New England Chapter News
Membership Growth
As of June 11, membership for 2017 is up to 565. Of this, 140 are renewals, 344 joined this year, 76 joined in the fourth quarter of 2016, and 5 are honorary. Of them, 73 are Society members. We encourage all our members to join PRRT&HS
The East Wind Spring Issue
Volume 13, Number 3 was published on April 2. The issue covers Pennsy's Baldwin passenger shark diesel, the March chapter operating session on the North Shore Model Railroad Club, PRR stereo cards, and progress on Tim Garner's new PRR layout.
The East Wind Special Issue 5
Titled, "From Aspiration to Reality – A Look at the PRR System by 1910; The New York Terminal Opens in Full," this 78-page work is the latest in George Chiasson's series. It became available to electronic members for download in mid-March.
Your 2017 Membership Renewal was due before January 1, 2017
Renewal notices were mailed to members in mid-October. Please mark any changes on the form and return it in the envelope provided with your $15 check to continue your membership. If we do not receive your renewal check, your membership benefits will ended December 31. If you can't find your renewal bill, please contact Tim Garner at t.a.garner@verizon.net.

Upcoming Events
NEW DATE – July 22, 2017 – Summer Chapter Meeting
Wiscasset, Waterville & Farmington Railway Museum, Alna, Maine
We'll start with or business meeting and lunch at Chip Faulter's home in Phippsburg, ME at 10:00am, then head over to the WW&F Railway Museum in Alna, ME for a steam train ride and brief shop tour. Alna is north of Portland, ME. Read our meeting flier for details. If you plan to attend, please let us know by July 7. Visit the wwfry.org for more information about the museum.
The PRR GG1 was arguably one of the finest electric locomotives ever built. Produced from 1934 to 1943, it was powerful, reliable, easy on track, and able to move trains at 100 miles per hour. It pulled passenger and freight trains well into the 1980's and many are saved in museums across the country.
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New England Chapter, Pennsylvania Railroad Technical & Historical Society
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