Added this old metal printing plate to the collection of Berwick related railroad items recently. Not only does it interest me for the local history connection but also because of the printing aspect. I've been in the printing-graphic design business for over 25 years now. It measures 10-1/2 x 6-3/4. Not sure what it was... Continue Reading →
Here is a great gem of a souvenir I recently added to my collection of Magee Transportation Museum memorabilia. It is very fitting for this Memorial Holiday Weekend. Thanks to my friend Bill for passing this along to me. Hope all my friends have a safe and happy Memorial Day.
As many of you know I have been working on a book about the Carroll Park and Western Railroad, which operated near Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania. I am nearly finished with writing the main body of the book...finally. There is still a lot of photo editing to do and captions to be written, but I can finally... Continue Reading →
Here are some of my favorite steam locomotive photos I've taken over the years. These machines were of marvel of modern technology when they were built. Today the same still holds true. Riding behind one of these iron horses is a experience I recommend everyone should do at least once in their lifetime, or like some of... Continue Reading →
The Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad built three generations of passenger stations at Berwick, Pennsylvania. All three were constructed in nearly the same location along the DL&W’s Bloomsburg Branch. From high above the Susquehanna River passengers would have to travel down Canal Street to the Passenger Station. The original passenger station was constructed by the... Continue Reading →
While working on my book about the Carroll Park and Western Railroad I've accumulated a large number of photos. Many of them will be used in the book. I've received all types of different formats, from slides, prints, scans, photo copies, hi-res digital files and low res digital files. Once in a while I receive a... Continue Reading →
Built sometime in the early 1930s, first appearing on American roads in 1934, this unique vehicle had an aluminum body, painted copper, and was powered by a supercharged Ford V8 engine and also had a rocket motor. Its overall length was 20 feet, width 7 feet, height 6 feet. The car was used for promoting... Continue Reading →
My love a trains started at a young age. When I was a child we would go to Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania to visit my great grandparents, on my mothers side of the family. They lived in a small apartment on main street. In the dimly lit back room my great grandfather had a HO train platform with... Continue Reading →