NYCSHS 50th Anniversary 2020 Convention T-Shirt

NYCSHS 50th Anniversary

2020 Convention T-Shirt

 

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These come in short sleeve, long sleeve, and long sleeve

with pocket.

They can be picked up at the convention to avoid

shipping costs or we will ship them to you.

 

Shirts are navy blue.

 

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Order them through the Collinwood Shop

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Adirondack Scenic Continues the Fight

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TO THE STAFF, MEMBERS, RIDERS, VOLUNTEERS, SUPPORTERS OF THE ADIRONDACK RAILWAY PRESERVATION SOCIETY AND THE ADIRONDACK SCENIC RAILROAD
We write to clarify recent news coverage and provide a balance to the announcement by the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) of its new “rail trail” plan to amend the 1996 Remsen-Lake Placid Unit Management Plan, the plan that is the governing document for the transportation corridor.
  • Since December 2018, members of the executive committee of the Board of ARPS have met often with NYS officials to plan all the elements of the upgrade to Tupper Lake first announced by Governor Cuomo in May 2016.
  • In early November the ASR was informed an announcement by DEC was forthcoming that would support the upgrade and we were asked for a supportive comment to be included in the press release – the comment provided is about the upgrade, not the rail trail. There has been no settlement. Any such reference is not accurate.
  • The railroad was seriously misled.
Media outlets have been provided all the facts of the ASR position during the past five years. The ASR won the case at the Supreme Court and it is NYS agencies that have to comply with their laws. The proposed plan must comply with the September 2017 ruling by Judge Main. The ASR reserves the option to again pursue legal action.
The announcement last week by the DEC and the presentation to the Adirondack Park Agency continues the misguided effort that seeks to deprive the communities of Saranac Lake and Lake Placid of a direct connection to the national rail network.
The process is now underway with public hearings. ARPS Board members will attend the hearings to gather information and listen to comments from the public. Written comments will be provided.
We encourage all of our supporters to become informed about this latest plan and to provide written comments no later than December 20, 2019. Details of the presentation by the DEC to the Adirondack Park Agency (APA) last week can be found at https://www.dec.ny.gov/lands/62816.html
Send your comments by USPS to: John Schmid, NYSDEC, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY, 12233-4254
It would be appreciated if you would share a copy of your submission with the ASR: rgh2979@gmail.com
Thank you for your continuing support. This is not over.
Bill Branson
President, on behalf of the Board of Directors, Adirondack Railway Preservation Society
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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

 

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Click Here to download an order form to mail in!

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