The Chicago Terminal Chapter of the PRRT&HS will hold its first meeting of the new year on Saturday, January 24 between 2:00 PM and 5:00 PM at the Pullman Visitor’s Center, 11141 S. Cottage Grove Avenue, Chicago Illinois.
George Pierson will present "The PRR Middle Division in Juniata County, PA, 1847-2012." This program will take an in-depth look at this 30-mile stretch of the famous PRR Middle Division in central Pennsylvania. The presentation will cover how the PRR developed from its earliest days into the famous four-track Broad Way of Commerce. Every significant structure in this 30-mile stretch will be covered. Port Royal, Mifflin, and the coal wharf at Denholm will receive special attention, including a number of rare photos, many of which have not been seen before. Over this stretch, the PRR once connected with three different narrow gauge pikes. A fuller version of this material is being prepared for an upcoming issue of the Pennsylvania Railroad Technical & Historical Society’s KEYSTONE magazine.