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Wilmington Chapter
National Railway Historical Society

  Newsletters & Stories

The Wilmington Chapter publishes the "Transfer Table" (our Chapter's newsletter) 6 to 10 times a year. 

The "Transfer Table" comes in two versions:

The Lite Version is our electronic version which is available for free from this web site.  It has limited content but gives you a taste of what is offered in our Full Version.

The Full Version is our printed newsletter which is mailed to you.  It contains everything in the Lite Version along with many other reprinted pages from other NRHS newsletters, railroad publications, and flyers that contain photographs, drawings, and maps.  The full version is just another benefit of joining our chapter. 

The newsletters that are available online will give you an idea of what the Wilmington Chapter is all about.  If you join, you will be able to receive a printed copy of of the Full Version which will be delivered to your mailbox.

Below the Newsletters is a listing of Stories written by our members.

 The Transfer Table - Digital version of our official newsletter.

Issue

Content

Year 2013 Issues
June Lite Version - Meeting Notes, News Bits, Schedule Notes, Chapter Events, Rockhill Trolley Museum
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Full Version - All of the Lite Version plus: Photo from the collection of Richard E. Hall, Pennsylvania DOT - Philadelphia Region - January 2010, Pennsylvania DOT - Pittsburgh / Harrisburg - January 2010, Pennsylvania DOT - Allentown / Scranton - January 2010, CSX System - Plate Clearance Map
 

May None printed this month. 
April Lite Version - Meeting Notes, News Bits, Schedule Notes, Chapter Events, Amtrak Brakes - Past, Present and Future from the collection of Ed Thornton
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Full Version - All of the Lite Version plus: Pennsylvania DOT - Rail Maps of Philadelphia Region - January 2010; Pennsylvania DOT - Rail Maps of Pittsburgh / Harrisburg - January 2010; Pennsylvania DOT - Rail Maps of Allentown / Scranton - January 2010; CSX System - Plate Clearance Map
 

March Lite Version - Meeting Notes, News Bits, Schedule Notes, Chapter Events, Amtrak Brakes - Past, Present and Future from the collection of Ed Thornton
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Full Version - All of the Lite Version plus: Lackawanna & Wyoming Valley Railroad Article from L&WV Chapter's The Laurel Lines; Loading Anthracite in Box Cars from Leatherstocking Chapter's Rail Times; Pennsylvania Northeastern Starts Operations from Central Pennsylvania Chapter's September 2011 Newsletter; Photograph of Conrail's Northumberland (PA) Yard Feb. 20, 1983 from collection of Mark Eyer from Central Pennsylvania Chapter's September 2011 Newsletter; Delaware State Rail Plan FINAL DRAFT
 

February Lite Version - Meeting Notes, News Bits, Schedule Notes, Chapter Events, Amtrak Brakes - Past, Present and Future from the collection of Ed Thornton
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Full Version - All of the Lite Version plus: Amtrak Train Speeds c1997 from The Bull Sheet ; B&O in Civil War from Western Maryland Chapter's The Automatic Block;  Anniversaries & Closings from Western Maryland Chapter's The Automatic Block; Great Northern Mail Crane from the collection of Richard E. Hall; Baldwin Letter & Cass Scenic Park from Western Maryland Chapter's The Automatic Block; AMTRAK E-60 Drawing as it appeared in the April 1975 issue of The Transfer Table; CSX Low Emission & Pennsy Barge from Western Maryland Chapter's The Automatic Block ;  Pennsy Barge from Western Maryland Chapter's The Automatic Block; Wilmington's Four Track Station from the collection of Richard E. Hall
 

January Lite Version - Meeting Notes, News Bits, Schedule Notes, Chapter Events, Amtrak Brakes - Past, Present and Future from the collection of Ed Thornton
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Full Version - All of the Lite Version plus: information on NRHS Convention DVD Williams Grove Railroad 2013; Civil War History from Western Maryland Chapter's The Automatic Block; Potomac Chapter's Potomac Rail News; Photo Oregon Coast Scenic Railroad's 2-6-2 #25 at Barview, Oregon in September 2011 (photo by Tom Smith)
 

Year 2012 Issues
December Lite Version - Meeting Notes, News Bits, Schedule Notes, Chapter Events,
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Full Version - All of the Lite Version plus: Photo of Virginia & Truckee 2-8-0 #29 in Virginia City, Nevada taken May 29, 2010 by Tom Smith; Friends of the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania handout from the collection of Greg Ajamian
 

November Lite Version - Meeting Notes, News Bits, Schedule Notes, Chapter Events, McKeen Motor Car by Tom Smith
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Full Version - All of the Lite Version plus: McKeen motor car photos by Tom Smith,  AMTRAK News July 1998, AMTRAK News July 1998, AMTRAK News ACELA Countdown October 1999, Lancaster Chapter's Lancaster Dispatcher - Dec. 2000 - La Grange Remembered.
 

October Lite Version - Meeting Notes, News Bits, Schedule Notes, Chapter Events.
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Full Version - All of the Lite Version plus: Motive Power from Delaware Valley Chapter's The Observation Car
 

September Lite Version - Meeting Notes, News Bits, Schedule Notes, Chapter Events, The Shortest Railroad Tunnel In The World By Joe Fagan.
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Full Version - All of the Lite Version plus: An early 1970's photo by Tom Trencansky of the Lehigh Valley engine terminal in Sayre shows a wide variety of paint schemes and manufacturers. The photo appeared in the Cornell Railroad Historical Society's newsletter, the Leaky Valley in Jan 2012, Photo by Tom Smith of former McCloud River RR 2-6-2 25 now on the Oregon Coast Scenic RR and is seen here with the excursion train at Barview, Ore. on the Port of Tillamook Bay RR, formerly the SP's Tillamook Branch, Photos from Mike Burkhart: NS "Wabash Railroad" SD70Ace 1070 leads southbound loaded coal Train and 852 bound for the Indian River Power Plant on Aug. 4, 2012 at Clayton, Del. This is the first time a heritage unit has made it to the Delmarva Secondary, A classic "WHATIZZIT?" from the collection of Craig Bossler. It appears to be on a Pennsylvania flat car and looks like it would be dragged along the right-of-way to chop or cut weeds and/or undergrowth. Izzit the original "Weed Eater" with mega-horse-power? Photo of PRR ES12 at Perryville from the collection of Richard E. Hall, Cornell Railroad Historical Society's Leaky Valley Feb. 2012, Twin Span Turntable from Delaware Valley Chapter's The Observation Car, Half a Billion for Diesels from Delaware Valley Chapter's The Observation Car, Chesapeake Railway Association's High Green.
 

August Lite Version - Meeting Notes, News Bits, Schedule Notes, Chapter Events, FALL PHOTO-FREIGHT SPECIALS on the WESTERN MARYLAND SCENIC RAILROAD.
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Full Version - All of the Lite Version plus: Photo by former Chapter Member William V. Russell of Delmarva Power's #300208, a General Electric locomotive in Millsboro, DE shot on 17 - July - 1991 (from the Editor's collection). Leatherstocking Chapter's Rail Times reprint. B&O Railroad Museum from the collection of Greg Ajamian. Baldwin Diesels from Delaware Valley Chapter's The Observation Car From the collection of Richard E. Hall. Baldwin Diesels from Delaware Valley Chapter's The Observation Car. Steeplecab electric #50 shoves a cut of loaded soybean cars into the AGP plant in Mason City, Iowa, as sister #60 waits in the clear on June 26, 2012. Both motors were built by Baldwin Westinghouse, the No. 50 in 1920 for the Washington & Old Dominion, and the No. 60 in 1917 for the Youngstown & Ohio River. Passenger service on this 10-mile long interurban ended in 1936, but it is still under wire. Photo by Tom Smith
 

July Lite Version - Meeting Notes, News Bits, Schedule Notes, Chapter Events, Passing of Jack Rathburn, NRHS Chapters by Districts.
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Full Version - All of the Lite Version plus: Octorara Branch from Lancaster Chapter's Lancaster Dispatcher. Susquehanna Valley Railway Historical Society's Erie & Lackawanna Exhibit in 2001. Pintsch Gas from Delaware Valley Chapter's The Observation Car.
 

