Yes, we've 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]." Read the latest URHS News
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 (Three Bridges Excursion), Selected Summer Excursions & Great Train Robbery
ELHS 2014 Eastern Spring Meeting Sunday, April 6, 2014 Pompton Plains, NJ.
Mother Seton Train Show Sunday, March 2, 2014 from 9 am - 3:30 pm @ Mother Seton HS, Clark, NJ.
North Jersey Electric Railway Historical Society 7:30pm on 3rd Tuesdays. 1st Presbyterian Church, Rahway NJ 07065.
Monthly meeting - Morris Museum's Bickford Theater
6 Normandy Heights Road, Morristown, NJ 07960.
February 20th @ 7pm St. Clements Church
271 Lafayette Ave, Hawthorne, NJ 07506.
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.
The organization maintains no library or archival facility whereby information can be provided as answers to inquiries directed to this site. Inquiries should be directed to member organizations.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Donations keep coming in! Please consider donating! If each person contributes on average $10 we can move the unit to Boonton! Thank you for those who have contributed! Its looking like roughly $2,500 to move it plus any work that needs to be done to prep her to move. Read more and DONATE!
Just a small quick update on whats going on with Project U-Boat. We will be back working on 3372's air work as soon as we can. The URHS is currently in the middle of a very large project in our yard. (More info on this soon). The weather has delayed things a few weeks multiple times, but we look forward to getting back to work! (Larry Gross - VP of Operations URHS)
A $5.00 delivery charge is added to cover regular USPS delivery in the USA. Estimated 2 to 4 week delivery (subject to availability).
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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: email@example.com Thank you for your help.
United Railroad Historical Society of NJ Inc., 104 Morris Avenue, Boonton, NJ 07005-1314 1-862-345-6642 firstname.lastname@example.org
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