Members are encouraged to contact Olev Taremae or an ARHS Board Member to present their programs or contacts of people who can present programs related to Anthracite Railroads, e.g., slides, films, videos, DVD’s, or digital programs, or visits to model railroads, as programs are continually needed.
Former Reading & Northern, current Amtrak employee, Craig Werley will again share slides from the Kantner Brothers collection. Arch and Bruce Kantner roamed Schuylkill County and nearby areas in the 1950’s and 1960’s capturing images of scenes that few others ventured to photograph. This program will concentrate on the Reading Company’s Catawissa Branch.
NOTICE OF PROGRAM CHANGE. Tom Nemeth will be presenting a double feature of two shorter programs. The first will cover the Lehigh Valley Railroad from Oak Island to Bound Brook, home territory for Tom when he was growing up. The second will depict Conrail’s operations on the Bangor & Portland lines, formerly Lackawanna and later Erie – Lackawanna lines.
Douglas Kramer will be sharing his slide taken in the 1970s featuring Horseshoe curve including a derailment and its cleanup.
Harry Owens, raised in on-line town Truckville, has spent decades researching the Lehigh Valley Railroad’s Bowman’s Creek Branch. His illuminating program about obscure branch which once connected Wilkes-Barre and the Waverly/Sayre area is fascinating. Come and learn about this little known line and operation.
Frank Tatnall returns with what promises to be an outstanding program covering the Lehigh Valley Railroad from the 1950’s to the 1970’s.
You will think of Friday the 13th as your lucky day when you see a presentation of the late Dick Samsel’s slides. Rich Jahn will narrate. Members enjoyed a show of Dick’s photography last year. This program covers slides not seen last year.
ARHS HISTORY AND MORE. Dale Woodland will be our presenter. He has uncovered a video of the first run of our F3 as the 56. It will be exciting to see this piece of ARHS history. We see the people involved at that time and what they looked like all those years ago. There will also be more.
FLAGS DIAMONDS AND STATUES ON VALENTINE’s DAY. What could be more romantic than watching Dave Augsburger’s program entitled Flags, Diamonds and Statues? Dave’s program will cover the Lehigh Valley Railroad (flags), the Reading Company (diamonds) and the Jersey Central Railroad (statues). You might want to let your sweetheart know in advance lest there be any misunderstanding that there will not be any actual flags, diamonds or statues on display or available for purchase at the meeting.
Fred Wilczewski will be our presenter. Lehigh Valley Railroad and more. Additional details as we get closer to the meeting date.
Yes, Mike Bednar returns with more stories and slides. Specific subject will be revealed closer to the meeting date.