In this issue:
- Prime Mover in B Unit Runs
- New Publications for Sale
- Anthracite Railroads Modeling
- A Long Road With the ARHS B-unit
- New CNJ Material Added to ARHS Archives
- Digitizing Large Documents for Archives is Ongoing
- Board and Financial News
- LHR Caboose 18 Preserved at Phillipsburg
Read the September 2019 Anthracite Extra here.
Here’s another chance to get great railroad books and support the ARHS!
We will hold a book sale at Lehigh Gap on Saturday, December 7, 2019, from 9:30 AM to 3 PM.
Books cover a broad range of railroad subjects; most are in mint condition. Hardcovers are $25 each, softcovers, $10.
As with our June sale, there is no list or catalog, no mail orders, and no returns.
These books are from the estate of railroader Perry Billington.
Same location as the previous sale, 1309 Riverview Dr, Walnutport, PA 18088.
Bring your shopping bags and stock up for winter reading.
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.
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