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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

Join us on June 10th for our second open house of the 2018 season!

Centerville and Southwestern

Above: Lehigh Valley Chapter / NRHS members pose for a group shot after their picnic lunch in the PRRH picnic grove.

Our first open house of the season was held on Saturday May 21. Considering the weather so far this year we got lucky with fair skies, light breeze and reasonable temperatures. We were joined by our friends at the Lehigh Valley Chapter of the National Railway Historical Society who held their annual spring picnic in our picnic grove.

Group arrives to inspect the Mack Railbus

After lunch we stopped the Centerville and Southwestern miniature train at the picnic grove where LVC members posed for a group photo and then went for a ride on the C&S. Upon detraining at the Cross Street Station, members had the opportunity to get on the Mack Ralibus (which is owned by the LVC and stored in the PRRH carshop) to inspect the interior of this valuable artifact originally run on the Chestnut Ridge Railway in Palmerton, PA. To end their visit they were given a sneak peak at the Lehigh and Hudson River Railway caboose #18 which is nearing completion.
We also had a steady stream of other guests who kept us busy from start to finish. We look forward to seeing you for our next open house on June 10th. Please come and have some free family fun with us as time permits this season.

Lehigh and Hudson River Caboose #18

L&HR caboose #18 oruir to going into shop

We expect to unveil the restored Lehigh and Hudson River RR caboose # 18 this year. Work began on this vintage caboose in 2011 and was originally planned to be completed in 1 season. However once work began, the extent of how badly the wood had deteriorated became apparent. Unfortunately, most of the wood had to be replaced. Even as we speak, the caboose crew is working on the finishing touches of this project. So stay tuned, we expect to have more on the big reveal later this year!

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

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