News & Views

  • Search It, See It, Buy It: Library & Archives News

    Here’s the latest from the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania library and archives! Since November 2018, roughly 17,500 watermarked thumbnail images have been uploaded to their corresponding entries on our archival search engine. This brings the total images now visible online to about 120,000, less than......

  • Bill Cole Is Volunteer Of The Year

    The Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania is pleased to announce William “Bill” Cole as volunteer of the year for 2019. Bill was selected by the Friends of the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania’s board of directors from among the Museum’s corps of more than 150 active volunteers......

  • Bye Bye Berk!

    The Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania recently bid a fond farewell to our historic Nickel Plate Road steam locomotive No. 757, the Berkshire.  The enormous 75-year-old engine is now under the ownership of the Mad River & NKP Railroad Museum in Bellevue, Ohio. No. 757 was......

  • An Extra Special Baked Ham Supper

    About 65 years ago, on Thursday, March 18, 1954, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m., there was an “extra special baked ham supper” at the Lancaster Station. The Pennsylvania Railroad Women’s Aid Society would often hold fundraiser dinners like this one to fulfill their charitable mission......

  • You’ll Flip When You See It!

    Soon, the Solari board, Amtrak’s split-flip arrivals and departures board from William H. Gray III 30th Street Station in Philadelphia, will be on exhibit at the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania.  It’s in storage now, while we build a base on which to safely display it.......