Adirondack Scenic Threatened Again

Adirondack Scenic Threatened Again

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Your Comments Needed

As you are probably aware, the NY State Dept of Environmental Conservation (DEC) is proposing another redefinition and potential use for the Remsen-Lake Placid travel corridor. (See “Draft Scope” listed below) As in the past, public comments are being accepted as part of the proposal process. I strongly encourage each of you to send your thoughts to the DEC (address below) expressing your disapproval of their change.
Note that the original 2016 Unit Management Plan, (UMP) successfully challenged by the railroad in 2017, was found to violate several laws. As a result, the DEC and Adirondack Park Agency (APA) have manufactured what many consider to be an end run on the judge’s decision. With this in mind, it is important that our voices be heard loudly with comments based in reason and logic.
Remember, this is not a contest about whose idea is best, but rather what is lawful and logical in terms of tourism and the health of the North Country and its visitors, including those who visit New York State from elsewhere.
Please take the time to comment on this issue and forward your comments to one of the following addresses.
Thank you,
Bill Branson
President, ARPS Board of Directors
DEC and DOT are accepting public comment until August 10. Written comments may be mailed to John Schmid, NYSDEC, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY, 12233-4254 or e-mail to adirondackpark@dec.ny.gov
Suggestion: Look over the “Draft Scope” below along with the Adirondack Daily Enterprise article to see points to address from the DEC plan. This will help you plan your response. – V. Sperrazza, ASR Newsletter Editor.
Further links:
DEC press release
Adirondack Daily Enterprise article “State previews rail-trail plan, takes comments”
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Your 3rd Qtr. 2019 NYCentral Modeler is Here!!

Latest Modeling News from the NYCSHS

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The cover photo for this quarter’s edition is from Bob Chapman;  “A NYCS Day at Cincinnati Union Terminal”. Central Headlight editor, Rich Stoving provides the article on “Of Smoke, Mirrors and Some Bargain Basement Boxes”.  Rev. Roland F. Waters shares his construction of the Otis, IN passenger station. Associate Editor Bob Shaw explains “Saving a Lionel #2035 from the Scrap Yard.”  Ed Eynedy returns, building a “NYCS SM Tower in HO-Scale”. Former NYCSHS director, Hugh Guillaume, shows us some of his many “Freight Car Models from the Past”. “The Early Car Shop” editor, Kyle Coble produces a CCC&StL 1895 Flatcar from 3-D drawings
And you also get all of the regular features with “NYCSHS RPO,” “Extra Board,” “What’s New,” and “The Observation Car.” All in the July 1, 2019 edition.

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!!

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Ride the NYC Auburn Branch

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As a part of the Empire Junction 2019 NER/NMRA Convention in Syracuse, September 19-22, 2019, the Finger Lakes Railroad is offering a 6-hour trip on the former New York Central Auburn Branch, operated by Finger Lakes Railway. The trip will include a photo run-by and stop at the restored Martisco Station Museum of the CNY Chapter, NRHS. We are offering this trip to Society members and guests who are not registered for the Convention at $40.00 ($35.00 ages 5 – 15).

 

Tickets may be obtained at https://reg.planetreg.com/E223163341152410

 

This is not a NYCSHS sponsored event, but it

looks like a fun adventure!!!




 

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The NYCSHS 2019 Convention Was a Huge Success

Take a Look at the 2019 NYCSHS

Convention!!!

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From registration to the end of the Train Show the

attendees had a wonderful time.

Here are some photos of some of the events

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Attendees leave the train for the Mediana Train Museum.

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Nothing like a train of lightning stripe cars!!

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These beautiful E’s are just rusting away but they look great at the museum.

They attracted the attention of most of the attendees.

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The train layout was running NYC trains for us.  A very impressive layout and a great museum.

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A grand old lady that is slowly falling apart, but the volunteers there are very busy trying to restore her to her previous grandeur.

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Some shots of the interior waiting room. You can’t help but be impressed with the faded beauty of this structure and the enormous job ahead of the preservation organization.

All of the above photos by Noel Widdifield.

The Wonderful Large Scale Railroad of Mike Leonard

was on display for the attendees on Friday afternoon.

  Take a look!!!

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All photos in this section by Nick Ariemma

At the convention your NYCSHS Business

Manager/Treasure and editor of the NYCentral Modeler

received a model he had purchased earlier this year.

 

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An Aristocraft RDC-3 modified with custom parts by Tom Ball of Forked River, NJ as a tribute to engineer pilot, Don Wetzel and the NYC Railroad.  Ownership of this 1/29-scale model passing from former NYCSHS director, Bill Strassner to Noel Widdifield. Noel purchased the model and Nick Ariemma brought it to the Convention for Noel and Bill.

