TRI-STATE RAILWAY HISTORICAL SOCIETY
Presents Mitch Dakelman
Collection of Dick forest
The February 11th meeting continues with Mitch Dakelman sharing the
slide collection of a former Tri-State member, the late Dick Forest.
Dick worked his way through law school as the operator at Q-Tower on the
L&HR near Belvidere, NJ, and he loved steam. This should be fun
stuff to see.
The Lehigh and Hudson River Railway (L&HR) was the smallest of the
six railroads that were merged into Conrail in 1976. It was a bridge
line running northeast-southwest across northwestern New Jersey,
connecting the line to the Poughkeepsie Bridge at Maybrook, New York
with Easton, Pennsylvania, where it interchanged with various other
companies. (From Wikipedia).
The L&HR also operated the Mine Hill Railroad. A branch running
south from a junction at Franklin, NJ to the mines of the New Jersey
Zinc Company at Sterling Hill, NJ.
Admission is free, open to the public. All are welcome. The meeting will
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refreshments are often available. We will have a selection of books,
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