A Benefit of Membership in the R&LHS

The Railway & Locomotive Historical Society publishes its Quarterly Newsletter (called just Newsletter before spring 2009), as a benefit for members. It covers topics of current interest about R&LHS. You may use the Trading Post for personal use to buy, sell, or ask questions. Send your item to the editor, Dan Cupper.

 

 

Summer 2022, Vol. 42, No. 2

Coverage of the 2022 R&LHS annual meeting in Rochester, N.Y., with excursions at the Rochester & Genesee Valley Railroad Museum, Arcade & Attica Railroad, and Finger Lakes Railway.

Tribute to the late Railroad History Editor Peter Hansen, including a ceremony at Kansas City Union Station to commemorate a plaque commissioned by R&LHS in his honor.

Four-page feature article on the last days of street running in Michigan City, Ind., on the Chicago South Shore & South Bend electric interurban railroad, by Richard Koenig.

Photos of the revival of big steam power in the East: Western Maryland Scenic Railroad’s ex-Chesapeake & Ohio 2-6-6-2 engine No. 1309 and Reading & Northern’s ex-Reading Co. 4-8-4 engine No. 2102.

Regular columns by Seth Bramson (railroadiana), Alden Dreyer (back issues), and Ron Goldfeder (membership development), plus Guess the Station and Trading Post.


Spring 2022, Vol. 42, No. 1

Description of an exhibition at the Grolier Club of New York, arranged by R&LHS webmaster Nick Fry, curator of the John W. Barriger III National Railroad Library, a component of the St. Louis Mercantile Library.

Feature story on the opening of the Pullman National Monument historic site in Chicago, by Mike Matejka.

A report on the state of the R&LHS, by President Robert Holzweiss.

Regular columns by Seth Bramson (railroadiana), Alden Dreyer (back issues), and Ron Goldfeder (membership development), plus Guess the Station and Trading Post.

Winter 2021, Vol. 41, No. 4

Report and photos of activities and proceedings at the 2021 R&LHS annual meeting in College Station, Texas.

Photo spread: Union Pacific Big Boy 4-8-8-4 steam locomotive No. 4014 on its 10-state Southwestern tour, with photography by Ken Fitzgerald and Mike Matejka.

CSX Transportation’s revival of 1930s blue-and-gray Otto Kuhler-designed livery for its office-car train, with photos by Matthew O’Brien and Jon Wright.

Regular columns by Seth Bramson (railroadiana), Alden Dreyer (back issues), and Ron Goldfeder (membership development), plus Guess the Station and Trading Post.

Fall 2021, Vol. 41, No. 3

Description and explanation of revised R&LHS dues structure, by President Robert Holzweiss, including a page of Q&A.

Announcement of 2021 R&LHS scholarship winners.

Photo roundup of current steam-locomotive revival projects: Baldwin 2-4-4-2 engine No. 7 “Skookum,” Santa Fe Baldwin 4-8-4 engine No. 2926, Everett Railroad Alco 2-6-0 engine No. 11, Norfolk & Western J-class 4-8-4 engine No. 611, Reading & Northern Baldwin 4-6-2 engine No. 425, Black River & Western Alco 2-8-0 engine No. 60, and Alaska Railroad Baldwin 2-8-0 engine No. 557.

Homely Advice, Being a Brief Description of How to Ride in a Railway Train,” an 1895 article by Chester N. Farr, with preface by Gregory P. Ames.

Regular columns by Seth Bramson (railroadiana), Alden Dreyer (back issues), and Ron Goldfeder (membership development), plus Guess the Station and Trading Post.

Summer 2021, Vol. 41, No. 2

Update on forthcoming annual meeting; a 1929 New Haven Railroad report on the R&LHS rooms at Harvard’s Baker Library; photo spread on the restoration of
B&O’s 1937 EA-class unit No. 51, the first stand-alone streamlined diesel in America; photo spread on a 1949 R&LHS excursion on the Wabash; photo of restoration
of UP Big Boy No. 4012 at Steamtown; 1921 public timetables in Seth Bramson’s column, plus the usual features, including “Guess the Station.”

