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May 20, 2010 MEETING NOTES

President Mike Burkhart called the meeting to order at 7:10 PM. The minutes were approved as corrected by Secretary Dan Frederick after a discrepancy with the treasury balance. The Treasurer's report was approved as corrected as soon as Dave Warner identified the whereabouts of the errant penny. Top Posatko provided an update on his efforts to get the Chapter's Incorporation status reinstated. Mike Burkhart indicated that our annual Holiday Dinner is now set for 5-December and some comments about the fall NRHS Director's meeting in 2011.

Alternative Income Manager Greg Ajamian brought some of the latest donation of four boxes of video tapes from Jim Maloney to sell at the meeting and presented to the Chapter a check for $80 for video tape sales and another check from the sale of Chapter Member Richard Hall's books for another $150. Over the years, Richard's books have contributed almost $900 in revenue for the newsletter and other activities.

After the break, our guest speaker John Meise [whom Chapter Member Ed Thornton persuaded to drive up from the Baltimore area just for our meeting], presented a program on railroading on the Delmarva Peninsula over many years. He began with a computer projected video of Steam on the Queen Ann's RR, the Maryland Midland RR in 1992 and the Maryland & Delaware in 1994 that even showed their Alco RS3M. He then shifted to three trays of slides that took us to Queen Anne, Queenstown, Love Point, Wyoming, Dover, Clayton, Harrington, Greenwood, Laurel, Seaford, Cambridge, Berlin, Cape Charles, Parksley, and Crisfield among other sites. Some of the equipment we saw included Penn Central GP30's, GP9B's, and GP38's. We saw evidence of "Beach Ballast" and the wreck in Millsboro. Then it was on to a broader view of AMTRAK in the 1970's including GG1's, Rohr Turboliners, the Turbo Train, E60's, and E44's. We saw the Southern Cresent power in Washington, DC, and even the M&W 611, the 2716. We even saw Conrail with B&A and LV power on Horseshoe Curve. Only the closing of the building prevented us from seeing even more great images. Our thanks to John for trekking up to share a terrific program with us.

President Mike Burkhart announced there will be NO REGULAR CHAPTER MEETING on JULY 15 and INSTEAD we will have a special CHAPTER OUTING the following week. The Tour of Juniata Terminal & Night Photo Session on JULY 22 has been arranged for us by our National & Trip Director, Steve Barry. See instructions inside last page.

June 17, 2010 MEETING NOTES

President Mike Burkhart called the meeting to order at 7:08 PM. The minutes were read by Vice President Ron Cleaves in the absence of Secretary Dan Frederick. The Treasurer's report was approved as read by Dave Warner. National Director Steve Barry reported on changes to the national governance structure expected for ~2012. Mike Burkhart reported that a donation had been made in honor of Pete Cramer.

After a short break (to allow time for the sun to set and to cover the windows with every bit of cloth from Steve Barry's car) we were treated to a slide program by founding member and visiting celebrity and long time Chapter Member Tom Smith entitled "Off the Main Line" that covered the short lines, industrials, and tourist roads in the Northwest. We saw 18" gauge in Washington, 36" gauge in Idaho, and even a logging road, Simpson Timber, hauling logs INTO the woods. We even saw #4449 in its black paint scheme. We saw three different Heislers and a Climax. Among the many roads that we were treated to were the Lewis & Clark and the Portland & Western. It was a great show and we can't wait until Tom can return with another show.

Very sadly, this newsletter has three obituaries, including two founding members of the Wilmington Chapter ands one member's wife.


From the News Journal On-Line Obituaries - Franklin B. "Pete" Cramer, age 86, of Wilmington, DE, passed away on May 31, 2010. Pete served his country in the Army Air Corps in France and Germany during WWII. He was employed for 30 years with the DuPont Company with before retiring. Mr. Cramer was an avid collector of model trains and enjoyed the times riding the railroad out West, especially throughout Colorado and Nevada. He is survived by his niece Caroline Coopersmith and her husband Jeffery and their daughter, Sarah, all of Wilmington. A committal service was held on Friday, June 4, at 11 am in the Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 2465 Chesapeake City Rd. Bear DE 19701. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Milton & Hattie Kutz Home, 704 River Rd. Wilmington, DE 19809. [published 06/02/2010 http://miva.delawareonline.comin/ ]

It is because of Pete Cramer that your current Editor first became aware of the NHRS. Pete was a technician in my group at DuPont when I got to Delaware in 1976. In those days I had to travel a great deal because of work and would often take a little extra time to see the sights near my various work destinations. I would sometimes show the slides from my trips during lunch at the office. One of he shows included a few slides of railroad trains and a few of the just the tracks in the Canadian Rockies. Pete said I should bring them to the NRHS meeting and share them. I replied that there were only a few "train shots" but he insisted. The slides were well received, but more importantly, I heard about some steam charter trips and other upcoming railroad events. Pete talked me into attending some more meetings and I saw slides of lots of great places and got to know some friendly and knowledgeable people. That was 30-some years ago and I'm still involved - - thanx to Pete.

