NYCSHS Convention

NYCSHS 50th Anniversary

Convention Status

Cleveland 2020


As you are all aware, the current State and Federal efforts to combat the Covid-19 Virus outbreak have resulted in major upheaval of business and social affairs. This includes the planned 50th Anniversary Convention and Annual Meeting of our Society which has been scheduled for May 15 through 17, 2020 at the Holiday Inn – Independence, Ohio.

Given the uncertainty of the severity and duration of the Covid-19 outbreak and with due recognition of the demographics of our membership, your Society and the Holiday Inn have been developing contingency plans as the Convention may not be able to be held as originally scheduled.  These take the form of postponing the Convention to a date in mid-August or September. We are working with the Holiday Inn to ensure that suitable accommodations are available for the new dates, should they be required.

While this situation continues, we will not knowingly do anything that might have a negative effect upon or jeopardize the health of our members. Accordingly, the Board of Directors and Convention Committee will continue to develop alternate plans, which will be transmitted to the membership so that you may adjust your own plans.

Given the importance of our Golden Anniversary, your Board of Directors and Convention Committee collectively favor postponing this event as opposed to outright cancellation. However, in either event, full refunds will be offered to those who have already registered for the affair with the option of leaving such payments for the new dates in event of postponement. We recommend that you wait for information on how this unfolds before deciding.

We will promptly advise the membership upon the

completion of contingency plans.  



New York Central System Historical Society

2020 Convention & Meeting

Cleveland, Ohio – May 15 – 17, 2020

Holiday Inn Cleveland South

6001 Rockside Road

Independence, Ohio 44131




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Click Here to Make Your Convention Registration

online in the Collinwood Shop.


Click Here to Download a registrations from to mail in.


NYCSHS 2020 Convention

Noel Widdifield, Treasurer

P.O. Box 328

Shady Side, MD 20764


Hotel rooms will be available at the Holiday Inn Cleveland South $99.00 plus 16.5% tax per night including breakfast??. To qualify for this reduced rate hotel reservations must be made prior to April 13, 2020.   Website for hotel is:

Reservations should be made at 216-524-8050, Ext. 298 and ask for a room in the New York Central System Historical Society block.

Now is the time for you to think about the  2020 NYCSHS Convention.  Planning continues and the committee has some wonderful treats in store for you to make this one of the greatest Conventions yet. This is our 50th Anniversary year so we have some big things in store for you at the convention.

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NYCSHS All Scale Train Show

Free Admission/ Free Parking

Sunday, May 17, 2020

At the Convention Hotel

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Dealers Welcome


Click Here for Dealer Table Registration Form

Tables only $25.00 each.

Or Contact Sam Shumaker for more info;

See Sam’s contact information just above!!!

NYCSHS 50th Anniversary

2020 Convention T-Shirt


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These come in short sleeve, long sleeve, and long sleeve

with pocket.


They can be picked up at the convention to avoid

shipping costs or we will ship them to you.


Click Here

Order them through the Collinwood Shop

NYCSHS Announces September 2019 Mini

September 21, 2019

Cleveland Airport Crown Plaza

7230 Engle Road

Middleburg Heights, OH 44130


This is an opportunity for you to meet other NYCSHS modelers, bring some NYCS modeling friends, learn some new skills, understand what is available for modelers from the NYCSHS archives, and provide input to the NYCSHS modeling program. Last year’s Mini was a great success.


9:00 am – 9:30 am “Opening Remarks and Welcome” – Dave Mackay, NYCSHS President

9:30 am – 10:30 am – “Streamlined Steam Locomotives” – Rich Stoving

10:30 am – 11:30 am“Painting & Detailing NYC Diesels” – David Mackay

11:30 am – 12:30 pm – “AMB NYC Cabooses in HO- & N-scale” – Seth Lakin

12:30 pm – 2:00 pm – Lunch  – Several nearby restaurants.

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm“NYC Heavyweight Cars” – Dave Staplin

3:00 pm – 3:30 pm – “NYCentral Modeler – You Can Contribute” – Noel Widdifield

3:30 pm – 4:30 pmRoundtable NYCSHS Modeling Discussion

4:30 pm – 6:00 pmVisit the NYCSHS Headquarters – “Archive Orientation – Using the NYCSHS Archive to Improve Your Modeling”

We are very excited about this event as it represents a chance for us to get to know you better and allows us to hear from you in person how we can continue to improve the support we provide to NYCSHS members who model the NYCS. The Collinwood Shop will be open at the end of the Mini for your buying pleasure.

We need for you to make a reservation for this event in the Collinwood Shop and pay the $20.00 fee to partially cover the cost of the Mini. Click here to make the reservation. You can also download the reservation form and mail it in with a check for the $20.00 by clicking here. Non-members are $30.00.

Hotel rooms will be available at the Cleveland Airport Crown Plaza on September 20 & 21 at NYCSHS discount rate of $119.00 and this includes a hot breakfast. Cutoff date for discount rate is August 24, 2019. Phone 440-243-4040 and make your hotel reservation today.   Click Here to Reserve a Room 

The hotel is a 3-minute drive from the Headquarters.

You can also book a room directly using this link:  NYCSHS Mini Hotel Reservation

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Don’t miss out – go to: and print out and mail a registration form. Email to

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We still have the NYCSHS 2019 Convention T-Shirts!!!

All who ordered the shirts to be picked up at the

Convention will receive the shirts in the mail. All shirts

will be shipped week of June 9, 2019.




Available in long and short sleeves and long sleeve with pockets. You

may purchase them in the Collinwood Shop or at the Convention.


Click Here to View and Don’t Forget to

Sign in to get the NYCSHS Members’ Discount.


Also Available – NYCSHS Logo Pocket Polos


An enduring favorite, our comfortable classic pocket polo is anything but ordinary. With superior wrinkle and shrink resistance, a silky soft hand and an incredible range of styles, sizes and colors, it’s a first-rate choice for the NYCSHS members.
• 5-ounce, 65/35 poly/cotton pique • Flat knit collar and cuffs • Metal buttons with dyed-to-match plastic rims • Double-needle armhole seams and hem • Side vents.

Order them here and pick them up at the convention at our “Collinwood Shop” store that will be set up in the convention halls.  They are available for pre-order only by sending an email to

Don’t forget to include your name, address and phone number in the email order.  Be sure to specify the size.  They come in sizes S,M,L, XL, XXL, XXXL and XXXXL.  The cost is  $25.00 for S – XL and $28.00 for XXL – XXXL and $30.00 for XXXXL.  Shipping costs ae extra.  Ohio residents subject to 8% Ohio sales tax.

Click here to order!!

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