Spring 2021, Vol. 41, No. 1

This edition of the Quarterly Newsletter kicks off R&LHS’s centennial coverage of its 1921-2021 history with a chronology of important events in the life of the
organization and its flagship publication, The Bulletin/Railroad History. A photo page takes readers to the December 2020 steam-up of Western Maryland Scenic
Railroad’s ex-Chesapeake & Ohio 2-6-6-2 steam engine No. 1309 at Ridgely, W.Va. Both day and night camera work were handled by Kelly Lynch, who was visiting from
the Fort Wayne (Ind.) Railroad Historical Society. When it enters regular tourist passenger service, No. 1309 will be the largest articulated steam engine in the
Eastern United States. Columnist Seth Bramson covers the rapidly shrinking public passenger timetables of the 1960s. Rounding out the issue is the “Guess the Station”
feature, which always draws participants from far and wide.

Winter 2020, Vol. 40, No. 4

Part two of Dan Cupper’s report on the Age of Steam Roundhouse Museum in Ohio with four pages of photos; the winners of the first scholarships awarded by the
R&LHS and two research fellowships; how the Pacific Coast Chapter helped save an 1869 Central Pacific coach body; narrow gauge news from east and west; the operational
restoration of a Northern Pacific 0-6-0 by the Northwest Railway Museum in Snoqualmie, WA; Seth Bramson discusses the public timetables of the 1950s; and information
on our proposed annual meeting on May 27 – 30, 2021 in Bryan, TX.

Fall 2020, Vol. 40, No. 3

President Bob Holzweiss reports on the JSTOR usage of our journals, listing the top 100 articles for 2019, as well as the all-time top 100 for 2015 – 2019.
Editor Dan Cupper reports on a visit to the Age of Steam Roundhouse Museum in Ohio with four pages of photos in part one of a two-part article continuing next month.
Seth Bramson discusses the public timetables of the 1940s. And the build-up to our centennial continues with “99 Years and Counting,” a discussion of the
changes to the R&LHS over the years and some thoughts about the future.

Summer 2020, Vol. 40, No. 2

In our winter 2019 issue, historian John H. White, Fr., described a wreck he’d ridden through on the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad’s National Limited in
1959. That prompted a note from another member, Henry Bender, who offered to write about his experience during a wreck on the Denver & Rio Grande Western
Railroad’s Yampa Valley train in 1965. Details appear in his feature story on Pages 8-11 of the Summer Quarterly Newsletter.

Spring 2020, Vol. 40, No. 1

“The East Broad Top is Back,” an illustrated four-page article leads off this issue; Seth Bramson discusses the public timetables of the roaring twenties;
“How to Use JSTOR to Research R&LHS Publications Online,” a two-page article with screen shots to help you use this free benefit of membership.

Winter 2019, Vol. 39, No. 4

“Were You Ever in a Train Wreck,” about a B&O National Limited wreck in 1959 by Jack White; 2019 Research Fellowship winners; “Good Day at Black
Rock,” essay and photo of Big Boy #4014 by Joshua Bernhard; Seth Bramson discusses reproduction timetables.

Fall 2019, Vol. 39, No. 3

“Preserving Railroad History in a Boxcar,” located near Shippensburg, PA; “Angus Sinclair’s Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Days,”
about the well-known railroad press author and publisher and his misadventures with early automobiles, by Gregg Ames; Seth Bramson discusses public timetables in the
USRA era.

Summer 2019, Vol. 39, No. 2

An illustrated report on “Golden Spike 150” in Ogden, UT, site of our annual convention; announcement of our scholarship program; Introduction of Dan
Cupper as our new Quarterly Newsletter editor; “Who Was the First American Railfan,” by Jack White; Seth Bramson discusses pre-WW I public timetables; and
the first printing of Bill Withuhn’s book, “American Steam Locomotives,” co-published by the R&LHS and Indiana University Press, is a sellout.

