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MORNING SUN BOOKS Two new all-color books for August 1st:

LEHIGH VALLEY-6 By Mike Bednar

The story of the Valley’s through freights, how they gathered the local traffic and forwarded it to classification yards. The Apollo piggyback service and the 1972 pickup of former L&NE trackage added additional traffic to the mix. Item# 1441


By Arthur J. Erdman

Bill Brennan’s LIRR pho- tography is some of the best of the 1960s. The road was exclusively the domain of Alco’s and FM’s during this won- derful grey-and-orange period. Item# 1442

These all-color 128-page hardcover books will be available August 1, 2012.

Order today at price of $59.95 apiece plus $7 shipping (add $2 for each add’l book) Canada-$12; foreign-$21, each. All books are shipped via U.S. Mail.

PA (6%) and NJ (7%) residents add Sales Tax Visa/MC accepted – 9am-5pm Call (610) 683-8566

Morning Sun Books, Inc.

PO Box 326 ~ Kutztown, PA 19530-0326 visit our website @ 6 AUGUST 2012 • RAILFAN.COM

Go Hawaiian with us at Summerail 2012!

Join us on the balmy shores of the Ohio River in Cincinnati for Summerail 2012! Wear your best Hawaiian shirt and we’ll give you a $5.00 coupon redeemable at the Carstens Book Store. Support the Cincinnati Railroad Club and enjoy a great day of slide shows!

SUMMERAIL AT C.U.T.- Sat., Aug. 11, 2012 Get tickets at

TIMETABLE listings are published without charge and are run on a space-available basis at the editor’s discretion. RAILFAN & RAILROAD accepts no responsibility for date or time errors or cancellations. Notices must be entered through the on-line timetable page ( by the first of the month two months prior to the cover date (i.e. January 1 for the March issue). Each issue will be in circulation for the full month preceding its cover date. PUEBLO, COLORADO, August 11-12, 2012. Colorado Rail Fair at ,

Colorado State University, Pueblo, Occhiato Center. Second annual Rail Fair presented by NMRA-RMR, Arkansas Division and Pueblo Model Railroad Association. Features tourist railroads, clinics, operating modular railroads, swap tables, vendors, door prizes, Operation Lifesaver, manufacturers. Admission: $5 Adults, Children Free. Contact John Denny at (719) 547-7990. THE VILLAGES, FLORIDA, August 18-19, 2012. The Villages

Railroad Historical Society Summer Rail Expo at Savannah Regional Recreation Center, 1545 Buena Vista Blvd. 130 tables of vendors representing all scales,collectables, railroadiana, videos. Operating layouts. Raffles and door prizes. Free Parking. Admission: $5.00, $4.00 with coupon or Village ID. Contact Alan Goldberg at (352) 205-4322 or visit JOLIET, ILLINOIS, October 14, 2012. Joliet Union Station Centennial

Banquet and Reception at Joliet Union Station Grand Ballroom, 53 E. Jefferson Street. Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the completion of the new Union station and the elevation of the railroad tracks in Joliet, Illinois. Given by the Blackhawk Chapter of the NRHS. See our website for details and reservation form. Admission: $50.00 per person, by advance reservation only. Contact Bill Molony at (815) 834-0835 or visit our web site at SPRINGFIELD, ILLINOIS, September 15, 2012. National Association

of Timetable Collectors at Railroad Paper Show & Sale, State House Inn, 101 East Adams Street. This is one of the premier railroad paper shows with timetables, rule books, dispatcher train sheets, advertising and many other forms of historic railroad paper. Admission: $3.00. Contact Keith Sherman at (618) 466-2585 or visit FLORENCE, KANSAS, August 3-4, 2012. Railroad Mini-Meet at Fred

Harvey’s 1878 Clifton Hotel, 3rd and Marion St. At the very first Fred Harvey Hotel, enjoy Harvey Dinner on Friday. Lunch, speakers, display tables, book, and picnic on Saturday. Admission: $20.00 Friday, $35.00 Saturday. Contact Robert Harris, 2267 Alfalfa, Marion,KS 66861 or (620) 382-2161. COVINGTON, KENTUCKY, August 3-5, 2012. A Weekend Exploring

CSX in the Greater Cincinnati Area. Explore CSX and its local fallen flags (B&O, C&O, L&N, Conrail) in the Greater Cincinnati area. Admission: Free. Contact Charles Bogart at (502) 227-2436 or visit GREENVILLE, MAINE August 18, 2012. 2nd Annual Depot

Celebration: Tours and Railroad Workers Reunion at historic 1889 CPR depot. Fundraiser to save endangered 1889 depot, including tours, memorabilia displays, railroad workers, model train layouts, vendors, raffles, entertainment and more. All along the shores of beautiful Moosehead Lake. Admission: By Donation. Contact Jane Hall at (207) 691-0731 or visit DEARBORN, MICHIGAN, July 1-6, 2012. The American Flyer

Chicago to Washington, D.C. roundtrip. American Independence tour to Washington, D.C. This is your opportunity to travel by private varnish to the Independence Day Festival in Washington, D.C. Enjoy extensive parade with many colorful floats and 20 bands from all over the country. See the memorials to Presidents Washington, Jefferson, Linc. Admission: $2,199 and up. Contact American Rail Excursions at (313) 300-8411 or visit LA PLATA, MISSOURI, October 21-24, 2012. Travel Writing and

Photography Workshop at Depot Inn & Suites, 1245 N. Brown St. Focusing on train travel and taught by photographer Carl Morrison and “Zephyr” author Henry Kisor, and featuring guest speaker Steve Barry, editor of Railfan & Railroad. The Depot Inn is offering rooms for $75 to participants. Admission: Tuition $250; auditors $125. Contact Carl Morrison at (714) 225-8643 or visit BUTTE, MONTANA, July 21, 2012. Northern Pacific Railway

