Join the NYCSHS for 2016 and Get an Extra Two Issues of the Central Headlight

Join the NYCSHS for  2016 and Receive the Last Two 2015 Editions of the Central Headlight in Addition to All of 2016 Editions

3rd Qtr. & 4th Qtr. 2015 Central Headlight Included in the 2016 Membership for a Limited Time

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Click here to see all of the wonderful benefits of joining the NYCSHS.

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Offer good until November 30,  2015


 

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Have You Seen the Latest NYCS Models?

Accurail HO-Scale P&LE Panel-Side

USRA Twin Hopper

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NYCSHS Exclusive Road # 37940
Decal sets available with eight exclusive road numbers.
Coal Loads also available

Order Now!!! Expected delivery: 1 September 2015

Single car – Non-members price is $15.98. NYCSHS Members Price $12.78 and that is 20% off MSRP for members.
Pair – Non-members price is $31.96. NYCSHS Members Price $25.00 and that is more than 20% off MSRP for members.
Coal Loads – Non-members price is $1.25. NYCSHS Members Price $1.00.
8 Exclusive Number Decal Sets – Non-members price is $4.00. NYCSHS Members Price $$3.20.

Shipping extra and Ohio residents must pay 8% Ohio sales tax.

Click Here to Order


 Atlas NYRX HO-Scale 40′ Plug

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Atlas Trainman
Road #s 2501, 2525, & 2554 – Atlas #s 20 003 501, 502, 503

Must be pre-order by Dec 2015. Expected delivery

2nd Qtr. 2016

Single car – Non-members price is $26.95. NYCSHS Members Price $21.56 and that is 20% off MSRP for members.
Pair –
Non-members price is $53.90. NYCSHS Members Price $41.00 and that is more than 20% off MSRP for members.

Shipping extra and Ohio residents must pay 8% Ohio sales tax.

Place a pre-order today with a $5.00 deposit to hold yours. (We show free shipping on this pre-order, but shipping charges will be added to your final order.)

Pre-Order yours today. Shipping 2nd Quarter 2016.

Click Here to Order


A Brand New S-Scale NYC RS-11 from

American Models

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American Models S-Scale ALCo RS-11
(AC or DC) 

American Locomotive Companies RS-11 were produced from 1956 to 1961 and was the replacement for the RS-3 road switcher. This engine featured a V-12 turbocharged engine of 1800 HP and was the answer to EMDs GP9 engines. The RS-11 was rated with a higher tractive effort and used less fuel. Favored by modelers with its distinctive “chiseled” number boards. ALCO manufactured 425 of these road engines.

Order Now for Immediate Delivery.

Non-members price is $249.95 for DC version. NYCSHS Members Price $212.45.
Non-members price is $484.95 for DC version. NYCSHS Members Price $412.20.

Shipping extra and Ohio residents must pay 8% Ohio sales tax.

Details on the locomotive at American Models.

Click Here for Collinwood Shop to Buy Today


HO-Scale USRA 46′ Mill Gondola

(NYC/PMK&Y/P&LE)

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Westerfield Models Resin Kit

Operating Era: 1916-1975. Pennsylvania RR, New York Central, Baltimore & Ohio, Pittsburgh, McKeesport & Youghiogheny, Reading, Pittsburgh & Lake Erie. USRA ordered 4,500 46′ mill gondolas for B&O, Reading, NYC (including PMcK&Y) and PRR. The cars were based on the W&LE design of 1916 but with wood floors because of war shortages. Like the other USRA designs, several railroads adopted it as their standard car of the 1920’s. B&O, Reading and NYC ordered thousands of the cars. The unusual design was a pivoting brake staff that could be used whether the ends were tight or dropped.

PLEASE SEE OUR CONTAINERS FOR GONDOLAS IN OUR STORE.

Non-members price is $37.00. NYCSHS Members Price $33.00.
Shipping is extra and Ohio residents must pay 8% Ohio sales tax.