Spring 2019, Vol. 39, No. 1 / Promontory Coverage Continues

This issue has the last installment of Richard Koenig photographs (pages 7 – 9), one at the Nevada/Utah State Line and the other at the Big Trestle/Big Fill just
east of desolate Promontory Summit. The theme continues with a story by Roger M. Simon “Another final spike driven . . . on the SP in 1967.” There are also two pages
of photos from 1869 to 1965, including the “un-driving,” or removal of the original line.

This issue introduces Dan Cupper as our new newsletter editor American Steam Locomotives, Design and Development, 1880 – 1960
– a new book by the late Bill Withuhn, co-published by the R&LHS and Indiana University Press
Treasurer’s Report, Paul Gibson
Railroadiana: Passenger Timetables of the 1890s, Seth Bramson
Two new young members from Steamtown’s Railfest
Membership Development, Ron Goldfeder
Trading Post
Guess the Station
From the Dispatcher’s Office, Alden H. Dreyer
Cover. “The Ambassador,” a painting of Big Boy #4014 by J. Craig Thorpe

Winter 2018, Vol. 38, No. 4 / Promontory Coverage Continues

This issue has our third installment of Richard Koenig photographs (pages 7 – 9), one at Carter, Wyoming, and another at Ten-Mile Canyon in Nevada. This theme
continues with details about and the registration form for Golden Spike Rails, our 2019 convention in Ogden, Utah, in co-operation with the Golden Spike 150
celebrations.

Golden Spike, 150th Celebration, Lee Witten
Annual Meetings 2019, 2020, 2021, Bob Holzweiss
Railroadiana: Passenger Timetables in the 1880s & 1890s, Seth Bramson
The R&LHS Scholarship Program, Bob Holzweiss
Membership Development, Ron Goldfeder
Organizational Insurance Summary, Policy Improvements
Trading Post
From the Dispatcher’s Office, Alden H. Dreyer
Cover. Replica locomotives meet at Promontory NHS

Fall 2018, Vol. 38, No. 3 / Our Promontory Coverage Continues

This issue has our second installment of photographs by Richard Koenig (pages 7 – 9), one along a now abandoned Central Pacific right-of-way in Nevada, and another of
the 1882 Ames Monument in Old Sherman, Wyoming, also now a desolate spot due to the Union Pacific line being relocated after it was built. The theme continues with an
article on the Second Transcontinental at Deming, New Mexico, on the Santa Fe (pages 3 & 12).

Railroadiana: Fakes and Phonies, Seth Bramson
Museum Exhibit Features Rail Workers in Bloomington, Illinois
Was Zerah Colburn (1832 – 1870) The First Railfan Photographer?
Information on the 2019 R&LHS Convention in Ogden, Utah
Announcing the awarding of three R&LHS research fellowships
Three new young members from Steamtown’s Railfest
Membership Development, Ron Goldfeder
Guess the Station, Elmendorf
From the Dispatcher’s Office, Alden H. Dreyer
Cover. Chinese workers who moved the last rail at Promontory at the 50th anniversary of the event at Ogden in 1919

Summer 2018, Vol. 38, No. 2 / Our Promontory Coverage Begins

The QNL in the coming year brings R&LHS members new ideas about the importance of the Central Pacific/Union Pacific route as the 150th anniversary of the golden
spike ceremony approaches. With this issue, we inaugurate a four-part series of contemporary photographs by Richard Koenig (pages 7-9) and tell about a champagne
salute for the 80th anniversary at Promontory (page 13), then a desolate location, now the Golden Spike National Historic Site.

