Now Available – Budd RDC brochure

The ARHS is excited to announce the publication of a 24-page vintage brochure about Budd Rail Diesel Cars (RDCs.) This is packed with photos and data for historians and modelers. The Philadelphia-based company built 398 of these self-propelled passenger cars, in 5 variations, between 1949 to 1962.
Railroads across the USA and Canada used these cars into the Amtrak era and beyond. The Lehigh Valley, Central RR of New Jersey, Reading and Pennsylvania-Reading Seashore Lines had fleets of these cars.

Order this now from the ARHS store:

Budd RDC Brochure Reprint


ARHS Yard Sale – June 29, 2019

Get great railroad books at bargain prices at the ARHS garage sale. The late Perry Billington collected books for many railroads across the US; these will be sold to benefit the ARHS. Hardcover price is $25 — most of these are in mint condition, with dust covers. Softcover books, $10 each .
The sale will start at 9:30 at the Society’s Historic Lehigh Gap Toll Keeper’s House near Walnutport, PA. There will be a cook-out starting at noon.
Special arrangements will be made for handicap parking. All others will need to park on the nearby road shoulder. A map will be available soon.
Contact with any questions.

Cornell Red LV RS-11s from Rapido – ARHS special



ARHS is pleased to announce a special run of HO scale LV RS-11s by Rapido.


The special run ASM-20 (using LV nomenclature) will feature the colorful Cornell Red with large yellow lettering that was applied to a pair of these units, Nos. 7640 and 7643, in the 1973-1974 time period.
This special run will complement the Tuscan Red schemed RS-11s that Rapido has announced as part of its first run of these Highly-detailed Alcos. These units will be available directly from Rapido ( for $225 (DC/silent) or $335 (DC/DCC/ESU LokSound.)