Click Here for Collinwood Shop to Buy Today


HO-Scale Early LCL Container, Carload

for USRA 46″ Mill Gondola

(NYC/PMK&Y/P&LE)

Two Sizes

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Single Container                              Long Container

These containers were used in the early 20th Century. This system of container cars was inaugurated by the NYC in 1922. The containers were steel boxes and six to nine were loaded in steel gondolas. The containers allowed shippers to avoid the expense of boxing or crating their merchandise but afforded the same protection.

Long Container – Non-members price is $25.00. NYCSHS Members Price $22.50.
Single Container – Non-members price is $8. NYCSHS Members Price $7.20.

Shipping is extra and Ohio residents must pay 8% Ohio sales tax.

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 Rapido HO-Scale NYC ALCo FA-2 (DC or
DDC/Sound)

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NYC ALCo FA-2 (DC or DDC)

The FA-2 was Alco’s response to the ubiquitous EMD F7 that was swiftly becoming the locomotive of choice for many freight and passenger railroads. The FA-2 was intended for freight service while the FPA-2 included a steam generator and obligatory large water tank for heating passenger cars. Our models will have the correct details for each version.

Delivered between October 1950 (Erie 736A) and June 1956 (L&N 211), a total of 283 FA-2 and FPA-2 locomotives were built by Alco in Schenectady, New York for 12 different American railroads. A further 51 FA-2 and FPA-2 locomotives were built under licence by Montreal Locomotives Works for CP, CN and NdeM. Each 1600-HP locomotive had a 12-cylinder Alco 244 prime mover. These proved unreliable, which accounts for why these locomotives rarely lasted past 1970 in their original condition. However, many were repowered with reliable Alco 251 engines or even EMD prime movers and lasted much longer.

Single DC version: Non-members price is $225. NYCSHS Members Price $180.00 and that is 20% off MSRP.

Single DCC/Sound version: Non-members price is $325. NYCSHS Members Price $260.00 and that is 20% off MSRP.

Only $25 Deposit holds any of these models for you.

Order Now!!
Order Deadline is Feb 12, 2016
Delivery expected Summer 2016

Shipping is extra and Ohio residents must pay 8% Ohio sales tax.

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Rapido HO-Scale NYC Budd RDC (DC or DCC/Sound)

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NYC Budd RDC (DC or DCC/Sound)

Budd offered its RDC in five major variations. The RDC-1 contained coach seating only. The RDC-2 was a combination coach-baggage. The RDC-3 was a combination baggage-mail-coach. The RDC-9 was a trailing coach unit with no cab and only one motor. And the RDC-4 was a shorty RPO/baggage only.

DC Version: Non-members price is $225. NYCSHS Members Price $180.00 and that is 20% off MSRP.
DCC/Sound Version: Non-members price is $325. NYCSHS Members Price $260.00 and that is 20% off MSRP.

Only $25 Deposit holds this model for you.

Order Now!!
Order Deadline is Feb 12, 2016
Delivery expected Summer 2016

Shipping is extra and Ohio residents must pay 8% Ohio sales tax.

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3rd Quarter 2015 Central Headlight is in the Mail


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3rd Quarter 2015 Central Headlight is in the Mail

It is expected that the Third Quarter 2015 issue of Central Headlight will be mailed to all members in good standing during the first week of August. Please note that if you did not renew your membership for 2015, you are not on the mailing list.

The lead article, written by the late Douglas Preston, a highly respected rail historian, responds to an intriguing question raised in Central Headlight several years ago: Why would the New York Central engage in the costly track relocation project at Herkimer, New York while World War II was raging? The answer is fully disclosed in Doug’s carefully researched and nicely illustrated article.

