Author Topic: Railroad technology developments covered in RFI program February 9  (Read 251 times)


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Our Railfans of Indianapolis program for Saturday, February 9, will be presented by Jim Rose. Jim’s program looks at advances in railroad technology that were developed in the Mid-Atlantic states in the 19th and 20th centuries. Although much of the original equipment that led to these innovations no longer exists, documents, models, and replicas of these developments abound at many institutions.  His program will look at the examples of that technology in later iterations that are preserved at several museums, especially the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania, where Jim has been associated. He was recently named president of the Friends of the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania, a title that Jim describes as sounding “more important than it is.” Featured in the show will be modifications to early English locomotive imports to Budd Company stainless steel cars. Although this program differs from some of our traditional shows, it will be an interesting look at how railroad equipment developed through the years. We hold our meetings at St. Andrews United Methodist Church, 2560 Villa Avenue, Indianapolis. Meetings begin at 7:30 p.m. Visitors and guests are always welcome.

Kim Heusel