Announcing Virtual PRR Day, version 2.0!

Bruce Smith


Virtual PRR Day 

May 15, 2021 


     The PRR T&HS is planning a virtual PRR Day on May 15, 2021, through zoom. 

     Thanks to Auburn University, we will be able to host presentations on the history of the PRR and modeling the PRR by experienced speakers. 

     There is no registration fee, but you will need to register in advance, since participation will be limited to 300. Registration is open now; go to 


     In order to have a virtual meeting of a very large group, we ask everyone to abide by the following ground rules: 

  1. Please remain in ‘mute’ mode throughout. The microphones on devices are adept at picking up background noise which will hinder the presentation’s audibility. The mute button is typically in the lower left of the screen. 
  2. No oral interruptions during the 40-minute presentations. 
  3. A 10-minite question-answer time is reserved after each presentation.  
  4. Type your questions to the chat window, which is enabled by a button at the bottom of the screen. For each presentation, a host will monitor the chat window and present questions to the speaker in the order received. 
  5. Please do not share the zoom information with anyone after registering. 


         The schedule of presentations is below. 




Start (PM ET) 

John Frantz 

The Pennsy through the Eyes of Davey Carter 

1:00 PM 

Bruce Smith 

PRR X31 Box Cars 

2:00 PM 

Andy Rubbo 

Modeling Pennsy’s Northeast Corridor 

3:00 PM 

Ken Kobus 


4:00 PM 

Matthew Hurst 

Modeling PRR H31 hoppers 

7:00 PM 

Doug Nelson 

Sunnyside Yard - Home of the PRR Passenger Fleet 

8:00 PM 


    If you are new to zoom, we will schedule a chance for you to test your access a few days before. The Zoom site for that will be sent to all meeting registrants. 

I look forward to seeing many of you there!
Bruce Smith
Auburn, AL

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