Our History
The Phillipsburg Railroad Historians, Inc. was founded April 1, 1990 as a IRS 501c3 non-profit organization to establish a museum to convey the rich local railroad history of Warren County and the Phillipsburg area. All donations are tax deductible.

Our Museum site is located behind the Noto-Wynkoop Funeral Home (across from Joe's Steak Shop) off South Main Street in Phillipsburg.

We have a lease with the Town of Phillipsburg for approximately four acres that were part of the CNJ Phillipsburg yard. This includes a former freight building we use for our museum and gift shop.

Our collection includes:
CNJ Wooden Caboose #91197
L&HR Caboose #16, 18
L&HR Flanger #105 which is believed to be the oldest piece of railroad rolling stock in New Jersey.
L&HR Low Side Gondola #1600
44 Ton GE Center Cab Locomotive that was the last plant switcher on Ingersoll-Rand Plant Railroad in Phillipsburg, NJ.
Tidewater riveted tank car
25 Ton GE locomotive.
In 1993, we acquired the former Centerville & Southwestern miniature 2" scale railroad. Since then we have laid 1500 feet of permanent road bed and operate several open house events during the year.

In 1995, we merged with the Mid-Atlantic Railway Museum, Inc, formally the Morris County Central Railway Museum, Inc, and moved their assets to our Phillipsburg site.
We received a grant from the Phillipsburg UEZ for $75,000 to rebuild a retaining wall, build an engine house, and fence the Museum site. The retaining wall was completed in 1999 and the remaining projects were completed in 2000.

In 2004 we received a grant from the Warren County Municipal & Charitable Conservancy Trust Fund for rehabilitation and restoration of the exterior of our Museum building.

In 2005, work was started to restore the exterior of our Museum building. We also moved a Tidewater riveted tank car from Bayonne, NJ to our museum.

In 2009, PRRH acquired a GE 25-ton locomotive from George Johnson Trucking in Easton, PA. Photos of the move can be found here.
In 2010, Lehigh & Hudson River caboose #18 was moved into the engine house/car shop to begin its restoration process.
The 25 ton locomotive's engine was repaired and started by Chief Mechanical Officer Glenn Terminelli.
The museum display cases were re-arranged and the interior of the Museum building painted.
Our member meetings are held on the fourth Wednesday of each month, except in November and December when we meet on the third Wednesday, at United Presbyterian Church Of Alpha, 859 High Street, Alpha, NJ 08865 at 7:30 PM. Directors meetings are held as posted.

Membership dues are $25 per year. Click here for an application or write to:
PRRH, Inc.
PO Box 5104
Phillipsburg, NJ 08865