Gateway Rails, 121 Register for Successful Meeting
Your favorite joining of the rails ceremony. Ed Lindgren and San Diego; C&NW in Wisconsin.
Jonathan Riley, High School Steam Historian
Railroadiana: Passenger Timetables, Part 2, Seth Bramson
Lucius Beebe, Charles Clegg. and the R&LHS
Friends Campaign, Bill Withuhn book
Membership Development, Ron Goldfeder
Guess the Station, Nazareth
From the Dispatcher’s Office, Alden H. Dreyer
Cover. Our train in a wide angle view from Eads Bridge. William Rasmussen

Spring 2018, Vol. 38, No. 1

“We have two train trips planned. One will take place at the Monticello Railway Museum on Saturday and the second will be a circle tour of the Terminal Railroad
Association of St. Louis trackage starting from St. Louis Union Station Hotel. The Terminal trip will use two of the three rail crossings of the Mississippi River in
St. Louis (if you want to get the hat trick, take the Metrolink over the Eads Bridge.) We have also been given permission to visit the Union Pacific Intermodal
Facility at Dupo, Illinois.” Nick Fry and Ron Goldfeder on Gateway Rails, 2018 members meeting

Tell us abot your favorite joining of the rails ceremony. Allen Kershaw visits Canadian Pacific site.
Two Perspctives of Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts
Young people join R&LHS at Amherst show
Railroadiana: The Earliest Piece Known, Seth Bramson
Treasurer’s Report for 2017
Friends Campaign, Bill Withuhn book
Membership Development, Ron Goldfeder
Guess the Station, Washington
From the Dispatcher’s Office, Alden H. Dreyer
Cover. St. Louis photos from the 1930s. John W. Barriger III

Winter 2017, Vol. 37, No. 4

“As we approach the end of 2017, I want to thank you for continued support of the Railway & Locomotive Historical Society with your dues, donations, in-kind
support or giving of your time to serve the organization. I also want to share several items we are planning for 2018.” Robert Holzweiss, president, “The R&LHS Going
Forward,” page 6

Tell us abot your favorite joining of the rails ceremony. The most famous was at Promontory, Utah, but there are other significant events. The QNL will include details
in a future issue.

Lake States Preserves Upper Midwest History
Two Rail Trips Set for 2018 Members Meeting, May 30 to June 3, at St. Louis Union Station Hotel.
Railroad History Awards for 2017
Randolph, Grant Win Research Fellowships
Railroadiana: The Earliest Piece Known, Seth Bramson
Gallery: Pennsylvania Stations, Selected by John H. White, Jr.
Friends Campaign, Southern California Chapter
“This thankless business,” Mary E. Lyons, research award winner for 2016
From the Dispatcher’s Office, Alden H. Dreyer
Cover. Historic drawing of the railroad yard at Baraboo, Wisconsin. Lake States collection

Fall 2017, Vol. 37, No. 3

“I would also like the magazine to be remembered for its critical mindedness. We weren’t afraid of controversy. We were celebrating the railroad
preservation movement, but we didn’t want to pander to it. We didn’t want to be the voice of the big museums or TRAIN or the big guys. We wanted to be the
voice of the average volunteer, working hard, trying to raise money. People had and have a real passion for what they were doing, we wanted to reflect that
enthusiasm.” Mark Smith, talking about Locomotive & Railway Preservation, a magazine he founded in 1986, pages 4-5

Two Rail Trips Set for 2018 Members Meeting. R&LHS is holding its annual meeting at St. Louis Union Station Hotel. Group rates available now. Save the dates of May 30
to June 3 of 2018.
Railroadiana: The Rule Book, Seth Bramson
Gallery: PRR Moves Liberty Bell to New Orleans, Selected by John H. White, Jr.
Business Woman and Western Photographer: Sarah L. Larimer, John Gruber
Color Photos of Nutmeg Rails, 2017 members meeting
Pacific Coast Chapter and Other News
Membership Development, Steel City Chapter, Railway Interchange 2017, Ron Goldfeder
From the Dispatcher’s Office, Alden H. Dreyer
Cover photo: Members visit Shore Line Trolley Museum, Howard Brown

