reason the Florida Citrus Model Train Society was founded, Kids are the lifeline of our Toy Train Hobby". Youngster in the chair watching the train is Giovanni Curci with his father Joe close behind.

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PLANTATION

HISTORICAL MUSEUM SEPTEMBER 18, 2014

Plantation Historical Museum Septepber 18, 2014

September 18, 2014  Dr. Ken Sargeant operating MTH Genesis Amtrak Locomotive on the "O" Scale Layout at the Plantation Historical Museum located in Plantation, Florida 33317

See: FEENEY'S FOLLIES & PLANTATION HISTORICAL MUSEUM 2014

www.plantation.org/museum/  

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RAILROAD PRAYER

 

Oh Lord, now that I have flagged Thee, lift up my feet from the rough road of life and plant them safely on the deck of the train of salvation. Let me use the safety on the deck of the train of salvation. Let me see the safety lamp know as prudence, join all the couplings in the train with the strong arm of love, let my hand lamp be the Bible. Heavenly Father, keep all the switches closed that lead off to the sidings, especially those with the blind end. Oh Lord, if it be Thy pleasure, have semaphore block along the line show the white light of hope that I may make the run of life without stopping. And Lord, give us the Ten Commandments for a schedule and when I've finish on scheduled time and pulled into the dark station of death, may the superintendent of the Universe say, "Well done thou good and faithful servant, come and sign the payroll and receive the check of eternal hapiness."

 

Anonymous

MUSEUM OF DISCOVERY & SCIENCE AUTONATION IMAX THEATER

The Museum Of Discovery & Science, the AUTONATION IMAX THEATER and the Florida Citrus Model Train Society presented a "G" Scale Model Train Layout in the Main Lobby and an "O" Scale Layout on the second floor at the Museum from August 24, 2013 to February 24, 2014. Over 74,497 visitors attended with 36 members of the Florida Citrus Train Society volunteering 1,270 days working 5,200 hours. Thank you for the fine opportunity to display our trains.

MUSEUM OF

DISCOVERY & SCIENCE

EXCELLENCE SERVICE AWARD

VOLUNTEER OF THE QUARTER SPRING 2014

March 12, 2014

The Florida Citrus Model Train Society

Horored as Volunteer of the Quarter Spring 2014

THE MUSEUM OF

DISCOVERY & SCIENCE

EXCELLENCE IN SERVICE AWARD PRESENTED TO THE FLORIDA CITRUS MODEL TRAIN SOCIETY SPRING 2014

VOLUNTEER OF THE QUARTER SPRING 2014

PLAQUE DISPLAYED IN THE 2ND FLOOR OFFICE

OUR SPONSORS

READY TO ROLL

Ready To Roll is a Full Line-Full Service model railroad supply store with 5 operating layouts. Ready To Roll is a must see attraction in South Florida . From Z to G the store is widely known throughout the world. The store carries track, scenery, structures, electrical, tools, engines, rolling stock, a large selection of detail parts, accessories, and scratch building supplies.

Mike Wolf of MTH had confidence that they could get the job done when he asked Ready To Roll to build and design his show room layout located at MTH Headquarters in Maryland. This spectacular layout was featured in March 99’ Classic Toy Trains Issue.

Visit Ready to Roll Train Model Railroad Supplies located at 831 NW 143 Street, Miami Florida 33168 . Visit website: www.readytorolltrains.com 

Ready to Roll February 2014

February 28, 2014 (L-R) John Faso, Bill Tessar, Bill Lucas (Owner of Ready to Roll)

WE SUPPORT

OPERATION LIFESAVER

We support, Operation LifeSaver, which is a national, non-profit education and awareness program dedicated to ending tragic collisions, fatalities and injuries at highway-rail grade crossings and on railroad rights of way. Dr. Ken Sargeant  presents the Operation LifeSaver program. Visit the Operation LifeSaver website: www.oli.org    See: OPERATION LIFESAVER

DISCOUNT TRAIN AND HOBBY

"YOUR MODEL RAILROADING HEADQUARTERS"

1061 NE 45 Street, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33334

You must meet Rick Basini and have him show you his new store. Visit his Website

www.discount-train.com

Come and have coffee with us

Monday and Friday at 8:00 AM

Blue Moon Diner

10076 Griffin Road

Cooper City, FL 33328 

                        

The Florida Citrus Model Train Society Mug

The Florida Citrus Model Train Society Hat

The Florida Citrus Model Train Society Train

"SHERIFF"

August 14, 2014 Ken "Bubba" Sargeant is "The Sheriff" standing behind the Seminole Creek Police Station with his trusted sidekick Deputy "Dawg" John Feeney at his side. The two are inside the Florida Citrus Model Train Society "G" Scale Layout on display at the Plantation Historical Museum. Notice the mean frown on the Sheriff and Deputy. (that was tough to do with all the laughter around)  (See: PLANTATION HISTORICAL MUSEUM 2014) & (FEENEY'S FOLLIES) www.plantation.org/museum/

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11 TH WHISTLE STOP GATHERING

January 31, 2015 The 11th Whistle Stop Gathering at the residence of Sharon Haile & Joe Parisini by their Christmas Holiday Model Train Display.

