Senate Majority Whip Pat Browne’s recent visit and tour of the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania in Strasburg is featured during this month’s installment of “The Browne Report” television show.
Senator Browne was led on a tour of the museum by Charlie Fox, Executive Director of the Railroad Museum of PA. The tour included a look at different styles of trains & rolling stock– including some that ran through the Lehigh Valley – from different eras in history, along with a tour inside an old Pullman sleeping car and a history lesson from a telegrapher on how communication between trains was handled to keep everyone safe.
“We have a tremendous industrial history in Pennsylvania and part of that history is with the railroads,” Senator Browne said. “Railroads were found all throughout Pennsylvania in many towns and boroughs. It is important that we remember the role and significance the railroad has played – and continues to play – in our rich history.”
The Railroad Museum of PA was first opened to the public in 1975 and now has approximately 120,000 visitors each year. The museum has a tremendous display of different railroad engines, rolling stock and cars from different areas around the state and country and from different periods in time.
“We are fortunate enough in Pennsylvania to have one of the best museums in the country that preserves our history in railroads,” Senator Browne said. “I thank Charlie and the rest of the staff at the museum for taking the time to give us a tour. I urge all of my constituents to take the time to visit and tour the museum or plan a return visit”
The Browne Report can be seen locally on Blue Ridge Communications, Channel 13 every Monday at 9 a.m.; RCN, Channel 4 fourth Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m. and fourth Friday each month at 9 a.m.; and, Service Electric Cable, Channel 50 the first Monday each month at 10 p.m. Check your local listings for other times the show may air and date changes.
The show is also available on Senator Browne’s website at www.senatorbrowne.com.