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>>> PRR Chronology Now Available <<<

PRR Chronolgy Now Available on New Website

The extensive chronology of the PRR that was compiled by Christopher Baer is now available on this website. This valuable resource is available only to PRRT&HS members and you must be logged in to view it.

To get there:

  1. Hover your mouse pointer over the PRR History item in the Main Menu.
  2. Click on the Chronology item that appears in the submenu that drops down.

Thanks, Altoona Works Chapter, for Hosting a Wonderful Annual Meeting

Our 2024 annual meeting concluded Saturday with a delicious barbecue picnic at the Altoona Railroaders Memorial Museum in which our intrepid members gathered under the tents and basked in the warmth of the companionship of good friends.

We wish our members and their guests who attended a safe trip home and we look forward to seeing them and all of you next year in Harrisburg.

2024 Board with 1361 Tender

The 2024 Board of Directors in Front of the Big Surprise, 1361's Tender at the 2024 PRRT&HS Annual Meeting in Altoona, PA

More pictures to follow...


Restoration of PRR K4s 1361

The Altoona Railroaders Memorial Museum is undertaking a very extensive and professional restoration of 1361 that will ensure many years of operation. But the effort is not inexpensive. At the museum's open house on the last day of the Annual Meeting you will be able to examine the new firebox under construction, using previous donations from the society and our members. Please give serious consideration to including a donation to the restoration when you register for our meeting. 100% of your donation will go to 1361’s restoration.

Thank-you, Dave Evans, President PRRT&HS & the PRRT&HS Directors

donate to k4s 1361 fund

New Book for Sale!

Conquest III

by Rick Tipton and David P. Oroszi, 2023

Continuing David Messer's highly-respected Conquest Series, authors Tipton and Oroszi chronicle PRR's Ohio Panhandle Lines, Pittsburgh - Dennison and Branches, Uhrichsville to E. Columbus, the Zanesville Branch, Columbus & Xenia Bradford Line, and Bradford to New Paris.

This 515-page hardbound book, Smyth sewn, contains 980 illustrations, some in color. A mating CD offers 42 large scale maps in PDF format.

Member Price - $119

Non-member Price - $139

Plus Shipping and Handling

Available now in our on-line store!

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Winter Issue of The Keystone Modeler Published

The Spring 2024 issue of TKM has been published. You can find it here.


Winter 2023 The Keystone In the Mail

The Winter 2023, volume 56 number 4, is in the mail. Be looking for it. You can go here to see the Table of Contents.

2021 - 2022 Keystones In Store Now

The 2021 and 2022 issues of our quarterly publication The Keystone are now available in our Store. Cost is $15 each to the public or $12 each to our members. To get to the store, click on "Store" in our menu above or click here. Members must be logged into the website in order to get the member price.

To Our Members:

> By logging in and providing your e-mail address, we will be better able to communicate with you in the future.

>You will need to Log-In to your account to get member discounts in our new Store

To the Public:

> If you are not a member of PRRT&HS, our legacy web site is still up and running at We are working to move all of that web site over to this new, public web site.

> If you wish to join our society, please click on the "Join Us" menu selection at the top of this page..

Preserving the heritage of "The Standard Railroad of the World" for future generations

The Society's mission is to further scholarly learning and interest in the Pennsylvania Railroad (PRR) and its predecessor companies by stimulating and encouraging the collecting, researching, recording and preserving of all technical, historical and practical information concerning the PRR and to make this information available to interested persons. And to further the accurate modeling of the PRR so that future generations may better appreciate and understand the company.

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