August 2012 URHS news

Hickory Creek – On the weekend of 9/15 – 9/16 the Hickory Creek will be taking a paying family up to Montreal. This is a one way trip, so anyone interested in meeting up with the train on the way back can ride for free. 21 people maximum – The trip is free, however you must make your own arrangements to meet the train. It will be on the south bound Adirondack train. Please contact KC Smith for further details and possible meeting locations. Since the spots are limited please let KC as soon as possible to ensure a spot. Please notify no later than 9/9/2012.

1st Annual NJ Transportation Heritage Festival Schedule of Events on September 16th

CNJ Room (In the Freight House building)

Reading 284
F7A Built October 1949.

10:00 – Rails along the Morris Canal   –   Bill McKelvey

10:30 – The Dam RR (Rockaway River & Montville RR) – Kathy Fisher

11:00 – 1937 Yellow Coach Restoration Project   –   Bill McKelvey

11:30 – The GG-1 1930’s Publicity Film by the PRR – Mitch Dakelman

 1:00 – Morris County Traction Co.   –   Bill Greenberg

 2:15 – Short Lines Railroads of NJ in the 1950s & 1960sFrank Reilly

 3:00 – DL&W-EL-NJT: Final Days of Electric Trains   –   Bob Bahrs

 4:00 – Clang, Clang, Clang went the Trolley! · NJ’s street cars – Bill McKelvey

Erie-Lackawanna Room (In the Freight House building)

hourly   Operation Lifesaver · for children & adults, free books. – Grace Mancini-Introna

11:30  —  Railroading in NJ in the 1990s to 2013, Part I   –   Kevin Phalon

 1:30  —  Railroading in NJ in the 1990s to 2013, Part 2   –   Kevin Phalon

 2:30  —  Railroading in NJ in the 1990s to 2013, Part 3   –   Kevin Phalon

 3:30  —  Railroading in NJ in the 1990s to 2013, Part 4   –   Kevin Phalon

Fill In  —  Trucks in NJ’s Transportation Heritage   –   Bill McKelvey

Lackawanna RR Room (In the Freight House building)

10:00 am – 4:30 pm  —  Exhibits (Free) and Sales of Memorabilia & Antiques, Books, etc.

Outside in the restoration yard

10 am – 430 pm:

  • Trains: Historic, old electric and diesel locomotives, passenger cars, freight cars and track cars. Some have been restored and some await restoration. Feel free to walk around and get a close look at these giants of the rails.

  • Military vehicles, antique trucks, and vintage buses.

  • Giant Military Band Organ (one of a few remaining in the USA) owned by Rusty King

  • Trolley Car model train layout by Tony Hall

Noon  —  Special Awards Presentations at the Pennsylvania RR #4877 electric locomotive

10:00, Noon, & 4:30  —  Diesel locomotive air-horn are blown one at a time.