Flight of the Century Campaign (August 21 Update)

 The Century has arrived at La Salle Street Station.
$60,000 Contributed 


  • Contributions from 211 individuals
  • Average contribution was $288.63
  • Campaign lasted 6 weeks from first appeal
  • Three $5,000 contributions
  • Seven $2,500 contributions
  • Nine $1,000 contributions
  • Total contributions $60,000

All donors will be identified by name and amount in the November 2016 issue of Central Headlight

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*   Donors who contributed at the $2,500 level will receive a full-size replica of a Mohawk headlight shelf number plate with NYCS oval, cast in aluminum.  Six authentic numbers are available.
**  Donors who contributed at the $5,000 level or over will receive a full-size replica of a Niagara number plate with NYC oval, cast in aluminum. Three authentic numbers are available.

This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for you to make a lasting contribution that will help to perpetuate the memory of the mighty New York Central System.  And remember, the NYCSHS is a Section 501.c.(3) organization, so your donation is tax deductible under IRS regulations, depending, of course, on your personal situation.  Further, if you work for or are retired from a company that offers matching contributions, please investigate to determine if your contribution can be matched by your company.  We will be pleased to assist you in identifying and completing the necessary forms for a funds match.
Please make your check or money order payable to NYCSHS and write Flight of the Century in the memo box or line.   Mail to:   Noel F. Widdifield, Treasurer
                                                                                      P.O. Box 328
                                                                                      Shady Side, MD 20764

Contact Noel at NYCSHS@verizon.net if you have a problem.
You can also make a donation through our on-line Collinwood Shop.  Go to www.nycshs.net and sign in.  Then drop down and click on the “Flight of the Century” category.  Move over and click on the “Flight of the Century Campaign Donation” item.  Follow the instructions to check out and donate.  Donations can be made by check, money order, credit card or PayPal.
Your support of the NYCSHS has never been more important than it is now.  Please join with your fellow members in making a substantial contribution that will enable us to complete a permanent home befitting the great railroad system we so dearly remember.

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