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.
Richard Jahn will present a program of slides taken by the late Walter Shopp. Walter was a lifelong enthusiastic rail fan and photographer who travelled widely.
Bill Chaplik will be our presenter. Bill has assembled a program on railroads in the Southeastern United States.
Gary Pancavage will present what is sure to be a fascinating program about Amtrak’s Acela trains. Gary knows his subject as he recently retired from his position in charge of Acela maintenance.
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. The program topic will be posted when known. Then again, Dave’s programs are always good. Don those snowshoes and come.
Bob Wilt has promised to take a break from his book projects to be our February presenter. The topic will be posted when known.
Former Reading & Northern current Amtrak employee Craig Werley will again share slides from the Kantner Brothers slide collection. Arch and Bruce Kantner avidly photographed railroad operations in Schuylkill County and nearby areas in the 1950s and 1960s. Their in depth coverage of that area in that time period yields seldom seen.
Spring is in the air. What could be better than watching Paul Kutta’s presentation of “Rio Grande” memories. The program will cover from 1965 to the Union Pacific ownership.
The ever popular Mike Bednar returns in May. He will draw from his vast treasury of stories and images to entertain and educate us on railroading in the past. The specific topic will be posted when known.