Other articles in our August issue take us to three locations on the NYC that were “off the beaten path,” the St. Lawrence Division, the Auburn Road, and the Cincinnati Northern. What’s more, there’s a discussion about a J-1d Hudson that tried to masquerade as a J-3a; a look at some NYC artifacts that found their way to Cape Cod; a remembrance of a man who scratch-built beautiful models of NYC electric locomotives without any power tools, and a discussion of the manner in which NYC telegraph operators reported local weather conditions.

As you can see, there’s something for everyone in the Third Quarter issue of our magazine. If you’re not a member, get hold of some great late summer reading material.

Join today!


 

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Runaway Hopper at Utica Damages 0-6-0 #6721 and Station

Runaway rail car might have been tampered with before Utica Union Station crash

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Photos and article from WKTV news bulletin.

  • Officials are investigating whether a parked rail car was tampered with when it was set in motion and careened through the city before causing structural damage at Utica’s Union Station.

Officials are investigating whether a parked rail car was tampered with when it was set in motion and careened through the city before causing structural damage at Utica’s Union Station.

“It appears the brake lever was released by someone, we’re not sure who, manually,” Oneida County Executive Anthony Picente said Tuesday evening. “It appears this was not something that just happened on its own.”

The New York, Susquehanna and Western Railway car – which was carrying plastic pellets – was parked near the Burrstone Road bridge off the North-South Arterial.

Picente said once released, the train car’s momentum caused it to drive down the tracks, hit a car at the Schuyler Street intersection, and ultimately bump a display steam engine into Union Station.

Utica emergency units and engineers will be investigating Wednesday who caused the accident – and how the damage to Union Station will affect its structural integrity.

“That’s my main concern right now,” Picente said about an hour after the incident. “There’s so much structural damage, we’re concerned the tunnel area could fall down.”

The train struck the tower that supports the station’s pedestrian bridge near the tracks and broke off a large section of the station’s wall.

“If we pull the train out of there, the tunnel could collapse,” Picente said.

No one was in the stairway or surrounding areas of the crash site when the train collided, but one minor injury was reported on Schuyler Street near Dunkin’ Donuts when the train car struck a Remsen resident’s car.

Jake Palmer, 23, said he suffered a cut to his wrist when the rail car crashed into his 1992 Chevrolet Camaro.

“I was driving, going home, and then it was literally 10 feet in front of me,” he said. “All of a sudden the train hit me (and) I blacked out for a second. I was in shock. … I thought I was going to die. My airbag went off. I’m going to need stitches, but I’m OK, I’m alive.”

After the incident, emergency crews walked along the tracks from Union Station toward Schuyler Street to determine if any other damage or injuries may have occurred.

None had been reported as of press time.

Utica Department of Public Works crews created a makeshift bridge for passengers at Union Station for passengers on incoming trains to use early Tuesday evening.

The station didn’t have to cancel any trips, but arrangements were made to handle other trains scheduled to arrive.

Melanie Boyer, a spokeswoman for the New York, Susquehanna and Western Railway confirmed the rail car had been traveling on that company’s line, which also connects to CSX lines in the area.

She said the incident was “under investigation,” and that the car did not contain any hazardous materials.

 

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Help Save the Adirondack Scenic Railroad

The future of the Adirondack Scenic is in peril.

There is a movement underway to remove the railroad to convert the land between Old Forge and Lake Placid be converted to a “community-connected recreational trail”.  The current usage of this area allows for snowmobiling, bicycling, jogging and walking in addition to providing a well used historic railroad that runs nearly 80 miles of seasonally used recreation for over 1 million tourists and outdoor enthusiasts.

This has become critical as the state is moving rapidly on this issue.

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Written Comments:
Written comments may be submitted until July 27th to: John Schmid, Natural Resources Planner, NYS DEC, 625 Broadway, 5th Floor, Albany, NY 12233-4254 or adirondackpark@dec.ny.gov
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The 3rd Qtr. 2015 NYCentral Modeler Is Here!!

3rd Qtr. 2015 NYCentral Modeler

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This edition brings you some very

interesting articles and some

new features.

