4th Qtr. 2019 Central Headlight is in the Mail Today

4th Qtr. 2019 Central Headlight is in the Mail Today

 

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The final Central Headlight for 2019 went into the mail today.  If you are a member you will be receiving it shortly.  For those who subscribe for the digital copy, it was emailed to you this morning.

This issue contains the following articles:

“Robert Blount – Railroader”, “Active Steam in the New York State after 1953”,  “Book Review’, “Welcome to New Members”, “Coal and Curves – The Story of the E&I, Part 3”, “NYCSHS Honor Roll”, “NYCentral Modeler“, and many additional features.

Enjoy and thanks for being a member.  If you haven’t already, be sure to renew for 2020.  It will be a wonderful 50th Anniversary year for the us.

 

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If You Love Trains, You Will Love the New York Central System Historical Society

 

If You Love Trains, You Will Love the

New York Central System

Historical Society

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Take  A Few Minutes to Enjoy this Interesting Video

About the NYCSHS

Turn Up The Volume and Enjoy

Join Us Today!!!

Don’t Miss Out on the Excitement We Have in Store For You.

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To Join Online Click Here

 

To Download a New Membership Form To Mail In

Click Here

 

Current Members Can Download a Form to Mail In to

Renew Your Current Membership:  Click Here

 

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Invite a Friend to Join

Invite a Friend to Become a

 

NYCSHS Member

 

at a Very Special Price

 

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Since 2020 is a very special year for the NYCSHS in that it is our 50th Anniversary, we want you to give all of your friends a NYCSHS membership at a very impressive 50th Anniversary price.

We know that you treasure your

NYCSHS membership because:

  • You help perpetuate the legacy of the New York Central System by acquiring and preserving its history, traditions, documents, and artifacts; and by disseminating accurate information and products consistent with good stewardship.
  • You receive four issues of the acclaimed Central Headlight magazine that provides interesting and informative articles about the NYCS throughout its many years of fame.
  • You get a 20% members’ discount on the many NYCS items in the Collinwood Shop.
  • You can attend the annual NYCSHS convention in various cities where the NYCS ran.
  • You receive and have priority to write articles for the online NYCentral Modeler published quarterly with over 100 pages of NYCS modeling in each issue.
  • You have access to a very large amount of NYCS archived historic material at the members discount.
  • You receive several of these MailChip NYCSHS emails each month with information about the Society and the latest offerings in the Collinwood Shop.
  • You are able to participate in the several membership surveys each year to help shape the direction of the Society.
  • You have access to a members only on line chat group on Groups IO to chat with other NYCSHS members and get your questions answered by our experts.

So you must have some friends who also

love and/or model the NYCSHS!!!



 

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Why not send them a 2020 gift membership

in the Society for the 50th Anniversary price

of only $25.00

You can do that in the Collinwood Shop!!

Click Here to Order Online

Or by downloading a form and

sending a check!!

Click Here to Download the Form

 

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This offer good only for signing up new

members who have not been

NYCSHS members in the past.

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4th Qtr. 2019 NYCentral Modeler is Posted for Your Enjoyment

4th Qtr. 2019 NYCentral Modeler is Posted

for Your Enjoyment

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The cover photo for this quarter’s edition is from Seth Lakin;  “NYC’s Former NC&CS Waycars, Part 1”. Howie Mann shows us his past layout and dreams of the future “Finally Modeling the Putman Division”.  Bob Chapman shares his construction skills in “Building a Sunshine Models Express Reefer”. Associate Editor Bob Shaw shows “Custom Rolling Stock Honors Nickel City’s Past.”  Denis Regan returns from the “St. Louis RPM Met”. NYCSHS director, Noel Widdifield, shows us some of his many “NYCSHS Gift to the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania”. And you also get all of the regular features with “NYCSHS RPO,” “NYCSHS Models” featuring photos from our members, “Extra Board,” “What’s New,” “The RPO”, and “The Observation Car.” All in the October 1, 2019 edition.
 
This online NYCSHS magazine is available quarterly on the NYCS website.  Each edition contains five to seven articles covering different scales of NYCS modeling, a section reviewing all new NYCS models being offered by manufacturers for the quarter, letters and emails from members and readers, the latest news on models being offered by the NYCSHS at 20% discounts, and a variety of other information about modeling and happenings at the NYCSHS.

If you haven’t been reading this NYCSHS magazine, you have been missing out on a lot of NYCS action.  Each edition contains five to seven articles covering different scales of NYCS modeling, a section reviewing all new NYCS models being offered by manufacturers for the quarter, letters and emails from members and readers, the latest news on models being offered by the NYCSHS at 20% discounts, and a variety of other information about modeling and happenings at the NYCSHS.

The magazine is free, and all you need to do to read or download it is to go to the NYCSHS website. To do that, go to www.NYCSHS.org. Then put your curser on the “Modeling Resources” button and drop down to the “NYCentral Modeler” tab.  Then just follow the instruction on the page.   ENJOY!!

Click Here to Read!!!!!

