was fortunate enough to be born and raised in an Erie Lackawanna town - Boonton, New Jersey, to be specific.
was lucky enough to experience the major shift of traffic (albeit short-lived) from the former Erie main to the DL&W side, and witnessed many freights, U34CH-powered commuter trains, and the ever-present Boonton Drill while growing up.
It made a very strong impression on him.
got older, he
began to appreciate the history of the railroad and its Erie and DL&W predecessors, and most importantly, the varied motive power of the railroad.
Paul has been a student of EL motive power for several decades.
Paul is an active HO scale modeler who is modeling the Erie Lackawanna Boonton Line between Croxton Yard and Port Morris, N.J. in the 1975 era.
To further his desire for accuracy, he founded Prime Mover Decals in 1992 to create accurate decals for his modeling pursuits.
continues to work with manufacturers in all scales to ensure the utmost accuracy in terms of lettering, details and decoration for EL, DL&W and Erie models as the ELHS'
Paul is a Trustee at the Whippany Railway Museum, is a founding member of the Erie Lackawanna Dining Car Preservation Society, Editor of the ELHS "Extra Board" newsletter, and is the ELHS Motive Power Technical Advisor.