ARHS Digital Archive - About

As time passes, railroading changes. History is made over time and quality images preserve history. The Anthracite Railroads Historical Society Digital Archive was created to work towards that end. We are here to ensure the preservation and accessibility of railroad images and documents relating to the anthracite railroads of eastern Pennsylvania. While there are many web sites and groups where viewers can see images and documents from these railroads, this archive is dedicated to organizing and cataloging such items, allowing them to be more accessible for viewers.

To date, the archive features images from photographers such as...
  • Dave Augsburger
  • Mike Bednar
  • George Hart
  • Charles Houser
  • Richard W. Jahn
  • Dick Samsel
...among others. The archive also features all of the anthracite railroads in addition to numerous foreign railroads that found their way into the anthracite region as well as parent companies and railroads that were formed as a result of acquisitions or mergers.

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