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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2020 Annual Meeting
State College PA and the Penn Stater
May 14-16
State College, PA


From Society President Steve Staffieri

To all our members:

It is with great sadness the I have to inform all our members that
the PRR T&HS Annual Meeting planned for May 13-16 2020 has been
cancelled. The annual meeting hotel, The Penn Stater, should have
contacted everyone who had already made their reservations, that their
reservation has been cancelled.

Everyone who has already sent in their registration forms will have
their original checks returned by the registration committee as soon
as they are able. Please be patient.

I had high hopes that by mid-April that this situation might be better,
and by May we could return to some normality, but that is not to be the
case, at least at this writing.

According to our by-laws we are required to have some form of annual
meeting, and the possibility of meeting later in the year will be
looked into.

We do have society business to take care of regardless. We have two
board positions that need to be voted on, along with two majority
vote questions concerning two of our chapters. We will be putting a
letter together to be sent out to all current members, along with a
self-addressed, stamped post card for you to "check off" and return.
Your participation will be important, just like being at the regular
general membership meeting.

The Board of Directors will be evaluating opportunities for a meeting
later this year. Obviously the current Coronavirus crisis will need
to be over, and there are significant challenges finding an adequate
location on such short notice. We will not be able to resolve this for
several months, so please be patient.

For now, the best thing that we can all do is "stay safe and well".
Please follow all the recommendations to protect yourselves, and
God willing, we will all be together very soon.

Steve Staffieri

President PRR T&HS

Mark your calenders - Future Meetings after 2020:

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

2022 Annual Meeting Date and facility TBD, but in the Harrisburg, PA area
Hosted by the Northern Central Chapter

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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