Our History
The Phillipsburg Railroad Historians, Inc. was founded April 1, 1990, for the purpose of establishing a railroad museum at Phillipsburg to tell the story of local railroad history.
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 the use of approximately four acres of former Central Railroad of New Jersey land. This includes a former freight building used for museum and gift shop purposes. We are also actively seeking the preservation of the former CRR of NJ 'PU' tower in Phillipsburg.
 
At present we are preserving the following equipment:
CNJ Wooden Caboose #91197
L&HR Caboose #16, 18
L&HR Flanger #105
L&HR Low Side Gondola #1600
44 Ton GE Center Cab Locomotive that was the last plant switcher at Ingersoll-Rand Phillipsburg Plant
Tidewater riveted tank car
25 Ton GE locomotive.
 
In 1993, we acquired the former Centerville & Southwestern miniature 2" scale railroad. We have laid 1500 feet of permanent road bed and operate several open houses during the summer.

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 have 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 we expect the remaining projects to be completed in 2000. Update: The enginehouse grant was combined with the grant that Friends received and it is now built! It was completed and approved in November 2000.

In 2004 we received a grant from the Warren County Municipal & Charitable Conservancy Trust Fund for rehabilatation 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 xxx xxxx in Easton, PA. Photos of the move can be found here.
In 2010, Lehigh & Hudson River caboose #18 was moved into the enginehouse/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.

We are an IRS 501C3 non-profit organization.

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

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