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.
Tom Nemeth returns. His program features beautifully photographed coverage of Anthracite Railroads. This program will feature the Central Railroad of New Jersey.
The late Richard Samsel was a long-time ARHS member. While Richard is no longer be with us, we can remember him by viewing a slide program that he had assembled. Rich Jahn will narrate. As a Christmas bonus, David Fluck of Quakertown will show movie footage that he took of the Quakertown and Eastern Railroad.
Dave Augsburger whose favorite season is winter will be our presenter with a slide show assembled from his vast collection. This time around Dave will be covering the Lehigh Valley Railroad between Allentown and Lehighton. Don those snowshoes and come.
Bob Wilt’s program will cover the joint Lehigh Valley Railroad-Delaware & Hudson Railway segment of the NE84 and NE87 trains that ran between Portland, Maine and Potomac Yard in Alexandria, Virginia.
The ever popular Mike Bednar returns in March. He will draw from his vast treasury of stories and images to entertain and educated us about his railroad experiences. His program is titled Wonderful Winter. It will show scenes along the Lehigh River Valley. Seeing the program will make you wish that winter lasted longer. Maybe not.
Doug Peters will present his program on the Delaware and Hudson railway.
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.