Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Tri-State Meeting - Thursday, February 11, 2016

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 begin at 7:15 p.m. The programs usually begin about 8:00 p.m. Light refreshments are often available. We will have a selection of books, videos and memorabilia for sale before the meeting. Visit us at