NYCSHS Headquarters Grand Opening

Join Us at the Grand Opening

of the NYCSHS Headquarters

It is Almost Here!!!!

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Saturday, September 23

Starting at 2:00 pm

The New York Central System Historical Society is proud to announce the grand opening and dedication ceremonies for its new headquarters in Middleburg Heights, Ohio. Long a goal of the Society, acquiring a headquarters facility provides an accessible, long term home for thousands of New York Central artifacts, photographs and research materials. The headquarters also creates a home for our business operations.

Join us on Sept. 23, 2017, at 2:00 PM for the ribbon cutting and dedication ceremony. After the ceremony, you are invited to tour the facility and to view displays of historic memorabilia and photography. NYCSHS’s Collinwood Shop will be open with a wide array of books, memorabilia, modeling items and logo clothing. There will be demonstrations of some of the activities preformed at the facility and a selection of surplus archive material on sale. You will have a chance to meet with the volunteers who work in the facility and talk with them about what they do. The NYCSHS Board of Directors will be present to greet you and talk with you about the various activities of the Society. Light refreshments will be served.

The NYCSHS Headquarters is located at:

6950 BBB Engle Road

Middleburg Heights, Ohio 44130


Even if you haven’t responded with an RSVP we would still like to have you attend.  Just jump in your car and join us in our celebration.


The New York Central System was an iconic American Railroad. Headquartered in New York City, the railroad had extensive routes in New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois and Massachusetts, plus additional routes in the Canadian provinces of Ontario and Québec. The origins of the NYC can be traced back to 1826. The railroad’s flagship operation was the luxurious, first-class Twentieth Century Limited, which operated on a crack 16-hour schedule between New York’s Grand Central Terminal and Chicago’s LaSalle Street Station. It was America’s premier passenger train, and the subject of pop culture lore. The service was started in 1902, and came to an end in 1967. The NYC System ceased operations in Feb. 1968 when it merged to form Penn Central.

The New York Central System Historical Society, founded in March 1970, keeps the legacy of the New York Central System alive by acquiring and preserving its history, traditions, documents, and artifacts; and by disseminating accurate information and products consistent with good stewardship. Among its many offerings are its outstanding quarterly magazines, Central Headlight and NYCentral Modeler. The NYCSHS is chartered as a non-profit corporation under the laws of the State of Ohio and has more than 1,700 members.
While you are there you can check out some of the new items we are offering for NYCS enthusiasts. Be sure to take a look at the NYCS logo and locomotive art we have on the wall of our new facility.

The Collinwood Shop will be open for purchases of

NYCS goodies.

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Railroad Museum For A Day

Railroad Museum For A Day

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The 2018 NYCSHS Calendar is Here

2018 NYCSHS Calendar

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The NYCSHS 2018 calendar has 15 great photos, eight in color.  They represent a wonderful collection of photos from the glory days of the New York Central System.  Each month has important NYCS historical events listed on the days that they occurred.  And since the 2018 NYCSHS Convention will be in Cleveland, we added several photos from the Cleveland area to the photo mix.

The format has changed for the better, but the quality and authentic NYCS photos remains the best available. The number of photos has increased over last year and we have added more color. Don’t miss this one.

Price is $16.00. Ohio residents add Ohio state sales tax. 

Shipping included for US only. Non-US orders have shipping added.

Click Here to Buy in the Collinwood Shop

Or you can mail a note telling us you want a calendar and a check for $16.00 each to:


Jim Suhs, Secretary

17038 Roosevelt Ave

Lockport, IL 60441-4734

Non-US orders must be through the Collinwood Shop above.


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Rail Car Revitalization Project

The Central New York Chapter of the NRHS is planning a project to revitalize some of the chapters rolling stock.  Donations are being excepted to help complete the project.  You are encouraged to support this effort as two former NYC cars are included. All donations are tax deductible and donors names will be displayed on a plaque near the restored railcars.

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Rail Car Revitalization Fund Raising Program

To Download the Donation Form:  Click Here!!

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3rd Qtr. 2017 Central Headlight Mailed Today

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The 3rd Qtr. 2017 Central Headlight is being mailed to you today.  You should have it very soon.

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NYCSHS Press Release

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Adirondack Scenic Railroad 25th Anniversary.

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Adirondack Railway Preservation Society Press Release: 7/17/2017

Re:                  Adirondack Scenic Railroad Celebrates 25th Anniversary

Contact:         Bethan Maher, Executive Director, (315) 724-0700


Old Forge – Full steam ahead! The Adirondack Railway Preservation Society, operator of the Adirondack Scenic Railroad, will be celebrating its 25th Anniversary with a variety of activities August 12th, including a vintage steam engine excursion.

The railroad was founded in 1992 by a group of devoted rail enthusiasts that banded together to operate a four-mile section of the line from Thendara south to Minnehaha. Twenty-five years later the line now runs from Utica to Lake Placid and has been declared a National Historic Landmark and placed on the New York State Register of Historic Places. Run. Over 79 miles of track have been returned to operation and the railroad carries over 70,000 passengers annually.

To celebrate, ARPS is bringing a steam engine back to the Adirondacks. The “Viscose #6” will be running hourly with the open air car and caboose which is available for charters to Otter Lake all day on the 12th of August. For the first time the ARPS’s twin Alco engines, the #8223 and #8255, will be running scenic trips and canoe & rail packages between Thendara and Otter Lake. The regularly scheduled Utica to Thendara excursion, pulled by vintage F Units, 1502 and 1508, will be depart Union Station in Utica at 9:30am and will include four hour layover in Thendara for passengers to enjoy the events.

Scotty’s Jump and Fun Party Rentals will be on hand providing Trackless Train rides and other amusement attractions for children, as well as their food truck and snack trollies. Music provided by 97.9/105.5 KISS FM while broadcasting live on location.

Visitors will also be able to be “Engineer for a Day” on Sunday. Patrons will be able to “drive” the Viscose #6 from the cab just as if they were a regular train engineer. There is a limited schedule and patrons are strongly encouraged to book their spot in advance.

There will also be a shuttle service to transport patrons from downtown Old Forge to the Thendara Station throughout the day.


The Adirondack Preservation Society operates the Adirondack Scenic Railroad, offering heritage train excursions through the beautiful six million-acre Adirondack Park. This rail line has the ability to safely and predictably transport any individual without exception into the wilderness of upstate New York, affording every passenger the opportunity to view and enjoy Forever Wild spaces that are otherwise unreachable. Learn more and purchase tickets at or by calling 1-800- 819-2291.

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