Summer 2017, Vol. 37, No. 2

Nutmeg Rails: 2017 R&LHS National Meeting at Stamford, John Atherton. Thursday, June 1, Registration and Opening Reception; Friday, June 2, SoNo Tower Museum in
Norwalk. (Metro North cancelled the Grand Central tour.) Afterward, travel by Metro-North train to Danbury and tour the Danbury Railway Museum. Return to Stamford by
Metro-North train. In the evening we will have our annual meeting and banquet. R&LHS will present its 2016 book award to Robert A Gallamore; Saturday, June 3, Shore
Line Trolley Museum, Branford. and Valley Railroad, Essex, Connecticut. Ride the steam train, tour of steam locomotive shops, and dinner on The Valley Railroad dinner
train.

Friends Campaign Supports Chapter Projects
USA 649 Not 396, Everett Lueck
Railroadiana: No Talk About Prices, Seth Bramson
Gallery: Ice Boats Win Race with Chicago Express, Selected by John H. White, Jr.
Clara von Gerstner’s 1840 View of America, Fred Gamst
Grants Deadline is June 30
Membership Development, JSTOR and keyword searching, Ron Goldfeder
From the Dispatcher’s Office, Alden H. Dreyer
Cover photo: Shore Line Trolley Museum, 1986, Dennis Livesey

Spring 2017, Vol. 37, No. 1

“Over the past few months, several members inquired about the absence of locomotive rosters that were once a regular feature of Railroad History. The exclusion
of rosters is not purposeful. In fact, Peter Hansen, the editor of Railroad History, welcomes rosters provided the data is accompanied by an explanatory narrative that
places the information into context and tells the larger story about why the roster is important.” Roster Rewind by President Robert Holzweiss

Guess the Photo. TVA No. 23 and the Smoky Mountain Railroad. Readers identified the location as TVA’s Douglas Dam. TVA purchased no. 23 from the Mobile & Ohio in the
1930s. Peyton Gupton
Nutmeg Rails: 2017 R&LHS National Meeting at Stamford, John Atherton
Ames Monument Designation and photo by Richard Koenig
Railroadiana: Employee Timetables, Part II, Seth Bramson
Hoosac Tunnel Machines, Selected by John H. White, Jr.
Treasurer’s Report to Membership, Paul Gibson
Membership Development, Ron Goldfeder
From the Dispatcher’s Office, Alden H. Dreyer
Cover photo: Grand Central Terminal, 2013, by Pat Yough. Metro North later cancelled our tour of Grand Central

Winter 2016, Vol. 36, No. 4

“The field of economics offers a useful framework to explain to the demise of the Chicago chapter. In Capitalism, Socialism, and Democracy, economist Joseph Schumpeter
provides an interesting explanation of the changes shaping markets and new forces (for example technology) that create opportunities for growth. To explain how the
market delivers progress, Schumpeter coined the phrase “creative destruction” which he defines as the process of constantly destroying and renewing an
organization to adapt to ever-changing … changes.” President Robert Holzweiss

Nutmeg Rails: 2017 R&LHS National Meeting at Stamford, John Atherton
Claudius Crozet and the Blue Ridge Railroad, 2016 research fellowship, Mary E. Lyons, freelance writer and lecturer, Charlottesville, Virginia
Railroadiana: Employee Timetables, Seth Bramson
Boiler Explosions, Selected by John H. White, Jr.
Guess the photo
The BMRR: Where the Past Meets the Present, James Lowery, Project Coordinator
Membership Development, Ron Goldfeder
From the Dispatcher’s Office, Alden H. Dreyer
Cover photo: Stamford, Connecticut, 1958. Richard Jay Solomon

Fall 2016, Vol. 36, No. 3

Historic Photos in Public Domain: “No permission required, no hoops to jump through: just go forth and reuse,” the New York Public Library said when it
announced that out-of-copyright materials in its digital collections are available as high-resolution downloads. Examples from three institutions are in this issue:
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York Public Library, and Oakland Museum of California. Pages 10-13.