May/June Lite Version - Meeting Notes, News Bits, Schedule Notes, Chapter Events,
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Full Version - All of the Lite Version plus: The Farewell to the Silverliners as photographed by Mike Burkhart on May 6, 2012: The West Chester Railroad's special trip for the Wilmington Chapter's hosting of the NRHS Director's meeting as photographed by Steve Barry on Oct. 28, 2011. Amtrak's 40th Anniversary display train visited the Wilmington, Del. Chapter's home city on March 31-April 1, 2012 and at least half a dozen members turned out - photo by Mike Burkhart. This 16-inch, 136-ton, 67-foot long gun was on USS Missouri during the Japaneese surrender in 1945. Saved from scrap, it is headed for the Fort Miles Historical Association at Cape Henlopen State Park near Lewes, Del. On April 14, 2012, it was awaiting final shipment at Georgetown, Del. by the Delaware Coast Railroad on KRL 70904 - photo below by Mike Burkhart . The Editor of The Transfer Table was unable to attend the April meeting due to a business trip. During that trip however, he did not totally neglect his responsibilities and he was indeed thinking about the newsletter. In fact he managed to locate and photograph a transfer table in Gilion, Switzerland - look closely and you will see it is a cog driven transfer table on the narrow gauge cog railway between Montreux and Rochers-de-Naye - Photos by Greg Ajamian 21-April-2012 ]Transfer Table, Gilion, Switzerland, Caux, Switzerland - elevation 3458 ft. en route to 6400+ ft. Arriving and departing Caux, Switzerland - elevation 3458 ft. en route to 6413 ft. [ Photos by Greg Ajamian on 21-April-2012 ]And, how about a narrow-gauge, cog railway, "rotary" snow plow with pantograph!? [ at Roches-de-Naye, Switzerland ]. Chapter Member Ed Thornton providing the official interpretation of PRR 492445 Air Brake Instruction Car at the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania on June 2, 2012 - photo by Greg Ajamian. June 2-3,2012 were Norfolk Southern Days at the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania. NS sent the PRR Heritage unit and an F-7 A&B pair and a short exhibit train to honor the occasion - photo by Greg Ajamian. South Chapel St., Newark, DE 1950 - from the collection of Richard E. Hall. Delaware Valley Chapter's The Observation Car NY NH&H.
 

April Lite Version - Meeting Notes, News Bits, Schedule Notes,  Chapter Events, AMTRAK OVER TEHACHAPI! Proving it Can be done! by Tom Smith, DESERT COMMUTER RUNNERS---RAIL AND FRONT By Tom Smith
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Full Version - All of the Lite Version plus:The Rockville Limited handout - 2002 (This Rockville Trip was Ten Years Ago!); Rails Baltimore 1963 from The Bull Sheet Sept. 2001; UP 150th from Cornell Railroad Historical Society; Reading Relief Cranes from the collection of Richard E. Hall, etc.
 

March Lite Version - Meeting Notes, News Bits, Schedule Notes and Chapter Events.
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Full Version - All of the Lite Version plus: Acela On Track March 1999; Amtrak Cab Car Northeast Corridor Mechanical Dept., DC News from Potomac Chapter's Potomac Rail News, Philadelphia Chapter's Farewell to Streamliners
 

February Lite Version - Meeting Notes, News Bits, Schedule Notes and Chapter Events.
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Full Version - All of the Lite Version plus: Heilman Steam-Electric Locomotive - Delaware Valley Chapter's The Observation Car ; a photo of unknown location from the collection of Richard E. Hall (unfortunately, he will not be able to answer the question); GE's ES44AC from Collis P. Huntington RR Hist. Society's Gondola Gazette; The First Day - Collis P. Huntington RR Hist. Society's Gondola Gazette; Photo of Virginia & Truckee 4-6-0 #25 at Nevada Stat RR Museum Carson City, NV 5/31/2010 by Tom Smith; NJ Transit ALP-46 from New Jersey Chapter's Jersey Central News; Electric City Trolley Museum Association's News Bulletin Feb-April 2010.

January Lite Version - Meeting Notes, News Bits, Schedule Notes and Chapter Events. Mile Marker #150 by Greg M. AjamianIn; Amtrak Major Projects in 2012 A News Release forwarded by Ed Mayover
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Full Version - All of the Lite Version plus: Testing of a Locomotive - Delaware Valley Chapter's The Observation Car; Photo With A Story To Tell - by Richard E. Hall; GG-1 from Northeast Corridor Mechanical Department; Journeys In An Old Timetable - Tom Smith
 

Year 2011 Issues
December None printed this month. 
November None printed this month. 
October Lite Version - Meeting Notes, News Bits, Schedule Notes and Chapter Events.
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Full Version - All of the Lite Version plus: two photos from Mike Burkhart taken 10-September-2011 at Kennett Square. The East Penn Railroad, which operates the old Octoraro Railway, received two GP38-2 locomotives painted in an attractive yellow and blue scheme. They are former Belt Railway of Chicago engines. Coupler Surprise - from the collection of Richard E Hall. Wilmington Maintenance Facility - Wilmington Chapter NRHS visit September 9, 2000 - see August 2011 for part 1 of brochure.
 

September Lite Version - Meeting Notes, News Bits, Schedule Notes and Chapter Events.
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Full Version - All of the Lite Version plus: SEPTA Rail & Transit Map - effective July 25, 2010;  Photos by Tom Smith from the collection of Craig Bossler that include Ex-Pennsy parlor Defender on display at Wilmington & Western station at Greenbank, DE;  W&W paint crews attack Defender at Marshallton shops, covering Tuscan red with W&W colors of blue and yellow;  With one coat of paint applied, Defender stands on display at Greenbank, DE;  Last day of operation (Oct.29, 1967) Defender was the scene of a birthday party for one of the members and a party for all workers. Festivities lasted all day and the parlor car was behind the locomotive so passengers would not be passing through; Strange consist on W&W on a day in June 1967 when everything went wong.2-6-0 (President Washington) followed by 18-ton; Plymouth that broke down switching the ex-Navy wooden gondola. #92 retrieved the whole lot. (The gondola became an open car);  Oct. 24,1967 #92 steamed up for free ides on W&W-built siding in Marshallton. Purchased B&O siding was later laid next to it; W&W 2-6-0 #92 at Hockessin, DE on third Hockessin trip (9/23/67) to celebrate charter of the local NRHS Chapter; Then busiest day in history of W&W (Oct.22,1967), all rolling stock (including the Defender) pressed into service for 2 PM departure to handle capacity crowd of 1300; "Modern" crossing gate (circa 1966) from the collection of Richard E. Hall; Brandywine Valley Railroad as of February 2001 from the collection of Greg M. Ajamian; Lindbergh Special PRR #460 from Lancaster Chapter's Lancaster Dispatcher; B&O's NYC - DC Route from Philadelphia Chapter's Cinders; SW-1600 used by Lukens Steel, Coatesville, PA from the collection of Greg M. Ajamian; Plant track map for Lukens Steel, Coatesville, PA March 30, 2001 from the collection of Greg M. Ajamian; Lukens Steel Narrow Gauge Flat Car, Coatesville, PA from the collection of Greg M. Ajamian
 

August Lite Version - Meeting Notes, News Bits, Schedule Notes and Chapter Events.
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Full Version - All of the Lite Version plus: Photo by Mike Burkhart; Wilmington Transit Center Map - August 1998; Wilmington Maintenance Facility - Wilmington Chapter NRHS visit September 9, 2000.
 

July Lite Version - Meeting Notes, News Bits, Railfanning in Wilmington Part II, Schedule Notes and Chapter Events.
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Full Version - All of the Lite Version plus: Railfanning Wilmington DE - by Bruce Barry, Washington D.C. Chapter's The Timetable - Almost Heaven, Washington D.C. Chapter's The Timetable - Martinsburg, Delaware Valley Chapter's The Observation Car - The Blue Comet, Chesapeake Railway Association's High Green - Fort Lee
 

June Lite Version - Meeting Notes, News Bits, NRHS News, Railroading in Southern Chester County - Lectures By Greg Ajamian, Leslie G. "Shiney" Miller By Carole Miller McComas, Schedule Notes and Chapter Events.
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Full Version - All of the Lite Version plus: 150 Years of Railroading Through Southern Chester County; The Brandywine Limited - Chapter Trip - April 16, 1983; Philadelphia Express from Philadelphia Chapter's Cinders; Conrail Report from Lancaster Chapter's Lancaster Dispatcher; AMTRAK's "High Speed Trains" circa 1991 from The Bull Sheet; Photo and commentary from the collection of Richard Hall; Elwood Lindsay Obituary - Oxford Press - September 17, 1908; Resolutions of Gratitude following the Blizzard of 1899
 

May None printed this month. 
April None printed this month. 
March None printed this month. 
February Lite Version - Meeting Notes, News Bits, NRHS News, Schedule Notes and Chapter Events.
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Full Version - All of the Lite Version plus: Photo, story, and trivia from the Editor's files thanks to Richard E. Hall, Popular Railroad Nicknames thanks to Cinders but via Central Pennsylvania Chapter's The Susquehannock, Reusing Train Oil from the Cumberland (MD) Times-News via Western Maryland Chapter's The Automatic Block
 

January None printed this month. 
Year 2010 Issues
December Lite Version - Meeting Notes, News Bits, Message from the Editor, Dues Are Due, ! ! VOLUNTEERS NEEDED ! !Message from the Chapter President - Mike Burkhart, FOUR DAYS ONLY - NEWS RELEASE From Delaware Public Archives , PATH Tour By Mike Burkhart, Super Saturday Streetcar Special XVIII TRIP,  Schedule Notes and Chapter Events.
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Full Version - All of the Lite Version plus: Four photos by Mike Burkhart on Nov. 6 of the first Saturday of revenue service for the Septa Silverliner V cars. Photos of this year's Wilmington Chapter of the NRHS Annual Holiday Dinner at Maximillian's December 5, 2010 provided by President Mike Burkhart. National President Greg Molloy and our National Director Steve Barry presenting a 25-Year pin to member Dan Frederick under the watchful eye of Chapter President Mike Burkhart. Claymont Station Improvement Plan via Phil Snyder.  SEPTA Silverliner V from Lancaster Chapter's Lancaster Dispatcher. PRR GG-1 from Delaware Valley Chapter's The Observation Car
 

