Northern Central Chapter

The goals of the Pennsylvania Railroad Technical & Historical Society (PRRT&HS) are to promote the preservation of all information regarding the organization, operation, facilities, and equipment of the PRR. We support research and publication on all PRR topics and encourage the accurate modeling of PRR equipment, structures, and environment so that future generations may better appreciate and understand the company.

The Northern Central Chapter fosters fellowship of those interested in the Pennsylvania Railroad at the local level -- geographically consistent with the route of the PRR's Northern Central Branch, which ran from Baltimore, Md., through York to Cly, Pa. (then on the York Haven Line to Harrisburg, Pa.).


Sunday, April 9, 2017, 1:30 p.m.

This meeting will be an interactive tour of the Northern Central from Mount Wolf through Goldsboro. We will depart from the Park and Ride at the Emigsville exit of I-83 with stops at Mount Wolf, Brunner Island, York Haven, Cly, and Goldsboro. Handouts will be provided. If weather is bad, check here on the web site for any cancellation notice, which would be posted by noon.

Sunday, September 10, 2017, 1:30 p.m.

Program to be announced. We are exploring an excursion on former Pennsy rails. Candidates include the Walkersville Southern and Steam Into History. Though not ex-PRR, the Middletown & Hummelstown (Reading) was also suggested.

Sunday, November 12, 2017, 1:30 p.m.

Annual election of officers. Program to be announced. 

The chapter meets the second Sunday of February, April, September and November. The meetings consist of a short business meeting and some type of program or presentation about the PRR and related subjects. Meetings are free and open to the public.

Chapter Chatter:

The chapter mans the Society's marketing display for the Great Scale Model Train Show for its October, February, and April shows. Members are encourage to wear Society shirts and stop by and chat with prospective members. 

The chapter has produced maroon polo shirts with a "Liberty Limited" logo embroidered on the left breast. Shirts are available at chapter meetings while supplies last. M, L, XL $25; 2XL, 3XL $30.

Chapter Officers:

President: Jerry Britton
Vice President: Joe Ioele
Secretary: Ivan Frantz, Jr.
Treasurer: Ivan Frantz, Jr.

Membership and Benefits:

Northern Central Chapter dues are $10.00 a year.

The chapter publishes a newsletter, The Signal Bridge, which is sent out about two weeks prior to each meeting to keep chapter members updated on items of interest concerning the chapter, local railroad news, and national PRRT&HS information.

The chapter historically sponsors the holiday greens placed on the Hanover Junction station during the holidays. The chapter has donated to PRR-related causes, such as equipment restoration at the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania.

You May Also Be Interested In...

National Railway Historical Society (NRHS), Harrisburg Chapter - For railroad historians.

National Model Railroad Association (NMRA), Mid-East Region (MER), Susquehanna Division - For railroad modelers.

Keystone Free-MO -- Modular HO scale group recreating the Pennsy's main line from Philadelphia to Pittsburgh.