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J1 6161 with eastbound coal train, October 1951. John Prophet photo.

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Railroad Heritage Days at the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania
September 9th and 10th.


We're pleased to announce that the PRRT&HS will be partnering with the Museum during their Railroad Heritage Days event!

September 9th
Unique features and changes made to the A5s #94, G5s #5741 and H6sb #2846
Presented by Joe Acri
10:15 A.M.
Joe will start with the A5s, G5s and H6sb and he will spend at least 30 minutes at each piece of equipment. Presentation will include copies of the equipment record cards and betterment documents showing the featured changes. Copies of the issued tracings that were created for the change will be included. A brief discussion of why the PRR was required, by the ICC, to maintain these record cards for the life of the equipment until retired and information about the 3 different types of betterments that were applied to equipment.

A5s and tender

September 10th
Unique features and changes made to the B6sb #1670 and M1b #6755
Presented by Joe Acri.
12:30 P.M.
Joe will start with the B6sb and then move to the M1b. Presentation will include copies of the equipment record cards and betterment documents showing the featured changes. Copies of the issued tracings that were created for the change will be included. A brief discussion of why the PRR was required, by the ICC, to maintain these record cards for the life of the equipment until retired and information about the 3 different types of betterments that were applied to equipment. At 1:30 in the Museum auditorium, Don Fisher will do his G5s presentation that he did at the convention this year adding some additional LIRR G5s slides. Our #5741 was briefly used on the LIRR.

Society and Chapter table gatherings.

The Society as well as several local chapters will have tables setup to sell merchandise and solicit new members. Local modelers have been contacted about having a table for a show and tell about their modeling skills. These tables will be set up around the John Bull locomotive.

The RRMPA has agreed to display the keystone number plate from K4s #1737 at the PRRT&HS table. In conjunction with this display Joe Acri will give some information about how K4s #3750 became #1737.

FRM Member Ed Thorton will do a presentation on the air brake instruction car each day.

For more information, please contact Joe Acri.

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