Be sure to join the celebration on May 10, 2014 for the 7th annual National Train Day and discover why trains matter so much to our towns and communities.
Visit NationalTrainDay.com for more details on all the events and activities across the country.
Yes, we have finally put a news page up! Now individual news items can be forwarded via email, shared to facebook, twitter and more! As current items here become past items you can still find them on the blog.
As one member frequently says: "If it's not on the website we never did it! [to the new visitor]."
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Our 3rd annual festival date has just been agreed on!
Sunday, September 21st 2014.
Bergen-Rockland Chapter NRHS 2nd Friday 8pm, Westwood New Jersey Women's Club.
Black River & Western Railroad
Caboose Hops, The Hunterdon Flyer (3 Bridges Excursion), Summer Excursions & Great Train Robbery
North Jersey Electric Railway Historical Society 7:30pm on 3rd Tuesdays. 1st Presbyterian Church, Rahway NJ
Train Ride details (April-December)
Monthly meeting - Morris Museum's Bickford Theater
6 Normandy Heights Road, Morristown, NJ 07960.
May 15th @ 7pm Meeting at Hawthorne NYS&W Station
Weekend Train Rides (April-December).
Please support the URHS and preserve the rich history of New Jersey's railroads and transportation heritage. Without your continuing support historical artifacts cannot be saved and the history they tell will be lost. A railroad and Transportation Heritage Center will keep our history alive for generations to come.
State and federal grants pay for only a small percentage of the project. Those funds along with donations in both time and money from individuals, businesses and other organizations have made the prospects of a first rate railroad and Transportation Heritage Center in the state of New Jersey possible. But we need your help more than ever! Here are several ways you can help this effort:
To volunteer fill out our volunteer form
The United Railroad Historical Society of New Jersey, Inc. aka URHS is a non-profit educational organization directed at supporting the preservation of historical railroad equipment and artifacts for the proposed New Jersey Transportation Heritage Center or in its absence, another railroad museum in New Jersey.
In order to coordinate resources, representatives from most of New Jersey's major railroad interest organizations formed the URHS in 1987. URHS has been working toward rescuing potential exhibits from scrapping and has been assisting in planning for Transportation Heritage Center(s) in New Jersey.
Once heritage center(s) have been established, we expect to play a major role in it's design, content & operation.
To make donations or inquiries email URHS at email@example.com.
The United Railroad Historical Society of New Jersey does not have access to nor maintain in its Archives employee records from any past or existing railroad. Three web sites that might prove useful to those in search of employee records are the U.S. Railroad Retirement Board web site, Jim Sponholz's web site pages dedicated to helping find former railroad employee records and directed inquiries to member organizations as some may maintain such archives.
This trip will feature our NYC Hickory Hickory Creek flying solo on the tail of the Amtrak's Empire Service to Albany and return on May 3rd and 4th.
For only $225, you can relive the thrill of riding at up to 110 miles per hour in the tail car of the "20th Century Limited" as it cruises up its home rails along the Hudson River.
Tickets are limited, so order while you still can!
It is a highly acclaimed trip that is not to be missed. Read more and order tickets at http://urhs.org/blog/spring-hudson-limited/
Donations keep coming in! Please consider donating! Thank you for those who have contributed! Read more…
The next step is to return the locomotive to operation. Initial condition reports show that it's in very good shape inside & out, although a full mechanical inspection is needed. When it's repaired mechanically & the exterior is restored, we will establish where it will see a return to service. It's our hope that it will once again pull passengers in NJ. With your donations, we can make that a reality.
1) When it is being operated by the URHS on a fund raising trip worth $200 or less.
2) Regular ticket worth $225 or less during the same time as we run the NYC 43.
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NYC Hickory Creek at Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak station on 6/1/2013. Photo: Robert J. Ruotolo
Below is the list of equipment whose history is not yet documented by the URHS. If you have any knowledge about the history of any of these items, please send the URHS an email message at: firstname.lastname@example.org Thank you for your help.
United Railroad Historical Society of NJ Inc., 104 Morris Avenue, Boonton, NJ 07005-1314 1-862-345-6642 email@example.com
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