Latest Edition of the NYCentral Modeler (1st Qtr. 2021)

Latest Edition of the NYCentral Modeler

(1st Qtr. 2021)

The lead article for this quarter’s edition is from Thomas Lange, who tells us above “Modeling a NYC DES-3 #562 in HO-scale.” Dave Ross tells us about “Modeling The Glass Train” and Chuck Beargie returns for the second part of “A Small Town Along A NYC Branchline.”  First time contributor, John Fiscella shares “Upgrading A Walthers Mainline Observation Car.” “From Metal to Paper – Blending Buildings on the Water Level Route” continues Bob Shaw’s “O-Gauge Model Railroading” regular feature. In his first article for us, Doug Kisala explains “Upgrading A Bowser HO-Scale K-11.” NYCSHS President, Dave Mackay explains his “Kitbashing NYCS Lots 757-S & 766-S Stockcars.” And Steve Lasher returns “Modeling NYC ‘Bracket Post’ Signals in HO-Scale.” And you also get all of the regular features with “NYCSHS RPO,” “Extra Board,” “What’s New,” and “The Observation Car.” All in the January 2021 edition.

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 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!!

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It is time to renew your NYCSHS membership if you have not already done so!!

NYCSHS 2021 Membership Renewal Reminder

Time is running out for you to renew your NYCSHS membership for 2021.  Don’t miss out on all of the many benefits of membership. 

If you have already renewed, thank you for doing that and please don’t renew again. 

If you haven’t there are only a few more days left to renew and ensure you receive all of your copies of the Central Headlight.

To renew online Click Here

To download a form to renew by mail in with a check, Click Here

To download a form to join by mail with a check, Click Here

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Photo and ValMap Website Temporarily Closed

 

Individual Photo and ValMap Website

Temporarily Closed

 

We have temporarily closed down the ability to view and order individual photos and ValMaps in order to upgrade that website and improve the user interface.

February 1st 2021.

We apologize for the inconvenience but want to provide a much easier to use system for viewing and ordering these products.

Other digital products including photo & ValMap collections, digital books, digital Central Headlight, digital NYCentral Modeler and other digital products are still available in the Collinwood Shop as always.

 




 

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Kevin Keefe Tells About the NYC’s Big Bet On Passenger Trains

Kevin Keefe’s Latest Article in Classic Trains Magazine Blog

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“Seventy-five years ago, New York Central bet big”

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Flour by Rail Legacy Project

Flour by Rail Legacy Project

“The Flour by Rail Legacy Project” is an effort by a group that is trying to help people to understand and relate to the significant history of Buffalo as a train town, or “bread-maker for the nation.” A stand-alone engine, with attached train cars, at an unexpected site along the waterfront would look sensational, and would help to tell the story of Buffalo and its railways. So we decided to proceed with the project.

The idea is recovering a real gold mine of WNY railroading and industrial history that was on the verge of being lost forever. As the initiative grew, the Flour-by-Rail Legacy Project was born.

As we began the project to restore the Buffalo Creek Railroad boxcar # 3424 that was located in Rochester, we found another distressed boxcar on the East Side of Buffalo – New York Central boxcar # 43819 – that is “ticking away” and presented a greater sense of urgency. So we are engaged in the project to stabilize and restore these cars.

These are the cars that moved milled flour from Buffalo to the entire eastern seaboard. This was when flour was king in Buffalo. At one point, there were thousands. Now, there are only a handful left. So our intent is to preserve and restore the cars for display at the Buffalo station.

Once we get this first car moved, we have a grant to move the second one (read: no fundraising).

To fully understand the project and perhaps donate some funds to the it, Click Here




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4th Qtr. 2020 Central Headlight is in the Mail Today

4th Qtr. 2020 Central Headlight is in

the Mail Today

50th Anniversary Year

 

For those you have added the subscription for the digital Central

Headlight, you digital version has been sent to you today!!!!



Enjoy and thanks for being a member.  If you haven’t already, be sure to renew for 2021.  Since the COVID 19 cancelled many of our Anniversary Year activities, 2021 will be the year we celebrate our 50th Anniversary year.

 

Click Here To Renew or Join Online

Click Her to Download a Membership Form To Renew

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Not a current 2020 NYCSHS member.  You can order the 1st Qtr. 2020 NYCSHS 50th Anniversary historic and informative magazine from the NYCSHS Collinwood Shop:

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NYCSHS Announces Another New NYCS Book

 

The Books Are In The Mail to All Who

 

Ordered Them From Us In

 

the Collinwood Shop

 

You should have them soon.

 

 

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If You Haven’t Ordered One –

Now is the Time!!!

 

The New York Central System Historical Society announces the another book of the Central’s steam power triumvirate. This hard cover book completes the documentation of the New York Central’s Mohawk class, the L-3 and L-4 Mohawks.

