April 14 Zoom meeting features Lehigh Valley Transit
20th Century Railroad Club's monthly Zoom meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. (Central) Wednesday, April 14, 2021.
John Nicholson will present on Lehigh Valley Transit. Regarded by many traction historians as the last “pure” interurban, Lehigh Valley Transit existed on passenger and express revenue; there was no carload freight interchange.
All equipment will be covered as we take a virtual trip over the Liberty Bell Route from Allentown to Upper Darby on this 40 minute Zoom trip from the president of the Central Electric Railfans' Association.
Getting on Zoom is easy! Simply follow the link:
REVISED ZOOM LINK: Simply follow the link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82240765576?pwd=R2xRdXVsT1FkN0lCVVdTcG1wbm1ldz09
Meeting ID: 822 4076 5576
Dial-in (Audio Only) 312-626-6799
Old Link is Below, but use above link.
Meeting ID: 822 4076 5576
March Zoom meeting recording now available
20th Century Railroad Club's inaugural Zoom presentation of Wednesday March 10, 2021 featured Dan Bartlett of the Elmhurst History Museum taking us on a history trip on the Galena Chicago Union Railroad.
Dan talked about the earliest history of the Galena Chicago Union Railroad through the western suburbs, its operations, and how the coming of that first rail line from Chicago affected the communities along its path.
The recording of the meeting is available to watch here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hrzlRoWzpFQ
The Midwest Rail Rangers and the 20th Century Railroad Club "virtual" educational program regarding La Plata, MO and related railfan things of interest remains available. Use this link to view the program: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WulTvv4fiMc
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