Some Additional Photos of the Unveiling
Close ups of the 213173
The Friends of the Valley RR had the Essex RR Saturday night Dinner Train engineer move the boxcar into the sunlight so the photos would be well lit. (they would not uncouple it from the PRR caboose, we asked!)
The boxcar and the Headquarters of the Valley Railroad on Unveiling day.
The attendees assembled near the car around 4:30. Paul Costello (FOTVRR) brought over the stantions. Nick Ariemma (NYCSHS Director)mounted the ribbon, while Dave Mackay (NYCSHS President) held the scissors.
We then adjourned to the meeting center for cutting the ceremonial cake, as well as snacks and coffee. We got to meet several Board Members of the FOTVRR, as well as the woman who did all the stencils and lettering. We discussed the car’s history about which most of the attendees were unaware.
A final shot of the NYCS Auto Boxcar #213173. It is a beauty and looks like the day it came out of the builders shop.
All Photos by Nick Ariemma, NYCSHS Director
We Were There
Take a Look at the Finished Boxcar
Photos By Joe Burgess, NYCSHS
Valley Railroad Did a Great Job and the NYCSHS
Was There to Help Them Celebrate.
The Valley RR & The NYCSHS
Unveil A Restored Piece of
New York Central History
One Railroad Avenue, Essex, CT
Ceremonies will follow the return to Essex Station of the last tourist train of the day (4:45pm). A post unveiling reception for NYCSHS Members follows in the Oliver Jensen Gallery.
Join Society President Dave Mackay, and Director Nick Ariemma, along with the leadership of the Valley RR as they celebrate the joint effort to preserve this car.
In order to have a headcount for the reception, we need
If you’re planning to join us, please R.S.V.P. “Yes” to:
NYCWestShore@gmail.com by Wed. July 5th, 2017
Directions and Information: http://essexsteamtrain.com
Make it a NYCS Day. Wear your NYC hats and shirts. Collinwood Shop has plenty! To order them click here: http://www.nycshs.net/
July 8, 2017
Unveiling at 4:45PM
NYCSHS Reception Immediately Following