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Welcome to the website of

The Philadelphia Chapter of the

National Railway Historical Society

Established in 1936


For the latest information from your fellow chapter members, join the PhillyNRHS Yahoogroup
If you are looking for railroad videos, the archive can be found on YouTube at
If you are looking for railroad photographs, the Railfan Pictures of the Week archive can be found here

Click here for a sample of the January 2011 Cinders newletter.

This website is dedicated to the memory of Joe Mannix, a noted photographer and author who was a member of the NRHS and Philadelphia Chapter for over 70 years. Joe's legacy will live on in his family and friends as well as in the numerous articles, books, artwork and photographs that he has left us. Future generations will always be much richer for his devotion to the hobby.
Memorial tributes can be found here, here and here.

History of the Philadelphia Chapter   Information about the Philadelphia Chapter
Samples of our newsletter CINDERS   Information about the National NRHS
Calendar of events   Information about our Reading FP7A
Links to transportation and railway related operations in the Philadelphia Metropolitan Area   Links to other historical or railfan sites that focus on the Philadelphia Metropolitan Area

The following links are works-in-progress.
For brief histories of the local operations of these carriers, click on the herald.
The Past        
Philadelphia Rapid Transit (PRT) Philadelphia Suburban Transit (PST)
Baldwin Locomotive Works J. G. Brill Company


Lehigh Valley Transit "Liberty Bell Route"

The Present        
Philadelphia Belt Line Railroad  

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Website created June 12, 2002

Last Updated January 17, 2016

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