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|The Maryland and Pennsylvania Railroad Historical Society is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization, whose mission is to collect and preserve the history of the Maryland and Pennsylvania Railroad in personal recollections, photographs, documents, memorabilia, and models. We seek to promote the discovery, enjoyment, and modeling of this railroad!
A number of Society members are model railroaders. Many of our publications, drawings and sale items are geared toward the modeler. The Society is an independent group affiliated with the National Model Railroad Association (NMRA).
(The NMRA is not responsible for the actions or publications of The Maryland and Pennsylvania Railroad Historical Society.)
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11th Annual Holiday Open House
The Red Lion Train Station Model Railroaders are holding their 11th Annual Holiday Open House of their expanding 3-rail O scale, S scale and N scale model railroad layouts in December. Admission is FREE. Donations are appreciated. Four ready-to-run train sets will be raffled off. Winners will be announced at 11:00 p.m. on New Year’s Eve. You need not be present to win.
The historic Maryland & Pennsylvania Railroad's former Red Lion passenger and freight depot is located at 73 North Main Street in Red Lion, Pennsylvania (PA Route 24, one block north of center square).
The Red Lion Area Historical Society owns the station and is in the process of renovating and preserving the station as a museum for future generations. It contains a passenger waiting room, the original ticket window, an office area with telegraph station, a railroad express freight room, and a freight warehouse.
The open house will be held on the following dates:
DIRECTIONS TO THE STATION:
From the intersection of US Route 30 and Interstate 83 in York: Proceed 3 miles east on Route 30 to the Mount Zion Road / Route 24 interchange. Exit and turn at the traffic light onto Mount Zion Road / Route 24 South. Proceed 6.5 miles on Route 24 south to Red Lion. The train station is on your left just past the signal light at High Street.
Download the open house flyer.
Society Releases New Locomotive Book
A brand new book from the Maryland & Pennsylvania Railroad Historical Society titled "Steam Locomotives of Ma & Pa", that was compiled by Walter R. Holloway, is now in stock ready to be purchased.
This 224 page, 8-1/2" x 11" book is filled with data and photos (some in color) for all of the steam engines used on the railroad from the beginning in 1874 on the Peach Bottom, through to George Hart’s excursion trips in the mid-1960’s.
A cover shot of the book can be viewed, and the book can be purchased, on our merchandise page.
"Mister Ma & Pa" Charles T. Mahan, Jr. Passes Away
On Friday, April 26, 2013, the Ma & Pa world was shocked by the news of the passing of the long time unofficial historian of the Maryland & Pennsylvania Railroad, Charles T. "Charlie" Mahan, Jr. Charlie was 88 years old, and while many were aware that he had been in steadily declining health for the last several years, getting the news was still shocking.
We invite you to visit our tribute page to Charlie Mahan to read more about this great man.
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