Join Us at the Grand Opening
of the NYCSHS Headquarters
It is Almost Here!!!!
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