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A Message from the President

On April 24, I was elected president of the Pittsburg, Shawmut & Northern Railroad Historical Society, during its annual meeting in Angelica, New York.

I wish to thank all of the members present who gave such a vote of confidence in me.  I have no plans on making any changes in the society.  I plan to focus on membership, the Cannonball, the museum and our Internet presence.  I would like to tip my hat to Harvey Lacy who has held the position since Billy Reddy died.  Those were awfully big shoes to fill and I thank Harvey for having done so.

The remaining slate of officers and directors were re-elected.  They are a great bunch of people and I look forward to working with them over the next two years.  Below are some photos of the annual meeting.

Above—Attendees (from left to right): Chris Bigham, Jerry Faust, Doug Barnard, Bob Husted, Larry Kilmer, Ruth Faust, and Ed Faust.

Above—The 2016 Annual Meeting with John Muchler (right) giving the treasurerís report.  Lee Gridley, secretary (left) taking minutes with Harvey Lacy, president (center) presiding.

Prior to the meeting, director Bob Sanders and treasurer John Muchler made a list of items that needed to be repaired on our rolling stock and station.  There are a total of 17 items that needed to be addressed.  The top priority is to finish the roof of the tender, repair the siding of the cab of Engine No. 88, replace the missing handrail folks use to get into the cab, and improve the lighting in both Coach 278 and Car No. 99.  Bob Sanders was concerned that the ties were deteriorating and the cars could become unstable.  He wanted to discuss this at the meeting.

Above—Bob Sanders (chief engineer and director) discusses the condition of the ties underneath the museumís rolling stock.

Above—Work is progressing on the simulated coal pile and water plug on the tender.  Bob Sanders and Ken Clark worked together the week following the annual meeting.

Above—A flock of pigeons have started roosting on the decks of the ClaraBelow—The solution was to install a pair of fake owls to keep them away.

For more information about the PS&NRRHS, please contact the following:
John Muchler, treasurer607-566-9598 or via email
Bob Sanders, director585-593-1470
Ken Clark, president703-257-1454 or via email

Our society is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization chartered by the New York State Board of Regents as a Museum and Educational Society.

 
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
Sunday, April 30, 2017 Annual Meeting.  2PM at the Fairgrounds in Angelica. Departed
Sat., May 6 & Sunday, May 7, 2017 Museum Open House.  10AM both days at the Fairgrounds in Angelica.  This is in cooperation with the 1st Annual Spring and Summer Recreation Show. Departed
June 2017 Vol. 37, No. 3 issue of the Cannonball mailed to members. Arriving Soon
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 On Schedule
August 4 & 5, 2017 PS&NRRHS members Ken Clark and Michael Connor presenting at B&S Symposium in DuBois, PA.
Details to come.
On Schedule
Sept. 2017 Vol. 37, No. 4 issue of The Cannonball mailed to members. On Schedule
Sept. 17, 2017 Shawmut Days in St Marys.  Visit the Bucksgahuda & Western in the afternoon. On Schedule
Nov. 2017 Vol. 37, No. 5 issue of The Cannonball mailed to members. On Schedule
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OUR PURPOSE IS THE DISCOVERY, PRESERVATION AND DISSEMINATION OF KNOWLEDGE OF THE PITTSBURG, SHAWMUT & NORTHERN RAILROAD AND ITS PREDECESSORS IN NEW YORK STATE AND PENNSYLVANIA AND THE BUSINESSES AND AREAS THESE RAILROADS SERVED.

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