  • Detailed history of the late Mohawk design of 1940, and the final L-4 design of 1942, using official railroad records and drawings, and profusely illustrated using an outstanding collection of high-quality photographs from the Society’s Collection and other collections, many previously unpublished
  • Over 300 pages and photographs, including a 32-page color section
  • Informative captions
  • Useful to modelers and historians
  • Written by Tom Gerbracht, NYCSHS Director
  • Limited production run, hard cover, using the best paper stock and outstanding photo reproduction, and sewn binding for permanency
  • Very limited quantity of numbered and signed copies available as a separate store item

The book describes and illustrates the original late Mohawk design, and the evolution of the basic design that resulted in the L-4 Mohawk, perhaps the best dual service two-cylinder steam locomotive design ever developed. Included is a separate section on late Mohawk tenders, one of the secrets of the Mohawk’s success. Oddities are identified, and the final days of late Mohawk operation are also fully documented, including last runs. The late Mohawk design is compared with contemporary steam designs used by other railroads in the Central’s service area.

  • Expected Delivery in early October 2020
  • All proceeds donated to the NYCSHS
  • MSRP  $89.99 NYCSHS Members $71.99
  • Limited number of signed and numbered copies $250.00
  • Shipping is $10.00 for US buyers
  • Non-US buyers pay actual shipping costs
  • Ohio residents pay 8% Ohio Sales Tax

You can order the book directly from the Collinwood Shop by Clicking Here

You can download a form and mail it in with a check.  Click here to Download Order Form

 

Order One Today!!!

 

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Work Begins on the Former Adirondack Railroad

The New York State Department of Transportation has broken ground on a $1.9 million project to remove the tracks between Tupper Lake and Lake Placid on the former Adirondack Railroad right-of-way, so it can be turned into a 34-mile shared-use path for hikers, bikers, cross country skiers, and snowmobilers.

A second project will start in coming weeks to rehabilitate the existing rails between Big Moose and Tupper Lake in order to create the longest scenic railway in the country, according to the state.

The rail trail and scenic railway are key components of the 2020 Remsen-Lake Placid Travel Corridor Unit Management Plan, a blueprint for developing the 119-mile corridor meant to bolster tourism and recreation. The corridor follows the path of a rail line constructed in 1892, and operated continuously until 1972. The state bought the line and its right-of-way in 1974.

Under the project administered by the DOT, tracks will be removed from the northern portions of the line above Tupper Lake. The Adirondack Rail Trail will be constructed in their place to connect Lake Placid, Saranac Lake, and Tupper Lake. The corridor will have signs to help visitors interpret the history of the railway, the cultures of adjacent communities, and the surrounding natural resources.
 
The state Office of General Services is leading the trail’s design and working to ensure it will be compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Once the trail is finished, the Department of Environmental Conservation will assume day-to-day management. 
 
Construction is to begin in 2022 and will be completed in phases. The multi-use recreation trail is expected to be complete by the end of 2024. 
 
According to the state, the $19.1 million project to rehabilitate the rails between Big Moose and Tupper Lake will allow the current scenic railway service – now operated by the Adirondack Railway Preservation Society under a use and occupancy permit from the state – to be extended 45 miles further into the Adirondacks.

Rail rehabilitation is expected to be complete by the end of 2021. Plans also call for the Tupper Lake Station to be redeveloped to serve as a terminus for rail operations.

This article is from the Times Union Newspaper by Tim Blydenburgh on Oct 22, 2020

This railroad was once part of the NYCS.  For more info on the Adirondack Scenic Railroad:  Click Here

 





 

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NYCSHS Announces Virtual Mini on Nov 21

NYCSHS Announces Virtual Mini

 

November 21, 2020 – Noon – 4:00 pm

We are having a Virtual NYCSHS Modelers’ Mini on November 21, 2020. This is an online gathering of those members who love modeling the NYCS.
 
We  have presenters of NYCS modeling techniques and NYCS prototype information.

Presenters include:

  • Alex Schneider: Pullman compartment cars assigned to the NYC 

  • Jeff English: Around the Oval: NYC subsidiaries freight car lettering

  • Dave Mackay: NYC’s standard wood caboose

  • Seth Lakin: Lake Shore & Michigan Southern and Lake Erie & Western’s brick depots. 

Each presentation will begin 10 min after the conclusion of the previous presentation.

It will give us a chance to meet other NYCS modelers and discover ways to expand the modeling activities in the NYCSHS.

There is no registration fee and members and non-members are invited to join.  Please sign up so we can send you the detailed information with the link to join a day or two before the event.

To register online for the event

Click Here

To send an Email to attend:

rcshiring@nycshs.org

Be sure to Include Your Name and Email Address

Join US For Our Very First

Virtual Mini

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Latest Edition of the NYCentral Modeler (4th Qtr. 2020)

 

Latest Edition of the NYCentral Modeler

(4th Qtr. 2020)

The cover photo for this quarter’s edition is from Mark Sklar’s article about “3D printing a NYC Signal Bridge.” Charlie Crawford updates his layout after retirement in “Traveling in Time – From 1927 – 1952.” First time author for us, Michael Casatelli displays his “Depression Modern” NYC models. Bob Shaw in his “O-Gauge Model Railroading” column explains “Saving a Lionel 208 Locomotive.” Prolific modeler Seth Lakin finishes the “N Scale Architect’s NYC Lines West Station.” We share “A Little Old School Insanity” with Brian Scace as he builds a brass GP-20 in O-scale. Russ Briggs is “Building NYC Mark II, Flexi-Vans’ in the final article in this quarter’s edition. And you also get all of the regular features with “NYCSHS RPO,” “Extra Board,” “What’s New,” and “The Observation Car.” All in the October 2020 edition.

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 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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