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West Springfield / MA
January 27-28, 2018;


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Train Show
Timonium / MA
February 3-4 2018;

Greenberg’s Great
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York  / PA
February 10-11, 2018;

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The High Line

“The High Line” is a Philadelphia Chapter publication, included with all memberships.

Chapter Meeting - December 09, 2017

The Philadelphia Chapter met on December 9, 2017 under threatening snow, which ultimately accumulated to a few inches with no measurable impacts to roads or travel.   The meeting was well attended, even with the inclement weather conditions.

Members were encouraged to bring pictures or models of current projects and/or acquisitions. The  meeting was not moderated.  Special thanks to members Bill Lane and Frederick Monsimer, who both brought models of recent projects (see images below).

The meeting included chapter officer nominations and voting for 2018 elected positions. The results are as follow:
     President - Steve Staffieri
     Vice President - Russell Polo
     Treasurer - Thomas Lavin
     Secretary - Frederick Monsimer
     Marketing & Sales Coordinator - Mark Cole

”Action Along the New York & Long Branch”
Presentation by Mitch Dakelman

Mitch Dakelman, always anticipated as our December feature, presented the New York & Long Branch.  The NY & LB was operated with both Pennsylvania Railroad and Central Railroad of New Jersey trains.  Mitch narrated a variety of images covering these eras, including many newly discovered pictures from the late Richard Forest, who loved photographing the NY&LB.

Bill Lane - B6 Project
Bill Lane - B6 Project
Fred Monsimerís West Philadelphia Station project.

Bill Lane - B6 Project (top & right)
more at

Fred Monsimer - West Philadelphia
Station...more at GATSME