- 2015 NYCSHS Convention Train Show
- 2nd Qtr. 2015 NYCentral Modeler is Available for Your Reading Pleasure
- NYCSHS 45th Anniversary T-Shirt
- NYCSHS 2015 Convention News. Private Car Added for Adirondack Scenic Train Tour!!!
- Accurail HO-Scale NYC 40′ Steel Boxcar (Century Green) (NYCSHS 2015 Convention Car)
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2nd Qtr. 2015 NYCentral Modeler
This edition brings you some very interesting articles and some new features.
Click here to read.
Don’t miss “My Boston & Albany – Learning to Compromise” by Chuck Oraftik, Roger Murphy’s “The Weehawken Waterfront”, “Creating a NYC&HRR 4-4-0″ by Chuck Baldwin, “Responding to the Challenge” by Joe Rothwell and “Modeling a P&LE Evans Coil Gondola” by Tom Stelby. Manuel Duran-Duran and Larry Faulkner continues to update us on the progress on their Harmon Coal Chute in their regular features, “The NYC Engineering Department” and “Harmon Files”.
David Howarth continues with Part Three of his “NYC West Shore” showing us many of his outstanding O-scale locomotives and rolling stock.
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 to download the NYCentral Modeler or just enjoy reading it on your screen.
Commodore Vanderbilt T-Shirt
(Commemorating the 45th Anniversary of the NYCSHS)
The shirt commemorates the Commodore Vanderbilt locomotive and the 45th anniversary of the NYCSHS, organized in March 1970. The New York Central was the first to fully streamline a steam locomotive in the United States, adding a shovel-nose shroud to a three-year old Hudson (4-6-4) locomotive and naming it the Commodore Vanderbilt. First made public in December, 1934, the locomotive entered revenue service pulling the railroad’s prestigious, but still heavyweight, 20th Century Limited in February, 1935.
The shirt comes in a beautiful Carolina Blue with the Commodore Vanderbilt departing Chicago under steam on the back and the NYCSHS logo on the front. Price is $24.00 for non-members and $15.00 for NYCSHS members. Shipping extra. Ohio residents add 8% Ohio sales tax. Sizes S – XXXL. For sizes XXL & XXXL add $2.00.
NYCSHS 2015 Convention News
We have added the Private Car Silver Spring to the Adirondack Scenic Train Tour!!
Only 20 passenger reservations available on this very special car.
The Silver Spring was built by Pullman in 1925. It ran on the B&O and has a luxurious interior with mahogany paneling and wall to wall carpeting.
Only 20 Seats are available at $65.00 per person on a First Come, First Sold Basis.
Those who have already paid their 2015 convention fee, will have to send a second check in the amount of $65.00 to ride the Silver Spring.
The Silver Spring will be on the head end of the Adirondack Flyer going up to Thendara and on the rear end going back to Utica Station. This will allow passengers on the Silver Spring to enjoy the observation end of the car on the back of the train returning to Utica.
The Nehasane carrying the Board of Directors and guests (paid for by the directors themselves) will be on the rear end going up to Thendara and on the head end going back to Utica Station.
Those riding on the Silver Spring will may secure their non alcoholic drinks and from the Cafe Lounge Car.
Only those individuals who have paid the extra fair will be allowed on the private cars. Security of private cars is very important because of liability issues!
Please send checks for reservations on the Silver Spring to:
26 James Drive
Loudonville, NY 12211.
You may also reserve seats on the Silver Spring by going to the NYCSHS Collinwood Shop and if you haven’t signed up for the 2015 NYCSHS Convention, you can do that too.
You must have registered for the Convention to be allowed to reserve a seat on the Silver Spring.
Accurail HO-Scale NYC 40′ Steel Boxcar (Century Green)
Order now for Late April 2015 shipment!!
Accurail HO-Scale NYC 40′ Steel Boxcar
(Century Green) (Unique Car Number for the NYCSHS)
Sets of matching decals are also available with unique car numbers that allow you to letter and number up to four unique cars.
This model represents a lot 773-B boxcar. These cars were built by Despatch Shops in 1949 and were numbered 168000-168999. These cars started to be repainted into Century green with large cigar logo in 1959.
These cars are the 2015 NYCSHS Convention Cars
Non-members price is $16.98 each or $33.96 for a pair. NYCSHS Members Price $13.58 and that is 20% off MSRP. NYCSHS Members Price for a pair is $26.00 and that is more than 23% off MSRP. Shipping extra and Ohio residents must pay 8% Ohio sales tax.
Order yours today. Delivery Late April 2015.
Watch for the Latest Issue of the Central Headlight
It was mailed today(Feb 6, 2015).
If you haven’t renewed for 2015, you won’t be receiving this issue.
The First Quarter 2015 issue of Central Headlight will be mailed to all members in good standing on February 5. Please note that if you did not renew your membership for 2015 in time, you are not on the mailing list. Don’t say we didn’t warn you.
If you like freight trains, you will enjoy the lead article of this issue. NYCS veteran Carl Liba describes in detail the operation of sixteen of NYC’s hottest freights in 1960, including schedules, terminals, intermediate stops, blockings, setouts and pick-ups, and timings for each. Fourteen photos illustrate the piece.
April 15 will mark the 150th anniversary of the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln, and we thought it appropriate to tell the story of the operation of the fallen president’s funeral train in New York State, from New York City to Buffalo, over the then not-yet-consolidated Hudson River and New York Central railroads on April 25, 26, and 27. Railroad historian and NYCSHS member Richard Palmer spent over two years researching the topic and digging up illustrations, and the article provides a wonderful glimpse into how parts of our favorite railroad were operated a century and a half ago.
In a spell-binding narrative, former NYCSHS director Richard Borsos tells us how his railroader’s instinct led him to avert a rear-end disaster on Michigan Central’s Joliet Branch on a densely foggy night, and he illustrates the event with three photos taken the following morning of the tricky rerailing of wayward H-10b 2337. Richard was fireman on the big 2-8-2.
A diesel photo essay by member Chuck Bohi, a fiery reminiscence by the late Jim Stuart, a look at an N-Trak NYC-themed layout in Arizona, and the usual columns round out this big, 48-page issue. Enjoy!
Renew your membership for 2015, if you haven’t already done so. Click here to renew!!!
The Latest Models
N-Scale Peoria & Eastern 2-Bay Offset Hopper
Road numbers 2802 & 2831 for single cars. Road numbers 2808, 2816 & 2843 for 3-pack.
Single car non-members price is $18.95 NYCSHS Members Price $15.16 and that is 20% off MSRP.
Three-pack non-members price is $56.85. NYCSHS Members Price $45.48 and that is 20% off MSRP. Shipping extra and Ohio residents must pay 8% Ohio sales tax.
Delivery 3rd Quarter 2015.
N-Scale NYC 40′ PS-1 Box Car
with 6′ Door
Road #s 169755 & 169809.
Non-members price is $28.95. NYCSHS Members Price $23.16 and that is 20% off MSRP. Shipping extra and Ohio residents must pay 8% Ohio sales tax.
Order yours today. Delivery 4th Quarter 2015.
HO-Scale NYC 50′ Double Door
Road #s 43663 & 43630.
Non-members price is $35.95. NYCSHS Members Price $28.76 and that is 20% off MSRP. Shipping extra and Ohio residents must pay 8% Ohio sales tax.