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Images of Rail Book Now On Sale

The brand new book, "Images of Rail: Pittsburg, Shawmut & Northern Railroad," by PS&NRRHS President Ken Clark is now on sale by the society.  Please order your copy via our Items for Sale page.

The book contains 220 photos, many never previously published, from the society's archives.

The book's first two chapters present photos in milepost post order starting in Wayland, NY and ending in Hydes, PA.  Chapter three presents a pictorial survey of the railroad's motive power, passenger and freight equipment, cabooses and service cars.

The final chapter is a pictorial survey of all the mines of the Shawmut Mining Company.

All proceeds from the sale of this book benefit the PS&NRRHS.

The PS&NRRHS was featured on a segment of WGRZ-TV
(NBC-2)'s morning show Daybreak:

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.


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.

Recent News Items

 
 
January 2016 Vol. 36, No. 1 issue of the Cannonball mailed to members. Departed
March 2016 Vol. 36, No. 2 issue of the Cannonball mailed to members. Departed
Sunday, April 24, 2016 Annual Meeting.  2PM at the Fairgrounds in Angelica. Departed
June 2016 Vol. 36, No. 3 issue of the Cannonball mailed to members. Departed
July
18-23, 2016
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
Sept. 2016 Vol. 36, No. 4 issue of The Cannonball mailed to members. Arriving Soon
Sept. 18, 2016 Shawmut Days in St Marys.  Visit the Bucksgahuda & Western in the afternoon. On Schedule
Nov. 2016 Vol. 36, No. 5 issue of The Cannonball mailed to members. On Schedule

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