NYCSHS Announces Cancellation of the April 2020 Albany, NY Mini

The Albany Mini Has Been Cancelled

Due to the current coronavirus conditions, the New York Central System Historical Society Modeler’s Mini-Meet set for Albany on Saturday April 18th is cancelled. 

  • All payments made through our on-line “Collinwood Shop” will be refunded, in full, to your credit card.
  • All mailed in checks have already been destroyed either by myself or Noel Widdifield our Treasurer.
We are disappointed in having to do this, as your participation is the reason we conduct these events. However, the health and well being of our membership is important to us, and we need to be vigilant in these times.
We may re-schedule this event if circumstances permit.  Otherwise, be advised that our 2021 Convention is projected for Albany, and planning for that is underway.

Thank you for your understanding.

Dave Mackay Ralph Schiring

President Registrar

 





NYCSHS Announces April  2020 Mini in Albany, NY

April 18, 2020

Holiday Inn Express Wolf Road

16 Wolf Road

Albany, NY 12205

 

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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. A table will be available for displaying your NYC models so please bring some for display and discussion. 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 pre-order your lunch for the meeting in the Collinwood Shop by clicking here.

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. You may order your lunch using that form as well.

Lunches must be ordered prior to Monday, April 13 in order for them to be available for you at the Mini.  There are no other good options for lunch at this event.

Schedule

7:30 am – 8:25 am “Registration”

8:25 am – 8:30 am “Welcome” – Dave Staplin, NYCSHS, Chair Modelers’ Committee

8:30 am – 9:30 am “19000 Series Cabooses” – Jeff English

9:30 am – 10:25 am – “Modeling the Syracuse Division, Wayneport and Lyons” – Charlie Newton

10:25 am – 10:35 am – Break

10:35 am – 11:30 am – “NYC Track Pans” – Vic Roman

11:30 am – 12:00 pm – “Rutland RR/ NYC Heavyweight Coaches – Common Lots” – Dave Staplin

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm – Lunch – Box lunches can be ordered with registration.

1:00 am – 2:00 pm “Lettering NYC Rolling Stock for Subsidiaries” – Jeff English

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm “3D Printing of Lines East Signal Bridge” – Mark Sklar

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm Roundtable NYCSHS Modeling Discussion

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. A table will be available for displaying your NYC models so please bring some for display and discussion. The Collinwood Shop will be open at the end of the Mini for your buying pleasure.

We need for you to register for this event in the Collinwood Shop and pay the $20.00 fee to partially the cost of the Mini. Click here to register.

You can also download the registration form and mail it in with a check for the $20.00 by clicking here. Click Here

Non-members are $30.00.

Hotel rooms will be available at the Holiday Inn Express Wolf Road on April 17, 18 at NYCSHS discount rate of $109.00 plus 8.375% NY Sales tax and this includes a hot breakfast. Cutoff date for discount rate is March 17, 2020. Phone 518-459-3600 and make your hotel reservation today. Mention the New York Central Railroad to get our rates.

To view hotel click here.



Don’t miss out – go to Registration Form and print out and mail a registration form. Mail form and check for registration and lunch to address on form.

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Tours will be open on Friday evening at various locations to be announced later when they are confirmed.

Watch for updates here on specific tours and pick up an info sheet at the hotel for directions.

Local Area Train Shops

Milepost Hobbies – 4207 State Highway 30, Amsterdam, NY 12010 https://mileposthobbies.com/

Mohawk Valley Railroad – 2037 Hamburg Street, Schenectady, NY 12304 https://mohawkvalleyrailroad.com/about

JP’s Trains & Hobbies –  277 Troy Schenectady Road, Latham, NY

http://www.jptrainsandhobbies.com/index.html

The NYCSHS 50th Anniversary Year!!!

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National Train Day Toledo

National Train Day Toledo has been

cancelled due to the Coronavirus!!!

 

 

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For more details go to:

https://www.facebook.com/NationalTrainDayToledo/

Don’t Miss It!!!

 

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1st Qtr. 2020 Central Headlight is in the Mail Today

1st Qtr. 2020 Central Headlight is in the Mail Today

50th Anniversary Year

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The first Central Headlight for 2020 went into the mail today.  If you are a member you will be receiving it shortly.  For those who subscribe for the digital copy, it was emailed to you this morning.

This issue contains the following articles:

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Enjoy and thanks for being a member.  If you haven’t already, be sure to renew for 2020.  It will be a wonderful 50th Anniversary year for the us.

Click Here To Renew or Join Online

 

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Click Her to Download a Membership Form To Join

Not a current 2020 NYCSHS member.  You can order this historic and informative magazine from the NYCSHS Collinwood Shop:

Click Here to Order 

Don’t forget to register when you get to the store!!!

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2020 NYCSHS 50th Anniversary T-Shirts

Order Your 2020 NYCSHS Convention T-Shirts Today!!

 

Show your pride in the NYCSHS’s 50 Years of Service

 

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These shirts a a deep blue with a red NYCS Logo on the front and a NYCSHS 50th Anniversary Logo on the back.  They come in short-sleeve, short-sleeve with pocket, and long sleeve.  The are available in sizes, M, L, XL, XXL, & XXL.  You can order them to be picked up at the convention or have them shipped to you when you order.  For shipped shirts, shipping is added.  Ohio residents pay 8% Ohio sales tax.



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Don’t Forget to Register for the 2020 NYCSHS

Convention in Cleveland Ohio

 

Click Here to Register in the

Collinwood Shop!!

 

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Adirondack Scenic Railroad Update

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Click Here For More Information

 

This historic railroad was once a part of the NYCS.