November Lite Version - Meeting Notes, News Bits, From The President, From The Trip Director, From The Treasurer, Schedule Notes and Chapter Events.
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Full Version - All of the Lite Version plus: PATCO's Search from West Jersey Rails
 

October Lite Version - Meeting Notes, News Bits, Message from the Editor,  Schedule Notes and Chapter Events. 
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Full Version - All of the Lite Version plus: Potomac Chapter's Potomac Rail News, Chesapeake Railway Association's High Green
 

September Lite Version - Meeting Notes, News Bits, Message from the Editor, Do-It-Yourself Chapter Trip. Report by Mike Burkhart, Amtrak Corporate Guidelines on Photography and Video Recording, SEPTA Photography & Filming Guidelines, New Jersey Transit Photography Policy ?, Schedule Notes and Chapter Events. 
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Full Version - All of the Lite Version plus: West Chester Railroad Photo Sessions, Lackawanna & Wyoming Valley Chapter slide show, Wilmington Chapter Membership List.
 

August Lite Version - Meeting Notes, News Bits, Message from the Editor, Message from the Editor, Remembrance of Pete Cramer, ENDLESS MOUNTAIN RAILS 2010--NRHS CONVENTION--SCRANTON, Pennsylvania by Tom Smith, Chapter Trip notes, Schedule Notes and Chapter Events.
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Full Version - All of the Lite Version plus: Richard Hall's collection and the stack of "one pagers" Photos below by Mike Burkhart from the 22-July-2010 Chapter Trip & Night Photo Session at the Juniata Terminal. Lehigh & Susquehanna from Lackawanna & Wyoming Valley Railway Historical Society's Laurel Lines, Senate Subway from Washington DC Chapter's The Timetable
 

July Lite Version - Meeting Notes, News Bits, Message from the Editor, Message from the Editor, Remembrance of Pete Cramer, John A. Darling and  Len Arcus's wife Joann T. Arcus, Chapter Trip notes, Schedule Notes and Chapter Events. 
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Full Version - All of the Lite Version plus: 

The two photos below are from John Meise from his presentation at the May 2010 Chapter Meeting: items from Richard E. Hall collection, Thomas Viaduct, L&WV Chapter's The Laurel Lines, Rockhill Trolley Museum, Roanoke Chapter, Walkersville Southern
 

June None printed this month. 
May Lite Version - Meeting Notes, News Bits, Message from the Editor, Message from the Treasurer, ONE LAST ALCO SAFARI By Tom Smith, Schedule Notes and Chapter Events. 
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Full Version - All of the Lite Version plus: material from Richard Hall, Scranton & Duryea from The Laurel Lines, B&O 1951 from Chesapeake Railway Association's High Green, Oneonta Station from Leatherstocking Chapter's RailTimes, Evolution of the Steam Loco Part IV from Leatherstocking Chapter's RailTimes, Industrial Electric Switcher from the collection of Richard Hall, Evolution of the Steam Loco Part V from Leatherstocking Chapter's RailTimes, China's High Speed from Baltimore Chapter's Interchange, Coal Dust & Aberdeen from Baltimore Chapter's Interchange
 

April Lite Version - Meeting Notes, News Bits, Message from the Editor, Lets Brag About the Broadway, Schedule Notes and Chapter Events. 
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Full Version - All of the Lite Version plus: Penna & Delaware Branch Profile from the collection of  Richard Hall, Photos of trains in the snow, by Bruce Barry
 

March Lite Version - Meeting Notes, News Bits, Message from the Editor, Message from the New President, Schedule Notes and Chapter Events. 
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Full Version - All of the Lite Version plus: Photos near Harrisburg, PA May 16, 2005 by Joe Reed, Lackawanna & Wyoming Valley's Laurel Lines - news, Lackawanna & Wyoming Valley's Laurel Lines - Anthracite Part 1, Conowingo - Stone & Webster Report from Philadelphia Electric Company Library, Washington DC Chapter's The Timetable - Union Station Part IV, Perryville's Twin Tubs by Richard E. Hall, Chapter Trip - 30 Years Ago ! Maryland & Delaware RR 
 

February None printed this month. 
January Lite Version - Meeting Notes, News Bits, "Letters" to the Editor, DAYLIGHT IN THE ROCKIES by Tom Smith, Schedule Notes and Chapter Events. 
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Full Version - All of the Lite Version plus: Locomotive storage article from Baltimore Chapter's Interchange; B&O Timetable from Philadelphia Chapter's Cinders; Photos by Mike Burkhart of the Wilmington Chapter's Dec. 12, 2009 Christmas Lights Charter Trolley Trip with operator Gary Mason's decorated streetcar out for night photography. Trip departed from Callowhill; VRE, MARC, NS from Baltimore Chapter's Interchange;  A Tribute to Richard E. Hall from Historic Red Clay Valley's The Lantern; Reading Banquet form - Tickets will only be available until February 23, 2010; B&O from Philadelphia Chapter's Cinders; Crash of the Federal from Lancaster Chapter's Lancaster Dispatcher; Union Station Part 1 from Washington DC Chapter's The Timetable; Stewartstown Railroad from Friends of the Stewartstown Railroad; Gaithersburg Caboose from Potomac Chapter's Potomac Rail News; Collapse of Shimer Trestle from Collis P Huntington HRS's Gondola Gazette; From the "pen" and collection of Richard E. Hall; News from the Lackawanna & Wyoming Valley Chapter's Laurel Lines; Photo in Harrisburg, PA by Joe Reed

 

Year 2009 Issues
December None printed this month. 
November Lite Version - Meeting Notes, News Bits, In Fond Memory of Chapter Member Richard E. Hall, PARTIAL listing of Richard E. Hall's contributions to The Transfer Table  ______________________________________________________________________

Full Version - All of the Lite Version plus: Photos by Richard Hall: Photo #1. The first photo did not have the date marked on it, unfortunately that is not an unusual situation. Looking toward the end of the car, the windows in the end indicate this was car number 78 which is seen in other photos, so this was probably taken on the 1971 Wilmington Chapter NRHS Chartered Street Car Christmas Party Trip out of the 69th Street Terminal. In 1971 we had used a newer car, in 1972 we chartered an older car which had undergone a major restoration to its original appearance, a car which we also chartered on other occasions. Henry "The Trolley Man" Dickinson with his contacts in the Philadelphia traction system, arranged the charters and decorated the car during the morning before the Christmas party trip. Seen in the far end of the car, it looks like Jane Allen looking out the window to the left and with her is M.D. "Andy" Andrews looking to the right and talking to someone on the other side of the aisle. I can't identify the other people now, I thought I knew the one in the left foreground but now I don't think it is who I thought it was, but if it isn't, then I don't know who it might have been.

Photo #2 Another view of the Christmas decorations Henry Dickenson had placed in number 78 for the 1971 Wilmington NRHS Chapter Christmas chartered street car trip from 69th Street to Media and Sharon Hill. Sorry I can't identify the various people at this late date, with a couple of exceptions, facing the camera on the right looks like Alto Smith, Chapter member Tom Smith's father, my first thought was that is William V. "Bill" Russell in the foreground, but on second thought, I don't think it is. I do recognize the second face from the left, its my wife Mary and to me she still looks the same today, even back then she had grey hair which must have been due to some heredity trait, she started getting grey very soon after we were married. The wives provided refreshments on the NRHS Chapter Christmas Party Charters and Paul Fortin still mentions the chocolate chip cookies Mary made for the trips.

Photo #3. The Chapter Charter car had to lay over for a time at the end of the line as shown here at Sharon Hill. Several of the Chapter members or their families got off to wait and watch the arrival and departure of a scheduled car which followed a few minutes behind our car. The face of the person on the left seems to be remembered but I have no idea what name went with it, the second person may have been Paul Mosier, fourth from left is the person I thought looked like William V. (I will no doubt hear from him if it was or wasn't), Henry Dickinson is standing between the pole and the car, facing the camera, and in the far distance it may be Alto Smith between the station building and our chartered car.

Photo #4. A view of car 78 during the lay over at Sharon Hill in the snow which was so appropriate for the Chapter Christmas Party Charter, just enough snow to give a seasonal atmosphere, but not enough to be a problem for us driving up to the 69th Street Terminal. Note the phone box on the pole seems to be open in this photo which would indicate our motorman had been checking on how soon we were to depart, or how long we had to wait. I don't know about the two who are standing on the platform by the car door, they don't look like they belong to any of our members so they were in all probability a couple of stray creatures native to the area which had wondered in to wait for the next scheduled car going toward 69th Street and were very likely curious about the bunch of what they no doubt would have considered to be rather odd characters and their decorated chartered street car.

