Upcoming ARHS Events

Membership meetings and shows

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.

To join any of our virtual membership meetings, please ensure that you have Zoom installed. If you have never been part of a Zoom meeting or webinar, you should download the "Zoom Client for Meetings" app ahead of time.

Jersey Central Railway Historical Society Train Show and Sale
March 3, 2024
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9:00AM
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3:30PM
Mother Seton High School
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1 Valley Road, Clark, NJ

ARHS will be at the Jersey Central Railway Historical Society train show and sale, on Sunday, March 3, 2024. The show will take place at Mother Seton High School, 1 Valley Road, Clark, NJ, from 9:00 am to 3:30 pm. The location is easily accessed from the Garden State Parkway, Exit 135 - Central Ave. We encourage all members/non-members in the TriState area to come pay us a visit. All ARHS merchandise featured on our Web Store will be for sale; ARHS will pay your sales tax, and there are no shipping charges, thus you can save up to 30% on your total acquisition cost. We look forward to seeing you there!

WEDNESDAY March 13, 2024 - Membership Meeting: Dan McFadden
March 13, 2024
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7:30 PM
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9:30 PM Eastern Time
Hybrid meeting
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A Denville Area View of the Erie Lackawanna Merger featuring the photography of George MacLean.

The presentation will feature photographs taken around the time of the Erie merger with the Lackawanna with photographs taken in Denville, NJ and other areas.

Participate either via Zoom or physically at the Quakertown Train Station

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Quakertown Train Station, 15 Front Street, in Quakertown, Pennsylvania

Railroad Prototype Modelers Valley Forge Symposium
March 22, 2024
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9:00AM
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11:00 PM
Desmond Hotel
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One Liberty Boulevard, Malvern, PA 19355

ARHS will be present at Railroad Prototype Modelers Symposium - Valley Forge, PA, March 22-24, 2024.The event will take place at the Desmond Hotel, located off Route 202 (Exit for PA 29 north) in Malvern, PA. ARHS will have its Web Store merchandise available for sale, including our remaining inventory of Rapido LV Northeastern cabooses and Tangent LV Covered Hoppers. Access to the ARHS sales tables will require registration for the RPM symposium: http://www.rpmvalleyforge.com 

WEDNESDAY April 10, 2024 - Membership Meeting: Dale Woodland
April 10, 2024
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7:30 PM
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9:30 PM Eastern Time
Hybrid meeting
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"Pursuing the Reading: One Man's Obsession"

The program traces Dale's strong interest in the Reading Company from 1950 to the present.

Participate either via Zoom or physically at the Quakertown Train Station

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Quakertown Train Station, 15 Front Street, in Quakertown, Pennsylvania

WEDNESDAY May 8, 2024 - Membership Meeting: Doug Peters
May 8, 2024
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7:30 PM
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9:30 PM Eastern Time
Hybrid meeting
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The Perkiomen Branch

Participate either via Zoom or physically at the Quakertown Train Station

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Quakertown Train Station, 15 Front Street, in Quakertown, Pennsylvania

ARHS Book, Model & Merchandise Sale
May 18, 2024
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9:00 AM
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3:00 PM
Lehigh Gap
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1309 Riverview Drive, Walnutport, PA 18088
Anthracite Railroads Historical Society, Inc. is hosting its semi-annual book and railroad merchandise sale at our Lehigh Gap property on Saturday, May 18, 2024.

Our sizable inventory of top-quality books, magazines and “railroad items” has been refreshed via the gracious donations of our members; so be sure to come out and shop what is “new”. Titles cover U.S. and Canadian - railroading; industries; and some international titles. Numerous Morning Sun Titles. We have a collection of “classic” books, which are being offered for significantly less than current market prices e.g., Archer’s “Lehigh Valley Railroad”.

All ARHS’s in-stock books, HO-scale models, in-print copies of our flagship Flags, Diamonds, & Statues, and our extensive inventory of CDs featuring presentations from past ARHS conventions will be available. Our new reprint of the Reading Company’s “The Port Richmond Grain Elevator” for the ARHS Archives will be available.

Purchasing at the Gap sale will save you the normal shipping charges. Cash, check, or credit cards are accepted. Open to the public; bring a friend/neighbor/fellow railfan.

We are located at the intersection of PA-873 and PA-248 at Lehigh Gap. The driveway is located on the south side of PA-873 at the exit of the Lehigh River bridge. Recommend approaching from the Slatington side, eastbound on PA-873. The driveway will be marked the day of the event. GPS coordinates for the driveway are: 40.78361, -75.60587

An ancillary activity will be a bike ride on the near-by Delaware & Lehigh trail that comprises portions of the ex-Lehigh Valley mainline. Interested parties should contact Steve Olear at: gronku2@yahoo.com

Items that We Have Available

This is a partial listing of the books, magazines, and HO-scale models we have for sale. Our inventory is full, so please come out and take advantage of these opportunities.

  • Hundreds of donated books in excellent condition. We have many Anthracite Road titles, as well as numerous roads from throughout the US and Canada, including the Morning Sun In Color” and “Trackside Around” series. Most of these hardcovers are priced at $25 @ (or $20 @ for quantities five and above).
  • ARHS created Reading and Lehigh Valley “bundles” of our Flags, Diamonds & Statues publications.  Each bundle consists of ten issues of FD&S, specific to the noted railroads, priced at $20 @, with no shipping charges. This is an event-only special!
  • Back issues of historical society magazines available at $3 @.  Including: PRRT&HS “Keystone”, RCT&HS “Beeline”, Gulf, Mobile and Ohio “News”, Tri-State “Block Line” and B&M “Bulletin”, East Broad Top “Timber Transfer[complete set 1983 to current].
  • Trains, Railpace, and Classis Trains abound. Any magazine is 15 cents, or 10 @ $1. We will give you a special rate on an entire box [say 100], so please ask.
  • ARHS’s exclusive HO-scale, Rapido Trains, Lehigh Valley “Make Safety a Habit” Northeastern style caboose, all three numbers available for $100 @.  At the sale, there is no shipping to save you 10-20% on the cost of acquisition.
  • Tangent Models, HO-scale. Lehigh Valley modern Covered Hopper available in all 12 road numbers for $57 @, with no shipping charges.

PLEASE COME OUT.  Proceeds from this sale are reinvested in the on-going archival, modeling, and restoration work that has made the ARHS a premiere organization.  

The Anthracite Railroads Historical Society, Inc. is a 503(c) non-profit corporation.  

We thank you for your support.