Members Tour North Idaho: White Pine Rails, the 2016 convention and annual meeting of the Railway & Locomotive Historical Society (R&LHS), featured railroads of
northern Idaho. It was held jointly with the Washington, Idaho & Montana Railway History Preservation Group. (WI&MRyHPG) at the University Inn, Moscow, Idaho, from May
25 to 29. Tom Burg

USA 396, 99 Years and Still Going, Everett Lueck
D&RGW #223 Restoration Report, Lee Witten
Railroadiana: The Categories, Seth Bramson
Membership Development, Ron Goldfeder
From the Dispatcher’s Office, Alden H. Dreyer
Cover photo: Members Visit Bennett Lumber Products. Thomas Hillebrant

Summer 2016, Vol. 36, No. 2

“I was fortunate enough in my career to work alongside many people in different companies. During this tenure of mine at Conrail—what I joined back in 1998
and what is here today—I am very proud to stand alongside all of the people because they have done an excellent job in transforming it from a standalone profit
entity to a high performance service driven joint facility operation for CSX and Norfolk Southern.” Ronald L. Batory, president, Conrail

“However, the hard copy of Railroad History will not go away any time soon. Having a copy in hand at train shows and meetings is the best way to attract
interest in the R&LHS. It is our signature product and it is packaged in an attractive and easily distributed format.” President Robert Holzweiss

Members Meeting in North Idaho
Treasurer’s Report to Membership for 2015, Paul Gibson
Membership Development, Ron Goldfeder
An 1860s Switching Railroad, John H. White, Jr.
From the Dispatcher’s Office, Alden H. Dreyer
Cover photo: Conrail’s Rouge River Bridge in Detroit. John Gruber

Spring 2016, Vol. 36, No. 1

“Despite slicing through the narrowest part of the State of Idaho, the Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific held a remarkably strong presence in the area.
Lines of The Milwaukee Road in Idaho fall neatly into just a few segments. All are located in Idaho’s “panhandle” in the timbered section of North
Idaho—the locals describe it as though it were a separate state from southern Idaho.” Tom Burg, the Milwaukee Road in Idaho

Itinerary, May 24-29, for the joint convention of the Railway & Locomotive Historical Society (R&LHS) and Washington, Idaho & Montana Railway History Preservation
Group (WI&MRyHPG) with registration form. Please complete and detach and mail the form with full payment. A current membership in the R&LHS or the Washington, Idaho &
Montana Railway History Preservation Group is required to attend.
R&LHS Makes Prestigious Annual Awards
What Is Rail and Trolleyana?, Seth Bramson
Membership Development, Ron Goldfeder
Letters to the Editor
From the Dispatcher’s Office, Alden H. Dreyer
Cover photo: St. Maries River Railroad by Scott Lothes

Winter 2015, Vol. 35, No. 4

“People back in the dark days of the library thought that railroad archives should be deep-sixed, and really they are some of our most important collections.
Having them out on the Internet for people to use is pretty important. Three archivists from the Newberry Library, Chicago, summarized a recently completed project,
CB&Q: Building an Empire. They went back to the beginning with all the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad material the library had acquired over the last half a
century, arranged and described everything to today’s archival standards, and made a finding aid available on the Internet.”

“On November 19 the R&LHS marked a digital milestone when JSTOR (an acronym for Journal Storage, see http://www.jstor.org/) released a searchable digital archive of
The Railway and Locomotive Historical Society Bulletin (1921-1972) and Railroad History (1972- 2009).”–Robert Holzweiss, President
North Idaho Members Meeting, May 25-29, 2016
Friends Campaign, Golden Spike Chapter: D&RGW Locomotive 223 Project
Membership Development, Ron Goldfeder
From the Dispatcher’s Office, Alden H. Dreyer
Cover photo: “Grasshopper Migration Map,” Newberry Library

