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Boiler Explosion

A woodcut of a boiler explosion, reproduced from the Scientific American, is among the features of the Quarterly Newsletter Winter issue.

R&LHS Announces Prestigious History Awards

The Railway & Locomotive Historical Society national awards for 2016 recognize outstanding work of lasting value to the interpretation of North America's railroading history. These awards are made in four categories: senior achievement, article, book, and photography. A fifth award, for documentary videos, will be announced later. R&LHS has presented the awards--the only national railroad history awards--annually since 1982. The recipients are Thomas T. Taber III, Gerald M. Best Senior Achievement Award: Lawrence N. Thomas, David P. Morgan Article Award; Travis Dewitz, Fred A. and Jane R. Stindt Photography Award; and Robert E. Gallamore and John R. Meyer, George W. and Constance M. Hilton Book Award..

The Railway & Locomotive Historical Society, Inc., founded in 1921, is the oldest railroad history organization in North America, and among the first anywhere to pursue formal studies in the history of technology. The Society promotes research and encourages preservation of documentation and photography of business history, finance, labor history, biography, and technology. Its next members meeting will be held in Stamford, Connecticut, June 1 to June 4, 2017.

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