We are proud to announce that we are the recipient of the
2017 "Phillipsburg Pride" Award

Full size tie replacement

PRRH 2017 Calendar

August 20
Summer Open House
10 am to 4 pm

October 7
Fall Open House
10 am to 4 pm

October 28
Phillipsburg Fall Festival
1 pm to 4 pm

December 2
Annual Santa Train
1 pm to 4 pm

April Tie Replacement Project

On April 10th our contractor, Fox Railroad, set about the task of pulling rotted ties, long past their useful life, replacing them with solid ties acquired by PRRH. The parade of contractor’s vehicles included 3 pick-up trucks, a compressor, backhoe and boom truck. Work was performed over a two day period. Several museum members were in attendance to watch the action. The gang was separated into two groups; two guys to remove and replace standard ties and two guys to air hammer the new ties into place and determine proper track gauging. The work at the switch crossovers was more demanding as determination to position proper tie length with replacement of 22 “ timbers were redone by two ties of varying length. Before the project was initiated, the owner of the firm walked with President Carpenito to determine all the areas that required attention. It is great to note that additional areas of concern were actually repaired beyond what was agreed upon during that walk. The result is now a safer railroad in which to operate trains for the public’s benefit.