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William L. Withuhn has been the Curator of Transportation at the National Museum of American History since 1983. Currently, he is curator on the exhibition project, America on the Move, a $20-million permanent exhibition on transportation history, 1876-2000, opening in the Fall of 2003. Bill has managed or worked on numerous other exhibitions, including Engines of Change: the American Industrial Revolution; Science in American Life; and American Motorcycles 1900-1940, to name a few.
For the National Research Council (National Academy of Sciences), Bill is a founding member of the Transportation History Committee and an appointed member of the Task Force on Transportation Needs for the National Parks and Public Lands. From 1996-2000, he was co-chair of a task force of the U.S. Department of Transportation, rewriting certain federal railroad safety regulations. At Cornell University Withuhn received an MBA with honors from the Graduate School of Business, and a master's in history. Bill became Vice President of 2 railroads in Virginia and Maryland, and later, Senior Vice-President of Rail Management Services, Inc. based in Syracuse, NY. He is the author or editor/co-author of two books, one of which "Rails Across America: A History of Railroads in North America (1993)", sold over 40,000 copies. He has published over 50 articles and has worked on numerous film projects. A licensed locomotive engineer since 1966, Bill is a member of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers.
Please note the date on your mailing label. If it says 2002, you will not receive another mailing until you renew your membership. Only "current" members will receive a free pass for one day of our Railroad Hobby Show, Feb. 1 & 2, 2003. Please consider volunteering some time that weekend. It is truly "our" show. Your fellow club members are putting on this show. You could be part of it. Sign-up form below.
There will be no meeting in the month of December.
Amherst Society of Model Railroad Engineers Receives
The Robert W. Spate Award
This year's Robert W. Spate Public Service Award was presented to the Amherst Society of Model Railroad Engineers (the Amherst Railway Society) in recognition of their history and record of promoting and supporting model railroading and for giving financial, moral and other support to railroad museums, veterans' homes and others in need of assistance. The Seacoast Division submitted the nomination, which is an indication of the reach of the Amherst Society's efforts in that Seacoast members are well aware of the Society's contributions to railway historical museums in Maine, New Hampshire and other states. The award is well deserved in recognizing over twenty years of continuing support to a variety of organizations, and the Society is most worthy of being one of the initial recipients of the Robert W. Spate Award.
This award was created by the Great Falls Model Railroad Club in memory of Robert W. Spate to be presented annually to the member of the Northeastern Region of the National Model Railroad Association or organization among those members nominated, who or which best exemplifies the promotion of the hobby of model railroading. Preference is that the service to the hobby be in a public forum open to young people and/or others not normally exposed to the hobby. Robert W. Spate of New Harbor, ME, was a Life Member of the National Model Railroad Association, member of the HUB Division of the Northeastern Region, and one who actively shared his model railroading with young people and others interested in learning about the hobby.
Please consider now, whether you can volunteer at our great show.
I would like to help at the Big Railroad Hobby Show:
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