President of Port Huron and Detroit Railroad Historical Society Retires

The Port Huron & Detroit Railroad Historical Society has new leadership.  The group has announced the retirement of Chad Thompson as President with Dan Meinhard taking over as the new leader and Geoffrey Hering in the role of Vice President.

In the announcement on social media, Meinhard said he looks forward to challenges ahead with hopes to recruit more members and volunteers to aid in growth and dedication for supporting the group’s mission statement. 

Port Huron is often referred to as “Tunnel City” in railroad circles, as it is the home of the international train crossing that tunnels under the St. Clair River. The Port Huron & Detroit Railroad Society, formed in 2007, is involved in events such as the Tunnel City Railway Show and restoration and preservation of historic train engines and equipment. They have several projects underway which are detailed on the group’s Facebook page. The Society’s headquarters are on 32nd Street in Port Huron.

Reporting for WGRT, Karly Hurley.