Bellefonte Historical Railroad Society

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Bellefonte Historical Railroad Society
Established 1984
Location Bellefonte, Pennsylvania
Type Historical Society
Director Daniel M. Durachko
Website bellefontetrain.org

The Bellefonte Historical Railroad Society is an all-volunteer historical society dedicated to promoting, preserving, and fostering a public appreciation of the railroading heritage of Bellefonte and Centre County, Pennsylvania. The Society is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation[1] with no paid employees or administrators.

The Society owns several historic pieces of rolling stock including two Budd RDC-1 rail diesel cars (BHRX 9153 and BHRX 9167), an NE class wooden caboose, originally built for the New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad, a Russell snow plow, and four speeder cars. The caboose and snow plow are on static display in Talleyrand Park, Bellefonte, Pennsylvania adjacent to the former Bellefonte Pennsylvania Railroad train station.

The Bellefonte Historical Railroad Society hosts two annual passenger excursion weekends, in October and December, in addition to special events involving operation of the speeder cars. The Society began overhaul of Budd RDC-1 BHRX 9167 in 2014.[2] The Society plans to resume excursion operations with this equipment in 2015.[3][needs update]

Volunteers also maintain the track structure and right-of-way on approximately 1 mile of Society owned track in and near the village of Lemont. The track is a portion of the historic Lewisburg and Tyrone Railroad, a branch line of the Pennsylvania Railroad.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Exempt Organizations Select Check". IRS. April 2, 2016. 
  2. ^ Hartley, Jeremy (December 15, 2014). "Around Bellefonte: Rail car on track for much-needed restoration". Centre Daily Times. 
  3. ^ Richards, Andrew (March 13, 2014). "RDC Project Underway". Bellefonte Historical Railroad Society.