NYC Mohawk #2933

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The Museum of Transportation in St. Louis  has finished the NYC Mohawk #2933. They are planning a public unveiling for both steam engines on May 20th. They also plan on having NS bring Wabash and/or NYC Heritage units. We will keep you posted on this event.

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1st Qtr. 2017 Issue of Central Headlight Mailed Today – February 6, 2017

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2017 NYCSHS Convention

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2017 NYCSHS Convention T-Shirt

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1st Qtr 2017 NYCentral Modeler Is Here

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You will find all the usual features in this quarter’s edition with lots of new model information, several interesting letters we have received and answered, the “Observation Car’ with previews of the January 2017 edition, and columns by President, Rich Stoving and NYCentral Modeler Editor, Noel Widdifield.

NYCSHS members Bob Keeler and Dennis Regan return to the Annual St. Louis Railroad Phototype Models convention and bring us coverage of the event and looks of photos of NYCS modeling.
Dean Apostal tells us how he painted and weathered some of the Westerfield stock cars we have for sale in the Collinwood Shop.

Bob Shaw, NYCentral Modeler assistant proof editor, continues to share his unique modeling of the NYCS with “Adding a Turntable & Roundhouse – Big Hits”.  Bob uses his excellent O-gauge modeling skills to add some interesting features to his layout.

Long-time NYCSHS member, Carl Sardaro tells us about “Modifying an O-Scale FM C-Liner” as he greatly improves an old AMC/Rivarossi model.

In this issue Noel Widdifield, NYCentral Modeler editor, provides two articles to help you write and article and take more professional photos for the magazine. He also adds a short article on doing an article quickly. There are even some checklists/outlines to help you.

Of course, you will find all of the regular features included. Read about the authors in “Extra Board”, new NYCS products in “What’s New” and “Some other Thoughts” shares many of the new products available in the Collinwood Shop at big discounts for members.

There are even forms to renew your membership for 2017 and registration for the NYCSHS 2017 Convention in Marlborough, MA in May.
Don’t miss out!! Read it now at Click here to read.

Be sure to check out this latest edition.  We have some really informative articles for you!!

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Next Issue of Central Headlight Will Mail on November 11

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Most NYC enthusiasts will recall that the inaugural runs of Central’s streamlined Empire State Express occurred on December 7, 1941, a day that all Americans remember as Pearl Harbor Day. To be sure, there was scant coverage of those first runs of streamlined Nos. 50 and 51 in the press, as the United States declared war on Imperial Japan on the following day.

In recognition of the 75th Anniversary of both events, the principal article in our November issue discusses the events that led New York Central to develop the 1941 Empire, provides details of its construction and appearance, and gives some details about its first runs. Written by rail historian John C. Dahl, the article is profusely illustrated, and should be welcomed by all who are interested in passenger train operations.

The lead article, “Moving a Mountain,” discusses the complex logistics involved in moving our archives to our new Headquarters, while providing a few glimpses of the facility as it appeared on moving day. Other articles recall operations at Tower NW on the Harlem side of the Electric Division, look at small-town freight operations on the Norwalk Branch, and explain how an elderly Pacific found her feet on some very slippery rails. Wrapping up the issue in the holiday spirit, the last article provides a colorful look at some of New York Central’s classic Christmas-themed magazine advertising.

This big, 48-page issue should be in members’ hands well in time for some great holiday reading. If you’re not a member, join now for 2017. You’ll receive a copy of this final 2016 issue as a bonus!



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4th Qtr. 2016 NYCentral Modeler

The NYCSHS On-Line Modeling Magazine

Published Quarterly to Provide a Publication Dedicated to Modeling of the NYCS.

4th Qtr. 2016 NYCentral Modeler

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You will find all the usual features in this quarter’s edition with lots of new model information, several interesting letters we have received and answered, the “Observation Car’ with previews of the January 2017 edition, and columns by President, Rich Stoving and NYCentral Modeler Editor, Noel Widdifield.

The articles begin with a very interesting model developed by Dan Apostal.  He models a hot box on a freight car and you will see a video of it in action.

Dave Mackay, NYCSHS director and chair of the NYCSHS Modelers Committee, returns with a short very visual article on “Modeling NYCS Depots with the Woodward Station Kit” that we offer in the Collinwood Shop.

One of our previous authors, Bob Shaw, continues to share his unique modeling of the NYCS with “Making Good Looking, One-of-a Kind Freight Cars”.  It is always interesting to see what Bob comes up with using his excellent O-gauge modeling skills.

Dan Howard brings us a tale about modeling “NYC and New Haven in the Shadows of the Taconics”.  He blends the NYCS and the New Haven railroads into a very interesting and profession layout.

In the series, “Modeling 2nd Sections of the Century in Post WW II Era, Part 3” by Dave Staplin, he continues this set of articles telling us everything there is to know about this section of the NYCS’s 20th Century Limited.

In another of the regular features by Larry Faulkner and Manuel Duran-Duran will will see the first NYCSHS O-scale exclusive offering of a NYCS Branchline switch cabin.  Larry tells us how to build this unique O-scale model.  He also includes the HO-scale model that is currently on sale in the Collinwood Shop. And Manuel provides the history and excellent scale drawings of the “New York Central System Standard Mile Post.

Finally, David Howarth shares his fifth in the series on his “New York Central West Shore in O-scale” from Australia.  He even runs one of his trains for us and tells us about the challenges of building such a very large layout.

You will also read about the latest on the NYCS 19000 caboose from TrueLine Trains and hear about the “Flight of the Century” campaign that has been so successful.

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Be sure to check out this latest edition.  We have some really informative articles for you!!

Click here to read.

Don’t miss out!! Read it now at Click here to read.

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2017 NYCSHS Calendar is Here

Buy your 2017 NYCSHS Calendar Now!!!

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These calendars contain 12 great photos in each yearly offering.  They represent a wonderful collection of photos from the glory days of the New York Central System.  Each month has important historical events listed on the days that they occurred.  Select the calendar you want in the box above.

Price is $14.00. Ohio residents add $1.12 per calendar for Ohio state sales tax.  Shipping included for US only. Non-US orders will have shipping added.

To order your calendar go to the Collinwood Shop and place your order:

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