Roger enjoyed writing about his adventures. Here are just a few of his stories.
Hanover Junction, PA: A Glimpse in Time
by Roger E. Shaffer. Edited by Dean R. Shaffer.
Living in the Hanover Junction, PA railroad station gives this author personal insight and a connection with the history and events of the area. An interesting historical summary, as well as recollections of a by-gone railroading era, make life at Hanover Junction come alive. (18 pages)
Hanover Junction, PA: A Glimpse in Time is available from Lulu.com in both an e-book (free) and printed version.
That’s The Way it Was: An Autobiography
by Roger E. Shaffer, edited by Dean R. Shaffer
This autobiography by Roger Shaffer profiles life growing up in railroad station in Hanover Junction, PA. It provides a glimpse of his early school days, high school, courtship, and family life in the early and mid 20th century. (100 pages)
That’s the Way it Was: An Autobiography by Roger E. Shaffer is available from Lulu.com in both an e-book (free) and printed version.
Childhood Memories of Hanover Junction Railroad Station and Motor Car Excursion on the Heritage Rail Trail by Roger E. Shaffer
Interviewed, edited, and prepared by Sandra L. Prueitt, Oral History Specialist, York College of Pennsylvania for the York County Department of Parks and Recreation, Thomas R. Brant, Executive Director, January, 2006.
by Roger E. Shaffer
This story is about Roger Shaffer’s Dad, Wilferd. It provides a short glimpse into the life of his father from childhood experiences to his life after being Station Agent at Hanover Junction Station.
The Coal Yard at Hanover Junction served an important role in keeping the steam engines supplied with coal, water, and sand. This story describes some of the people and equipment at the coal yard.
Roger shares stories of four different trips on the Pennsylvania Railroad.
A short description of the history behind the Hanover Branch Railroad (The Old Branch).
Roger recalls a day in April, 1920 when he heard the news about a train derailment in Centerville, PA.
Roger tells about his history-relating ride on the Northern Central Railroad.
One of the oldest railroad tunnels in the United States.
A High Spot in My Life: York County Parks Department Adds New Life to the Hanover Junction Railroad Station
Roger shares his adventure revisiting Hanover Junction.
Roger shares memories of some of the people he knew at Hanover Junction in the early 1920s.
Recollections of the general store in Hanover Junction, PA
Other Works by Roger (and Claudia) Shaffer
Model Building to Scale
by Roger Shaffer, Edited by Dean R. Shaffer
Roger Shaffer began building models after his retirement. He chose to create models designed to a scale of 3/16th inch to the foot. His subjects include historical and public buildings in Hanover Junction, PA, Hellertown, PA, and various other communities. This book contains color photographs of his models, along with a short description of each. (44 pages, paperback, full color)
Model Building to Scale is available from Lulu.com in both an e-book (free) version and a printed version.
A Farm Girl’s Story
by Claudia (Miller) Shaffer
Claudia tells her story of growing up on a York County farm in the teens and twenties. Enjoy hearing her tales of farm work, house work, school, and play. (14 pages)
A Farm Girl’s Story is also available from Lulu.com in both e-book (free) and printed versions.
Rolling of Structural Steel
by R.E. Shaffer
Roger Shaffer was Superintendent of the Roll Dept., Saucon Div., Bethlehem Steel Co., Bethlehem, PA. This article appeared in Iron and Steel Engineer, January, 1963.