One year, Pete read about a Union Pacific steam trip with the 3985 and asked me if I wanted to go. I told him that I definitely would and he wrote for tickets right away. But, the organizers returned the check as the trip was already sold out. Pete wrote back to them to tell them how unfair it seemed that we ordered as soon as we found out, but the trip was already sold out. They wrote back saying that if we still wanted to go, they would save us a couple seats on the next year's train. When the next year rolled around, we sent off another check.

I was traveling for business again, so I flew to Denver from Seattle (I think) to meet Pete almost a week before the 3985 trip to check out the many railroad sights in the area. It was the middle of the week when we went to the Colorado Railroad Museum, so there was just Pete and I and maybe 4 or 5 other visitors at the time. Pete was wearing a vest with a few dozen railroad patches and I was carrying a couple cameras when a gentleman approached us and asked if we were railfans. After a little conversation, he said that he worked at the museum and he needed to get up into the cab of the Grand Trunk loco to measure a broken window. He further indicated that if we happened to follow him up the ladder, he might not notice our presence until he turned around in the cab. We could take a hint! So we climbed into the surprisingly spacious all-weather cab, looked around, took some photos, and had a nice conversation until it was time to climb down. We waited for our host to climb down to thank him again when he said he was going over to the private business car and that after he opened it, he might not notice if someone went in to look around while he was working on the roof. Like I said, we could take a hint.

Pete and I also checked out the Fourney Transportation Museum on that trip. The automobiles in the warehouse building were jammed in cheek-by-jowl and covered in a quarter inch of rusty dust. As I recall, we spent quite some time checking out a UP Big Boy and a crane out in the rear yard. And, I think that was the trip when we went out to the Georgetown Loop. The rental car didn't have much "pep" as I recall. I had it floored going up the pass and was still getting passed by tractor trailers on the uphill side!

When Saturday morning finally rolled around, we were off to Union Station just after dawn. Things were still very quiet at that hour when we got to the station so we strolled out onto the platform to watch whatever trains might happen to roll by and to check out anything else that we could see. Eventually, they brought the coaches into the station and we were just hanging around, out of the way. A gentleman approached us and asked what we were doing to which we replied just taking pictures and waiting for the train. He said that we needed to get off the platform and go back into the station lobby to wait. I looked through the door to see there were now a few hundred people in line and said that after being here since dawn that we really didn't want to have now get at the end of that long line. He paused a moment and then asked out of the blue, "Wait a minute, are you the two guys from Delaware?" When we said yes, he said, "wait right here." Once again, thanks to Pete's letters.

In the conversation that followed, we said we would really like to get a shot of the 3985 when it pulled in. That's when he said, "it's not coming." Imagine our shock and disappointment - which must have been obvious. That's when he told us that it caused too much commotion when they bring it into town and that a diesel would pull us out to meet it. He also said not to worry because it wouldn't be just any old diesel. We had to settle for shots of a Centennial (DD-40AX) in passenger service! We had a fantastic trip with lots of photo run-bys, both steam and diesel; so many in fact that it was the first time that I ever didn't de-train for one! And I owe it all to Pete asking if I wanted to join him. I think that the resulting slide program for the NRHS was at least three trays.

I had many other enjoyable trips with the Chapter and/or just Pete. He told me about sights that I would not have otherwise known about and he was an excellent traveling companion and extremely easy going. We worked together until he retired, but I would still see him at Chapter meetings and other railroad events and train meets. Occasionally, I would even see him at Howard Johnson's (later Crossroads) at breakfast where he evidently was one of the regulars and knew everyone. It was a shame that a number of strokes and other health problems slowed him down, but I was very happy that he was able to recover so well so many times.