Historical Association (NPRHA) 2012 Annual Swap, Sale, and Railroad Prototype Modelers Meet at Butte Front Street Station, 800 E. Front Street. From 9:00am to 4:00pm. RPM displays, modeling clinics, raffle, swap meet, and NPRHA Company Store. Admission: Free. Contact Chris Frissell at (406) 471-3167 or visit NORTH PLATTE, NEBRASKA, August 1-4, 2012. Union Pacific

Historical Society’s 28th Annual Convention at Quality Inn & Suites, Sandhill Convention Centre, 2102 S. Jeffers St. Enjoy bus tours including Bailey Yard and Diesel Shop; night/day photography at the Golden Spike Tower, Bailey Yard, Cody Park Museum & Consol #480; many clinics; 7 meals (3 breakfasts,banquet,canteen night,BBQ,icebreaker,swap meet). Registration: $199. Contact Wayne Hall at (519) 894-5519 or visit

ROCHESTER, NEW YORK, August 19, 2012. Diesel Day at the

Rochester & Genesee Valley Railroad Museum. See several different vintage diesel locomotives under power, learn how they operate, and take a ride on them or in restored cabooses! All tours begin at New York Museum of Transportation, 6393 East River Road. One admission gains entry to both museums. Admission: See Web Site. For complete details visit our web site at BELLEVUE, OHIO, August 18-19, 2012. “A Night on the Nickel Plate

Road” A Milepost 25 Production at Mad River and NKP Museum, Bellevue, OH, 253 Southwest Street. Join us for a night time photo shoot at the Mad River and Nickel Plate Road Museum. The night of August 18th will consist of several events located througout the vast museum. For details, contact James Byberg at (734) 837-2970 CINCINNATI, OHIO, August 11, 2012. Summerail at flea market and

multi-media shows, Cincinnati Union Terminal, 1301 Western Ave. Multi- media shows will highlight railroads across North America, spanning several decades. Presenters include Richard Acton Sr., Mike Danneman, Bob Eisthen, Jerry Pyfer, Chris Haines, Dave Honan, Joel Jensen, Scott Lothes, Lloyd Rinehart, Thomas Seiler, and Craig Williams. Admission: Flea market free, Slide shows $20. Contact Bill Haines at (93) 898-8220 or visit ROCKHILL FURNACE, PENNSYLVANIA, July 21, 2012. PCC Car

Day 2012 at Rockhill Trolley Museum, 430 Meadow Street. Come join us for the museum’s first ever PCC Car Day! Tickets will go on sale at 11:00am; first ride will be at 11:15. We will be operating former SEPTA PCC Car 2743 and former New Jersey Transit PCC Car 6. Admission: $7 adult, $4 children. Contact Bill Monaghan at (856) 297-2355 or visit ROCKHILL FURNACE, PENNSYLVANIA, October 6-7, 2012. Fall

Spectacular at Rockhill Trolley Museum, 430 Meadow Street. Ride and photographic vintage trolley snowsweepers, snowplow, freight motor and other trolleys not normally operated. Admission: $10 adults, $7 children. Contact Rockhill Trolley Museum at (814) 641-2310 or visit our web site at TITUSVILLE, PENNSYLVANIA, July 14-15, 2012. Steam Train

Weekend at Oil Creek & Titusville Railroad, 409 South Perry Street. We will be hosting TWO steam locomotives and running extra and rare mileage excursion trains Saturday, July 14 and Sunday, July 15. Viscose Co. #6 and Flagg Coal #75. Expanded schedule includes four train rides each day. See Website/call for ticketing. Admission: Varies. Contact Betty Squire at (814) 676-1733 or visit WILLIAMS GROVE, PENNSYLVANIA, July 14, 2012 - July 15, 2012.

Model Train Flea Market at Williams Grove Steam Engine Show Grounds. This event will include steam train rides, model train exhibit, and stands with collector items to purchase. Admission: Free. Contact Williams Grove Historical Steam Engine Association at (717) 766-4001 or visit VIENNA, VIRGINIA, July 14, 2012. Model Railroad Open House &

Display at Historic Vienna Depot of the former Washington & Old Dominion Railroad, 231 Dominion Road NE. Northern Virginia Model Railroader’s permanent layout depicting the Western North Carolina Railroad during the transition period from steam to diesel. Display also includes a traction/trolley element, the Blue Ridge Traction Power & Light. Admission: Free (donations accepted). Contact Secretary at (703) 938- 5157 or visit ILWACO, WASHINGTON, July 14-15, 2012. Clamshell Railroad

Days at Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum, 115 Lake St. Celebrate the history of the only railroad that ran with the tides, the IR&N, which served Washington state’s Long Beach Peninsula from 1889-1930. Visitors will enjoy model railroad layouts from area train clubs, historical presentations, vendors and a bus tour. Admission: $5 per person, under 12 are free. Contact Committee Chair at (360) 642-3446 or visit SQUAMISH, BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA, July 13-15, 2012.

“PGE 100” The Pacific Great Eastern Railway Centenary Convention at CN Roundhouse & Conference Centre, West Coast Railway Heritage Park., 39645 Government Road. Sponsored by the PGE-BCR Modellers Group. Reception, clinics, operating layouts. Optional extras: banquet next to Royal Hudson 2860, RDC trip. Registration $55 before March 15, 2012; $65 after that date. Public show, Sunday 10 AM to 4 PM. Contact Registrar for details and registration form. Admission: $55 before March 15; $65 after. Contact Brian Clogg, Registrar at (604) 588-2194.

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