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  • 2019 ELRRHS Annual Symposium

    Our annual symposium will be held in Marion, Ohio this September on Friday the 20th and Saturday the 21st.

  • The latest Flying Saucer, the official ELRRHS Catalog.

    The latest version of the Flying Saucer, the official ELRRHS Catalog. Flying Saucer 33-1

  • Train shows the ELRRHS will be attending

    The ELRRHS will be attending the following train shows: Sunday May 5 Franklin Train Show, Franklin, NJ Littel Communtity Center, near intersection of RT 23 & RT 517 9a-3p Saturday […]

  • Announcing our Eastern and Western Spring Meetings

    We are happy to announce our eastern and western spring meetings. We would love to see you at one or both of these events. You can sign up or find […]

  • ELHS Collection Abbreviations

    -A- AAR – American Association of Railroads AB – Additions and Betterments notes ABB – Akron-Barberton Belt Railroad Company ABA – Air Brake Association ACY – Akron, Canton and Youngstown […]

  • ELHS Collection Scope and Content

    Scope and Content The Erie Lackawanna Historical Society collection (ELHS) consists of materials collected by members of the Erie Lackawanna Historical Society and other interested parties and donated to the […]

  • ELRRHS Archive Fees

    We kindly encourage any donation to The ELRRHS Archive Committee, as we are dependent upon the donations made by individuals or groups making requests. (Note: ELRRHS is a 501(c)(3), not […]

  • Visiting The Archives

    The Archives of the Erie Lackawanna Railroad Historical Society are located in the Don Owens Building at the Heritage Discovery Center, in Buffalo, NY . The Archives are open […]


    Perry Monroe Shoemaker (1906-1999) was one of the most important eastern railroad executives from the 1940s through the late 1960s. He was respected in the industry¬†for his principled opposition to […]