At the funeral service at the Veterans Cemetery, I was reminded of his military service during World War II. Family and friends almost filled the small room to honor his memory but it was still difficult knowing he was gone. I will miss him.

Gentlemen: It is with deep regret that I pass on this information from John's daughter, Kate. Her father, John A. Darling, passed away in hospice care in Illinois on June 27th. after a prolonged battle with cancer. John was, I believe, a charter member of the Wilmington and Western RR, where he was a qualified engineer, and was a charter member of the Wilmington Chapter, NRHS. Additionally, he was a founding member of Red Clay Valley Railway Equipment and Leasing Co. who purchased one of the two B&O cabooses in use by the W&W, and at one time owned the CP1286 and 1238. John and I were off campus room mates at the University of Delaware in the late 60's, prior to John's going to work for the B&O, then the ATSF, and forming a company that bought the South Shore Line, where he was President. John was always a railroader at heart. I for one, will miss him. (from Woody Massara)

Chapter Member Len Arcus's wife Joann T. Arcus, 64, of Pennrock Development in North Wilmington, Del., a retired secretary, died July 6 at Christiana Care Hospital in Christiana, Del.__Born in Chester, she was raised in Upper Chichester and graduated from Chichester High School in 1964. She had lived in North Wilmington for the past 34 years.__Mrs. Arcus was a secretary for The Stamp Center in Talleyville, Del., for 25 years, retiring in December 2008.__She was a member of Immaculate Conception of Lourdes Catholic Church.__She enjoyed her home, family gatherings, the beach and gardening.__Her father, Dominic DiMarino, died in 2008. Her sister, Margaret DiMarino, died in 2009, and her brother, Anthony DiMarino, died in 2007.__Survivors: Husband of 34 years, Leonard J. Arcus; daughter, Kristine Moses of Wilmington, Del.; mother, Edith DiMarco DiMarino of Upper Chichester; sisters, twin Maryann Saporosa of Claymont, Del., Patricia Okolowski of Upper Chichester; one grandson; one stepgrandson.__ Contributions: Helen F. Graham Cancer Center, 4701 Ogletown-Stanton Road, Newark, DE 19713 or Immaculate Conception of Lourdes Catholic Church, 21 W. Eighth St., Marcus Hook, PA 19061 from Delco Daily Times at

From The Editor

Your Editor battled the Wilmington Bicycle Races to check out the new exhibit at the Delaware Historical Society in downtown Wilmington. Yes, it will cost you $6 to get in (less for Seniors) but you can park for free on a nearby side street - especially if you go on a Saturday. There have been some railroad references, photos, and displays in the "permanent" exhibit for a few years now. But, there is now a special exhibit focused on the impacts of railroads and railroad related businesses in the First State. From the write-up on their website: "The history of the railroad industry in Delaware is one of the most significant stories in the understanding of the development of our state. Both the rail car building industry and the influence of the railroad on the development of downstate and the growth of agriculture represent major impacts on the state's economy, culture, and personality. Simply put, the story of the railroad in Delaware is the backbone that connects Delaware's industrial north to her agricultural south. The exhibition was created in conjunction with the reconstruction of Jackson & Sharp Rail Car #102. It includes documents, photographs, artifacts and stories representing Delaware's railroad past and present. In addition, a special traveling version of the exhibition will be available throughout state at schools, libraries and seniors centers." You will recognize some of the down-state station photos from The Transfer Table years ago, but there are lots of other graphics and artifacts to tickle your fancy. When you go - and you should go - watch the electronic video displays. Chapter Member Tom Posatko gets face time in about _ of one video and if you look closely, I'm pretty certain I saw Phil Snyder and at least the back of Richard Hall in the W&W video. Check it out, support the museum and tell them you want more RR exhibits and help the restoration of #102.


Meanwhile, Number 821 is still without a permanent home, and is expected to leave the yard at the Clifton Maintenance Shop in early June. Built in 1942, it was purchased by the Railway from the Department of Defense in the mid-1980s, Greenblatt said. The old locomotives, both made in Schenectady , N.Y. , by the American Locomotive Company, or ALCO, are completely functional but had become temperamental in their old age at the Railway. Of course the Railway staff is quite happy with the reliability and creature comforts of the new locomotives, which offer 2,000 horsepower and can handle their tasks with ease, Greenblatt said. The locomotives are used to pull work trains for maintenance, including cars that carry the rocks that line the right-of-way. For more pictures and information about 407's new home, visit (From via AMERICAN RAIL LINK via Ed Mayover)

