PRRT&HS Day One Recap

Day one lasted until 11:30 p.m., so hence this morning update...

The day started with 44 of us on a chartered bus to Burnham, Pa., where we got a tour of the Standard Steel plant. "The Standard" is the only US manufacturer of forged rail car wheels. They also make rail axles. It was really cool to be with 10' of a 2,300 degree chunk of steel being shaped by a hammer press!

After a stop for lunch, it was over to the Lewistown station, where members were offered a tour of the Society,s archives. Then, train watching. We had about a dozed Norfolk Southern and one Amtrak train over three hours. I'll be paying some video to my YouTube channel once I have a broadband connection.

Then, back to the hotel. Dinner at Summerdale Junction, across from Enola yards. PRR photos adorn every wall!

John Frantz kicked off the presentations with a talk on creating the right mix of Pennsyrr hoppers on a layout. I followed with my talk on the York Haven Line. As a bonus, I played a video produced by Standard Steel for those who weren't on the tour.

Check my Twitter feed for pics from yesterday and follow @pennsyrrcom for live updates today. Enjoy!

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