It will go to start running on Noel’s 1/29-scale layout.  All involved had hoped that Don would be in attendance to see the model.

 

Watch this website for information about the 2020 50th Anniversary Convention in Cleveland.




 

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An Exciting New Book From the NYCSHS

Silver Rails

Through the Heart of the Park

New York Central Railroad’s Adirondack Division

By John Taibi

With Peter Gores and David Link

This book celebrates the past operation of the New York Central’s Adirondack Division (as well as portions of the Ogdensburg and Ottawa Divisions) and the current service being provided by the Adirondack Scenic Railroad into, through, and out of the Adirondack Park.

During railroading’s historic times, the New York Central and its forebears maintained service over 271.09 miles from Herkimer and Utica to Remsen, and on to Tupper Lake and Lake Clear junctions, Lake Placid, Malone, and Adirondack Junction from which Montreal was reached via the Canadian Pacific Railway. The present ASRR schedules provide for trains to run over only about a third of the Central’s lengthy territory, yet, the Park has remained the formidable constant, maintaining its vast forests, breathtaking mountains, and powerful waterways for rail travelers to admire and contemplate today as was done yesterday.

This book is a comprehensive history of the

Adirondack Division of the New York Central Railroad.

 

Table of Contents
Adirondack Division Chronology- page 2
The Fleur-de-lis- page 4
Preface- page 6
Historical Capsule- page 12
On the Road- page 20
Track Maintenance Sections- page 129
Water, Please!- page 209
The Station’s Life- page 249
Cross Roads- page 471
Industrial Revolution- page 535
A Soldier’s Journey- page 645
Post War- page 665
State Ownership- page 687
Adirondack Division Ready Reference- page 735
Acknowledgements- page 764
Index- page 768
Bibliography- page 771

The book provides 800 pages of history of the railroad, towns, industries, and people found along the Adirondack Division of the New York Central.

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The book contains over 1720 images of the Adirondack Division

with 442 of them in color.

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Published by the NYCSHS with all proceeds going to the Society

as a donation by John Taibi.

 

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Latest Modeling News from the NYCSHS

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The cover photo for this quarter’s edition is from Tom Long’s  “Modeling ¾ Lightning Stripe FA/FB in N-Scale”.” NYCSHS member Stan Madyda demonstrates “Building the AMB Woodward Station Kit”.  NYCSHS Director, Nick Ariemma takes us to the “Amherst Railway Society –The Big Show”. Associate Editor Bob Shaw urges us to consider “Restoration – You Can Do It” in this edition of “O-Gauge Model Railroading.” Author Tom Bailey returns with another how-to article on “A Heavyweight Combine in HO-Scale’. NYCSHS member, Dean Apostal and NYCSHS Director Dave Staplin tell us about “Modeling a NYC Air Conditioned Coach – Circa 1941”. And you also get all of the regular features with “NYCSHS RPO,” “Extra Board,” “What’s New,” and “The Observation Car.” All in the Apri 1, 2019 edition.

 

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!!

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Don’t Miss Out on John Ham’s New Book

From Gotham to the Berkshires

(New York Central’s Harlem Division)

By John Ham

If you enjoyed John’s Along the Old West Shore,

you will find this a very informative book

on the NYC Harlem Division.

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From Gotham to The Berkshires – New York Central’s Harlem Division
The Story of the old New York & Harlem Railroad began way back in 1831 when New York City authorized construction of a horse-drawn streetcar system for Manhattan Island that evolved over the decades into a major commuter railroad connecting New York State’s upstate communities with the City.
This new book is not a detailed narrative of the New York Central’s Harlem Division, but rather a photographic look at the history of this railroad that was the driving force in developing the regions along the eastern border of New York State from New York City to the heart of the Berkshires in Massachusetts.
Several noted photographers and railroad historians have opened their collections to us and they are the major source of the nearly 600 photographs, maps and timetables that lie between the covers of this publication. These folks have literally saved the history of this under-publicized major railroad and we are proud to present their work within.
Expected Delivery 3rd Qtr. 2019
MSRP $64.95  NYCSHS Members’ Price $51.96 and that is 20% off MSRP!

Shipping is extra and Ohio residents pay 8% Ohio Sales Tax

Order Today as We Have Only a Limited Supply of These Books!!!!!

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Be Sure to Sign In to Get The NYCSHS Discount

 

Also be sure to select the US orders option if you live in the USA

 

and the Non-US Option if you live outside the USA.



 

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