Philadelphia Chapter, PRRT&HS
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Delanco, NJ  08075

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Last Update:  05/29/17

CHAPTER NEWS:

Chapter Meeting - February 11, 2017



Modelers Meeting“GG1’s - Paint & Colors”
Discussions on GG1’s in its many paint schemes and colors over the years in PRR service.  O, S and HO scales were displayed.

GG1 maker light (modified into a lamp) and GG1
number board, discussed by Paul Buckley.

GG1 HO and O scale operating models

Feature Presentation: Over The Hill and Around The Curve!”

Presenter - John Kilbride

John Kilbride presented the Pennsylvania Railroad's effort to conquer the Allegheny Mountains.  Beginning with the building of the Allegheny Portage Railroad through pre-Norfolk Southern operations.  Presentation displayed the Horseshoe Curve, over decades, and its many changes.

Herbert George - Chapter Member Passing


It is with great sadness that we share the news of the passing of chapter member and past chapter president, Herbert George.  Herbert was a beloved friend and colleague to many fellow chapter members and was well known for his contribution and love of railroading.

More information is available at the Daily Record online...



Chapter Meeting - April 29,2017


Modelers Meeting“Pennsy Steam Locomotives”
Discussion topic covered any steam locomotive
classes in PRR service. Attendees displayed and
spoke about their scale models.

Ed Kline (right) discusses his Pennsy steam models.

PRR M1b #6732

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.