Actual construction of the eastern end of this rail line began at a place known as Georges Creek Junction, located at the western end of the Narrows, about two miles northwest of downtown Cumberland. Near this point is the first large structure to be built on the Western Maryland's "New Line" - a 310-foot long double-span thru-truss steel bridge wide enough for two tracks to cross over the old National Road with the Cumberland Electric Railway trolley cars operating on its shoulder, the Cumberland & Pennsylvania Railroad's branch line to Eckhart, and Braddock Run near its confluence with Wills Creek. According to the cast iron plaque affixed to the slant beams above the central concrete pier, the bridge was "BUILT BY McCLINTIC-MARSHALL CONST. CO. [of] PITTSBURG & POTTSTOWN, PA. [in] 1910." The plaque on the northern side of the bridge is broken, with the lower half missing; the one on the southern side is entirely gone. The Western Maryland Railway designated this structure as WM Bridge 1679. This number refers to the distance along the WM Railway tracks from Hillen Station in Baltimore as measured in tenths of a mile.

For a century, this railroad bridge has continued in service, allowing freight and passenger trains to cross over the road, railroad, and stream below. As the years went by, the locomotives pulling the trains became more powerful and heavier. Between 1940 and 1954, the 300 ton 4-6-6-4 Challenger-class M2 steam locomotives operated on the tracks between Cumberland and Connellsville. It is said that heavy east-bound and west-bound Challenger locomotives could have passed over WM Bridge 1679 simultaneously. Although WM Bridge 1679 in the Narrows was built at the same time as the RMS Titanic, and used the same technique of fastening steel plates together with steel rivets, it still remains as a fully functioning structure. Today, the northern track on the thru-truss bridge is used by the Western Maryland Scenic Railroad for running its tourist trains pulled by the 242-ton 2-8-0 Consolidation class steam locomotive, WMSR 734. The track on the southern side of this bridge has been replaced by the Great Allegany Passage (GAP) hiking-biking trail for recreational use between Cumberland and Pittsburgh. With proper care, there is no reason why this steel truss bridge cannot continue to serve for another hundred years. (from Western Maryland Chapter's THE AUTOMATIC BLOCK, May 2010.)

According to Museum Curator Dave Shackelford, the restoration effort gave them a chance to do a more accurate, thorough and detailed restoration. He noted that for years the locomotive bore the number 117, however, "We found its actual number, 147, on its saddle." Over the years, the colorful paint patterns of its early days gave way to a dull black. Lettering styles changed with the times and other parts were exchanged. The restoration crew did a lot of extensive detective work. The work on the Perkins took place in the Museum's new 27,500-square-foot restoration facility, which has a 54-foot-high ceiling and sits several blocks West of the roundhouse in the B&O Museum's back lot between the Museum's main site and its interchange with CSX. The facility contains a maintenance track, long-term restoration tracks, a wood shop, and paint booth. An overhead crane can lift loads weighing from 15 tons to 30 tons. Giant machines can turn wheel sets while other machines stamp out metal pieces. It was up to Timberman, Harwood and Olson to do the painstaking work of casting missing pieces, fashioning accurate replacement pieces when needed and harvesting what could be saved and reused. They tried to save as much of the original wood from the Perkins as was possible.

The restoration shop crew carefully rebuilt the smashed Perkins cab, recrafted the Victorian metalwork and repaired the damaged boiler. The 147 now sports a new smokestack looking as jaunty as the day it first steamed down the rails in 1863. The Thatcher Perkins has been returned to its original colors. The engine was carefully painted in cobalt blue, Russian iron and vermilion. Its cab is painted a deep and lush cherry-red. The spokes of the locomotive's black tires were carefully pinstriped in a rich yellow-gold. Its tender carries B&O lettering in a style from the Civil War years. One of the craftsmen carefully wove a rope into a vintage knotted whistle cord. The Perkins will be a major component of a coming exhibition highlighting the B&O's role during the Civil War. (from the Baltimore Sun via Potomac Chapter's Potomac Rail News)

The Governor's Office of the Budget has designated $500,000 for the design of a 16,000-square-foot roundhouse in the outdoor yard, to be located at the Museum's existing turntable. A significant number of the Museum's collection of historic locomotives and rolling stock, many of which are listed on the National Register of Historic Places and are the last of their kind in the world, currently reside outdoors and are deteriorating from exposure to the elements.

