West Penn Railways #832 at the Pennsylvania Trolley Museum Photo by Paul Grether

Mark your calendar! The 2024 NATHS Hoosier Traction Meet will be held on June 7, 8 and 9 jointly with the Pennsylvania Trolley Museum West Penn Trolley Meet. The joint meet will include presentations on traction history and related topics of interest, vendor tables, trolley parades, night photo shoots, "Anything on Wheels" car show, and model trolley layout displays. Go to Hoosier Traction Meet and Pennsylvania Trolley Museum--West Penn Traction Meet for registration details and hotel information!

Four-track catenary construction on the New York–Washington line of the Pennsylvania Railroad Photo from General Electric (Hrsg.): The Pennsylvania Railroad Electrification. Schenectady NY, S. 9–10

Dive into the electrifying history of America's Northeast Corridor! This "Wiring the Coast" talk, presented by David Alff, explores the battle between AC and DC traction, the innovative overhead catenary system, and the challenges of modernizing this iconic rail route. Register now for this fascinating exploration! See you on June 7! Read More

Spring Fling at the Museum of Bus Transportation in Hershey Sourced from AACA MUSEUM, INC. - MOBT Spring Fling

The Metropolitan NY Bus Association Committee of the Motor Bus Society is hosting the bus trip to Hershey, PA on June 1, 2024. You will see historic buses, explore Harrisburg, and enjoy Shady Maple buffet. Read and download the attached PDF for details and send in the registration form if interested.

Metropolitan NY Bus Association trip to Hershey,PA Flyer

Philadelphia Rapid Transit Company (PRT) car 1732 on Market Street at 8th Street in Center City Philadelphia on March 3, 1909. Photo from the George W. Gula Collection

Join George Gula on a historical ride through Philadelphia's streetcar system! This talk explores the city's transit journey, from horsecars in 1858 to modern SEPTA. See photos of iconic streetcars and learn how public transport shaped Philadelphia's economy, society, and workforce. Register now for this fascinating journey! See you on April 19! Read More

Street congestion scene. Source: Chicago History Museum.

Dive into 200 years of Chicago's vibrant transit history with David Wilson's "Chicago 101"! Explore the evolution from horsecars to high-speed lines, uncovering hidden stories and forgotten gems. Gain a deeper appreciation for the city's unique identity and transportation innovation. Register now for this captivating presentation! See you on March 15! Read More

A northbound
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train is stopped at the 145th Street lower-level station on its way to Bedford Park Boulevard on January 20th, 1986. R10 car #3203 is leading the eight-car train.
Photo by Eric Oszustowicz

Join us for a visually captivating February program presented by Eric Oszustowicz! The evening kicks off with stunning HD videos from 2023 – steam engines, transcontinental journeys, commuter trains, and more. Immerse yourself in captivating rail photos, including NYC subway glimpses, vintage shots, and a sneak peek at "Elevated Railways of Brooklyn" Volume 3. Read More

The Aarhus Letbane is one of two brand new light rail systems in Denmark. This system opened in 2017. Pictured above is a northbound Stadler Variobahn car appro aching the Dokk1 stop at the civic center, which contains performance spaces, the public library and government offices. Photo by Jack May

For January, we are privileged to view presentations by two veteran speakers and photographers, Jack May, and Harvey Laner. Jack May will present on electric traction in Scandinavia and Harvey Laner will host a showing of his video of the famous Vicinaux rural tramway system in advance of the May 2024 ERA trip to Belgium and the Netherlands. See you on January 19! Read More

January 2024 Meeting Notice


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