From Grand Central To Albany

Take A Look!!!

From Grand Central to Albany –

New York Central’s Water Level

Route

Over the years numerous books have been produced depicting trains along the old New York Central Main Line between New York City and Albany. Early ones dealt mainly with locomotive and equipment roster shots with some fine scenic views tossed in here and there. More recent publications deal with modern day diesel and electric trains and the photo quality in most are really good. Several fine books have been done recently regarding the days of Penn Central, Conrail, Amtrak, and the MTA.

The focus of this book on the Central’s “Glory Years” using a multitude of magnificent steam and early diesel photos taken along the Water Level Route by some of the most noted rail photographers of the 20th Century. Many of the images within have not previously been published and their original negatives and prints have been graciously loaned to the author by different Historical Societies and collectors to scan and present to readers on the pages within.

This 336 page volume contains not only superb New York Central photos, but images of connecting railroads and industries of all sorts that were served by the Central in one capacity or another. There are even mining railroads that we had known little about before doing our extensive research.

There are more than 650 images between the covers. We hope you will be taking this trip up the scenic Hudson Valley with us and enjoy it as much as we have.

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MSRP $79.95  NYCSHS Members’ Price $59.96 

and that is 25% off MSRP!

Shipping is extra and Ohio residents pay 8% Ohio Sales Tax

The book is expected to be released in late October 2021!!



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2nd Qtr. 2021 Central Headlight is in the Mail Today

 

2nd Qtr. 2021 Central Headlight is in

the Mail TodayFor 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.

 

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Special Announcement!!

The annual business meeting of the New York Central System

Historical Society will be held via Zoom internet conferencing this year.

The date is May 15, 2021, at 1:00 pm EDT.

If you want to attend, please email us at

Meeting2021@nycshs.org

with your name and membership number. Attendance is limited to the

first 100 who reply.  The meeting agenda, reports and Zoom link will be

emailed to you once we verify your membership.  Please do not reply to his email.

We look forward to seeing you there!

 

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NYCSHS Adds Another YouTube Event For Your Viewing

NYCSHS Adds Another YouTube Event For Your Viewing

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Just Added – Individual Presentations from

NYCSHS Virtual Modelers’ Mini Convention 

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2nd Qtr. 2020 NYCentral Modeler is Posted for Your Enjoyment

2nd Qtr. 2020 NYCentral Modeler is Posted

for Your Enjoyment

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The lead article for this quarter’s edition is from Phil Darkins, who tells us about “Building a NYC Layout in New Zealand.” Victor Hand tells us about “NYC Signal Bridges From Photo Etched parts”, and the NYCentral Modeler staff writes about “Really Large-Scale Kitbashing.”  “Buffalo Blend – Tunnel-Top Scene Adds Depth to City Backdrop” continues Bob Shaw’s “O-Gauge Model Railroading” regular feature. Dean Apostal shows us his “HO-Scale Powered Baggage Car“. The Harmon Files” returns  as  Larry Faulkner  shares “Continuing Tales of the 1952-1953 Hudson/Electric Division.” In his first article for us, R. B Phillips does his “Modeling NYCS Passenger Cars in HO-Scale.” Tom Long explains his “NYC Heavyweight Pullman Sleepers in N-Scale.” 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 April 1, 2020 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!!

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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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