The addition of a roundhouse at the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania will provide permanent, climate-controlled storage for these historic artifacts. Bid proposals have been released by the Department of General Services for the architectural design of the roundhouse. The Governor's Office of the Budget anticipates releasing an additional $6.1 million for the actual construction of the roundhouse in the next fiscal year.The Governor's Office of the Budget also has released $4.5 million for the design, fabrication and installation of new permanent exhibits to be located throughout the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania. The Hilferty Design firm of Athens, Ohio has been selected to work with Museum and Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission staff on the exhibit design. Planning is already underway. [news release Friends of the Railroad Museum]

The Thomas Viaduct is one of the most significant of the early stone viaducts built by the B&O Railroad during the early days of railroading. Situated over the Patapsco River between Elkridge and Relay, in present day Howard County, Maryland, the bridge has attracted artists and photographers since it opened in 1835. Today, the Thomas Viaduct is the oldest major railroad viaduct in North America. It is recognized as a National Historic Landmark, a Maryland Historic Civil Engineering Landmark, and continues to inspire a new generation of artists.Designed by noted Baltimore architect Benjamin Latrobe, Jr. and built of local granite, it was the largest bridge in America when it was completed on July 4, 1835. The viaduct was named for the B&O's first president, Phillip Thomas; however, some called the bridge "Latrobe's folly" because many thought it would collapse under its own weight. Not only does the bridge still stand, today it supports CSX freight trains that are hundreds of times heavier than the early B&O trains. {B&O Museum News Release]

For Delaware it says:

Number of freight railroads 5

Freight railroad mileage 218

Southern Railway 630: Built in 1904 at the Richmond, Va., works of American Locomotive Company, this Consolidation-type locomotive has traveled throughout the Southeast, often in the company of 4501 and sister locomotive 722. An extensive six-year rehabilitation to Federal Railroad Administration standards is being completed at TVRM's Soule Shops complex in Chattanooga.

Tennessee Valley Railroad 610: Built in 1952 by Baldwin-Lima-Hamilton for the U.S. Army, 610 has been the mainstay of TVRM steam operations since 1990. It also appeared on several Norfolk Southern steam excursions from 1990 to 1993. No. 610, also a Consolidation type, was one of the last steam locomotives built in the U.S.

"This is the right time for steam to ride the Norfolk Southern rails," said CEO Wick Moorman. "We have a fascinating history, and we have a compelling message about how today's railroads support jobs, competition, and the economy. It is a forward-looking message that resonates with people everywhere." The launch of 21st Century Steam would coincide with key dates. 2011 will be 4501's 100th birthday and TVRM's 50th. The year 2012 will mark Norfolk Southern's 30th anniversary. 21st Century Steam's initial appearances and runs tentatively could take place in the Chattanooga area this fall, with locomotives 610 and 630. No. 4501 could join the program sometime in 2011, after rehabilitation. Exhibit dates, ticketing, and other details will be announced later. Later this year, Norfolk Southern and TVRM plan to launch a web site in support of the program. [NS news release]

The President's $8 billion down payment for high-speed rail, which was set in motion through a long-term plan announced in April 2009, is expected to create or save tens of thousands of jobs over time in areas like track-laying, manufacturing, planning, engineering, and rail maintenance and operations. The majority of the President's Recovery Act passenger rail funding will go toward developing new, large-scale high-speed rail programs. In addition to the $8 billion in Recovery Act funding, the Administration proposes a minimum $1 billion a year for five years in the federal budget to jump-start this multi-decade effort. Congress funded this program above and beyond the President's initial request and allocated $2.5 billion for Fiscal Year 2010. [U.S. Dept of Transportation - May 27, 2010 ]


Notices, announcements, schedules, etc. are provided here as a service to the members. The Chapter has no affiliation with any commercial operation, museum, or tourist line.

July 12 through July 16, 2010, for ages 9 & 10 Barons & Builders Day Camp @ RR Museum of PA

July 26 through July 30, 2010, for ages 11 & 12 Barons & Builders Day Camp @ RR Museum of PA Kids build, create, learn and play as they explore railroads and railroad history through a program of unique tours, innovative hands-on projects, field trips by train and special demonstrations. A limited number of openings are available for each day camp.

August 11 - 14, 2010 Railroad Family Days @ RR Museum of PA Great events for the whole family. Hogwarts Express parties August 13 and August 14.