Fall 2015, Vol. 35, No. 3

Now, I was not alive in 1994 but I know one thing: I want to remember today. Southern Railway #4501 sure does not look quite as green as it did twenty years ago, but
we’re not here to record the past. The sound of that Southern 3 chime reverberating through the Tennessee Valley once more is enough to wipe away any doubt of
that engine’s triumphant return. I never planned on any of these excursions happening in my lifetime, and I will appreciate every moment I can get. –Peyton
Gupton, freshman at University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

On behalf of the R&LHS officers, directors and members, I want to thank Mark Entrop for his many years of service as chairman of the Awards Committee. –Robert
Holzweiss, President

Unfinished Business of Railroad History, an interview wth Maury Klein, John Gruber
Early Railroading in Michigan and Wisconsin, introduction by Charles Stats
North Idaho Members Meeting, May 25-29, 2016
Friends Campaign, Mid-South Chapter Historic Signs Project
Railroadiana: “The Survey Course,” Seth Bramson
Membership Development, Ron Goldfeder
From the Dispatcher’s Office, Alden H. Dreyer
Cover photo: R&LHS members tour East Broad Top, by John Gruber

Summer 2015, Vol. 35, No. 2

My goals for this issue and future issues of the Quarterly are to continue coverage of R&LHS, stressing its stature as the oldest railroad history organization
in North America, and to open a conversation about the importance of railroad history in American life, now and in the future. R&LHS has for 93 years promoted and
educated the public about railroad history through its journal, awards program, archives, and other activities. Together with everyone else associated with the
organization, I want to encourage young and old to embrace railroad history as an active, vibrant concept. –Message from the Editor, John Gruber

Altoona Shops were among the largest and best known railroad repair facilities in the country. It was created by the Pennsylvania Railroad for this specific purpose on
an empty site laid out in 1849. –John H. White Jr., in Introduction to Historic Images of Altoona
Altoona Rails, June 4-6, 2015
Fellowships Deadine: June 30
The Train Runs by Itself, Tommy Meehan
Membership Development, Ron Goldfeder
From the Dispatcher’s Office, Alden H. Dreyer
Cover photo: Everett Railroad by Keith Burkey.

Spring 2015, Vol. 35, No. 1

What kind of leader can focus so many talented, passionate and eager people? Leaders must have contagious enthusiasm with a broad a deep knowledge of the subject that
commands the respect of their peers. They must also be unassuming and yet be recognized experts in their field. They must also be modest but also have a history of
personal achievement. Finally, they must be leaders yet always share credit with others. Add to those traits the patience and perseverance required to complete a
long-term project, for example the creation of a major museum and archival repository, and you have Denny Anspach, the subject of this issue of the Quarterly
Newsletter and the recipient of the 2014 Gerald M. Best Senior Achievement Award. –President Robert Holzwiss

Treasurer’s Report for 2014: Operating revenue ended the year significantly ahead of operating expenses. Notes and full financial statement are in the newsletter.

Parker Lamb receives ASME award for locomotive books
Fellowships Deadine: June 30
Altoona Rails, June 4-6, 2015
Membership Gifts and Development
From the Dispatcher’s Office
Cover photo: Denny Anspach at awards ceremony.

Winter 2014, Vol. 34, No. 4

It’s been exciting year for railroad history and preservation, the beginning of ever expanding recognitions of the importance of railroading in American life.
Big locomotives seem to get the headlines, but much is happening across the country, including a railroad-themed attraction planned for Galesburg, Illinois, and
photography exhibit in Chicago.–pages 8-9

Message from the President: Digital Initiatives
Altoona Rails, June 4-6, 2015
2014 Railroad History Awards
Membership Development
Moscow, Idaho, 2016 Annual Meeting
MTC (Mechanical Temperature Control)
Guess the Station (Akron)
From the Dispatcher’s Office
Cover photo: Tom Gildersleeve, photography award winner.

Fall 2014, Vol. 34, No. 3

More than 112 years ago, the railroad industry wrestled with the same big problems they wrestle with today including the need to rely on human judgment to operate
safely. Today’s solution is Positive Train Control.–page 10, courtesy of Richard Palmer.

