Valley Railroad and NYCSHS Unveil a Piece of NYC History

Some Additional Photos of the Unveiling

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Close ups of the 213173

The Friends of the Valley RR had the Essex RR Saturday night Dinner Train engineer move the boxcar into the sunlight so the photos would be well lit. (they would not uncouple it from the PRR caboose, we asked!)

 The boxcar and the Headquarters of the Valley Railroad on Unveiling day.

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The attendees assembled near the car around 4:30. Paul Costello (FOTVRR) brought over the stantions. Nick Ariemma (NYCSHS Director)mounted the ribbon, while Dave Mackay (NYCSHS President) held the scissors.

We then adjourned to the meeting center for cutting the ceremonial cake, as well as snacks and coffee. We got to meet several Board Members of the FOTVRR, as well as the woman who did all the stencils and lettering. We discussed the car’s history about which most of the attendees were unaware.

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A final shot of the NYCS Auto Boxcar #213173.  It is a beauty and looks like the day it came out of the builders shop.

 All Photos by Nick Ariemma, NYCSHS Director


We Were There

Take a Look at the Finished Boxcar


Photos By Joe Burgess, NYCSHS

Valley Railroad Did a Great Job and the NYCSHS

Was There to Help Them Celebrate.

You’re Invited!

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The Valley RR & The NYCSHS

Unveil A Restored Piece of

New York Central History

Come and be part of this exciting event, as your New York Central System Historical Society and the Valley Railroad of Essex, CT celebrate the restoration of an important NYC artifact.


One Railroad Avenue, Essex, CT

Ceremonies will follow the return to Essex Station of the last tourist train of the day (4:45pm).  A post unveiling reception for NYCSHS Members follows in the Oliver Jensen Gallery.

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.

In order to have a headcount for the reception, we need

your R.S.V.P.

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If you’re planning to join us, please R.S.V.P. “Yes” to:  by Wed. July 5th, 2017

A rare survivor of Lot # 594-B,  built by Merchants Despatch Transportation of Rochester, NY in 1930,  the restored car saw revenue service from its delivery until 1948 when it was moved into storage and eventfully steam generation service in Poughkeepsie, NY.
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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.
Directions and Information:

Make it a NYCS Day.  Wear your NYC hats and shirts. Collinwood Shop has plenty!    To order them click here:

July 8, 2017

Unveiling at 4:45PM

NYCSHS Reception Immediately Following


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