Heritage Center’s Annual Meeting June 9 in Cambridge Springs

NEWS RELEASE; FOR USE UPON RECEIPT May, 2014 “Heritage Center’s Annual Meeting June 9 in Cambridge… [more]

Heritage Center’s Annual Meeting June 9 in Cambridge Springs Heritage Center’s Annual Meeting June 9 in Cambridge Springs

“Make it – mine it – move it – view it!” Northwestern Pennsylvania’s amazing industrial history

On Thursday, February 13, 2014 the Northwestern Pennsylvania Railroad & Tooling Heritage Center completed… [more]

“Make it – mine it – move it – view it!” Northwestern Pennsylvania’s amazing industrial history “Make it - mine it - move it - view it!” Northwestern Pennsylvania’s amazing industrial history

Bessemer and Lake Erie Railroad Model Train Fun

The Bessemer and Lake Erie Railroad model train in this post is owned by Ed Cronin of Saegertown, PA.… [more]

Bessemer and Lake Erie Railroad Model Train Fun Bessemer and Lake Erie Railroad Model Train Fun

Robobot Competition – Meadville PA 2011

We had such a fun time attending the RoboBots tournament for 2011. This competition is designed to help… [more]

Robobot Competition – Meadville PA 2011 Robobot Competition - Meadville PA 2011

Caboose Display Site In Pomona Park – Meadville, PA

Photos from the Caboose display site in Pomona Park, Meadville, PA on March 24, 2011.  caboose with… [more]

Caboose Display Site In Pomona Park – Meadville, PA Caboose Display Site In Pomona Park - Meadville, PA

Heritage Center’s Annual Meeting June 9 in Cambridge Springs

NEWS RELEASE; FOR USE UPON RECEIPT May, 2014 “Heritage Center’s Annual Meeting June 9 in Cambridge Springs” A free public program about the history of the Trolley Station in Cambridge Springs will be presented inside the station building on Monday evening, June 9 at 7:00 p.m. during the Annual Membership Meeting of the Northwestern Pennsylvania [...]

Read the full article →

“Make it – mine it – move it – view it!” Northwestern Pennsylvania’s amazing industrial history

On Thursday, February 13, 2014 the Northwestern Pennsylvania Railroad & Tooling Heritage Center completed its prototype “Movable Museum Exhibit” and put it on display in the lobby of the Crawford County Career and Technical Center. The glass and laminate case measuring six feet high and three feet wide has glass doors on each side which [...]

Read the full article →

Bessemer and Lake Erie Railroad Model Train Fun

The Bessemer and Lake Erie Railroad model train in this post is owned by Ed Cronin of Saegertown, PA. His dedication to the project has taken over his entire basement and has provided hours of fun for himself and his friends! The model railroad in my basement was begun in 1983. In the book, Railroads [...]

Read the full article →

Robobot Competition – Meadville PA 2011

We had such a fun time attending the RoboBots tournament for 2011. This competition is designed to help industy and students get together to produce battle ready fighting machines. A History Of The RoboBots In 2006, local industry and NTMA representatives in Northwestern PA came together to develop RoboBOTS, the educational program comprising of robotics [...]

Read the full article →

Caboose Display Site In Pomona Park – Meadville, PA

Photos from the Caboose display site in Pomona Park, Meadville, PA on March 24, 2011.  caboose with the tow cable attached On Thursday, March 24, a crew from the French Creek Valley Railroad Historical Society met at Pomona Park (adjacent to the SECO/Warwick Plant) on Routes 6 & 19 to level the display track. The [...]

Read the full article →

A History Of Meadville Pa and the Railroads

A history of Meadville, PA must include reference to the railroads. Meadville has been an important transportation center since the construction of the French Creek Feeder Canal in 1837. By the late 1800s, many railroad companies operated in Crawford County including: Atlantic & Great Western Railroad (A&GW) Erie Railroad (ERIE) Pennsylvania Railroad (PRR) Bessemer and [...]

Read the full article →

Railroad History Erie-Lackawanna Caboose C356

Railroad history abounds here in Northwestern Pennsylvania! One of our recent favorites is the Erie Lackawanna Caboose C356 which was built in Kenton, Ohio in 1969 and roamed the Northeast United States for nearly 20 years before being singled out for a special purpose. Erie-Lackawanna caboose C356 passed through Meadville numerous times while active on [...]

Read the full article →