Anthracite Railroads Historical Society, Inc.
Railroad-Specific Historical Societies
PO Box 519
Lansdale, PA 19446
United States
Our organization consists of over 1,800 authors, historians, railroad employees, photographers, model railroaders, and just plain railfans who share our interest in the railroads that served the anthracite coal mining region of eastern Pennsylvania. These include:
Central Railroad of New Jersey, Delaware Lackawanna & Western Railroad, Lehigh Valley Railroad, Reading Company, Lehigh and New England, Lehigh and Hudson River Railroad. Our periodical, "Flags, Diamonds, and Statues" a magazine of which any professional publisher would be proud, is sent three times a year to all members. A typical issue can contain historical articles, maps, diagrams, and beautiful old photos. Back issues are available. We also publish the Anthracite Extra, a newsletter which informs members of Society activities and products as well as Society business. Our monthly meetings are held on the second Friday of each month at the Zwingli United Church of Christ, Wile and Walnut Streets, in Souderton, Pennsylvania, beginning at 7:30 p.m. A brief business meeting is followed by a pleasant social session and, usually, an informative and entertaining program on some aspect of anthracite railroading, highlighted by films, slides or videos from members' collections. Our annual meeting is held at a different town within the states of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, or New York and features modeling and prototype clinics and discussions, visual presentations and a business meeting.

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