PHILLIPSBURG RAILROAD HISTORIANS
A 501c3 NON PROFIT ORGANIZATION

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2018 CALENDAR



April 21st
Spring Open House
10 am to 4 pm

June 10th
Meteorological Summer Open House
10 am to 4 pm

June 21st
Ole Town Fest 5 pm to 9pm

August 19th
Astronomical Summer Open House
10 am to 4 pm

September 29th
Fall Open House
10 am to 4 pm

October 27th
Fall Fest
1 pm to 6 pm

December 1st
Annual Santa Train
1 pm to 3 pm





Don't miss our next open house on Saturday, September 29 from 10am to 4pm!

It is with great sorrow that we must report one
of our original members has passed away.

I regret to inform you that long-time member and former Vice President of the Phillipsburg Railroad Historians Jim Mack passed away in his sleep on the morning of August 21, 2018. Jim was one of the early members of PRRH and has been infirmed for many years after suffering a health setback. The viewing for Jim will be on Sunday August 26 at the Wynkoop Funeral Home on South Main St. in Phillipsburg from 2 to 4 pm. President Carpenito will speak at the viewing. The funeral will be on Monday August 27 at 10:30 am with burial in Bloomsbury NJ.

In the undated image below Jim (right) stands in front of the museum building with another early member, Lester Rockafellow, who predeceased Jim. The picture predates the museum exterior renovation which was accomplished in 2005.

Jim with Rocky


Lehigh and Hudson River Caboose #18

L&HR caboose #18 oruir to going into shop

The Pareto Principle (80 20 rule) suggests that 20 percent of your activities will account for 80 percent of your results. When you're goal is to restore, the last 20% of results can take another 80% of your activities. Work began on this vintage caboose in 2011 and was originally planned to be completed in 1 season. That didn't happen!

August Update:

The good news is all work is completed. The finishing touch, the lettering, is all that remains to be done. Lettering is an art and we are hoping the artist we've chosen will have the time to complete the job by the September house. So check back in mid September, I hope to have a decision one way or the other if the "hack is back" on display.


Check out the video Channel 69 - WFMZ did about the caboose!
Piece of World War II history restored in Phillipsburg


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