First Look at the NYCSHS 2011 Annual Meeting in Albany, New York

Photos from the NYCSHS 2011 Annual Meeting in Albany, New York. The convention was help April 29-May 1, and featured many informative seminars and presentations, as well as a special all-day excursion over the Adirondack Scenic Railroad from Utica-Thendara (ex-NYC Adirondack Division). plus a railroadiana show, banquet, and fellowship between NYCSHS members! Photos provided by Dick Barrett.

NYCSHS Board Meeting in Albany. Clockwise from left, Darwin Simonaitis, Sheldon Lustig, Chuck Beargie, Howard Fine, Tom Gerbracht, Rich Stoving, and Paul Carver.

NYCSHS Board Meeting in Albany. Clockwise from left,  Tom Gerbracht, Rich Stoving, Paul Carver, Jim Suhs, Bill Strassner, and Darwin Simonaitis.
NYCSHS Board Meeting in Albany. Webmaster Jeff Hands, and Secretary  Jim Suhs.
Hugh Guillaume makes a point while Tom Gerbracht listens at the NYCSHS Board Meeting in Albany.
Vice President Bill Strassner, President Darwin Simonaitis, and Treasurer Sheldon Lustig at the NYCSHS Board Meeting in Albany.
Howard Fine, Tom Gerbracht, and Central Headlight editor Rich Stoving at the NYCSHS Board Meeting in Albany.
Friday evening registration at the hotel. Huge thanks to Nancy Stoving in the foreground and Kathy Barrett in the background for registering Convention Attendees.
Friday evening registration at the hotel. Rich Stoving’s wife Nancy helped with check-ins and greeted attendees.
The Friday evening program consisted of four presentations. Historian Len Killian presented “Long Life and Slow Death of the NYC Station in Schenectady.”
Historian Len Killian presented “Long Life and Slow Death of the NYC Station in Schenectady.”
Rich Stoving, editor of the Central Headlight, presented “Publishing the Central Headlight.”
Rich Stoving, editor of the Central Headlight, presented “Publishing the Central Headlight.”
NYCSHS Director Shel Lustig presented “My Career with the NYC, Penn Central, and Conrail”
NYCSHS Director Shel Lustig presented “My Career with the NYC, Penn Central, and Conrail.”
Dick Steinbrenner presented “Alco Historical & Technical Society Future Plans and Goals.”
An excellent HO scale diorama of the NYC 30th Street Branch, also known as the West Side Line or the High Line. Constructed by Ron Parisi, this excellent model has appeared in Model Railroader and Railroad Model Craftsman.
An excellent HO scale diorama of the NYC 30th Street Branch, also known as the West Side Line or the High Line. Built by Ron Parisi.
An excellent HO scale diorama of the NYC 30th Street Branch, also known as the West Side Line or the High Line. Built by Ron Parisi.
An excellent HO scale diorama of the NYC 30th Street Branch, also known as the West Side Line or the High Line.  Built by Ron Parisi.

More to come… Ride the Adirondack Flyer

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