AMTRAK Photography Guidelines; SEPTA Photography Guidelines from Philadelphia Chapter's Cinders; AMTRAK Bridges from Philadelphia Chapter's Cinders & Railfan Journal from Lackawanna & Wyoming Valley RHS' s Laurel Lines; Railfan Journal from Lackawanna & Wyoming Valley RHS' s Laurel Lines; Prototype Poultry Car from the collection of Richard E. Hall; B&O M-24 Boxcar from West Virginia Railway Museum

Trip Report - by Ronald Cleaves - Two photos of Wilmington Chapter's September 20, 2009 Work Car Trolley Trip. While not a sell-out, those who attended were treated to an excellent day weatherwise to a relaxing, peaceful day riding aboard an early 1980'sKawasaki or "K" car with a former PCC SEPTA rebuilt for use as a work car. Portions of trolley routes RT. 10 and !% were covered this day with ample photo stops. Thanks are in order to Steve Barry and Ed Springer, trolley motormen Bill Monaghan and Russ Greco for this fine trolley outing. Photo by Ronald Cleaves of Girard Avenue at Girard College and departing Elmwood Depot 09-20-09 are SEPTA PCC (rebuilt to work car No. 2194) and Kawasaki No. 9053.

PRRT&HS Drive to Restore Historic Lindbergh Engine;  Order Forms for two books by Richard E. Hall; Wilmington newspaper 09-04-1871 from Historic Red Clay Valley's The Lantern ; Holiday Season Model Railroad Open Houses - November 2009-March 2010 Courtesy of Royersford Modular Model Railroaders; Preamble Express Critique by Richard E. Hall from the Transfer Table on September 1974

Photograph by Chapter Member Duane R. Conly taken on Friday, July 27, 2007, as we awaited the launch of our Chapter's CHARTERED CRUISE on the CHRISTINA RIVER and shows Richard E. Hall, Greg M. Ajamian, and Allan C. Patterson in that order. Richard was delighted to be able to participate in any Chapter Trips, but in later years he felt that he would not be able to make some of the "fast connections" on the SEPTA Trips. So this trip was a special treat in that he could come along and he got a "river's eye view" of three railroad bridges. He even provided some new facts to our veteran river guide along the way!

 

October None printed this month. 
September None printed this month. 
August Lite Version - Meeting Notes, News Bits, RIO GRANDE RECOLLECTIONS by Tom Smith, Schedule Notes and Chapter Events.
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Full Version - All of the Lite Version plus:  Photo of Chapter Member Richard Hall in the cab window of New York New Haven & Hartford #0740 in the scrap line at Modina, PA (more than a week ago) on March 8, 1959. Three photos by Ron Cleaves from Jan. 1, 2009 during Super Saturday Streetcar Special XVI. Virtually all are trolley Route 15 was covered this day with some brief diversionary trackage utilized. Cold, brisk temperatures with mostly clear sky was the order of the day. Numerous photos stops were held during this pleasant outing it was. Thanks to Steve Barry, Ed Springer, trolley operator Gary Mason for making for another successful trolley outing. PCC 2320 seen posed on Girard Ave. & 9th Street with SEPTA commuter train passing by overhead. Seen  minutes after departing Malvern Loop is PCC trolley 2320 on Landsdowne Ave. This "Super Saturday" Day. PCC 2320 posed in front of Girard College, Girard Ave. showing some of the attendees of the outing. Steam Locomotives Part II from Leatherstocking Chapter's Rail Times; Photo of the "wheel house" control room above the center of the Susquehanna River "draw" (a.k.a. "swing" or "pivot") bridge taken by Ed Thornton on an unknown day many, many years ago. Object in the far corner (right center of photo) is the engine to provide power and at right is the dial of the "mini-semaphore" indicator;  Fact sheet from our Chapter Trip twenty (20) years ago !; West Jersey Railroad information from the collection of Greg Ajamian; Fact sheet from our Chapter Trip thirty (30) years ago.  Wilmington & Western Iron Horse Ramble flyer from the collection of Greg Ajamian following gift from Russell B. Fox.; Surviving LS&I Consolidations from Western Maryland Chapter's The Automatic Block; Big Shays from Baltimore Chapter's Interchange;  Penn Station from Potomac Rail News; B&O Restoration News; Maxson Side Dump Rail Car;  The Tomato Car from the Central Pennsylvania Chapter's The Susquehannock; Map of the Centennial Exhibition in Philadelphia PA 1876 - From the collection of Greg Ajamian

 

July Lite Version - Meeting Notes, News Bits, Fast Work on Halsted Street -  (Chicago, IL) July 30, 1906 from First & Fastest,The Bitter Bitten from the December 1921 issue of the "North Shore Bulletin", AMFLEET CARS from Ed Thornton,   OXFORD AREA TRANSIT SERVICES, OATS Octoraro Line Pipe Dream comments by Richard E. Hall, Schedule Notes and Chapter Events. 
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Full Version - All of the Lite Version plus:  PRR Tonnage Ratings compiled by Richard E. Hall; Delaware Division Slow Freight Trains from the collection of Richard E. Hall; Passenger Service Cut from Lackawanna & Wyoming Valley's Laurel Lines; Passenger Service Cut from Lackawanna & Wyoming Valley's Laurel Lines; Baltimore Central Reaches Rising Sun from Chesapeake Railway Association's High Green; Baltimore Central Reaches Rising Sun from Chesapeake Railway Association's High Green; PA Public Utility Commission Railroad Regulations - as revised March 27, 1976 from the collection of Ed Thornton enroute to collection of Richard E. Hall;  24 Great Locomotive Chase from Delaware Valley Chapter's The Observation Car; Worst Wreck in Delaware from Chesapeake Railway Association's High Green

 

June None printed this month. 
May None printed this month. 
April Lite Version - Meeting Notes, News Bits, Schedule Notes and Chapter Events. 
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Full Version - All of the Lite Version plus: F40PH Locomotive Information from the collection of Ed Thornton; Brookville Locomotive Ad from the collection of Greg Ajamian; History of Union Station from Washington DC Chapter's The Timetable; Media Branch to West Chester 150th Anniversary Souvenir Program November 15, 2008 from the collection of Ed Thornton; Chesapeake Railway Association's High Green; Fact Sheet for West Jersey Railroad from Wilmington Chapter's Trip many years ago from Greg Ajamian's collection (NOTE - THIS IS NOT A CURRENT FLYER = THIS TRIP RAN 30 YEARS AGO ! ! ! ); Wilmington & Western Trip flyer from 1979 from the collection of Bill Folger; Pittsburg, Shawmut and Northern Railroad; Photo of the DOVER HARBOR from the calendar of the Washington DC Chapter; Official Timetable 1875 from the collection of Richard Hall; Handout from Norfolk Southern Excursion from the collection of Greg Ajamian; New Jersey Transit map from their website

 

March None printed this month. 
February Lite Version - Meeting Notes, News Bits, Books by Richard E. Hall, Schedule Notes and Chapter Events. 
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Full Version - All of the Lite Version plus: "AMTRAK's B&O Special" by Richard Hall,  "Reading's Gas-Electric" from Delaware Valley Chapter's "The Observation Car", Thank You Note from Ralph Steven's sister, "The Leiper Railway" from Philadelphia Chapter's "Cinders", Letter from Wilmington Chapter's Richard Hall in response to Steam Shovel photo published in Cornell Chapter's "Leaky Valley""Dover Harbor Story" from Washington DC Chapter's "The Timetable", "Philadelphia Interlockings"  from North Central Chapter's "Signal Bridge", "Across the Alleghanies" from Delaware Valley Chapter's "The Observation Car", "Memorable Rides on the Strasburg RR" by Richard Hall

 

January None printed this month. 
Year 2008 Issues
November Lite Version - Meeting Notes, News Bits, THE GREATEST SHOW ON EARTH Wyoming's Powder River Basin Is Coal Country by Tom Smith, Books by Richard E. Hall, Schedule Notes and Chapter Events. 
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Full Version - All of the Lite Version plus: Railroad Cabooses -Roanoke Chapter's Turntable Times, Foreign PRR Company Service & Shop Cars by Richard Hall, NS Train Numbering System from Gondola Gazette, Pennsylvania Station from NRHS Central Pennsylvania Chapter's newsletter, Riding Amtrak's Keystone Service from Lancaster NRHS Chapter's Lancaster Dispatcher, Odds and Ends Philadelphia NRHS Chapter's Cinders / Rail Measurement from ALDON Company catalog (www.aldonco.com),

 

