Dear EHS Friends –
Somehow I missed the fact that we have a speaker coming on Tuesday May 10th. I’ve been on vacation and stuff. I’m very sorry for the late notice.
Patrick Stakem, Maryland historian, will be coming to speak with us, on topics including Ross Winans, who was credited with designing the steam gun, a replica of which is at the intersection of Route 1 and Old Washington Road. His full bio is below.
Please come and enjoy! Refreshments will be served.
Place: The Brumbaugh House, 5825 Main Street, Elkridge
Date: Tuesday, May 10, 2016
Mr. Stakem is the Historian, Western Maryland Chapter, National Railway Historical Society, Cumberland, MD, and a member of the Mt. Savage Historical Society, Council of the Alleghenies, Preservation Society of Allegany County (MD), C&O Canal Historical Society, Mountain State Railroad & Logging Historical Association (WV), Railway & Locomotive Historical Society, Inc., Western Maryland Railway Historical Society (Union Bridge, MD).
He has degrees in Electrical Engineering, Physics, and Computer Science.
He teaches for Loyola University in Maryland, Graduate Department of Computer Science, and for the Johns Hopkins University, Whiting School of Engineering. He has worked with numerous NASA Centers and space missions since 1971.
Originally from Cumberland, he resides in Laurel, Maryland, with his family. Mr. Stakem has written a book, with his son as co-author, on Ross Winans’ locomotives. He is currently working on a second, broader book on Winans.
His other railroad-related publications include:
Stakem, Patrick H. From the Iron Horse’s Mouth: an Updated Roster from Ross Winans’ Memorandum
of Engines, 2011, PRRB Publishing, ASIN B005GM4012.
Stakem, Patrick H. Cumberland & Pennsylvania Railroad Revisited, 2011, PRRB Publishing, ASIN
Stakem, Patrick H. Lonaconing Residency, Iron Technology & the Railroad, 2011, PRRB Publishing,
Stakem, Patrick H. MARC: Maryland Area Rail Commuter – a Rider’s Guide, 2011, PRRB Publishing,
T. H. Paul & J. A. Millhollland: Master Locomotive Builders of Western Maryland, 2011, PRRB
Publishing, ASIN B004LGT00U.
Stakem, Patrick H. Tracks along the Ditch, Relationships between the C&O Canal and the Railroads,
2012, PRRB Publishing, ASIN B008LB6VKI.
Stakem, Patrick H. Iron Manufacturing in 19th Century Western Maryland, 2015, PRRB Publishing,
Stakem, Patrick H. Railroading around Cumberland, 2012, Arcadia Press, ISBN-0738553654.
Stakem, Patrick H. and Stakem, Patrick E. Western Maryland Diesel Locomotives, 1997, TLC
Stakem, Patrick H. and Stakem, Patrick E. CSX Diesel Locomotives in Color, 2000, Motorbooks
Hope to see you there!
Tina Barton, EHS Webmaster