Railroad Historical Societies

Kato F40PHI'VE WORKED off and on over the last several years to gather historical society information from websites, magazines, and corrections sent to me by readers. Each of the links below will take you to a railroad-related historical society's web site. I am a member of the Central of Georgia Railway Historical Society but often look at web sites belonging to other societies. They all have great modeling info if you take the time to look! Support the organization(s) that support your favorite road(s).

Note: I'm trying to work my way through the list and delete any membership costs. This is quite out of date where it's still there. I first put this together when I did some writing for Hundman from 1996-2004 or so. Please don't send a check and be mad at me!

Akron, Canton & Youngstown RR Historical Society
Quarterly publication A.C. & Y. H.S. News, PO Box 196, Sharon Center, OH 44274-0196

American Truck Historical Society
Bimonthly magazine., PO Box 531168, Birmingham, AL 35253, (205) 870-0566.

Amtrak Historical Society
Quarterly magazine. 1579 N. Milwaukee Ave., Suite 350, Chicago, IL 60622.

Ann Arbor Railroad Technical & Historical Society
(also covers Michigan Northern and Tuscola & Saginaw Bay), PO Box 51, Chesaning, MI 48616. Newsletter.

Anthracite Railroads Historical Society
(Central of New Jersey, Lackawanna, Lehigh & Hudson River, Lehigh & New England, Lehigh Valley, Reading). Newsletter, PO Box 519, Lansdale, PA 19446-0519.

Atlantic Coast Line & Seaboard Air Line Historical Society
PO Box 4141, Bay Pines, FL 33744-4141

B & O Historical Society
Bi-monthly magazine. B&O RRHS, PO Box 13578, Baltimore, MD 21203-3578.

British Columbia Railway Historical & Tech. Society
BCRH&TS, c/o Jim Moore, 25852 McBean Pkwy., #187, Valencia, CA 91355.

Boston & Maine RR Historical Society
B&MRRHS, C/O Membership Secretary, PO Box 9116, Lowell, MA 01852

B&M (Salisbury, Point RR HS)
(Salisbury, Point/Amesbury/ Newburyport). Contact Richard Nichols at (978) 388-0937

Bridge Line Historical Society
2476 Whitehall Ct., Niskayuna, NY 12309.

Burlington Northern Railroad
(Friends of the ...), PO Box 271, West Bend, WI 53095-0271.

CN Lines SIG
Covers CNR, GT-NE, CV, DW & P, GTW and subsidiaries. Nick Andrusiak, CN Lines SIG, 101 Elm Park road, Winnipeg, MB Canada R2M 0W3.

Central of Georgia Railway Historical Society
#2 Turnbull Dr. Rome, GA 30161.

Central Vermont Ry. Historical Society
Quarterly newsletter. c/o Jerry Fox, PO Box 8672, Essex, VT 05451. LSSAE for further information.

Chesapeake & Ohio
C&O Historical Society, Membership Officer, PO Box 79, Clifton Forge, VA 24422, 800-453-CHOS.

Chessie System Historical Society
Quarterly newsletter. CSHS, 163 Straith St., Stauton, VA 24401.

Chicago Burlington & Quincy
Burlington Route Historical Society, P. O. Box 456, LaGrange, IL 60525.

Chicago & Eastern Illinois
C&EI Historical Society, c/o Membership Chairman, PO Box 606, Crestwood, IL 60445.

Chicago & Illinois Midland Technical and Historical Society
Newsletter 4 times per year. Attn: Shane Mason, Membership Chairman, PO Box 3882, Springfield, IL 62708-3882.

Chicago & North Western Historical Society
Quarterly North Western Lines. Membership Secretary, PO Box 1270, Sheboygan, WI 53082-1270

Colorado Midland
Colorado Midland Quarterly, 475 Ocelot Dr., Colorado Springs, CO 80919.

Colorado & Southern
PO Box 3246, Littleton, CO 80161-3246.

Conrail Technical Society
PO Box 38, Walnutport, PA 18088-0038

Cotton Belt Rail Historical Society
Bill McCaskill, membership chairman, PO Box 2044, Pine Bluff, AR 71613. (501) 541-1819.

Delaware & Hudson
PO Box 13324, Albany, NY 12212.

Denver, South Park & Pacific Historical Society
(includes C&S narrow gauge & all predecessor lines). c/o Clifford A. Mestel, 12874 County Rd. 314B, Buena Vista, CO 81211.

East Broad Top
(Friends of the...), c/o Peter A. Clark, 10428 Carlyn Ridge Rd., Damascus, MD 20872. febt@aol.com.

East Tennessee & Western North Carolina
ET&WNC Railroad Historical Society, c/o John R. Waite, 604 North Eleventh Street, De Soto, MO 63020. Newsletter.

Electric Ry. Assn. of So. Cal. (Pacific Electric/LARy/plus)
Quarterly publication, Timepoints. 1 World Trade Center, PO Box 32161, Long Beach, CA 90832-2161.

Erie Lackawanna
Erie Lackawanna Historical Society, c/o Bob Rose, One LaMalfa Road, Randolph, NJ 07869.

