Logan Model Railroad Club Forced to Vacate

Photo by Bill Fagan - 06/04/2015We were saddened to find out that after 40+ years in the attic of the Souderton Train Station on the former Reading Bethlehem Branch, the Logan Club, without warning, has been ordered to vacate the premises by this August, 2015. We would like to thank the club for generously opening their layout to the attendees of the September, 2014 division meet, and for promoting the hobby of model railroading by opening their club to the public during the holiday season for most of those 40 years.

A reminder to Logan Club members as well as anyone else interested that … More...

May Meet Recap

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Schuylkill Valley Club – Photo by Rob Ischinger

The May division meet was held in the “Fireplace Room” at the Fairview Village Church on Germantown Pike in Eagleville, PA.

Superintendent Joe Bergmaier was unable attend due to illness, so the business meeting was conducted by Assistant Super Charles Butsch with assistance from Clerk Mark Wallace. The main issues were the election of board members and changes to the bylaws. While ballots were being counted reports were given by Clerk Mark Wallace and Treasurer Howard Kaplan. As there were four slots open and only four candidates, the slate was approved. … More...

April Meet Returns to Elkins Park

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Our April 9, 2016 division meet returns us to the Elkins Park train station. The exterior station platform is still used as a station stop along SEPTA’s former Reading Line just below Jenkintown. It is still served by the Warminster and West Trenton Lines although the Lansdale/Doylestown trains pass by as well. There was a periodic variety of commuter passenger trains every few minutes either stopping or running by.

The station was constructed in 1898 … More...

March Meet Recap

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Our March 14, 2015 division meet took us to a new venue, the Elkins Park train station, where we gathered in the recently restored waiting room. The exterior station platform is still used as a station stop along SEPTA’s former Reading Line just below Jenkintown. It is still served by the Warminster and West Trenton Lines although the Lansdale/Doylestown trains pass by as well. There was a periodic variety of commuter passenger trains every few minutes either stopping or running by.

The station was constructed in 1898… More...

January Meet Recap

With the holidays behind us, Philadelphia Division members traveled this past January 10th to the Haddon Township High School to join with our hosts, the New Jersey Division, for a morning filled with a variety of model railroading activities.

The morning’s program, known as “Works-in-Progress,” was a repeat of a multiple, mini-clinic format that has been utilized at various meets over the past several years, and also at the MER’s 2010 Princeton Junction Convention. It consisted of a variety of clinics run simultaneously and repeated for four sessions lasting 30 minutes each. Members were free to choose to attend … More...

November Meet Recap

Sketch_Brandywine Pkwy Center1_750x500November was National Model Railroad Month and to start it on the right foot, the Philadelphia Division returned on Saturday, the first to the Brandywine Town Center just north of Wilmington, DE for our November meet.

Mike Baker of Nick & Nora Designs in Newark, DE started off the morning with a presentation of his modeling and painting techniques involving maintenance-of-way equipment. … More...

RCTHS/Amtrak Excursion Over Former Reading Lines

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This Fan Trip from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to Harrisburg will take place on November 8th, 2014. It will be done with Amtrak equipment. It will travel over Old Reading Main Line tracks. The plan is for It to run from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to Reading. There it will run over city tracks to where The Outer Station once stood. From there it will go South to Lebanon Valley Junction and go West over The Lebanon Valley Branch to Harrisburg. The return trip will again use The Lebanon Valley Branch to … More...

September Meet Recap

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On Saturday morning, September 13, 2014, the Philadelphia Division held its first fall meet at the recently restored Quakertown Train Station, in Quakertown, Pennsylvania.

     Author and historian Ben Bernhart, who spoke last year on the Reading Company’s Port Richmond, returned with… More...
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