See: WHISTLE STOP GATHERINGS or DISPLAYS

DON GLASSER "HO" LAYOUT

March 14, 2014 Don Glasser with his "HO" Layout in his garage. See: DISPLAYS

BILL TESSAR "O" SCALE LAYOUT

February 28, 2014 (L-R) Bill Tessar, Tom Rottenberg, John Faso observing Bill Tessar's Model Train Display. See: DISPLAYS

DON KNEUER CHRISTMAS "G" SCALE LAYOUT

Nov. 29, 2012 Don Kneuer Christmas Holiday

"G" Scale Display in his front carport & yard.

See: DISPLAYS

PAUL GEHRING CHRISTMAS "O" SCALE LAYOUT

Nov. 30, 2012 Paul Gehring stands by his Christmas Layout in his garage. See: DISPLAYS

JOE PARISINI CHRISTMAS LAYOUT

Dec. 4, 2012 Joe Parisini stands by his Christmas Layout in his living room. See: DISPLAYS

JACK RUSSELL "G" SCALE GARDEN RAILWAY

December 11, 2012 (L-R) Tom Rottenberg, Paul Gehring, Tony Balano, David Mikelson, Ken Sargeant, Jack Russell. See: DISPLAYS

WEST REGIONAL LIBRARY

PLANTATION, FLORIDA

Dec. 22, 2012 The John Sowden Memorial Fire House Presentation (L-R) Mike Collins, Jan Resmini, Ken Sargeant.

See: WEST REGIONAL LIBRARY

MIRROR LAKE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

OPERATION LIFESAVER PRESENTATION

Dr. Ken Sargeant making Operation LifeSaver Presentation at Mirror Lake Elementary, Plantation, FL. See: OPERATION LIFESAVER

FREEDOMS FOUNDATION AT VALLEY FORGE BROWARTD COUNTY CHAPTER

OPERATION LIFESAVER PRESENTATION

(L-R) Carol Cotton Vice President of Programs, Dr. Ken Sargeant at Operation LifeSaver Presentation for Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge Broward County Chapter at Coral Ridge Country Club in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

See: OPERATION LIFESAVER

PRATT COMMUNITY COLLEGE

ATHLETIC HALL OF FAME INDUCTION

CARPENTER AUDITORIUM

PRATT, KANSAS

April 13, 2013 (L-R) Dr. Ken Sargeant, Kurt McAfee, Pratt Community College Athletic Director before Ken's Induction Ceremony into the  Athletic Hall of Fame. See: KEN'S BIOGRAPHY

CRESTVIEW ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

OPERATION LIFESAVER PRESENTATION

Operation LifeSaver Presentation at Crestview Elementary School, Miami Gardens, Florida (L-R) Lourdes Evagelinos (Career Day Chairman), Adam Vega, Bill Tessar, Ken Sargeant.

See: OPERATION LIFESAVER

FULFORD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

OPERATION LIFESAVER PRESENTATION

Operation LifeSaver Presentation at Fulford Elementary School, North Miami Beach, Florida. Ken Sargeant giving Presentation to students on Career Day. See: OPERATION LIFESAVER

FOX TRAIN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

OPERATION LIFESAVER PRESENTATION

Operation LifeSaver Presentation at Fox Trail Elementary School, Davie, Florida. Ken Sargeant giving Presentation to students on Career Day. See: OPERATION LIFESAVER

PEMBROKE PINES ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

CENTRAL CAMPUS

OPERATION LIFESAVER PRESENTATION

Operation LifeSaver Presentation at Pembroke Pines Elementary School - Central Campus, Pembroke Pines, Florida.  Dr. Ken Sargeant and Bill Tesser presenting program to the third grade students on the last day of school.

See: OPERATION LIFESAVER

BOY SCOUT & CUB SCOUT SUMMER CAMP

OPERATION LIFESAVER PRESENTATION

Boy Scout & Cub Scout Summer Camp Operation LifeSaver Presentation on June 12, 2013 at Tree Tops Park in Davie, Florida. The address 2900 SW 100 Avenue (Nob Hill Road), Davie, FL 33328. This is the second year we have presented our program to the scouts. Thanks to our Scoutmaster Tom Rottenberg for setting this up. Operating "G" Scale Model Railroad Trains were featured along with the presentations.