October None printed this month. 
September Lite Version - Meeting Notes passing of Ralph E. Stevens, Jr., News Bits, Books by Richard E. Hall, Schedule Notes and Chapter Events. 
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Full Version - All of the Lite Version plus: Richard Hall's response to John Tinley's inquiry re: Bowers Dure Co. & Pomeroy & Newark RR., Excerpted from an Amtrak Material Handling Cars Maintenance Manual printed in 1986 by Ed Thornton, Scranton Station from NRHS Central Pennsylvania Chapter's The Susquehannock, Toronto Union Station flyer from Michael Piette, Claymont Passenger Station Plan from the collection of Richard Hall, West Virginia Railroad Museum "Short Ties",  Baltimore NRHS Chapter's Interchange, Octoraro from The Transfer Table twenty years ago!, Reading Society of Model Engineers

 

August None printed this month. 
July Lite Version - Meeting Notes, News Bits, Books by Richard E. Hall, Schedule Notes and Chapter Events 
 
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Full Version - All of the Lite Version plus: Wilmington Chapter - June 19, 2008 - Meeting Notes by Richard Hall, Wilmington Chapter - June 19, 2008 - Meeting handout from Christian Hannah, "Local PRR Bunk Houses and Rooms" by Richard Hall, NS Green Goats by D.L. Burkes from Collis P. Huntington Railroad Historical Society's Gondola Gazette, "US Rail network Facing System Overload" from Western Maryland Chapter's The Automatic Block Newsletter, "$700 Million CSX Initiative to Have Local Impact" from Western Maryland Chapter's The Automatic Block, "Wilmington's Busy Roundhouse" by Richard Hall, Legacy of Frank Furness from Delaware Valley Chapter's The Observation Car ~ & ~ a vintage Wilmington Chapter Transfer Table about a Chapter Trip 20 years ago !, AMTRAK brochure on Thames River Bridge Project, Northern Central Chapter of the PRRT&HS's The "Signal Bridge" edited by Ivan E. Frantz, Jr.

 

Mayand June Lite Version - April Meeting Notes, News Bits,  Books by Richard E. Hall, Answer to the WHEREZIT?, Schedule Notes and Chapter Events. 
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Full Version - All of the Lite Version plus: Trolley Trip & Henry Dickinson photos, PRR Maintenance Truck Drawings dated June 6, 1938,  Drawing and photo of PRR Mack Truck Crane from the collection of Richard Hall, PRR Mack Truck Crane from the collection of Richard Hall, James St., Newport, DE photo & Square Roundhouse (PHMC-MG-286) from the collection of Richard Hall, Photo of 5 GG-1's running light by Richard Hall.

 

Marchand April Lite Version - January and February Meeting Notes, News Bits, NRHS Rail Camp by Ed Thornton, NRHS National Office Transfer Announced, Books by Richard E. Hall, Schedule Notes and Chapter Events.
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Full Version - All of the Lite Version plus: Philadelphia Trolley Map, Photos by Ron Cleaves of Chapter's Super Saturday Streetcar Special XV, Photos from WCRHA Newstracks newsletter, photo and description by R.E. Hall of small column mounted chain hoist at Clayton DE 1964, drawing of 1948 PCC car 1948, USRA Light 4-6-2 & 2-8-2 Locomotives story from "The Observation Car" newsletter, A Look Back to page 3 of May 1988 "Transfer Table" showing photos of members, Norkfolk Southern Train Numbering System  Chart  from Gondola Gazette newsletter, Magnolia Cutoff story from The Automatic Block newsletter, D&H story from Rail Times Newsletter, NS F-units story from Gondola Gazette newsletter, Amtrak Non-Passenger Equipment Listing,

 

February None printed this month. 
January Lite Version - News Bits, NRHS Rail Camp by Ed Thornton, Books by Richard E. Hall, Schedule Notes and Chapter Events. 
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Full Version - All of the Lite Version plus: PRR E6s #460 Restoration Project Profile, 40th Anniversary of Turbo High Speed on the Northeast Corridor from Lancaster Dispatcher, W&W #58 Turns 100 by Richard Hall,  Photos of founding members Walt Robbins and Richard Hall and other 25-Year members Jack Rathburn, Phil Snyder, Len Arcus, and Ron Cleaves at the Wilmington NRHS Chapter's 40th Anniversary celebration at the Chapter Meeting 9/13/2007, Reading, PA Yard revised 6/26/1958 from the collection of Phil Snyder, Last of the Camels from The Observation Car, J.G.Brill Co. Advertisement from the collection of Bill Folger, PRR Switchers by Richard Hall, AMTRAK E-60cp drawing.

 

Year 2007 Issues
December None printed this month. 
November Lite Version - News Bits, THE TROLLEY MAN - HENRY DICKINSON, JR. 1916-2007, NRHS Rail Camp by Ed Thornton, Books by Richard E. Hall, Schedule Notes and Chapter Events.  ______________________________________________________________________

Full Version - All of the Lite Version plus: Three Phantoms Under PRR Catenary by Richard Hall, Home for Christmas by Richard Hall, Remembering the Chessie Steam Trips from The Bull Sheet, Sechrist's Handbook detailing the PRR June 1885 from the collection of Craig Bossler, News & Odds & Ends from Philadelphia Chapter's Cinders, American Railroading on the Eve of the Great Depression from the Delaware Valley Chapter's The Observation Car.

 

October Lite Version - News Bits, Schedule Notes and Chapter Events. 
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Full Version - All of the Lite Version plus:  two photos and story regarding W&W Doodlebug by Richard Hall; The story of Camden & Amboy from "The Observation Car";  Article from NARP - "Minneapolis Disaster Highlights Infrastructure Needs";  Model Railroading, Railroading & History By Richard Hall;  Map of Dave Warner's 1980s Septembers; Articles from "High Green"; Odds & Ends from "Cinders"; "Potomac Rail News" articles;  PRR Cabooses by Richard Hall.

 

September Lite Version - News Bits, The Wilmington Chapter Is Born by Tom Smith, Schedule Notes and Chapter Events. 
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Full Version - All of the Lite Version plus: Photo of Chapter members on the River Taxi Chapter Trip, Photo by Craig Bossler of a Crawler crane north of Pennsylvania Station in Reading, PA (October 1, 1961), Camden & Amboy RR Symposium Flyer, X600 - World's Biggest Coupler story from "Laurel Lines", Map showing restored W&W Bridges from "The Lantern", PRR Conemaugh Division's Tunnelview  Historic Site story from "The Observation Car", Four photos of W&W RR 98 by Tom Smith from the collection of Craig Bossler, Photo of Preserved Pennsylvania Railroad K4s at Horseshoe Curve, Altoona, PA - Philadelphia Chapter NRHS sponsored excursion on April 8, 1962 from the collection of Craig Bossler, Conrail E44 #4444 emerges from a Tunnel on the Port Road just above The MD/PA line in October 1976 Photo by Tom Smith, Three quarter view of wire car PRR 489502Which came up annually to the Army-Navy Game in South Philadelphia on November 26, 1966 - Photo by Craig Bossler.

 

August Lite Version - Meeting Notes, News Bits, CHAPTER TRIP - DO-IT-YOURSELF PAY-AS-YOU-GO CHAPTER TRIP - BRYN MAWR, PA & NORRISTOWN, PA TRIP, Books by Richard E. Hall, Schedule Notes and Chapter Events.
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Full Version - All of the Lite Version plus: Article from "Lancaster Dispatcher" about Conrail Begins Service to Staten Island, article from "The Observation Car" about "The Ultimate Rail to Trail", Chapter Trip membership photo at the Baltimore Transportation Museum in Baltimore, Maps showing the bridges viewed from the CHARTERED CRUISE on the CHRISTINA RIVER, Article from the "Gandy Dancer" regarding the movement of last B&O Class O-41 gondola to their museum, Article from the West Virginia Railroad Museum, Four photos from1967 by Tom Smith showing the Wilmington & Western, Article from the "Gondola Gazette" titled "1225 Trip Report", Article from the "Gondola Gazette" titled "WWII Troop Train Wreck of July 6, 1944, Flyer for 2007 Autumn Leaf Train Excursions on the Reading & Northern.

 

July Lite Version - Meeting Notes, News Bits, CHAPTER TRIPS - CHARTERED CRUISE on the CHRISTINA RIVER and DO-IT-YOURSELF PAY-AS-YOU-GO CHAPTER TRIP - BRYN MAWR, PA & NORRISTOWN, PA TRIP, Books by Richard E. Hall, Schedule Notes and Chapter Events. 
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Full Version - All of the Lite Version plus: Photo of W&W RR cars being delivered in 1961 to Yorklyn, DE, photo by R.E. Hall, Flyer about Rail to the Fair, Article from "Cinders" about Philadelphia Subway Timeline, "A Notorious W&W Box Car" by R.E. Hall, "UTLX 85915 Tank Car On The W&W" by R.E. Hall.

