The Pennsylvania Railroad Technical & Historical Society


GG1 No. 4926 with Train  No. 33 The Juniata at Caln west of Thorndale on September 2, 1964. John M. Prophet photo.

Local  PRRT&HS Chapters


Please send your inquiries c/o:
Augusto "Gus" Minardi
11 Rhonda Ct
Sewell NJ 08080-1617
President: Augusto "Gus" Minardi
Vice President: Russ Polo
Secretary: Frederick Monsimer
Treasurer: Thomas Lavin
Marketing and Sales: Mark Cole

President: Joe Ioele
Vice President: Neil Campbell
Secretary: Ivan Frantz, Jr.
Treasurer: Ivan Frantz, Jr.

The N.C. Chapter meets the second Sunday of February, April, September and November each year at Otterbein United Methodist Church, 301 W. Philadelphia Street, York, Pa. The meetings consists of a short business meeting and some type of program or presentation about the PRR and related subjects. A SIGNAL BRIDGE newsletter is sent out about two weeks prior to each meeting to keep Chapter members updated on items of interest concerning the Chapter, local railroad news, and national PRR T&HS information. N.C. Chapter dues are $10.00 a year.


Pittsburgh Chapter

Please send your inquiries c/o:

Donald C. Coulter
4030 Logans Ferry Road
Monroeville, PA 15146-1345

President: Donald Coulter
Vice President: Frank Napoleon
Secretary-Treasurer: Donald Coulter


New - Altoona Works Chapter

Please send your inquiries c/o:

Joe DeFrancesco


President: Joseph DeFrancesco

Arizona Chapter

Please send your inquiries c/o:
Phil Anderson
2967 S. Country Club Way
Tempe, AR 85282

President: Fred Stout
Secretary - Treasurer: Phil Anderson


Grand Rapids & Indiana Chapter

Please send your inquiries c/o:
Joel Pyard
28548 42nd Avenue
Paw Paw, MI 49079

President: Dorman Wilson
Vice President: Bruce Nichols
Secretary: Joel Pyard
Treasurer: Sandy McDonald


Chicago Terminal Chapter

Please send your inquiries c/o:

Marvin Cadwell
28W 046 Country View Drive
Naperville, IL 60564-9643

President: Marv Cadwell
Vice President: Jim Burd
Secretary: Ken Kaczar
Treasurer: Andy Cich

The Chicago Terminal Chapter meets quarterly in the Pullman Visitor Center in Historic Pullman, Illinois. The center is located at 11141 South Cottage Grove Avenue four blocks west of I-94 at the 111th St. exit. Meetings run from 2:00PM until 5:00PM on Saturdays four times per year. In addition outings have been planned as members can arrange schedules. We have a number of experts in the chapter who are always willing to provide help and inspiration to anyone. We have two former tower operators at Englewood, the former track Superintendent for the Chicago Division, A signal maintainer and several crewmen that were directly employed by the PRR. In addition we have had over sixty people who have attended meetings to date. Since meeting dates are set at the prior meeting for the latest information please contact Marv Cadwell at:


Penn-Texas Chapter

Please send your inquiries c/o:
Brady McGuire
1605 Skyline Drive
Sherman TX 75092
Phone: 903-868-2726
President: Scott Sechrist
Vice President: Chuck Bowman
Secretary: Chris Chaney
Treasurer: Brady McGuire
Membership Coordinator: Morgan Bilbo

The Penn-Texas Chapter typically meets twice during the year. Non-members are welcome at our meetings so if youre interested feel free to attend and check us out.
Our dues are minimal but our fun quotient is high.


Lines West Buckeye Region Chapter

Greater Columbus Ohio area

Please send your inquiries c/o:

Al Doddroe
12827 Commercial Pt Rd
Ashville, Ohio 43103-9630

President: Al Doddroe
Vice President: Christos Fouras
Secretary: Jim Kehn
Treasurer: Richard Briggs

Long Island Chapter
PO Box 648
Riverhead, NY 11901

E-mail -
President : Joseph Costa
Vice President : Edward M. Koehler
Secretary : Neil Feldman
Treasurer : John Thompson III
Board Member: Alex Vasic

The Chapter meets four times a year; on the first Sundays of February, May, August and November.  Meetings are held either at the Oyster Bay Railroad Museum or the Railroad Museum of Long Island.  Annual dues are $20 and includes a quarterly newsletter, but meetings are open to the public. 

We can be found on the Web

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New England Chapter

Please send your inquiries to:

New England Chapter PRRT&HS
PO Box 624
Marlborough, MA 01752-0624

Chapter website:

President: Ralph Weischedel
Vice President: Andrew Miller
Secretary: Tim Garner
Treasurer: Keith Thompson

The New England Chapter serves members in all six New England states. Official membership meetings are held quarterly in different locations in the region to "share the distance". The Chapter sponsors additional activities such as home layout visits, group railfan trips, and other events between meetings. The quarterly newsletter, The East Wind, covers a wide variety of topics including club news and schedules, modeling stories, photos, memorabilia, Pennsy history, and more -all with a Pennsy flavor.

Annual dues are $15 payable by January 1. Dues cover mailing and copying expenses of the club. Anyone living in or traveling through New England is invited to come to our meetings and check us out. Contact Tim Garner at for the latest meeting information.

Pacific Northwest Chapter
Please send your inquiries c/o:
Jim Trunzo
2291 Grand Avenue
East Wenatchee, WA 98892-8253
President: Jim Trunzo
Vice President:
Bill Myers
Secretary: Fred Becker

The Pacific Northwest Chapter is represented by PRRT&HS members in Washington, Oregon, and Idaho, but is open to anyone interested in the Pennsylvania Railroad. Many of our members bring their wives to our meetings as well.
We meet several times a year  at the Pacific Northwest Railroad Archive in Burien, WA. Future dates are: 10/15/2016, and 3/18, 7/15, and 10/21 in 2017. Meetings start at 12:30 PM and are followed by dinner.

See for location and other information.

Please send your inquiries c/o:

Paul Schulz
3200 History Drive
Oakton, VA 22124-2209
Home/Office: 703-620-0247
Mobile: 703-964-6806

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