The Feather River Rail Society
c/o Harry D. "Hap" Manit, PO Box 608, Portola, CA 96122.

Fonda, Johnstown & Gloversville RR
Walt Danylak, 115 Upland Rd., Syracuse, NY 13207.

Frisco Modelers' Information Group
c/o Douglas Hughes, 1212 Finneans Run, Arnold, MD 21012. SASE for info.

Galloping Goose Historical Society of Dolores
PO Box 297, Dolores, CO 81323, gghs5@fone.net

Gilpin Railroad Historical Society
Quarterly publication; bi-annual gathering. c/o Dan Abbott, PO Box 747, Idaho Springs, CO 80452, dkabbot@mail.bwn.net,

Grand Trunk Western Historical Society
Quarterly newsletter, Semaphore. GTWSH, PO Box 611, Keego Harbor, MI 48320-1205.

Great Northern Railway Historical Society
GNRHS, 1781 Griffith, Berkley, MI 48072-1222.

Gulf Mobile & Ohio
GM&O Historical Society, Inc., PO Box 2457, Joliet, IL 60434-2457.

H.J. Heinz Special Interest Group
c/o Bill Dippert, 2650 NW Robinia Ln., Portland, OR 97229-4037.

Hagerstown & Frederick Ry HS
P.O Box 194, Woodsboro, MD 21798

lllinois Central Historical Society
ICHS Membership Services Dept, P.O. Box 288, Paxton, IL 60957.

Illinois Traction Society
c/o Dale Jenkins (Editor), PO Box 6004, Decatur, IL 62524-6004, (217) 522-5452 (Springfield, IL); or Mark Godwin (ITS membership), 121 West St. Louis, Apt. A, Lebanon, IL 62254, (618) 537-2414.

Kansas City Southern Historical Society
PO Box 5332, Shreveport, LA 71135-5332. Monthly newsletter, semi-annual magazine & free admission to convention & swap meets.

Katy Railroad Historical Society
(Missouri Kansas & Texas Railroad).Quarterly magazine, the KATY FLYER and yearly historical calendar., PO Box 1784, Sedalia, MO 65302

Louisville & Nashville
L&N Historical Society, PO Box 17122, Louisville, KY 40217.

Lake Michigan RR Carferry HS
No Dues. Online newsletter

Maryland & Pennsylvania Preserv. & Historical Society
PO Box 224, Spring Grove, PA 17362. SSAE for more information email: ma&pa@arrowweb.com

Middletown and New Jersey Railway Historical Society
c/o Douglas Barberio, 325 Collabar Road, Montgomery, NY 12549.

Milwaukee Road Historical Assn.
PO Box 307, Antioch, IL 60002-0307.

(Milwaukee Road-Lines West) Kevin McCray, Secretary, 6 Park Place, Clancy, MT 59634-9759

Missabe Railroad Historical Society
(Duluth, Missabe & Iron Range and predecessors). 506 W. Michigan St., Duluth, MN 55802. Quarterly magazine.

Missouri & Arkansas Railroad Research Group
(also covers Missouri & North Arkansas, Arkansas & Ozarks, and others), PO Box 1094, Harrison, AR 72602-1094.

Missouri Pacific (Includes Texas & Pacific)
Missouri Pacific Historical Society, PO Box 456, Ballwin, MO 63022-0456.

Monon Railroad Historical-Technical Society, Inc.
Three videos for sale and annual car kit projects available. Monon RR Historical & Tech. Society Inc., c/o Membership Chairman, PO Box 68, Ladoga, IN 47954-0068.

National Model Railroad Association
Scale Rails is published monthly. National Model Railroad Association Inc., 4121 Cromwell Road, Chattanooga, TN 37421. (423) 892-2846.

National Railway Historical Society
National Railway Historical Society, c/o David A. Ackerman, PO Box 58153, Philadelphia, PA 19102.

New Haven
Chris Adams, Membership Chairman, NHRHTA Inc., 362 High St., Milford, CT 06460.

New York Central System Historical Society
PO Box 81184, Cleveland, OH 44181-0184.

New York Connecting Railroad Society
10268 Maria Dr., Fort Worth, TX 76108.

NYO&W Modelers SIG
Internet exchange of info on O&W and area shortlines and traction companies.

The New York, Susquehanna & Western Technical And Historical Society
PO Box 121, Rochelle Park, NJ 07662-0121

Nickel Plate Road
NPRHTS, PO Box 381, New Haven, IN 46774-0381.

Norfolk & Western Historical Society
PO Box 13908, Roanoke, VA 24038-3908, (540) 342-0575.

Northern Pacific Ry
Norm Snow, 13044 87th Place. N.E., Kirkland, WA 98034.

Ontario Northland Ry Hist & Tech Soc
CAN: c/o Sheila Godby, 1040 St. Paul's St, Peterborough, ON K9H 6J8; US: c/o Robert Godby, 1711 Custer St., Laramie, WY 82070.

Ontario & Western
Western RY Historical Society Inc., Box 713, Middletown, NY 10940.

