The 4th Qtr. 2017 NYCentral Modeler is Ready to View

The 4th Qtr. 2017 NYCentral Modeler is Ready to View

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The cover photo for this quarter’s edition is from Pete LaGuardia and he tells us about a “NYC Railroad Tug and Covered Barge.” Ed Enyedy models the “NYCS Collinwood Turntable in HO-scale.” Canadian modeler, Will Boyle, models a “NYC Hot Train.” Kyle Coble’s “The Early Car Shop” features “Using Sketchup for Modeling.” Bob Shaw’s “NYC O-Gauge Model Railroading” explains “Dressing Up a Lionel Grain Elevator.” HO-scale modeler, Roger Murphy, returns with “NYC’s Weehawken Terminal, Part 3.” Manuel Duran-Duran and Larry Faulkner show us how to build a “NYC&HRR Signal Tower.” And you also get all of the regular features with “NYCSHS RPO,” “Extra Board,” “What’s New” and “The Observation Car.” All in the Oct 1, 2017 edition.

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The Adirondack Scenic Railroad Wins in Court Ruling

The Adirondack Scenic Railroad Wins in Court Ruling

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The Grand Opening Was a Success

Ribbon Cut at NYCSHS Headquarters

 

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On Saturday NYCSHS members, guests and the Board of Directors attended the Grand Opening of our new headquarters in Middleburg Heights, OH.  A large crowd watched as the ribbon was cut at the new facility.  NYCSHS founder, Joe Quinlivan, and NYCSHS president, Dave Mackay used a pair of large scissors to cut the red ribbon at the entrance to the building.

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Former president, Rich Stoving, current president, Dave Mackay, archivist, Joe Epperson, treasurer and business manager, Noel Widdifield, and NYCSHS founder Joe Quinlivan pose in front of the red ribbon and the headquarters building just prior to the cutting of the ribbon and opening of the new facility.

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The large tent provided much needed shade for attendees as the temperature reached the mid-eighties for the event.  Attendees watched as Dave Mackay recognized all who had contributed to the completing the facility for the Society and the ribbon was cut to open it to the members.

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Joe Epperson assisted by Rich Stoving  cut the cake decorated with the NYCSHS logo as the NYCSHS board of directors stand behind them.  After the cake was cut, it, drinks, and a large array of snacks were provided to all who attended.

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The NYCSHS Board of Directors

Back row – Nick Ariemma, Noel Widdifield, Tom Gerbracht, Rich Stoving, Dave Mackay, Shel Lustig, Ralph Schiring, Darwin Simonaitis, Mike Vescelus.

Front row – Jim Suhs, Joe Epperson, Dick Barrett

The new NYCSHS Headquarters is complete and the contributions from members to the Flight of the Century fund made it possible to completely furnish and equip the facility.  A plaque honoring all who contributed is prominently located above the reception desk at the entrance to the facility.

Photos by Nick Ariemma and Doug Leffler.




 

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NYCSHS Headquarters Grand Opening

Join Us at the Grand Opening

of the NYCSHS Headquarters

It is Almost Here!!!!

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Saturday, September 23

Starting at 2:00 pm

The New York Central System Historical Society is proud to announce the grand opening and dedication ceremonies for its new headquarters in Middleburg Heights, Ohio. Long a goal of the Society, acquiring a headquarters facility provides an accessible, long term home for thousands of New York Central artifacts, photographs and research materials. The headquarters also creates a home for our business operations.

Join us on Sept. 23, 2017, at 2:00 PM for the ribbon cutting and dedication ceremony. After the ceremony, you are invited to tour the facility and to view displays of historic memorabilia and photography. NYCSHS’s Collinwood Shop will be open with a wide array of books, memorabilia, modeling items and logo clothing. There will be demonstrations of some of the activities preformed at the facility and a selection of surplus archive material on sale. You will have a chance to meet with the volunteers who work in the facility and talk with them about what they do. The NYCSHS Board of Directors will be present to greet you and talk with you about the various activities of the Society. Light refreshments will be served.

The NYCSHS Headquarters is located at:

6950 BBB Engle Road

Middleburg Heights, Ohio 44130

 

Even if you haven’t responded with an RSVP we would still like to have you attend.  Just jump in your car and join us in our celebration.

 

The New York Central System was an iconic American Railroad. Headquartered in New York City, the railroad had extensive routes in New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois and Massachusetts, plus additional routes in the Canadian provinces of Ontario and Québec. The origins of the NYC can be traced back to 1826. The railroad’s flagship operation was the luxurious, first-class Twentieth Century Limited, which operated on a crack 16-hour schedule between New York’s Grand Central Terminal and Chicago’s LaSalle Street Station. It was America’s premier passenger train, and the subject of pop culture lore. The service was started in 1902, and came to an end in 1967. The NYC System ceased operations in Feb. 1968 when it merged to form Penn Central.

The New York Central System Historical Society, founded in March 1970, keeps the legacy of the New York Central System alive by acquiring and preserving its history, traditions, documents, and artifacts; and by disseminating accurate information and products consistent with good stewardship. Among its many offerings are its outstanding quarterly magazines, Central Headlight and NYCentral Modeler. The NYCSHS is chartered as a non-profit corporation under the laws of the State of Ohio and has more than 1,700 members.
While you are there you can check out some of the new items we are offering for NYCS enthusiasts. Be sure to take a look at the NYCS logo and locomotive art we have on the wall of our new facility.

The Collinwood Shop will be open for purchases of

NYCS goodies.




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Railroad Museum For A Day

Railroad Museum For A Day

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The 2018 NYCSHS Calendar is Here

2018 NYCSHS Calendar

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The NYCSHS 2018 calendar has 15 great photos, eight in color.  They represent a wonderful collection of photos from the glory days of the New York Central System.  Each month has important NYCS historical events listed on the days that they occurred.  And since the 2018 NYCSHS Convention will be in Cleveland, we added several photos from the Cleveland area to the photo mix.

The format has changed for the better, but the quality and authentic NYCS photos remains the best available. The number of photos has increased over last year and we have added more color. Don’t miss this one.

Price is $16.00. Ohio residents add Ohio state sales tax. 

Shipping included for US only. Non-US orders have shipping added.

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Or you can mail a note telling us you want a calendar and a check for $16.00 each to:

NYCSHS

Jim Suhs, Secretary

17038 Roosevelt Ave

Lockport, IL 60441-4734

Non-US orders must be through the Collinwood Shop above.




 

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Rail Car Revitalization Project

The Central New York Chapter of the NRHS is planning a project to revitalize some of the chapters rolling stock.  Donations are being excepted to help complete the project.  You are encouraged to support this effort as two former NYC cars are included. All donations are tax deductible and donors names will be displayed on a plaque near the restored railcars.

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Rail Car Revitalization Fund Raising Program

To Download the Donation Form:  Click Here!!

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