East Penn Traction Club Recent News
Peter Ehrlich has released a book, San Francisco's F-Line, the subject of which operates a good number of former Philadelphia, Newark, and San Francisco cars. He says, "This book, five years in the making, consists of 13 chapters and over 500 photos, mostly color, taken by me and many other acclaimed photographers such as Jeff Moreau, Don Jewell, Kevin Sheridan, Jeremy Whiteman, Ira Swett, and Karl Johnson, to name a few. Many early images came from the San Francisco Public Library archives. It has been released in time to help celebrate Muni's 100th Anniversary." The book can be ordered from Trafford Publishing or Amazon. The DVD is also available at the author's website, PDE Photography. (posted 9/18/12)
Member Paul Mayer won first place in the traction category at the Grand Rapids, MI NMRA National 2012 meet for his HO Eastern Michigan brass model.
Special thanks to John Marton for his help with the colors and Eric Diehl
for providing the Eastern Michigan logo for the white decals. Click here to see a picture. (posted 8/16/12)
Rockhill Trolley Museum is operating this year despite East Broad Top being closed for the season. Click here for a press release. (posted 6/26/12)
The list of light and heavy rail operators has been updated as of 6/15/12. Click here to visit the list.
Volume 1 of the book Making All Stops - New York City Subway Photography has just been produced and you can learn more about it at www.makingallstops.com. Volume 2 is in the works. (posted 6/16/12)
The 29th Hoosier Traction Meet is scheduled for Sept. 7-8, 2012 in Indianapolis. See this page for more info and registration forms. (posted to Calendar 6/16/12)
Rich Allman wrote a summary of the Boston Trolley Meet, which you can click here to read.
Rich also has these pictures to share with you. (posted May 2012)
A light rail vehicle (LRV) model successfully ran on EPTC models at the 2012 Boston Trolley Meet. Click here to see a picture. Though not on EPTC modules, here are four videos of the model on Bay State Model Railroad Museumís O-scale layout: (updated Aug 2012, thanks to Charlie Pitts)
Rosindale Square At the Arborway
On the Interurban Line At Highlands
Two presentations were added recently to the website:
Some Tips for Pan and Pole Operation
Shown by Rich Crooks at the April 2012 EPTC meeting. (posted on Modeling Page May 2012)
Getting Going in HO Traction
Presented by Bob Dietrich and Rich Allman at the 2012 Boston Trolley Meet. (posted Modeling Page May 2012)