NYCSHS 2021 Annual Meeting Is Virtual This Year

NYCSHS 2021 Annual Meeting

Is Virtual This Year

Meeting will be held on May 15, 2021

starting at 1:00 pm EDT

using Zoom

Attendance will be by individual email links

and you will be required to register to participate.

Registration will be available about

two weeks prior to the event.

Once you register the Zoom link

will be sent to you.

Election voting will be by Zoom pages

at the meeting.

Mail in ballots will be sent out shortly for those who

wish to vote by mail.

Contact information will be in the member’s

mailing that should be in your hands shortly.

Watch this website and future MailChimp

emails for further details




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1st Qtr. 2021 Central Headlight is in the Mail Today

 

1st Qtr. 2020 Central Headlight is in

the Mail Today

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 Here to Download a Membership Form To Renew

Click Here to Download a Membership Form To Join



 

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NYCSHS Archive Photos Online Are Here Now!!

NYCSHS Archive Digital Photos

Back Online Now!

This capability is online now and you can use this new website to browse through the currently over 58,000 images. After a couple of weeks to make sure everything is working properly, we will roll out the new NYCSHS Digital Store for you to purchase these images.

The new archive is available at https://nycshs.omeka.net For additional information about the archive, please email Archive@nycshs.org. The new archive is powered by Omeka.Net: https://www.omeka.net.

Please go to the Digital Archive and browse the large collection of images.  Become familiar with what is there and enjoy!!!  https://nycshs.omeka.net

Once the Digital Store is rolled out you will be able to select the ones you wish to purchase and order them directly from that site.  Payment options will include checks, money orders, credit cards and PayPal. And once the payment is made, your product will be sent directly to you digitally by email.

We hope to add this additional capability shortly. We are in the final stages of putting the NYCSHS Digital Store in place so expect an announcement soon that we are going live with it.

The NYCSHS IT Committee will be adding additional products in the coming months to eventually provide a complete selection of individual digital products for all of the material in our NYCSHS database.

“The new archive system now serves as the central resource for making our extraordinary collection of photos, maps, drawings and track plans available to NYCS railroad enthusiasts,” said David Mackay, President of the NYCSHS. “The implementation team has done an outstanding job of developing this resource for the Society and we thank them for their contribution.”


Covid-19 is still very much with us and it is causing issues that will continue to delay full implementation of this new capability quickly, but we are continuing to work on this as we can.

Watch For Upcoming Announcements

About This Exciting Additional Capability

for the NYCSHS!!

All of these new capabilities are being

funded using the donations from members

to the Empire State Express Campaign

 

 

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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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Click Here to Read Kevin’s Article




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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

Click Her to Download a Membership Form To Join

 

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:

Click Here to Order 




 

 

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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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