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>>> Holiday Overstock Sale in Online Store <<<

Holiday Overstock Sale

Stop by our online store and check out our 50% off Holiday Overstock Book Sale. From Sunday, December 3, 2023 through Sunday, December 10, 2023, we will have the following four books on sale at half-off that you may want to gift to people outside of PRRT&HS:

  • From the Midwest to Florida by Rail, 1875-1979 – Vol. 1
  • From the Midwest to Florida by Rail, 1875-1979 – Vol. 2

These two books may be of considerable interest to people interested in the other East Coast railroads. Their trains to Florida are well documented from the earliest routes all the way into the Amtrak era.

  • Pennsylvania Railroad Advertising Art 1859-1968

While focused on the PRR's marketing, this may be a good book for people interested in the evolution of marketing, advertisements and vacation destinations from 1859 through 1968. During this time the PRR was the largest railroad in the United States, with passenger traffic that exceeded all others. The PRR also advertised travel to destinations in conjunction with other railroads that were outside the PRR network .

  • Locomotives of the Pennsylvania Railroad, Volume 1, The Early Years, 1848 to 1874

Pennsy locomotives weren't always K4s, I1s, T1s and J1s. Learn about the steam that pulled its trains and conquered its grades in the early years.

Visit the store to see the sale prices. Our normal shipping is USPS Media Mail, but if you want the Books before December 24th, we recommend selecting UPS ground. There is no assurance over the holiday season that media Mail will arrive in a timely manner. For the first three books the sale price saves more than shipping by UPS.


Doubtful these prices will ever be offered again. The first three books may be destined for Amazon, but not at these prices (Amazon Prime may be free to the buyers, but not to the sellers...)

Autumn Issue of The Keystone Modeler Published

The Autumn 2023 issue of TKM has been published. You can find it here.

See the excellent work that Tim Garner has done so far on his model of the impressive PRR Baltimore Station and learn some of the decisions he made along the way. And don't miss Andy Rubbo and Ron Hoess' article on the model they built of the unusual cantilevered catenary bridge near the North Philadelphia Station.


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.

2024 Membership Renewal Period Is Open


The membership renewal period for 2024 began on October 30, 2023.

 If you need to renew for next year, you will have been notified in one of two ways:

 1. If we have a good email address for you, you will have received an email from us notifying you of your need to renew. If you did not receive that email, first check your spam folder to make sure your email system didn’t think it was spam and put it there.

2. If we don’t have a valid email address for you or you renewed by mail last year, you will receive a mailed renewal notice and form shortly. These were mailed on October 24th, so be looking for them. 

 If you haven’t received either an email or mailed renewal notice by now, you should email Jim Trunzo at or mail a letter to:

 Pennsylvania Railroad Technical & Historical Society

PO Box 640515

Pittsburgh, PA 15264-0515

 and let us know. This is important, as these are the only two ways that we will notify you that your membership is due.

 Some of you may receive your notification both ways, but don’t worry, you need renew only once.

 We must receive your renewal by January 31, 2024 or you will be charged a late fee of $20 to cover the additional postage required to send you any back copies of The Keystone that may be due to you for 2024. Please note that we must actually receive your renewal form with check, if mailing, or you must have renewed and paid online by that date. If renewing by mail, make sure you mail your renewal form early enough to allow time for it to be delivered to us.

You can renew now, here.


We look forward to having you again as a member for 2024.


Autumn 2023 The Keystone Is In the Mail

The Autumn 2023 issue of The Keystone, our society publication, was mailed on September 1st. Look for it in your mail!

New Book for Sale! The Great Race to the Jersey Shore

by Frank A. Wrabel, 2023

Atlantic City, New Jersey grew to be the most popular Atlantic Shore vacation destination of the Northeast after WWI. Both the Pennsylvania and the Phila. & Reading railroads fought hard to capture passengers. Buses and autos ate into profits in the 1930s, so the two adversaries merged to survive. This book is the grand story of growth and atrophy of South Jersey rail, to the present day.

376 pages, over 370 illustrations, many in color. Hardbound, Smyth sewn

Member Price - $65

Non-member Price - $80

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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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