See: OPERATION LIFESAVER

RICK COMPTON DISPLAYS BATES HOTEL

August 13, 2013 Rick Compton proudly displays The Bates Hotel which he constructed and showed to The Florida Citrus Model Train Society members at Kristof's Kafe after our Tuesday Breakfast. See: "G" SCALE LAYOUT

PAUL GEHRING WORKING ON "G" SCALE LAYOUT

AT THE MUSEUM OF DISCOVERY & SCIENCE

August 19, 2013 First Day setting up "G" Scale Layout in the lobby of the Museum of Discovery & Science in Fort Lauderdale. Paul Gehring working on electrical work under the layout. Seems like Paul is having lots of fun. See: MUSEUM OF DISCOVERY & SCIENCE

GRAND OPENING OF THE GREAT DAYS OF RAIL TRAVEL ON THE FLORIDA EAST COAST RAILWAY

October 9, 2013 Broward County Main Library

5:30 - 7:30 PM Standing (L-R) Robert Ledoux,

Vice President & General Counsel (FEC), Don Robinson, President & CEO for "All Aboard Florida" the upcoming Miami - Orlando high speed rail passenger train service, Professor Seth H Bramson, FEC Historian, Dr. Ken Sargeant, President of The Florida Citrus Model Train Society and Operation LifeSaver presentor. See: MAIN LIBRARY

BROWARD COUNTY MAIN LIBRARY

April 4, 2014 (L-R) Ken Sargeant, John Faso standing in front of the FEC (Florida East Coast Railway) Display on the Second Floor of the Broward County Main Library. The Display was in place from October 1, 2013 to April 4, 2014. Trains were provided by Ken Sargeant and John Faso from their private collection. See: MAIN LIBRARY

The Mercedes Benz of Fort Lauderdale MAD for MODS Gala, the Sequel at the Museum of Discovery & Science, Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

November 16, 2013 (L-R) Joe Cytacki (Vice President of Programs, Life Sciences & Exhibits), Dr. Ken Sargeant (President of FCMTS) in front of the "G" Scale Layout. See: MUSEUM OF DISCOVERY & SCIENCE

"G" SCALE CANADIAN PACIFIC RAILROAD ENGINE NUMBER 5

January 9, 2014 "New" Paint Scheme & Lettering of the Canadian Pacific Railway 2-6-2 Steam Engine NO 5 done by Rick Compton. See: MUSEUM OF DISCOVERY & SCIENCE, or 

"G" SCALE LAYOUT

ROBERT FEENEY WITH TELEGRAPH DISPLAY

AT THE MUSEUM OF DISCOVERY & SCIENCE

January 26, 2014 Robert Feeney in a Florida East Coast Conductors Uniform telegraphing in the Main Lobby of the Museum of Discovery & Science. See: MUSEUM OF DISCOVERY & SCIENCE

SPECIAL TRAIN PROGAM FOR FIFTH GRADE BAYVIEW ELEMENTARY SCHOOL STUDENTS

TOUR OF THE RAILROAD DISPLAYS

OPERATION LIFESAVER PRESENTATION

TELEGRAPH & MORSE CODE DEMONSTRATION

HENRY FLAGLER FAMILY HISTORY, AND LUNCH

March 17, 2014  (L-R) John Feeney as Henry Morrison Flagler, Cathy Feeney as Mrs. Flagler and Robert Feeney dressed in a Florida East Coast Conductors Uniform. The presentations were given at the Main Library in Fort Lauderdale. See: MAIN LIBRARY

THE FLORIDA CITRUS MODEL TRAIN SOCIETY

CITGO TRUCK WITH L.E.D. LIGHTS

April 4, 2014 John Michna installed L.E.D. lights in the CITGO tanker. See: "G" SCALE LAYOUT.

RICK COMPTON'S

KISSIMMEE RIVER & GULF R.R.

"THE PALMETTO ROUTE" 

May 13, 2014  Rick Compton's New "G" Scale Boxcar he is entering in a contest. Rick has constructed an Engine, Tender, Flatcar with load, Boxcar and a Caboose.

KEN SARGEANT

OPERATION LIFESAVER PRESENTATION

FULFORD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

May 15, 2014  Ken Sargeant making Operation LifeSaver Presentations on Career Day at Fulford Elementary School in North Miami Beach.

See: OPERATION LIFESAVER

KEN SARGEANT, BILL TESSAR

OPERATION LIFESAVER PRESENTATION

CRESTVIEW  ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

May 21, 2014  (L-R) Ken Sargeant, Bill Tessar making Operation LifeSaver Presentations on Career Day at Crestview Elementary School in Miami Gardens. See: OPERATION LIFESAVER

RICK COMPTON'S

RIO GRAND R.R.

COMBINE CAR

May 11, 2015  Rick Compton's New "G" Scale Combine Car he is entering in a contest in September 2015. Rick has constructed an Engine, Tender, Combine Car and a Flatcar with a flatbed truck load.