Sept. 26, 2010 Members Day @ RR Museum of PA Special presentations and other events for members of the Friends of the Railroad Museum.

October 8 - 10, 2010 Model Railroading Days @ RR Museum of PA

October 9-10, 2010 Great Scale Model Train Show, Timonium Fairgrounds, Timonium, MD State Fairgrounds Sat. 9-4, Sun. 10-4, Admission $9, under 15 free, family $18, tickets good for both days.

October 10, 2010 Garden Railway Tours @ RR Museum of PA,1 pm to 5 pm Enjoy a self-guided tour of several private homes which feature beautiful garden railways, operating layouts and special model train collections. Garden Railways tour tickets are $10 per person for ages 6 and over. In cooperation with the National Toy Train Museum.

October 9-10, 2010 Great Scale Model Train Show, Timonium Fairgrounds, Timonium, MD State Fairgrounds Sat. 9-4, Sun. 10-4, Admission $9, under 15 free, family $18, tickets good for both days.

November 6, 2010 Taking The Swing Train '40s Dance @ RR Museum of PA 7 PM to 10 PM Jump, jive and swing to the popular Sound of Roses live band among the trains in the Railroad Museum's awe inspiring Rolling Stock Hall. Come in uniform or '40s clothing! Special savings combination ticket, per person, for the dance and both days of Trains & Troops: $35.00; Dance ticket only, per person: $25.00; Veterans and active duty service personnel and FRM members, per person: $20.00. Dance tickets should be purchased in advance by phone at 717/687-8628, ext 3008, in person at the Whistle Stop Shop museum store or on line, using a printable ticket request form. Dance tickets may be ordered online. 2009 Details and tickets.

November 4 -7, 2010 Fall Board of Directors' Meeting Lancaster, PA Lancaster Chapter

November 6 & 7, 2010 Trains & Troops @ RR Museum of PA, Regular Museum hours. Greet our guys and gals in uniform, experience many splendid railroad and military archival displays, enjoy the patriotic spirit. Ride the troop trains on the Strasburg Rail Road with living history re-enactors on both days of the Railroad Museum's Trains & Troops program. Troop train tickets are sold separately by the Strasburg Rail Road on line at

December 11 & 4, 2010 Home For The Holidays @ RR Museum of PA  Regular Museum hours. Take a nostalgic glimpse at holiday rail travel. Meet costumed engineers, conductors, ticket agents and passengers representing the past century and enjoy seasonal music, festive decorations, Jack Frost Station and a Polar Express party for young children among our world-class collection of trains. Included in the regular Museum admission


Thursday July 15, 2010 - - - NO Chapter Meeting! cancelled in lieu of outing the following week

Thursday July 22, 2010 7:30 PM Chapter Outing in lieu of meeting = Juniata Terminal Tour Special Night Photo Session to follow

Thursday August 19, 2010 ? PM Chapter Trip? in lieu of meeting-River Line Camden/Trenton?

Thursday Sept. 16, 2010 7 PM Chapter Meeting program by Phil Snyder "25 Yrs. Ago"

Thursday Oct. 21, 2010 7 PM Chapter Meeting program by Dan Frederick

Thursday Nov. 18, 2010 7 PM Chapter Meeting program by Frank Ferguson

Sunday Dec. 5, 2010 5 PM Holiday Dinner in lieu of normal monthly meeting

The Wilmington Chapter of the National Railway Historical Society (NRHS) meets at 7:00 PM on the third Thursday of each month [except August & December] in the Darley Room at the Claymont Community Center on Green Street in Claymont, Delaware. Visitors are always welcome. Admission to regular meetings is free. Check out our Website (thanks to Russ Fox) at:

The Transfer Table is published six to ten times per year as the newsletter of the Wilmington Chapter of the National Railway Historical Society. Items in this publication do not represent the official position of either Officers or Members of the Wilmington Chapter or the Editor of this publication.

Permission to reprint articles and news items appearing herein is granted to NRHS Chapters and other newsletters provided appropriate credit is given.

Contributions are always welcome and should be sent to the editor at or send to:P.O. Box 1136, Hockessin, DE 19707-5136.Deadline for entries is the 25th of the month.

Chapter OfficersPresident: Mike BurkhartVice President & Historian: Ron CleavesTreasurer: Dave WarnerSecretary: Dan FrederickNational Director & Trip Director: Steve BarryEditor: Greg AjamianEvent Photographer: Ron CleavesWeb Master: Russ Fox


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