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Historic Marker to be Erected

ANGELICA—The Pittsburg, Shawmut and Northern Railroad Historical Society has initiated a project to install one of the iconic blue and yellow New York State Historic Markers at its museum, located on the Allegany County Fairgrounds in Angelica, NY.

The sign will commemorate the historical significance of its bobber caboose No. 175.  The caboose, the only remaining example of a fleet of such cabooses, was constructed in 1911 by the PS&N, itself, at its shops located in the Village of Angelica.  Until the advent of steel railroad cars in the 1920s, the Shawmut maintained an extensive carpentry shop where many of the wooden cars used by the “Shawmut Line” were constructed.

To support this project, the historical society has established a fund to raise money for the marker.  Patrons wishing to donate to the fund can send a check or money order made payable to the Pittsburg, Shawmut and Northern Railroad Historical Society and mail to:

Pittsburg, Shawmut and Northern Railroad Historical Society
P.O. Box 222
Angelica, NY 14709

The PS&NRRHS is a 501(c)(3) organization. All donations are tax deductible.

 
January 2017 Vol. 37, No. 1 issue of The Cannonball mailed to members. Departed
March 2017 Vol. 37, No. 2 issue of the Cannonball mailed to members. Departed
April 30, 2017 Annual Meeting.  2PM at the Fairgrounds in Angelica. Departed
May
6 & 7, 2017
Museum Open House.  10AM both days at the Fairgrounds in Angelica. Departed
June 2017 Vol. 37, No. 3 issue of the Cannonball mailed to members. Departed
July
17-22, 2017
Fair Week.  All equip- ment and the museum will be open to the public daily, 12 Noon-8PM duing the Allegany County Fair, Angelica, NY Departed
August 4 & 5, 2017 PS&NRRHS members Ken Clark and Michael Connor presenting at B&S Symposium in DuBois, PA. Departed
Sept. 2017 Vol. 37, No. 4 issue of The Cannonball mailed to members. Departed
Sept. 17, 2017 Shawmut Days in St Marys.  Visit the Bucksgahuda & Western in the afternoon. Departed
Nov. 2017 Vol. 37, No. 5 issue of The Cannonball mailed to members. Departed
Jan. 2018 Vol. 38, No. 1 issue of the Cannonball mailed to members. On Schedule
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