Passengers got a rare look at the normally freight-only Mahanoy & Shamokin Branch of the Reading & Northern Railroad Monday, Aug. 23, as well as a short course in 19th century Reading Railroad/mining labor history.
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“Someone once told me that you only stop learning when you die,” said Bob Swan, the newest member of the National Museum of Industrial History restoration team. He added, “I guess that’s why I wanted to get involved in the museum after I retired earlier this year. There are so many talented people …that you can’t help […]
Volunteer Chuck Savitske recounts his colorful past from working at Bethlehem Steel to owning a car repair business and how volunteering at the Rough and Tumble Engineers Historical Association led him to NMIH
Mike Piersa: A Passion for Preservation A historian’s job is to collect, research, and interpret artifacts of cultural significance. A historian’s responsibility is to ensure that these valuable relics are conserved, restored, and made accessible to the public to appreciate and from which to learn about America’s rich industrial heritage. These are the guiding principles […]
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