(Paul Trabert) The Joseph K. Weber library has in it’s collection many rail related magazines. The focus of the library for some time has been to place these magazines in protective binders. So far the following titles have been placed in binders. “The Short Line”, “Railroad Explorer”, “Extra 2200 South”, “Trains” and “Railway Quarterly. We will be working on getting more magazines into binders in the future. The biggest problem will be finding acceptable empty binders at reasonable prices. The best bargains are usually found at ‘dollar’ stores.
There are some duplicates of some issues. These will probably be donated to the Phillipsburg Station to add to their collection of magazines for sale. I will probably go down there this summer to look at their collection to see if I can find
some of the issues missing in our collection.
Additionally, the JKW collection of models continues to be sold. The VRA has been to 2 train shows this year with modest success. We’ll be attending an additional show in October in Scranton. Check back in later editions of The Digest for details regarding future sales and progress on the binder project.