I have been a student of railroad history and had model railroad since my early teens, but my interest in the P&LE has come more recently.
Some of you may know me from my involvement with the PRR T&HS, where I have contributed to several efforts meant to broaden the availability of the Society's resources on the internet, as well as my efforts to digitize my own collection of documents. I hope to do the same with my slowly growing collection of P&LE documents, and provide a framework for others who would like to do the same.
As a member of the board I would help foster availability of resources to the membership and others on the internet as well as through other channels, as well as working on organizing more regular gatherings for the membership.
I live in Montreal. I am 55 years old, married and the father of seven children (still living at home). I am planning a reduced size HO model of the McKeesport area during the late sixties (I lived in Clairton then). I work for an Italian machinery manufacturer based out of Milan as their International Product Manager, covering all the Americas.
I see the future of the P&LEHS as crucial to our cultural heritage;
when we know where we came from, we can wisely guide our successors. I would
like to have our society reach out to the community through small articles
(human interest stories and events) in the local Pittsburgh papers.
I have served on the P&LERRHS board since April 2004. I am running because I want to to help further the goals of the Society, especially the publication of The Little Giant. I'm interested in railroad history and operations. I recently co-authored a photo book on freight car history for the NMRA. I model in O scale and part of my layout will represent the P&LE line from McKees Rocks to Connellsville. I retired in November 2003 after 37 years as a researcher for Westinghouse and Northrop-Grumman.
I am 38 years old and live in Morgantown, West Virginia. I have been interested in the P&LE since my first visit to Pittsburgh in 1989. Despite the fact that the railroad was in its waning days, the historical customer base of steel mills attracted me to the P&LE. I am currently building a model railroad layout covering the P&LE, PC&Y, and Montour. I believe very much in the mission of the Society. The artifacts of the P&LE have rapidly dispersed since the collapse of the company. It is important for the Society to take a role in preserving and disseminating those pieces of information before they become lost forever.