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The Philadelphia Chapter's 500+ members are dedicated to the preservation of the PRR history in the greater Philadelphia area
Numerous membership benefits, including activities, publications and
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Philadelphia Chapter Newsletter
October 21, 2017
December 9, 2017
February 10, 2018
April 14, 2018
Drexel Hill Methodist Church
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Drexel Hill, PA
May 9-12, 2018
The High Line
“The High Line” is a Philadelphia Chapter publication, included with all memberships.
Upcoming Philadelphia Chapter Meeting
October 21, 2017
The October 21, 2017 Philadelphia Chapter meeting is quickly approaching! We expect a strong turnout and hope to see all members in attendance. Guests are always welcome! Please download the October 2017 eNews for meeting itinerary, location and other news.
“Prototype Modeling: Lessons from the Stifftown and Chestnut Hill Branches” Presentation by Ron Hoess
“The Broker Crew” Presentation by Gordon Bond (Author of “Man Failure: The Story of New Jersey’s Deadliest train Wreck”)
On the drizzly evening of February 6, 1951, the Pennsylvania Railroad express passenger train known as “The Broker” derailed in Woodbridge, New Jersey, kill-ing 85 and injuring hundreds in what remains the state’s deadliest train wreck.
Historian and author Gordon Bond has written a comprehensive book about this tragedy, “Man Failure: The Story of New Jersey’s Deadliest Train Wreck.” The title reflects how, ultimately, the wreck was a consequence of what we today would call “human error”—what they called “man failure” in 1951.
But who were these men? What were their careers like?
What were their careers like? Who were they as human beings? In his latest talk, “The Broker Crew: The Railroad Men of New Jersey’s Deadliest Train Wreck,” Bond explores the lives and careers of The Broker’s engineman, fireman, and conductor and how the tragic night of February 6, 1951 changed them forever.
Copies of “Man Failure: The Story of New Jersey’s Deadliest Train Wreck” will be available for purchase and signing for $30.00 each.