Message from the President: Now Departing
Board Meeting Summary
Annual Membership Meeting Summary
Membership Promotion: Additional Tips
2015 Annual Meeting, Altoona, Pennsylvania
2014 Friends Campaign
Moscow, Idaho, 2016 Annual Meeting Premier
Honor Engines, Order of the Red Spot
Danbury Railway Museum
Cover photo: Archives and Special Collections, University of Connecticut Libraies

Summer 2014, Vol. 34, No. 2

ASDE? What’s that? Well, way back in the Jurassic age, it was a great way to learn the railroad, especially locomotive and train operations. For many years the
Santa Fe had locomotive troubleshooters who were supervisors and who rode some of the trains, mainly ATSF’s great fleet of passenger trains–page 6 by Forrest
Becht.

Message from the President: Dues Increase
Promoting the R&LHS: Membership Development
World’s Greatest Story, Circus or Railroad?
Assistant Supervisor Diesel Engines, Santa Fe
Trading Post
Guess the Station, from Lou Marre’s Collection
Back Issues Store
Cover photo: Sylvania Central #103, 1953. Photo by Gordon S. Crowell

Spring 2014, Vol. 34, No. 1

Railroads have played an enormous role in American history, particularly in the saga of the settlement of the American West in the nineteenth century. Railroads have
also played a major part in military operations and civilian supply activities during wartime. David Pfeiffer, page 6

R&LHS Accounts Financial Statement
Membership Development
From the Dispatcher’s Office
Researching at the National Archives
Research Fellowships
Lou Marre’s Favorite Photos
Back Issues Store
Cover photo: N&W’s Jawn Henry at Clare, Ohio, October 10, 1954. Lou Marre Collection

Winter 2013, Vol. 33, No. 4

Visit the Nevada Northern Railway, an authentic early 20th century steam railroad and relive the days of the Great Railroad Race to Tonopah and Goldfield.

President’s Message: R&LHS Financial Update
Executive Meeting Summary: Kansas City
Silver State Rails, June 5-8, Ely, Nevada
Amtraking to Ely, June 2014
Membership Development
2015 Friends Campaign
Trading Post
Back Issues Store
Cover photo: Nevada Northern 90 and 40 at Ely, Nevada

Fall 2013, Vol. 33, No. 3

Katy Steam at Staley (Oklahoma) Tower by Jim Hurt, whose first assignment as a Katy extra board telegrapher was two weeks on first trick at Staley in June 1953. “I was
instructed to report to Staley a few days early, to become familiar with the plant and the daily happenings there. The teaching staff at Staley was superb,” he writes.

Editor’s Thoughts
Harold Vollrath Receives Stindt Award
Equipment Corner
2014 Members Meeting June 5-8 at Ely, Nevada
Announcing Deadline of June 15 for 2014 Research Grants
Trading Post
Back Issues Store
Cover photo by MKT engineering department, courtesy of Ray George

Late Summer 2013, Vol. 33, No. 2

President’s Message by Robert Holzweiss begins: “The recent publication ‘Still Controversial: The Pacific Railroad at 150” (RRH #208, Spring-Summer 2013) generated
more than the usual feedback from our membership. Most responses applauded the publiation of the transcript and expressed appreciation for the gathering of four
eminent scholars … “

Southern California Capter Concludes Agreement with Union Pacific
Madison Meeting of the R&LHS
2014 Members Meeting at Ely, Nevada
Hiner and Brouws Receive 2013 Research Grants
Trading Post
Back Issues Store
Cover photo of weary Penn Central E8 4274 by Ken Fitzgerald


Spring 2013, Vol. 33, No. 1

Members Meeting: Madison, location of the R&LHS 2013 meetings for members, is proud of its history including preservation of its two major railroad stations.

Editor’s Thoughts
Badger Rails Information
2012 Financial Report
Announcing 2013 Research Grants
From the Membership Desk
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Cover photo of Milwaukee Road evening passenger train in 1964 by John Gruber

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