Public Relations Blog

Last evening the PRR Middle Division was visited by Robert Charles, Alan Mende, and Brian Kampschroer of the NMRA-MER-Susquehanna Division.

Serving as merit award judges, the three evaluated my submission of the Mann's Narrows section of the model railroad toward the requirements of the NMRA Achievement Program(AP) Master Builder - Scenery certificate.

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Today is a trifecta of railroading...

Started out the day at the annual train show of the Harrisburg Chapter of the National Railway Historical Society (NRHS). Not a great show, but a good excuse to get out and see friends.

Tonight is an op session on Bob Martin's Central Pennsylvania Railroad. Based on a conversation earlier in the day, I think I will probably be in the dispatcher's seat.

The last issue of The Keystoneincluded a pictorial of Joe Henry Kline's photography and modeling work. I recently had an opportunity to visit with Joe Henry's sons, Art and Rob, and take additional photos of the model railroad.

I have created an album dedicated to Joe Henry's work at photos.pennsyrr.com. Enjoy!

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I am very pleased to announce that I have acquired a number of Joe Henry Kline's models. This morning Dave Wartell and I "extracted" the models from the layout in McClure, Pa. 

Joe Henry has been in a nursing home for several years and his model railroad is still intact, which I learned following publication of photos in a recent issue of The Keystone. I contacted the family about the status of the layout and subsequently visited and made an offer on a number of the models.

Looking forward to a road trip to Lewistown tomorrow for a railroad archeology expedition. Weather looks to be great -- 65 and sunny. Can't wait.