 

June None printed this month. 
May Lite Version - Meeting Notes, News Bits, Wilmington Chapter's Annual Doug Weaver Memorial Photo Contest, DEL-MAR-VA Express Rare Mileage Train Ride, Schedule Notes and Chapter Events. 
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Full Version - All of the Lite Version plus: Flyer for PICNICRAIL' 07 at the East Penn Main, "Down By The River "by R.E. Hall, track and bridge rebuilding update on the W&W RR, Flyer From Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania for the Grand Opening of the gift shop, Flyer from Collis P. Huntington railroad historical Society regarding the New River Train Excursions, Article from 1977 Amtrak News about Restored GG1 to PRR Livery, NS Harrisburg Div. Timetable 4, Flyer from the "Reading Society of Model Engineers", Flyer about "Mon-Road" Railroad No. 557 2-8-0, photo and drawing of New Castle Freight Station from R.E. Hall.

 

April Lite Version - Meeting Notes, News Bits, Wilmington Chapter's Annual Doug Weaver Memorial Photo Contest, SDDC - OPERATIONS CENTER - CUSTOMER ADVISORY, Schedule Notes and Chapter Events. 
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Full Version - All of the Lite Version plus: Photos from R.E. Hall showing Plymouth locomotive from Susquehanna Electric Co. and PRR gondolas used on a fan trip, photos of Dennis Both receiving his 25th year pin and cake, photos by Ron Cleaves of the Chapter's "Super Saturday Streetcar Special XIV", photo of AEM-7 at Newark, DE by Greg Ajamian, photo of station by Ron Cleaves, "PRR Location & Locomotive Assignment Abbreviation Symbols" by R.E. Hall, "The Observation Car" article about "Hoboken Terminal's Continued Renaissance, Letter from R.L. Eastwood, Jr. regarding SEPTA TrailPasses commemorating the 75th Anniversary of the Reading Railroad suburban electrification, flyer from Rockhill Trolley Museum announcing a fan trip on the P&W to promote 100 years of service, Flyer from the Baltimore Chapter NRHS announcing the running of PRR 643 0-6-0, Flyer - Train Days - at the Williams Grove Show Grounds, News Journal paper article from 11-29-1949 showing Wilmington Model RR Club in the basement of the PRR Building located next to the Wilmington Train Station.

 

March None printed this month. 
February Lite Version - Meeting Notes, News Bits, The Transfer Table Logo, Schedule Notes and Chapter Events. 
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Full Version - All of the Lite Version plus: PB&W Station by Frank Furness, 100th Anniversary - Comments on the "News Journal" Article of January 26th by R. E. Hall (includes drawings of the Wilmington Station), Photo of Julian Milburn who created the original Wilmington Train Station Artwork which was used as our newsletter's logo at one time, information on Spring Frogs from Amtrak's NEC Employee Timetable, RR Car Ferry photos by Craig Bossler, The Day The Station Moved by R. E. Hall.

 

January Lite Version - Meeting Notes, News Bits, READING T-1 4-8-4 2101 STEAMS AGAIN AT TACOMA, WASHINGTON by Tom Smith, Schedule Notes and Chapter Events. 
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Full Version - All of the Lite Version plus: Photo of READING T-1 4-8-4 2101, Article from "Gondola Gazette" about "Guyandotte River Bridge Collapse - 1913", "Potomac Rail News" article about "CSX's Anacosta River Bridge Closed", Potomac Rail News" article about "Derailment on the NEC at Bowie", The Observation Car" article about "The Wharton Safety Switch", Photos from R.E. Hall collection of PRR steam locomotive1187  and B&O caboose C-2042, SEPTA LRV spec sheet, List of RR books for sale by NRHS member, "Lancaster Dispatch" article about Reading Co. FP7A 902 & 903, articles from "Cinders", articles from "High Green" Article about W&W RR bridge repair from "The Lantern", "T'was the Night Before Christmas" poem from "Gondola Gazette".

 

Year 2006 Issues
December None printed this month. 
November None printed this month. 
October Lite Version - Meeting Notes, Christmas Lights Trolley Trip, News Bits, Schedule Notes and Chapter Events.
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Full Version - All of the Lite Version plus: Photo of SP #184C0001 Railfan, Editors Gas Car Photos by Richard E. Hall with many photos and drawings, Flyer for the "First World War Living History Weekend", Photo in The Morning News Journal (Oct. 5, 1967) shows photo of Reading T-1 at Elsmere Junction on way to Streigle Co., Photo from 1939 with 2 chapter members - Bill Grant and Bill Russell, Photo from early 1900 showing elevated PB&W stone wall for mainline through Wilmington being built.

 

September Lite Version - Meeting Notes, News Bits, Schedule Notes, Chapter Events, Buckeye rails 2006, The NRHS 2006 NATIONAL CONVENTION By Tom Smith. 
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Full Version - All of the Lite Version plus: Chris Kovacs's diesel photo from chapter's photo contest, Photo of chapter members in front of Claymont Library at Dennison, OH, Flyer on Flaming Foliage Express, Photo of chapter members at Danbury Railroad museum, Photo of chapter members on August 2006 Rail Safari trip, Flyer for Auburn Heights 2006, story about the Rail To The Fair by Burton Eisenberg, SP Steam in Texas by Tom Smith, story with photo on C&O 2755 submitted by Tom Lambert, 2 photos and information about Harpers Ferry by Richard E. Hall, a photo and drawing with information about Bollman Through Truss Bridge by Richard E. Hall, Amtrak at 35 by Lancaster Dispatcher, story about the Interstate Highway system from High Green, 2 charts - PRR Minimum Radius of Curvature of Track for Locomotives from Richard E. Hall.

 

August Lite Version - Meeting Notes, News Bits, Schedule Notes, Chapter Events, Sleep Cheap ! !The Budd Slumbercoach brings Economy to Pullman Passengers By Tom Smith. 
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Full Version - All of the Lite Version plus: Rail Fan brochure by Amtrak, charts for Sleep Cheap ! !The Budd Slumbercoach brings Economy to Pullman Passengers By Tom Smith, The Lantern story about W&WRR bridges opening, High Green story on two GE 45-ton locos being scrapped in Wilmington, DE, two photo of W&WRR locomotive 98 leaving Strasburg RR in 1964, photo of Ralph Stevens Best Steam Print for 2006 and Ron Cleaves Best Traction Print for 2006, Highball story titled The World of Railroading complied by Jerry Grosshans,  flyer from the Reading Society of Model Engineers, W&WRR 2006 Schedule and Timetable.

 

July None printed this month. 
June Lite Version - Meeting Notes, News Bits, Schedule Notes, Chapter Events, Results of the National Railway Historical Society's Wilmington Chapter's Annual Doug Weaver Memorial Photo Contest. 
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Full Version - Same as the Lite Version this month.

 

May Lite Version - Meeting Notes, News Bits, Schedule Notes, Chapter Events, HORSEPOWER ERRATUM? by Richard E. Hall, SP STEAM IN TEXAS by Tom Smith.
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Full Version - All of the Lite Version plus: Lancaster Dispatch story about Newtown Square railroad Museum and Reading 4-8-4 getting new home in Washington state, Amtrak Station Date by Richard E. Hall, Happy Birthday Bridge 60.07 by Richard E. Hall with charts and drawings, flyer on the National Train Show, flyer on Williams Grove Historical Steam Engine Assoc. Model Train Show, The Observation Car story about Baldwin's Diesel-Electric Center-Cab Transfer Locomotive, flyer from East Stroudsburg Railroad Tower Society for 2006 Armed Forces Day railroad Spectacular,  drawing and photo for HORSEPOWER ERRATUM? by Richard E. Hall, Circus Train Sightings & Model by Richard E. Hall.

 

April None printed this month. 
March Lite Version - Meeting Notes, News Bits, Schedule Notes, Chapter Events, TRINITY RAILWAY EXPRESS by Tom Smith, ONE FOR THE BIRDS by Richard E. Hall. 
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Full Version - All of the Lite Version plus: two postcards views of Clinchfield #1 supplied by Richard Hall, NRHS News article about Adult Railcamp, article regarding NJ Transit relaxes stance on photography - will allow hobbyists to shoot in public, five photographs of Wilmington, DE trolleys supplied by Mary Hall,  Gondola Gazette Newsletter and West Virginia Railroad Museum Newsletter with 7 photographs showing the return of two West Virginia Northern Baldwin Steam Locomotives back to WV, Philadelphia Express article by Frank G. Tatnall, Jr. from Cinders Newsletter, Photo by Ron Cleaves of Chapter's Super Saturday Streetcar Special, "Liberty Limited" Special Carries Vets to Army-Navy Game article from Cinders Newsletter, 2006 Operating Schedule for the West Chester Railroad.

 

February Lite Version - Meeting Notes, News Bits, Schedule Notes, Chapter Events. 
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Full Version - All of the Lite Version plus: photo of Chapter's Super Saturday Streetcar Special by Ron Cleaves, photo of new UP EC-5 Track Inspection Vehicle, flyer regarding PRR Steam Locomotive Restoration Project from the Susquehannock, flyer from the Friends of the Virginian Railway At Milepost 2006 regarding the O. Wilson Link Museum in Roanoke, VA, story from the Laurel Lines about the Shortest Chartered Railroad - West Pittston-Exeter, miscellaneous information about the Wilmington & Western RR from the Annual Reports of the Sectary of Internal Affairs of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, from the Gondola Gazette - two stories - Whistle Blow on New Year's Eve 2005 - Huntington, WV and C&O Caboose 90665.