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Another Exciting Steam Book From NYCSHS

NYCSHS Announces Another Professional

Book

Know Thy Early Mohawks

By Tom Gerbracht

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This hard cover book completely documents the New York Central’s early Mohawks, built in the period 1916 through 1930. The early Mohawks became the standard freight hauler on the railroad and lasted into 1957, the very end of the railroad’s steam operations. The Mohawk type locomotive was the third type of the famous New York Central steam triumvirate, consisting of Hudsons, Mohawks, and Niagaras. The large quantity of 600 Mohawks operated by the Central, and their long service life, requires two books to adequately describe and document the Mohawk type. The final book describing the triumvirate, consisting of “late” Mohawks, is on schedule for release in 2020.

Know Thy Early Mohawks describes the original landmark design and its evolution through the L-2D class of 1930. The design is compared with predecessor freight locomotives used by the Central and contemporary Mountain types used by other major railroads. The book contains over 200 high quality photographic images, many previously unpublished, and data, drawings, and documentation from the official New York Central files that will be useful to modelers and historians. A 32-page color section is included.

  • Detailed history of NYC Early Mohawks (1916 – 1930) from official Railroad Record Cards and official NYC drawings
  • Over 250 pages and 200 photographs, many previously unpublished, data, drawings and a 32-page color section
  • Written by Tom Gerbracht, NYCSHS director and former president
  • Hard cover with complete Early Mohawks’ history
  • Limited publication run
  • Very limited quantity of numbered and signed copies available as a separate store item

Expected Delivery by Christmas 2019

MSRP  $79.95 NYCSHS Members $63.96

Shipping is $10.00 for US buyers and Ohio residents pay 8% Ohio Sales Tax

Non-US buyers pay actual shipping costs

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Limited Edition Signed Copy

Members price & non-member price: $250 plus $10.00

S&H – Ohio residents add 8% Ohio Sales Tax ($20.96)

Also Available for order using the order form above or

in the Collinwood Shop

 

Click Here to order either online!

 

Click Here to download an order form to mail in!

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NYCSHS 50th Anniversary in 2020

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I am pleased to kick off the New York Central System Historical Society’s upcoming 50th Anniversary year.  From a humble March 1970 beginning with a few employees passing the hat to get things started, we have grown to a worldwide membership of nearly 1,700 members.  We have much to celebrate as we seek to continue our mission to perpetuate the legacy of the New York Central System by acquiring and preserving its history, traditions, documents, and artifacts; and by disseminating accurate information and products consistent with good stewardship.

The first 50 years have been graced with many hard working members. They have created the attributes we enjoy so much today, starting with our fine quarterly historical publication, Central Headlight.  That is just the tip of the iceberg. For modelers, we offer the online NYCentral Modeler.  It is just one of the online offerings.  There is also our home page, NYCSHS.org, and our company store, the Collinwood Shop, at NYCSHS.net for those looking for NYC  models, books, apparel, memorabilia, many digital products and more.  We have our photo/map collection of over 40,000 images available on line and available for purchase as well.

We continue the tradition of having an annual meeting and Convention, which will be in Cleveland in 2020.  We are planning to make it extra special, as it is the place of our birth, and the home of our Headquarters.  There will be commemorative Collinwood Shop offerings and events, so check them out in the rest of this email.

Join us in reflecting back on and celebrating the last 50 years, and in looking forward to growing our future during our Golden Anniversary year!


David Mackay
NYCSHS President

What’s Ahead for the 50th Celebration


50th Anniversary Products

We have obtained a variety of new NYCS products to help you celebrate our 50th year of preserving the history, traditions, documents and artifacts of the NYCS. Check them out below.

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MTH HO-Scale 40′ Pacemaker Boxcar

Produced in two road numbers:

171853 (The year the NYC began)

172020 (The year of our 50th Anniversary)

 

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Label Pin                                              Beer Mug                                                   Coffee Cup

 

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50th Anniversary Hat in Lightning Stripe Black and Lightning Stripe Gray

 

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50th Anniversary Polo

 

All of these items are available in the Collinwood Shop and can be

viewed by Clicking Here



NYCSHS 2020 50th Anniversary Calendar

 

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Click Here to View



NYCSHS  2020 50th Anniversary

Convention & Meeting

 

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Cleveland, Ohio – May 15 – 17, 2020

Holiday Inn Cleveland South 

6001 Rockside Road 

Independence, Ohio 44131

This is planned to be a real celebration of our 50 years of NYCS activities and fun as the planning is well underway for the 2020 event.  We return to our beginnings as a Society with this anniversary year celebration.  Watch for future announcements about all of the things we are planning to commemorate 50 years of NYCS history.  Sign up now and don’t miss out on this wonderful celebration.

 

Click Here For All of the Convention Details

and Registration

 



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Start early to celebrate by renewing your membership

for 2020.

Click here to download a renewal form for mail in renewals

 

Click here to download a new member form to join or provide to a friend

 

Click here to do either in the Collinwood Shop

 

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Help Restore NYC Steam to New York!!

Help Restore NYC Steam to New York!!

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