The Century has arrived at La Salle Street Station.
- Contributions from 211 individuals
- Average contribution was $288.63
- Campaign lasted 6 weeks from first appeal
- Three $5,000 contributions
- Seven $2,500 contributions
- Nine $1,000 contributions
- Total contributions $60,000
All donors will be identified by name and amount in the November 2016 issue of Central Headlight
New York Central System Historical Society
* Donors who contributed at the $2,500 level will receive a full-size replica of a Mohawk headlight shelf number plate with NYCS oval, cast in aluminum. Six authentic numbers are available.
** Donors who contributed at the $5,000 level or over will receive a full-size replica of a Niagara number plate with NYC oval, cast in aluminum. Three authentic numbers are available.
This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for you to make a lasting contribution that will help to perpetuate the memory of the mighty New York Central System. And remember, the NYCSHS is a Section 501.c.(3) organization, so your donation is tax deductible under IRS regulations, depending, of course, on your personal situation. Further, if you work for or are retired from a company that offers matching contributions, please investigate to determine if your contribution can be matched by your company. We will be pleased to assist you in identifying and completing the necessary forms for a funds match.
Please make your check or money order payable to NYCSHS and write Flight of the Century in the memo box or line. Mail to: Noel F. Widdifield, Treasurer
P.O. Box 328
Shady Side, MD 20764
Contact Noel at NYCSHS@verizon.net if you have a problem.
You can also make a donation through our on-line Collinwood Shop. Go to www.nycshs.net and sign in. Then drop down and click on the “Flight of the Century” category. Move over and click on the “Flight of the Century Campaign Donation” item. Follow the instructions to check out and donate. Donations can be made by check, money order, credit card or PayPal.
Your support of the NYCSHS has never been more important than it is now. Please join with your fellow members in making a substantial contribution that will enable us to complete a permanent home befitting the great railroad system we so dearly remember.
The New York Central System operated in eleven great states, and the big, 48-page 3rd Quarter Issue of Central Headlight will take you to four of those states with articles about Central’s operations in a small Ohio town; an attempt to rescue the first Hudson from the scrap line at Gardenville, New York; a look at rail crossing changes at Albion, Michigan; and a steam machinist’s memories of the roundhouse at Mattoon, Illinois. You’ll also visit Haldimand County, Ontario, Canada; and, really going far afield, you’ll get a close look at a very sizeable chunk of New York Central history found in Fairview, Oklahoma! All this, not to mention four color pages featuring our 2016 Annual Convention.
So this is an issue of Central Headlight that’s not to be missed, and if you are not yet a member, there’s no better time to join than right now. Why? Because it’s August! Beginning with this month, all new memberships will be for Year 2017. But we wouldn’t want you to have to wait until January to reap the benefits of membership. So you will receive the 3rd and 4th Quarter 2016 issues of our magazine as well as all four issues for 2017. That’s six great issues of our highly acclaimed magazine for the price of four. You can’t beat that. Join now!
NYCS Book Sale
We have a large selection of brand new books for
you to buy at NYCSHS discounted prices.
Two new books with lots of NYCS action: New York Central Power for $47.96 and Railroad Town, Jackson Michigan for $13.00 for NYCSHS members. Shipping extra and 8% Ohio sales tax for Ohio residents.
Know Thy Hudsons is Sold Out!!!! Thank you to all who purchased this exciting book.
Books on DVD
Trains’ 20th Century Limited for $23.99 for members, plus shipping and handling. NYCS Diesel Locomotives for $27.00 for members and NYCS Signal Department for $10.00 for members with shipping included. Ohio residents must pay 8% Ohio sales tax.
And a brand new DVD shown for the first time at
the 2016 NYCSHS Convention.
Just go to the NYCSHS Collinwood
Shop to order!!
Don’t forget to sign in to get the NYCSHS discounts.
What do apples, automobiles, homecomings, and a glacial deposit of sand have in common? Each plays an important role in one of the four major features appearing in the next issue of Central Headlight. But what do they all have to do with the New York Central System? You’ll have to read the magazine to find out.
And what’s a Conrail locomotive doing on the cover? Discover why it’s really a “Horse in a Different Color.”
The Second Quarter (May) issue of Central Headlight, featuring expanded color coverage, will mail to all members of the NYCSHS on May 6. Digital copies will be emailed on the same day to members who subscribe to this service.
If you are not a member, you don’t want to miss this issue. Join up now, and we will also send you a copy of our highly acclaimed First Quarter (February) issue.
2016 NYCSHS Convention in Itasca, IL
May 13th – May 15th 2016
NYCSHS Members (including family members) $179.00 each for all activities including the Saturday evening banquet Non-members can register at $179.00 plus a fee of $39.00. The extra fee covers membership in the Society for one year, including all rights and benefits, along with one year of the Central Headlight.
Registration forms can be downloaded by clicking here.
You may also register and pay in the “Collinwood Shop” by clicking here.
Hotel Rooms are available at the Westin Chicago Northwest Hotel. Please call the Hotel directly at 1-888-627-8510. The Reserved Rooms Rate for the NYCSHS Convention are available until April 21, 2016. You must mention the NYCSHS Convention to receive the special rate. Early reservations are essential and are only available until April 21, 2016. The special rate is available for 3 days prior and 3 days after the Convention. Reservations will be filled on a first-come-first-served basis. Don’t delay. You are responsible for making your own hotel reservations. They are not included in this registration for the Convention.
Jim Suhs, NYCSHS Director, is the committee chair.
For further information contact: