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April 29, 2017 - Chapter Meeting

Feature Presentation“Creative Commissions”

Presenter Michael Froio (Michael Froio Photography), a professional photographer, and Associate Professor at Drexel University, shared his  “Creative Commissions”  work with the Chapter membership and guests.  Michael discussed how his original works (“From the Mainline: A Contemporary Survey of the Pennsylvania Railroad”) lead to commissioned work for contemporary railroads undertaking major infrastructure improvement projects. Michael further discussed the technical challenges, equipment, and logistics of the location-based work. Through previously unreleased images, videos and plenty of behind the scenes views, the presentation illustrated what was required to accomplish a cohesive and creative documentation of classic large-scale railroad engineering projects.

PRRT&HS 50th Annual Meeting
May 9-13, 2018

The 2018 Annual Meeting will be a four day event with an “optional” train trip leaving from 30th Street Station Philadelphia  to Altoona.  The train will leave on Wednesday May 9, 2018, returning on Sunday May 13, 2018 and will include a trip around Horseshoe Curve.

This trip will be restricted to 250 passengers and will be available thanks to the generosity of Bennett Levin and his equipment.  More information will be available soon.

Our annual meeting location is the Blair County Convention Center in Altoona PA. Due to the size of local hotels we have “blocked” rooms at four locations. There will be shuttle buses, courtesy of the PRRT&HS, running to all three outside hotel locations, to and from the convention center.  All hotels have handicapped rooms available.

We would advise making reservations ASAP as this annual meeting will be a record breaker!  Naturally, other rooms are available outside of our PRRT&HS “block” but the special price will not be offered.

(1) Courtyard Marriott Altoona (814) 312-1800
PRRT&HS block is SOLD OUT!!

HOWEVER there are still up to 30 rooms for EACH NIGHT left at this hotel that is connected directly to the convention center, BUT the standard room rate will apply. This rate increases as the hotel reaches capacity. If you want the convenience of being able to just walk over to the convention center, it may be worth the extra money.  If not one of the other three blocked hotels are still available.

(2) Holiday Inn Express (814) 693-1004                     $124.00  +tax
      This hotel is less than a block away and is only one year old.
      Comp buffet breakfast.  There are 40 rooms blocked until 4/09/18

(3) Altoona Grand Hotel (814) 946-1631                    $80.00  +tax
      This hotel is half a mile away and is the best bargain!
      There are 50 rooms blocked until 4/09/18

(4) Hampton Inn (814) 941-3500                                 $129.00 +tax
      Less than one mile away.  Cracker Barrel and sports bar on location.
      There are 30 rooms blocked until 4/11/18