The April meet will be celebrating the Philadelphia Division's 50th anniversary.  Details to come shortly.

April Meet Recap

 

To the left is a photo of the Southampton Station originally located on the long-abandoned Newtown Branch of the Reading Company.  This structure, built in 1982 and slated for restoration, is located at the corner of Street Road and Second Street Pike, a few blocks from our meeting place.

 

 

 

 

On Saturday, April 1, 2017 the Philadelphia Division met in a new location, the Southampton Community Center in Southampton, PA in Bucks County.  Filling in for Superintendent Joe Bergmaier was our able Assistant Superintendent, Charles Butsch who greeted approximately 50 assembled members and guests.

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Call for Nominations!

Every spring, the Philadelphia Division holds its annual election for Board of Directors. There are seven total Board positions, four of which are open for election or re-election this year. The term is for two (2) years. The Board then elects officers from among the Directors. One or two board members may be stepping down, so this is your chance to become active. If interested, please contact a member of the nominating committee: Joe Bergmaier, Mark Wallace, or Bill Fagan. If elected office is too big a step, consider volunteering to work on a committee. Currently a publicity committee … More...

April Meet in Southampton

 

On Saturday, April 1, 2017 the Philadelphia Division meets in a new location, the Southampton Community Center in Southampton, PA in Bucks County.

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To the left is a photo of the Southampton Station originally located on the long-abandoned Newtown Branch of the Reading Company.  This structure, built in 1982 and slated for restoration, is located at the corner of Street Road and Second Street Pike, a few blocks from our meeting place.… More...

June Meet in Newtown Square

On June 11, 2016 the Philadelphia Division meets in a new location, the Newtown Public Library in Newtown Square, PA.

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To the left is a photo of the Newtown Square Freight Station originally located on the long-abandoned Newtown Square branch of the PRR.  This structure is located at the Newtown Square Railroad Museum located on PA-3 (West Chester Pike).… More...

April Meet Recap

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Our early spring meet returned to the Elkins Park Train Station, on April 9, 2016. Located on the SEPTIC Warminster and West Trenton lines (historically the North Penn Branch of the Reading Company), the station building itself has been unused by SEPTIC for over ten years but the trains still stop there. The schedule can be found on the SEPTIC website at: http://septa.org/schedules/rail/index.html.

For more about the Elkins Park Train Station, check out the website at http://www.elkinscentral.com/.

As usual the meet was opened with greetings from our Superintendent, Joe Bergmaier.

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January Meet Recap

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As has become customary, the Philadelphia and New Jersey Divisions joined forces to cohost their mid-winter meet at the Haddon Township High School cafeteria in Westmont, New Jersey on Saturday, January 9, 2016.

The program began with Jersey member Ed Sproles presenting a clinic titled: “Build Your Own Resistance Wheelsets.” Ed described the process of building resistance wheelsets via PowerPoint presentation, including examples of his work as well as a live demonstration of the process.… More...

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