“Rails to Trails: A History of Cape Cod Railroads…With Stories Along the Way.”

August 30th, Eastham Schoolhouse Museum with Jay Stradal
Jay Stradal, president of the Nauset Model Railroad Club (Courtesy photo)

Jay Stradal will discuss how trains came to Cape Cod, their expansion and eventual demise.  The original Railroad right of way is now the CCRT, enjoyed by bikers, walkers and joggers of all ages. Come see the photos Jay has collected as well as a diorama of the Eastham Depot.

John C. (Jay) Stradal is a retired senior corporate communications executive for Verizon, having been responsible during his 32-year career for employee communications, media relations, corporate publications, brand management, website development, merger/acquisition/divestiture communications and human resources messaging for the Fortune 20 company with 200,000 employees and millions of customers worldwide.  Jay was honored with two corporate “Excellence” awards for his role in creating the Verizon name and logo, and later developing a business vision communications program involving 14,000 front-line managers in six months. In addition, he served for eight years as a board member and officer, communications advisor and fundraiser for a social services non-profit in southwestern Connecticut with a $4 million annual budget. He earned a B.A. degree in English from Westminster College in Missouri, and an M.S. degree from the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism and Communications at Ohio University. 

Since moving to the Cape and Orleans in 2006, Jay has been a member of the Nauset Model Railroad Club, currently serving as its president, and is an author and speaker on model and prototype railroading.  He joined the board of the Orleans Historical Society in June 2014, and presently serves as vice chair and head of the Development Committee.  Jay and his wife, Anne, have two sons who live in Kansas and Texas with their families.

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