The Pennsylvania Railroad Technical & Historical Society


Eastbound coal train on the Curve with an J1 in October 1951.  John M. Prophet photo.


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2021 Annual Meeting
May 13-15
Columbus Ohio
Lines West Buckeye Region Chapter


From Society President Steve Staffieri

To all PRR T&HS members.

Unfortunately, this is like a bad “deja-vu” experience,
but (again) I have to inform all our members that the PRR T&HS
Annual Meeting scheduled for May 13-15 2021 has been cancelled.
This meeting in Dublin OH is re-scheduled for 2023. And the Altoona
annual meeting will be moved back one year to 2024.

The covid vaccinations are being steadily given out, but not
enough to insure the safety of our members by this May.

The North Central Chapter committee members are working very hard
to make sure our next REAL get together in 2022 will be something
to really look forward to!!

Currently, we are concentrating on having multiple “virtual”
presentations during the year. And a “possible” weekend event as a
get together in the fall. But that depends all on the state of the
country by then.

We are also doing something we do not normally do. We are
publishing THREE books this year to at least give you all something
to read. The first one is already available “The Pennsylvania
Railroad’s Muleshoe, Horseshoe, Altoona and Beyond”. Sales have
been steady so get your copy soon! The next book (untitled yet) is
the long awaited PRR Cabin car book by Bob Johnson. Look for it in
the very near future. The last book is a continuation of the
Conquest (former Triumph) series from the late Dave Messer,
Conquest 2. That will be released later this year.

According to our by-laws we are required to have some form of
annual meeting and we do have society business to take care of
regardless. We have five board positions that need to be voted. How
we are going to do this is still being planned. We will contact
everyone again shortly on how we will be doing this. Our new
website, will be a help in this effort.

For now, the best thing that we can all do is “stay safe and well”.
Please follow all the rules to protect yourselves, get your
vaccinations and God willing we will all be together very soon.

Steve Staffieri

President PRR T&HS

Mark your calenders - Full Meetings Resume Starting 2022:

2022 Annual Meeting
May 11-14
Sheraton Harrisburg/Hershey Hotel
Harrisburg, PA
Hosted by the Northern Central Chapter

2023 Annual Meeting
May date TBD
Columbus Ohio
Lines West Buckeye Region Chapter

2024 Annual Meeting
Tentatively Altoona, PA
Probably May, but date TBD

Considering Attending an Annual Meeting?

Our Annual Meetings typically are 2 or 3 full day events
ending with a banquet on Saturday night.

Presentations and a Vendor room are provided for at least
two days, and sometimes three, depending on the venue
and affilated events. An impressive display of models,
and a report from the society's very successful modeling
committee that supports model manufacturers in the
production of PRR models is a popular event:

PRRT&HS's 51st Annual meeting was held in Lancaster, PA, May 15-18, 2019
2019 Schedule of Events

PRRT&HS's 50th Annual meeting was held in Altoona, PA, May 9-13, 2018
2018 Schedule of Events

PRRT&HS's 49th Annual meeting was held in Camp Hill, PA, May 18-20, 2017
2017 Schedule of Events

Registration packets are typically mailed to members by the end of February

We hope you can join us!

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