 

January Lite Version - Meeting Notes, Notes From Chapter Members, News Bits, Schedule Notes, Chapter Events. 
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Full Version - All of the Lite Version plus: Story from HRCV "The Lantern" regarding the return of locomotive 37 to California. Odds and Ends Stories. The Old W&W-B&O Passenger Stations and Other Things Long Gone by Richard E. Hall. Copy of Contract for Electric Service with the Wilmington and Philadelphia Traction Company. Air Brake Instruction Car by Richard E. Hall with (2) exterior drawings of the car. Instructions and drawings of snow fighting equipment. Story and drawings of Switch Heater Pots. Restoration effort for NYC Buffalo Central Terminal with photo of terminal.

 

Year 2005 Issues
December Lite Version - Meeting Notes, Notes From Chapter Members, News Bits, THE CONCORDVILLE STATION AREA by Richard E. Hall, LEWIS & CLARK EXPLORER TRAIN ENDS RUN by Tom Smith, A CONFUSED MARKET TRAIN by Richard E. Hall, Schedule Notes, Chapter Events. 
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Full Version - All of the Lite Version plus: (2) photo of member Richard Hall participating in the ribbon cutting ceremony of newly restored PRR Air Brake Instruction car at Strasburg, PA.. Photos taken by Craig Bossler in 1966 of PRR station being torn down, CNJ ferry and PRR tunnel opening in NYC.  (2) drawing early 1900 era showing Concordville, PA station area. Photo by R. E. Hall showing PRR BS10a Baldwin arriving at Rising Sun in 1954.  Drawing of PB&W RR in Rising Sun, MD in 1904.  A Bit of Newsletter Trivia. (3) drawings of wooden express cars from 1868 to 1890.  Miniature RR Club of York, Inc Flyer. (3) drawings of steam locomotives snow blowers.  Buckeye Rails NRHS 2006 Annual Convention flyers. 

 

November None printed this month. 
October Lite Version - Meeting Notes, Notes From Chapter Members, News Bits, Schedule Notes, Chapter Events.
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Full Version - All of the Lite Version plus: (2) A Bit of Newsletter Trivia by Richard E. Hall, Pamphlet on Shenandoah Valley Railroad Fall Excursion 2005, Flyer from West Jersey Chapter NRHS "A Dutch Treat", Pennsylvania RR Steam Locomotive Restoration Project, The First (&Last) RR Fan Trip of the Newark Model Railroad Club by Richard E. Hall, A Brief History of the PRSL (including map).

 

September None printed this month. 
August Lite Version - Meeting Notes, Public Notice, News Bits, Schedule Notes, Chapter Events. 
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Full Version - All of the Lite Version plus: Photocopy of PATCO ticket, Pamphlet on the Ma & Pa Railroad Heritage Village, A Bit of Newsletter Trivia by Richard E. Hall.

 

July Lite Version - Meeting Notes, Notes From Chapter Members, News Bits, Annual Doug Weaver Memorial Photo Contest Results, Schedule Notes, Chapter Events. 
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Full Version - All of the Lite Version plus: Photograph of the Best Print of the Wilmington Chapter's Annual Doug Weaver Memorial Photo Contest of Engine 632, the last steam locomotive in Wilsmere Yard in April 1953 (note coaling tower at right) taken by Paul Fortin; Amtrak Fact Sheet for the State of Delaware; CSX Freight Schedules for Baltimore Division - Philadelphia, Harrisburg, Trenton Subdivisions; Locomotive drawings from ALCO Century Series Operating Manual TP-447A and BLH RF-16 PRR Diesel Locomotives (dated September, 1951) DF-107A.

 

June None printed this month. 
May Lite Version - Meeting Notes, News Bits, "THE PRR RELIC CARS" by Richard E. Hall, "OLD ACID TANK CARS" by Richard E. Hall, FOR THE RECORD: Partial Production History of The Transfer Table, Schedule Notes, Chapter Events. 
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Full Version - All of the Lite Version plus: Photo provided by Larry Goolsby of 0-6-0 AB&C #27 steam locomotive, Timeline chart of AB&C Railroad,  Map of AB&C Railroad route, 9 pages of drawings and 2 pages of photographs that go with "THE PRR RELIC CARS" by Richard E. Hall, 2 photographs that go with "OLD ACID TANK CARS" by Richard E. Hall, Color photographs by Greg Ajamian of Amtrak AEM-7 #905 & Chessie System 50th Anniversary of General Motors #GM50.

 

April Lite Version - Meeting Notes, News Bits, Annual Doug Weaver Memorial Photo Contest, Schedule Notes, Chapter Events. 
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Full Version - All of the Lite Version plus: Photo by Bill Monaghan of trolley trip on 3/20/05, Photo from collection of Richard E. Hall of Wilmington & Philadelphia traction Co. truck, "A Bit of Newsletter Trivia" by Richard E. Hall.

 

March Lite Version - Meeting Notes, Schedule Notes, News Bits, "The Lincoln Car Wheel Myth" by Richard E. Hall, "The Atlanta, Birmingham & Coast Railroad" By Larry Goolsby, "Reflectorization of Rail Freight Rolling Stock; Final Rule" by the FRA, Annual Doug Weaver Memorial Photo Contest. 
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Full Version - All of the Lite Version plus: Drawings that go with "The Lincoln Car Wheel Myth" by Richard E. Hall, equipment drawings that go with "Reflectorization of Rail Freight Rolling Stock; Final Rule" by the FRA, flyer about Finger Lakes Railfair.

 

February Lite Version - Meeting Notes, Schedule Notes, News Bits, Wilmington Chapter NRHS Streetcar Trips, Philadelphia and Harrisburg Chapter Trip, "The Philadelphia & Baltimore Central Railroad" by Richard E. Hall, "Swan Creek Track Connections" by Richard E. Hall, Annual Doug Weaver Memorial Photo Contest.
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Full Version - All of the Lite Version plus: A Bite of Newsletter Trivia by Richard E. Hall, "PRR Class "TA" Tool Car" by Richard E. Hall (includes photos and drawings), Flyer regarding 100th Anniversary Celebration of the Enola Yard, Photo of PRR Depot in Cheswold, DE.

 

January Lite Version - Meeting Notes, Schedule Notes, News Bits, Wilmington Chapter NRHS Streetcar Trips, Philadelphia and Harrisburg Chapter Trip, Chapter Archives - Trivia Contest Answers & Still Requesting, "CAB RIDES" - by Phil Toman 
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Full Version - All of the Lite Version plus: Photos for Phil Toman's story "CAB RIDES", "Wheel Deal!" - A story and photo about the Dover Harbor PV, "The Railroad-Architecture Connection in Kent County" by Elizabeth G. R. Ross (includes photos and maps), Flyer on A Historical Self-Guided Walking Tour of Harrington, DE with photos, Excerpts from "The Lantern" covering the rebuilding progress of the Wilmington & Western RR including photos, Story and Photos about the "B&O Museum Reopens".

 

