February 2013 URHS news

Bill Herkner passed, extremely instrumental in what the URHS accomplished. The Hickory Creek & #43 should be at Grand Central Terminal for National Train Day. There is an effort slowly progressing to establish a Heritage Trail across NJ for Railroad History to encompass many sites rail related. Will be put together as a trail map as well as online. Please send anything noteworthy which can be added. Site Committee back in session with a long list of possible museum sites. PATH Cars that have been in question which survived the collapse of the Twin Towers which we have been trying to get for URHS collection has been at a stalemate, still trying.

CMSL Train – May 11 National Train Day event, proceeds to URHS, May 12 Mother’s Day with proceeds to Volunteer Railroaders Association. This is a brand new event, need to get the word out through channels in that area. Take 2 Lehigh Valley F-7 units and place them in prominent display for patrons to view. Train will run on Beesley Point line, 3 trips to Richland & back (90 Minutes). Will need more people on the ground than in the train but will rotate.