Click here to read.

Don’t miss “Kitbashing a NYC H-5 in HO-Scale” by Tom Bailey, Gordon Peterson’s  “Port of NY & NJ Railroad”, with some fantastic O-scale modeling,  “Fond Memories & My Favorite Diesel” by Dave Wheeler, “Drawing of Tower” by Dan Seligmann and “Saranac Branch of the NYC” by Dave Gallaway.  From Japan, a wonderful article about “Kitbashing a NYC Style Tugboat” by Hitomi Okuno, and Seth Lakin tells us how to kitbash a “Grain Transfer Elevator and Truck”. Don’t miss another chapter in the forth article by Australian, David Howard, “NYC West Shore Part 4”.  Manuel Duran-Duran and Larry Faulkner show us how they  designed and built some of the TrainMaster, LLC. NYC Section Houses in HO-scale in their regular features, “The NYC Engineering Department” and “Harmon Files”.

And all of the regular features are there again for you to enjoy.

Be sure to tell all of our model railroading friends to join you in downloading the NYCentral Modeler or just enjoy reading it on your screen.

  Click Here to Begin Reading!!!

Noel Widdifield

Editor, NYCentral Modeler

NYCBigFour@verizon.net

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How About Some Stock Cars for Your Livestock?

You have been asking us to help you find a way to carry your livestock and we have responded with some outstanding Westerfield Models resin kits for you.

Look at these!!!

Original

 
NYC  (Single Deck, DS Ends,)  CCC&StL or MC (Single Deck SS Ends,)

Modern

         
NYC (Single Deck, DS Ends)         NYC or NELX (Single Deck, SS Ends)

Gothic

            
NYC (Single Deck, DS Ends)                     NYC (Single Deck, SS Ends)

WESTERFIELD MODELS, LLC. GOLDEN AGE LINE
Operating Era: 1921-1962. New York Central, Cleveland, Cincinati, Chicago & St. Louis, Michigan Central, National Equipment Leasing Corp. New York Central installed about 1,700 fishbelly underframe stock cars in 1921-3 which became the mainstay of their fleet for 30 years. MDT built 500 single and double deck cars with double sheathed ends and wood roofs in 1921. Another 500 cars were built by Haskell & Barker the same year. These included 100 single deck, single sheathed end, XLA roof cars each for CCC&StL and MCRR plus 300 double deck, SS end, XLA roof cars for NYC. Another 700 cars were rebuilt on 1910-built underframes at AC&F in 1923, very similar to the MDT cars. All cars received minor lettering changes in 1927. They were rebuilt beginning in 1937 when they received the System herald and 1926 ARA lettering. !00 cars were re-lettered to Northeast Livestock in 1939 and brought back to NYC in 1949. Cars were rebuilt with AB brakes and the H&B cars with wood roofs in the 1940s-50s. Cars repainted in 1955 and later received Gothic lettering. The last cars ran into 1962.

Decals included, but do not include trucks or couplers.

Click here for Westerfield Models Webpage

Non-members price is $37.00. NYCSHS Members Price $33.00.

Click Here to Order Now!!
Ready to Ship.
Shipping is extra and Ohio residents must pay 8% Ohio sales tax.

You can have these built, painted and decaled for you by SPR Backshops for an additional charge.  Click here to have them built.

And here is a great new switcher to pull
all of those stock cars.

Broadway Limited HO-Scale SW-7


 NYC EMD SW-7 Paragon2 Sound/DC/DCC
BLI Product # 2969  Two Road #s 8892 & 8883 

Click here for SW-7 on BLI Website

Non-members price is $229.99. NYCSHS Members Price $183.99 and that is 20% off MSRP for members. Free shipping for US orders saves you even more.

Click Here to Order Now as We Have only a Few!!
Ready to Ship.

Free shipping on US orders and Ohio residents must pay 8% Ohio sales tax.

 

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