Year 2004 Issues
December Meeting Notes, Schedule Notes, News Bits, A BRANDYWINE CHRISTMAS by Phil Toman, THE THUNDER MOUNTAIN LINE by Tom Smith, NORTHWEST RAIL ATTRACTIONS by Tom Smith,  THE ODYSSEY OF A 2-6-0 by Richard E. Hall, PHILADELPHIA & BALTIMORE CENTRAL OPENED TO RISING SUN by Richard E. Hall
November None printed this month. 
October Meeting Notes, Schedule Notes, News Bits, Wilmington Chapter NRHS Streetcar Trips, FAMOUS EASTERN PASSENGER TRAINS OF THE 20TH CENTURY by Phil Toman
September Meeting Notes, Schedule Notes, News Bits, BIG FLATS (FM), BIGGER DEPRESSED (FD), & SCHNABELS (LS) By Greg M. Ajamian, ACELA TO BOSTON & BACK by Greg M. Ajamian
August None printed this month. 
July Meeting Notes, Schedule Notes, News Bits, TAKING PHOTOS FROM PUBLIC PROPERTY& THE NJ TRANSIT POLICE - A Report from Steve Barry, WHY TRAINMASTERS HAVE ULCERS By Richard E. Hall
June Meeting Notes, Schedule Notes, News Bits, RAILWAY PHOTOGRAPHY By Phil Toman, THE GUNPOWDER RIVER BRIDGE By Richard E. Hall
May Meeting Notes, Schedule Notes, News Bits, RAILROAD FAIRS By Phil Toman, WAS THERE A PENNSY CONNECTION TO THE W&W? By Richard E. Hall, Chapter Events. 
April None printed this month. 
March None printed this month. 
February Meeting Notes, Schedule Notes, News Bits, TWO TRAIN WRECKS AT RISING SUN By Richard E. Hall, Chapter Events. 
January None printed this month. 
Year 2003 Issues
December Meeting Notes, Schedule Notes, News Bits, RELIVE THE GLORY DAYS OF PENN STATION By Phil Toman, THE PW&B'S PRINCIPIO PROBLEMS By Richard E. Hall, M OF W EQUIPMENT ON THE P&BC By Richard E. Hall, Schedule Notes, Chapter Events. 
November None printed this month.
October Meeting Notes, Schedule Notes, News Bits, WILMINGTON ROUNDHOUSE NOTES By Richard E. Hall, LOCAL RAILROAD DRAW BRIDGE LOCATIONS By Richard E. Hall,
September None printed this month.
August Meeting Notes, Schedule Notes, News Bits.
July Meeting Notes, Schedule Notes, News Bits,The Pitfalls Of Being An Overworked Editor ~ or ~That Inaccurate Bridge Article (Again) By Richard E. Hall
June Meeting Notes, Schedule Notes, News Bits, Annual Doug Weaver Memorial Photo Contest Results
May Meeting Notes, Schedule Notes, News Bits, Annual Doug Weaver Memorial Photo Contest
April Meeting Notes, Schedule Notes, News Bits, TWO OLD PRR SURVIVORS By Richard E. Hall, PRR C&T CABIN QUESTIONS & COMMENTS By Richard E. Hall, Annual Doug Weaver Memorial Photo Contest
March None printed this month.
February Meeting Notes, Schedule Notes, News Bits
January Meeting Notes, Schedule Notes, News Bits, Some diamond state Diamonds by Richard E. Hall
Year 2002 Issues
December None printed this month.
November Meeting Notes, Schedule Notes, News Bits, Wilmington Chapter Street Car Trip.
October None printed this month.
September Meeting Notes, Schedule Notes, News Bits, Wilmington Chapter Street Car Trip,  Rail to the Fair information and Text From Souvenir Booklet, CNR Accident Report - 1977
August None printed this month.
July Meeting Notes, Schedule Notes, News Bits, calendar of Events for B&O RR Museum, Wilmington Chapter Street Car Trip,  The PW&B's Three Susquehanna River Boats; More Questions Than Answers By Richard E. Hall.
June Meeting Notes, Schedule Notes, News Bits, Photo Contest Results, Wilmington Chapter Street Car Trip.
May None printed this month. Contents from Postcard: Annual Doug Weaver Memorial Photo Contest; Thurs, May 16,7 PM Chapter Mtg-Photo Contest; Sat., May 18, Chapter Picnic = B&O Museum, Baltimore;  6/15 WM Chapt Anniv. Tour + Excursion -Cumberland; Thurs, June 20,  7 PM Chapter Mtg = Do-It-Yourself;  6/22-23 Great Scale Model Show - Timonium, MD; 6/23 Pennsy N-8 Caboose on Wilm & Western; Thurs, July 18,  7 PM Chapter Mtg = Richard Hall; Thurs, Aug. 15,  Chapter Trip = in lieu of meeting
April Meeting Notes, Schedule Notes, News Bits, Photo Contest, Amtrak, Alcos, cardinals and buses - Portland To Memphis - May 13-24, 2001 by Tom smith, Believe It Or Not? by Richard E. Hall
March Meeting Notes, Schedule Notes, News Bits,  Photo Contest
February Meeting Notes, Schedule Notes, News Bits, Rail Camp, Photo Contest, Update On OOPS! Bridge Article, Rockville Limited, History Was Repeated by Richard E. Hall
January Meeting Notes, Schedule Notes, CRANES AND HOIST, SLEW, OOPS! by Richard E. Hall
Year 2001 Issues
November Meeting Notes, Schedule Notes, Enginehouse Fires by Richard E. Hall
October Meeting Notes, News Bits, Schedule Notes,
September None printed this month.
August None printed this month.
July Chapter Trip To NYC by Bruce Barry, Looking For Web Site Photos, News Bits, Schedule Notes,
June Meeting Notes, News Bits, Schedule Notes, Photo Contest Results, Cape May Seashore Lines Railfan Day By Bruce Barry, SPS #700 by Tom Smith, The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA), Steaming Through Texas On The Texas State Railroad by Tom Smith, Do-It-Yourself Pay-As-You-Go Trip to NYC
May Meeting Notes, News Bits, Schedule Notes, Photo Contest, Wilmington Chapter NRHS Membership Questionnaire, "Crossing The Susquehanna" By Richard E. Hall
April None printed this month.
March Meeting Notes, News Bits, Schedule Notes, Rail camp, Photo Contest, Do-It-Yourself Trip To Newark, NJ.
February Meeting Notes, News Bits, Schedule Notes, Rail camp, Photo Contest.
January None printed this month.
Year 2000 Issues
December Meeting Notes, Schedule Notes.
November Meeting Notes, Schedule Notes.
October Meeting Notes, A Look Back, Schedule Notes.
September Meeting Notes, Chapter Trip, A RAILFAN DISCOVERS HOBOKEN IN THE 1960's by Tom Smith, Up-Coming Events, Schedule Notes
August No Newsletter, Just A Postcard. Chapter Outing, Up-Coming Events
July Meeting Notes, Photo Contest Winners, Schedule Notes
June None printed this month.
May  Meeting Notes, A Look Back, Annual Doug Weaver Memorial Photo Contest, Schedule Notes.
April  Meeting Notes, A Look Back, Schedule Notes, Rail Camp, Photo Contest.
March  Meeting Notes, A Look Back, News Bits, Schedule Notes, Photo Contest, Amtrak's New Training Facility, Super Saturday Streetcar Special VII
Jan./Feb.  Meeting Notes, A Look Back, News Bits, Schedule Notes, Rail Camp, Request For Information.
Year 1999 Issues
Nov./Dec.  Meeting Notes, A Look Back, News Bits, Schedule Notes, Report On Trolley Trip.
October  Meeting Notes, A Look Back, News Bits, Schedule Notes, Wilmington & Western Donation.
September  None printed this month.
August  Meeting Notes, News Bits, A Look Back, News Bits, Schedule Notes.
July  Meeting Notes, News Bits, A Look Back, News Bits, Schedule Notes.
June  None printed this month.
May  Meeting Notes, A Look Back, News Bits, Schedule Notes, Photo Contest, News From The Internet, Travel The Anthracite Region By Pullman On The King Coal. 
April  Meeting Notes, A Look Back, News Bits, Schedule Notes, Photo Contest.
Feb./March  Meeting Notes; A Look Back; Schedule Notes, Chapter trips, Dover Harbor, Photo Contest.
January  Meeting Notes; A Look Back; Schedule Notes, Chapter trips, Moving Mail On The Pennsylvania Railroad by Tom Smith.
Year 1998 Issues
Nov./Dec. Meeting Notes; A Look Back; Schedule Notes, Chapter trips, You know you're an idiot railfan if..., To New York for New Year's aboard restored railcar Dover Harbor.
October  Meeting Notes; A Look Back; Schedule Notes, Chapter trips, Looking For Information.
September  Meeting Notes; A Look Back; Schedule Notes, Chapter trips.
August  Meeting Notes; A Look Back; Schedule Notes, Chapter trips.
July  None printed this month.
May/June Meeting Notes; A Look Back; Schedule Notes, Chapter trips.
April  Meeting Notes; A Look Back; Schedule Notes, Chapter trips, Photo Contest.
March  Meeting Notes; A Look Back; Schedule Notes, Chapter trips.
February  Meeting Notes; A Look Back, Schedule Notes, News Bits, Photo Contest, A Small Boy's Odyssey - Part II by Roy Meinzer.
January  Meeting Notes; A Look Back; A Psalm of Steam; Schedule Notes, Chapter trips; News Bits; Two Past SEPTA Trolley Trips Sponsored by Wilmington Chapter.
Year 1997 Issues
Nov./Dec. Meeting Notes; A Look Back, News Bits.
October  Meeting Notes; A Look Back; Schedule Notes, Chapter trips; News Bits.
September  Meeting Notes; A Look Back; Schedule Notes, Chapter trips; News Bits.
August   Meeting Notes; A Look Back.
July  None printed this month.
June  Meeting Notes; Photo Contest Results; A Look Back; The Wilmington & Western And The World; Known NRHS Chapter Web Sites; News Bits; Presidential Trains; Highlights from NRHS Spring Board of Directors Meeting; Casey Jones.
May  Meeting Notes; Photo Contest Rules; A Look Back; Milwaukee Road - "Hiawathas" Photos; News Bits.
April  Meeting Notes; Photo Contest Rules; A Look Back; B&O RR Outing; "Memnon"; News Bits; Conrail GG-1's Photos.
March  Meeting Notes; Photo Contest Rules; A Look Back; B&O RR Outing;News Bits; Buckingham Valley Trolley Report.
February  Meeting Notes; Photo Contest; Trolley Fares; 4' 8-1/2"; News Bits.
Stories By Members
Story Title Author Comments
The Wilmington Chapter Is Born

Tom Smith

Appeared in the November, 1992 issue. (This story is 8 pages long and contains 2 photographs.)
 

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