Save The Date
July 8, 2017
Plan to be part of an exciting event, as the New York Central System Historical Society and the Valley Railroad of Essex, CT unveil a restored piece of New York Central Lines history.
Join Society President Dave Mackay, and Director Nick Ariemma, along with the leadership of the Valley RR as they celebrate the joint effort to preserve this car.
A rare survivor of Lot # 594-B, built by Merchants Despatch Transportation of Rochester, NY in 1930, it saw revenue service from its delivery until 1948 when it was moved into storage and eventfully steam generation service in Poughkeepsie, NY.
Ceremonies will follow the return to Essex Station of the last tourist train of the day. A post unveiling reception for NYCSHS Members follows in the Oliver Jensen Gallery.
Missing the sights, sounds and smells of steam? Come early and ride the steam train. NYCHS Members in good standing will receive a discount on their excursion tickets. Or, stay late and enjoy the Essex Clipper Dinner Train (reservations required. Info: http://essexsteamtrain.com/the-dinner-train/
Make it a NYC Day, wear your NYC hats and shirts. Collinwood Shop has plenty! http://www.nycshs.net
July 8, 2017
Unveiling at 4:45 PM
NYCSHS Reception immediately following.