Welcome To The
Official Web Site For
The French Creek Valley Railroad Historical Society
Crawford County, Pennsylvania
Introduction to the FCVRRHS:
We are committed to preserving
the rich railroad history of northwestern Pennsylvania. Because the railroad
industry was such a huge influence on our community, we believe its story should
be preserved for future generations.
Beginning in the mid 1800s, many railroad companies operated
in Crawford County, Pennsylvania. The more notable ones include the Atlantic &
Great Western Railroad (A&GW), the Erie Railroad (ERIE), the Pennsylvania
Railroad (PRR), the Bessemer and Lake Erie Railroad (B&LE), the Erie Lackawanna
Railroad (EL), the Penn Central Railroad (PC), Conrail (CR), the Western New
York & Pennsylvania Railroad (WNYP), and the Norfolk Southern Railway (NS).
Traction (trolley) systems were also in operation for a time.
For a complete list, enter here.
We are also interested in the
Model Railroad Community. Please
check out our resources and the Model Railroad
Yahoo group model railroad club
Please check out our new items
New 2016 Erie Historical RR Calendar w/photos by
T-Shirts & Polo Shirts 2015;
You may now Make Online Payments or Donations.
The French Creek Valley
Railroad Historical Society was incorporated in Pennsylvania as a non-stock,
non-profit corporation in 1996, but became inactive shortly thereafter. In 2004,
FCV was reactivated by members of the Railroad Committee of the Crawford County
Historical Society, who make up the core group of FCV members.
FCVRRHS is organized and operated
solely for educational and public service purposes and is recognized by the IRS
as a public charity. Current projects include, the production of a library of
video recordings of interviews of former railroad employees, and the
construction of a museum fashioned after the Erie Railroad passenger station in
Meadville which was designed in 1893.
In addition to interactive exhibits, displays of railroad
artifacts, and a theatre, the museum will house a model of the Meadville
railroad yard complex as it existed between the years of 1945-1955.
We hope you will find this web
site both enlightening and interesting, and that you visit often.
Bernie Hanmore, President,
Thank you for your interest in our
non-profit historical organization You may contact us by mail or email (we do
not have a telephone number for you to call at this time). If you are interested
in Membership with FCVRRHS, we have
a PDF for you to download and fill out. You may also be interested in reading
our monthly newsletter, The "Second Section"
to 'get to know' us. Thank you for your interest!
- Postal address
- The French Creek Valley Railroad Historical
P. O. Box 632, Meadville, PA 16335
- Electronic mail
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