October 13, 2023 | October 13, 1973
WQLN NPR first signed on the air in 1973. On October 13th of that year, Erie’s General Electric Company signed a $63 million contract with AMTRAK to build eleven new locomotives and fifty-seven metro-liner coaches.
This Day in History is presented by the Emmy-nominated history series Chronicles. The new season begins Thursday October 26 on WQLN PBS and on our TV app - Passport.