About Us

Welcome to the home of the Steel City Chapter of the Railway & Locomotive Historical Society! Formed in 2017, by a group of railroaders and enthusiasts with the help of the McKeesport Preservation Society, this chapter serves the Greater Pittsburgh and surrounding areas. The Railway & Locomotive Historical Society, Inc., founded in 1921, is the oldest organization in North America devoted to railroad history, 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, and biography as well as technology.

On this site, you can find news and updates about chapter dealings, meeting announcements, and membership forms. For information on joining and to obtain the password for the Membership page where the signup forms are located, please contact the administrator via the Contact page, with subject “membership”. We hope you consider joining our organization, and thanks for stopping by!

Below is a copy of the R&LHS original charter.