 

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1st Qtr. 2020 NYCentral Modeler is Posted for Your Enjoyment

1st Qtr. 2020 NYCentral Modeler is Posted

for Your Enjoyment

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The cover photo for this quarter’s edition is from Russ Weiss;  “It Is So Ugly We Named It Piglet”. Associate Editor, Bob Shaw tells us about “Overhauling the Mighty Berk”.  Jeff English shares his knowledge in “Rutland Vans # 25 -37”.   Al Werner explains “Making a NYC Wheel Car, Lot 756-B, Part 1.”  David Howarth continues his “NYC West Shore River Division = Part 7”. Bob Chapman visits a show and tells us “NYCS Shines at Chicagoland RPM”. Finally, Seth Lakins continues with “NYC’s Former MC&CS Waycars – Part 2”. And you also get all of the regular features with “NYCSHS RPO,” “NYCSHS Models” featuring photos from our members, “Extra Board,” “What’s New,” “The RPO”, and “The Observation Car.” All in the January 1, 2020 edition.
 
This online NYCSHS magazine is available quarterly on the NYCS website.  Each edition contains five to seven articles covering different scales of NYCS modeling, a section reviewing all new NYCS models being offered by manufacturers for the quarter, letters and emails from members and readers, the latest news on models being offered by the NYCSHS at 20% discounts, and a variety of other information about modeling and happenings at the NYCSHS.

If you haven’t been reading this NYCSHS magazine, you have been missing out on a lot of NYCS action.  Each edition contains five to seven articles covering different scales of NYCS modeling, a section reviewing all new NYCS models being offered by manufacturers for the quarter, letters and emails from members and readers, the latest news on models being offered by the NYCSHS at 20% discounts, and a variety of other information about modeling and happenings at the NYCSHS.

The magazine is free, and all you need to do to read or download it is to go to the NYCSHS website. To do that, go to www.NYCSHS.org. Then put your curser on the “Modeling Resources” button and drop down to the “NYCentral Modeler” tab.  Then just follow the instruction on the page.   ENJOY!!

Click Here to Read!!!!!

 

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NYCSHS Director, Joe Burgess’s NYC Caboose

Take a look at NYCSHS Director, Joe Burgess’s

NYC Bay Window Caboose

 

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Joe’s caboose is decked out in the late NYC Century Green colors with the Cigar Band logo and the new NYCSHS 50th Anniversary logo on a cold, clear winter’s day in New England.

 

Join the NYCSHS and enjoy all of the benefits that the

Society has to offer. 

 

To join or renew online in the Collinwood Shop:

Click Here.

 

To join by downloading a registration form to mail in

with a check :

Click Here

 

To renew your membership by downloading a

registration form to mail in with a check:

Click Here

 

To View a NYCSHS You Tube Video To Understand What

We Do and Offer Members:

Click Here

 

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NYCSHS 50th Anniversary 2020 Convention T-Shirt

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.

 

Shirts are navy blue.

 

Click Here

Order them through the Collinwood Shop

 

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Adirondack Scenic Continues the Fight

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TO THE STAFF, MEMBERS, RIDERS, VOLUNTEERS, SUPPORTERS OF THE ADIRONDACK RAILWAY PRESERVATION SOCIETY AND THE ADIRONDACK SCENIC RAILROAD
We write to clarify recent news coverage and provide a balance to the announcement by the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) of its new “rail trail” plan to amend the 1996 Remsen-Lake Placid Unit Management Plan, the plan that is the governing document for the transportation corridor.
  • Since December 2018, members of the executive committee of the Board of ARPS have met often with NYS officials to plan all the elements of the upgrade to Tupper Lake first announced by Governor Cuomo in May 2016.
  • In early November the ASR was informed an announcement by DEC was forthcoming that would support the upgrade and we were asked for a supportive comment to be included in the press release – the comment provided is about the upgrade, not the rail trail. There has been no settlement. Any such reference is not accurate.
  • The railroad was seriously misled.
Media outlets have been provided all the facts of the ASR position during the past five years. The ASR won the case at the Supreme Court and it is NYS agencies that have to comply with their laws. The proposed plan must comply with the September 2017 ruling by Judge Main. The ASR reserves the option to again pursue legal action.
The announcement last week by the DEC and the presentation to the Adirondack Park Agency continues the misguided effort that seeks to deprive the communities of Saranac Lake and Lake Placid of a direct connection to the national rail network.
The process is now underway with public hearings. ARPS Board members will attend the hearings to gather information and listen to comments from the public. Written comments will be provided.
We encourage all of our supporters to become informed about this latest plan and to provide written comments no later than December 20, 2019. Details of the presentation by the DEC to the Adirondack Park Agency (APA) last week can be found at https://www.dec.ny.gov/lands/62816.html
Send your comments by USPS to: John Schmid, NYSDEC, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY, 12233-4254
It would be appreciated if you would share a copy of your submission with the ASR: rgh2979@gmail.com
Thank you for your continuing support. This is not over.
Bill Branson
President, on behalf of the Board of Directors, Adirondack Railway Preservation Society
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4th Qtr. 2019 Central Headlight is in the Mail Today

4th Qtr. 2019 Central Headlight is in the Mail Today

 

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The final Central Headlight for 2019 went into the mail today.  If you are a member you will be receiving it shortly.  For those who subscribe for the digital copy, it was emailed to you this morning.

This issue contains the following articles:

“Robert Blount – Railroader”, “Active Steam in the New York State after 1953”,  “Book Review’, “Welcome to New Members”, “Coal and Curves – The Story of the E&I, Part 3”, “NYCSHS Honor Roll”, “NYCentral Modeler“, and many additional features.

Enjoy and thanks for being a member.  If you haven’t already, be sure to renew for 2020.  It will be a wonderful 50th Anniversary year for the us.

 

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