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R&LHS will be at a railroad industry trade show, Railway Interchange 2017, in Indianapolis from September 17-20 at booth #3477. More than 10,000 people are expected at this major event. It is sponsored by three co-operating industry groups, the Railway Supply Institute (RSI), the Railway Engineering-Maintenance Suppliers Association (REMSA), and Railway Systems Suppliers, Inc. (RSSI). Railway Interchange also features technical presentations and discussions by the American Railway Engineering and Maintenance-of-Way Association (AREMA) and the Coordinated Mechanical Associations (CMA). Members who are in the railroad industry will be able to bring their colleagues and co-workers to see the advantages of membership and join us, get back issues of Railroad History, renew their memberships, or just visit with us.

Steel City Chapter Joins R&LHS

The Steel City Chapter, formed in 2017 by a small group of railroad enthusiasts and the McKeesport Preservation Society, serves the Greater Pittsburgh and surrounding areas. Its aim is to preserve and educate the public about this region's vast railroad network, and highlight and preserve a few select railroad locomotives and rolling stock in the former McKeesport Connecting Roundhouse located in McKeesport, Pennsylvania.

The Railway & Locomotive Historical Society, Inc., founded in 1921, is the oldest railroad history organization in North America, and among the first anywhere to pursue formal studies in the history of technology. The Society promotes research and encourages preservation of documentation and photography of business history, finance, labor history, biography, and technology. The 2018 members meeting is May 31-June 3 in St. Louis.

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