Our 3rd annual festival date has just been agreed on!
Bergen-Rockland Chapter NRHS 2nd Friday 8 pm, Closter Senior Center, 295 Closter Dock Rd., Closter, NJ 07624.
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
Monthly meeting - Morris Museum's Bickford Theater
6 Normandy Heights Road, Morristown, NJ 07960.
August 15th 7pm meeting @ Hawthorne NYS&W Station
Weekend Train Rides (April-December).
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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.
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.
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 NJ Transportation Heritage Center or in its absence, another railroad museum in NJ.
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 NJ.
Once a heritage center has been established, we expect to play a major role in it's implementation.
No that's not a ghost... that's Pennsylvania Railroad 4879 in a new coat of primer! 4879 was the last surviving GG-1 to pull a train and is now being restored by Star Trak Inc. thanks to a generous grant.
In a few days it will be completely repainted to PRR's 1955 single stripe scheme. Click image to enlarge.
Photo: Kevin Phalon
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.
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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