Pennsylvania RR Technical & Historical Society
PRR Tech. & Historical Society, Inc., PO Box 712, Altoona, PA 16603-0712.

(Philadelphia Chapter, PRR T & HS), Box 663, Wayne, PA 19087-0663. Annual dues of $15 includes six newsletters plus slick periodic magazine, The High Line.

Pere Marquette Historical Society, Inc.
Annual Dues: $20 (U.S.) $21 (Canadian) includes quarterly Pere Marquette Rails and bimonthly newsletters., PO Box 422, Grand Haven, MI 49417.

Pittsburgh, Shawmut & Northern Railroad Historical Society
Annual dues $10. 320 W. State St., Wellsville, NY 14895. Newsletter.

Rail-Marine Information Group
Covers all railroad carferries, carfloats, tugs, freight terminals and marine freight operations. Quarterly newsletter. Dues: $25 North America/ $31.50 overseas. Send SSAE for membership application and back issue list. John Teichmoeller, 12107 Mt. Albert Rd., Ellicott City, MD 21042., (410) 531-3207

Railroad Club of Chicago
PO Box 8292, Chicago, IL 60680. Monthly newsletter/magazine, $20 (within 150 mi. of Chicago), $10 elsewhere.

Railroad Prototype Modelers
Send SASE for more information to: Railroad Prototype Modelers, PO Box 7916, La Verne, CA 91750.

Railway & Locomotive Historical Society
Annual Dues: $15. Railway & Locomotive c/o H. Arnold Wilder, Treas., 46 Lowell Rd., Westford, MA 01886.

Annual Dues: $25. RCT & HS, c/o Robert L. Danner, PO Box 5143, Reading, PA 19612.

The Rio Grande Modeling & Historical Society
PO Box 25114, Colorado Springs, CO 80936-5113. Annual Dues: $30. Quarterly publication.

Rock Island Technical Society
Annual Dues: $20. Reg., $30. Sust. Rock Island Tech. Society, Bryon Weesner, 3496 Dexfield Rd., Dexter, IA 50070-8013.

Rutland Railroad
Annual Dues: $15. Quarterly Newsliner. Rutland RR Historical Society, PO Box 6262, Rutland, VT 05701.

St. Louis & San Francisco
Frisco Modelers' Information Group, c/o Douglas Hughes, 1212 Finneans Run, Arnold, MD 21012-1876. Send SASE for info.

Santa Fe Railway Historical and Modeling Society
Annual Dues: $25/$35 sust. Canada: $30/$40 sust. Other Nations: $35/$45 sust. Quarterly publication: The Warbonnet., PO Box 94, Derby, KS 67037

Shore Line Interurban Historical Society
Annual Dues: $20/$30 contr./$50 sus., PO Box 346, Chicago, IL 60690.

Shortlines of Chicago Historical Society
P. O. Box 410361, Chicago, Il 60641

Sierra Ry HS (includes Sugar Pine, Pickering & West Side)
Annual Dues: $25, quarterly magazine (free sample)., PO Box 1001, Jamestown, CA 95327.

Society of Freight Car Historians
c/o David Casdorph, PO Box 2480, Monrovia, CA 91017. CD-ROM (Freight Cars Journal).

Soo Line Hist & Tech Soc
Annual Dues: $20/$30 contr. Michael Harrington, Treas., 3410 Kasten Ct., Middleton, WI 53562.

Southern Pacific Historical & Tech. Society
Annual Dues: $20/$30 contr./$35 foreign. PO Box 93697, Pasadena, CA 91109-3697.

Southern Ry Historical Assn.
Annual Dues: $22/$35 sust./$40 foreign. SRHA Inc., PO Box 33, Spencer, NC 28159.

Southern Railway HS
Annual Dues: $18/$25 foreign. SRHS, c/o B. F. Roberts, PO Box 4094, Martinez, GA 30907.

Spokane, Portland & Seattle
SPSRHS, c/o Duane Cramer, 2618 N.W. 113th St., Vancouver, WA 98685.

Terminal Railroad Assn. of St. Louis Hist and Tech Society, Inc.
c/o Larry Thomas, PO Box 1688, St. Louis, MO 63188.

Tidewater Southern Historical Society
Tidewater Southern Ry. Historical Society, c/o Benjamin Cantu, Jr., PO Box 882, Manteca, CA 95336.

Toledo Peoria & Western
615 Bullock St., Eureka, IL 61530,

Toronto Hamilton & Buffalo Ry HS
TH&B Focus. c/o Richard Dilley, 208 Chalmers St., Oakville, ONT L6L 5R9, Canada.

Union Pacific Historical Society
The Streamliner. UPHS, Membership Sec., PO Box 4006, Cheyenne, WY 82003-4006.

Wabash RR Historical Society, c/o James Holmes, Secretary, 813 Ayers St., Bolingbrook, IL 60440.

Western Maryland
WMRHS Inc., PO Box 395, Union Bridge, MD 21791.

Western Pacific Railroad Historical Society
John Walker (916) 671-9584 (eves)., PO Box 608, Portola, CA 96122, (916) 832-4131.

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