NYCSHS 50th Anniversary in 2020


I am pleased to kick off the New York Central System Historical Society’s upcoming 50th Anniversary year.  From a humble March 1970 beginning with a few employees passing the hat to get things started, we have grown to a worldwide membership of nearly 1,700 members.  We have much to celebrate as we seek to continue our mission to perpetuate the legacy of the New York Central System by acquiring and preserving its history, traditions, documents, and artifacts; and by disseminating accurate information and products consistent with good stewardship.

The first 50 years have been graced with many hard working members. They have created the attributes we enjoy so much today, starting with our fine quarterly historical publication, Central Headlight.  That is just the tip of the iceberg. For modelers, we offer the online NYCentral Modeler.  It is just one of the online offerings.  There is also our home page,, and our company store, the Collinwood Shop, at for those looking for NYC  models, books, apparel, memorabilia, many digital products and more.  We have our photo/map collection of over 40,000 images available on line and available for purchase as well.

We continue the tradition of having an annual meeting and Convention, which will be in Cleveland in 2020.  We are planning to make it extra special, as it is the place of our birth, and the home of our Headquarters.  There will be commemorative Collinwood Shop offerings and events, so check them out in the rest of this email.

Join us in reflecting back on and celebrating the last 50 years, and in looking forward to growing our future during our Golden Anniversary year!

David Mackay
NYCSHS President

What’s Ahead for the 50th Celebration

50th Anniversary Products

We have obtained a variety of new NYCS products to help you celebrate our 50th year of preserving the history, traditions, documents and artifacts of the NYCS. Check them out below.


MTH HO-Scale 40′ Pacemaker Boxcar

Produced in two road numbers:

171853 (The year the NYC began)

172020 (The year of our 50th Anniversary)


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Label Pin                                              Beer Mug                                                   Coffee Cup


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50th Anniversary Hat in Lightning Stripe Black and Lightning Stripe Gray


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50th Anniversary Polo


All of these items are available in the Collinwood Shop and can be

viewed by Clicking Here

NYCSHS 2020 50th Anniversary Calendar



Click Here to View

NYCSHS  2020 50th Anniversary

Convention & Meeting


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Cleveland, Ohio – May 15 – 17, 2020

Holiday Inn Cleveland South 

6001 Rockside Road 

Independence, Ohio 44131

This is planned to be a real celebration of our 50 years of NYCS activities and fun as the planning is well underway for the 2020 event.  We return to our beginnings as a Society with this anniversary year celebration.  Watch for future announcements about all of the things we are planning to commemorate 50 years of NYCS history.  Sign up now and don’t miss out on this wonderful celebration.


Click Here For All of the Convention Details

and Registration



Start early to celebrate by renewing your membership

for 2020.

Click here to download a renewal form for mail in renewals


Click here to download a new member form to join or provide to a friend


Click here to do either in the Collinwood Shop


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