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In Red Lion: Working on the Maryland & Pennsylvania Railroad, Part II

Linked in/Neat stuff: Old Tanger Hardware/Hershey antique auto show

The upcoming holiday season represents a favorite time to see model train displays around York County, Pa. Here’s a permanent display, a look at the Maryland and Pennsylvania Railroad line. It’s in the Red Lion Train Station Model Railroaders Club in the Red Lion Area Historical Society’s Ma & Pa Railroad Station Museum. There’s some real railroad work going on outside. A section measuring 190 feet of the old line is being restored near the station, as this YDR story details. Also of interest: In Red Lion: Working on the Ma & Pa Railroad.

Other neat stuff from all over …

Eric Conner of Lancaster has a large collection of Pennsylvania gubernatorial memorabilia.

He has some stuff, of course, from the current Corbett-Wolf campaign. His collection goes back to 1820.

He wrote this in a recent press release:

“When I was about age 12, I stumbled upon a bag of Richard Nixon buttons that my father had worn during his college years. That small discovery sparked my interest in political buttons. As with any new collector, I started collecting anything and everything political but quickly realized that I needed a specialty. Being a native of Pennsylvania, collecting Pennsylvania items seemed a natural choice. Over the years I have narrowed my collecting focus to specifically Pennsylvania governor items.”

He still has the Nixon buttons.

“They’re not valuable at all, but they’re sentimental to me,” he wrote.



This old cash register used to ring up the dollars at Hanover’s Tanger Hardware. It’s part of Rick Kress’s M&J Hanover Museum.  The Evening Sun is relocated to Tanger’s original home in Hanover’s downtown. For photos of the Evening Sun’s staff tour of the old Tanger building, check out: Hanover hardware.


Antique cars: An immense antique auto show, including a bunch of Tuckers, has opened in Hershey. Check out: AACA Museum.



+++   History mystery photo: This proved harder for YDR Facebook viewers to solve than I thought it would be. But YorkTownSquare readers will have no problem with this one: