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
At the June meeting, members will vote to re-elect all board members for a term of one year (as nominated at the May meeting.) The information on this in the May 2019 Anthracite Extra is in error.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
In this issue
- ARHS Model projects
- F-unit Restoration Report
- Photo and Document Archives
- Using the Web Site’s Index to Flags, Diamonds and Statues
- From the Membership Secretary
- Meet the New Modeling Coordinator
- Membership Condolences
Read the February 2019 Anthracite Extra here.
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 (https://www.rapidotrains.com/ho-alco-rs11-arhs/) for $225 (DC/silent) or $335 (DC/DCC/ESU LokSound.)