URHS of NJ Member Organizations

The URHS board of directors is comprised of representatives of each of its constituent organizations. This assures that participation in it’s decision making and activities will be broad based and truly representative of the wishes of the railroad history community (see our Statement on Preservation). Concerned individuals may join any of the following organizations or The Friends of the New Jersey Transportation Heritage Center to participate in URHS efforts.

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Bergen-Rockland Chapter of the National Railway Historical Society

Delegate: Taras Terlecky     Alternate: OPEN     Second alternate:


Black River and Western Historical Trust

Delegate: Kenneth D. Brown, Esq.     Alternate: Donald Lachenaur     Second alternate:


Central Railroad of NJ Historical Society

CNJ Historical Society, 460 Elm Street, Stirling, NJ 07980-1126 — $20 per year membership fee.

Delegate: Frank Reilly     Alternate: Tom Gallo     Second alternate:


Erie Lackawanna Historical Society Inc.

Delegate: Pete Hasler     Alternate: Mike Dodge     Second alternate:


Jersey Central Railway Historical Society Chapter

Delegate: Bob Bodenstein     Alternate: Greg Buchala     Second alternate:


Lackawanna Chapter, The Railway & Locomotive Historical Society Inc.

Delegate: Kenneth Miller     Alternate: Ann B. Miller     Second alternate:


Liberty Historic Railway Inc.

Delegate: Larry Gross     Alternate: Alan Bird     Second alternate:David Linstorm


The New York Susquehanna & Western Technical & Historical Society Inc.

Delegate: Wayne Nilsen     Alternate: Don Chaudruc     Second alternate:


North Jersey Chapter of the National Railway Historical Society

Delegate: Mitchell Dakelman     Alternate: Bill Keigher     Second alternate:


North Jersey Electric Railway Historical Society

Delegate: Robert Hooper      Alternate: Tony Hall     Second alternate:


Ontario and Western Railway Historical Society Inc.

Delegate: Arnold Restivo    Alternate: John Bazelewich     Second alternate:


Tri-State Railway Historical Society Chapter of the National Railway Historical Society

Delegate: Rudy Garbely    Alternate: Kevin Phalon     2nd Alternate: Justin Kerstner


Volunteer Railroaders Association Inc.

Delegate: Steve Geritsen     Alternate: KC Smith     Second alternate: Joe Mele


West Jersey Chapter of the National Railway Historical Society

Delegate: Frederick Ciocciola    Alternate: Richard Magee     Second alternate:


Whippany Railway Museum, Inc.

Delegate: Vishal Parmar     Alternate: Steve Hepler     2nd Alternate: Mike Dodge

 

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Hudson River Limited – November 5th & 6th 2016

On November 5th and 6th 2016 the URHS in conjunction with Boonton Station 1904 will be running a trip on November 5th and 6th from NY Penn Station to Albany-Rensselaer, NY and return. Departure from NY Penn Station will be at 11:20 am with refreshments and appetizers being served to Albany-Rensselaer, NY.

We will arrive at Albany-Rensselaer, NY at 1:50 pm then disembark and proceed via shuttle bus to the CV Evens Brewery Pump Station Restaurant for a buffet lunch. We will then Board the bus again at 3:30 and travel back to the Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak station for a 4:05 p.m. departure arriving at NY Penn at approximately 6:45 p.m. On the ride back, coffee and desserts will be offered. For those of you interested, the train numbers are 233 to Albany-Rensselaer and 244 to NYP.

Tickets prices are dependent on the car you would like to ride and are limited in seating.

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NYC 43   –   $175.00     |   NYC Hickory Creek   –   $275.00

Again, this includes food and drinks (menu below) on the train, shuttle bus in Albany-Rensselaer to and from the restaurant and buffet lunch in Albany. Please click HERE to purchase tickets.

A round-trip bus from Boonton Station 1904 to NY Penn is offered for an additional $25.00 per person.

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Thank you again for your continuing support and all proceeds go to the URHS of NJ, a 501(c)3, to help maintain the yard where NYC 43 and NYC Hickory Creek reside.

Ontario & Western RHS 53rd Annual Convention: November 12th

The Ontario & Western Railway Historical Society 53rd Annual Convention & Dinner is still happening on November 12th. The Theme is “Along the Rivers” from Livingston Manor to Cadosia and will have Jeff Otto, Doug Barberio and Allan Seebach as Presenters.

Car Tour from Cornwall to Meadowbrook with Ray Kelly Starts from the Meadowbrook Lodge @ 9:45 am Sharp

Starting Time: Convention – 11:30 am
Admission – $48.00 (With Dinner) $28.00 (Without Dinner)
Modeling Clinic at 11:30 By Mal Houck
Short Program on Livingston Manor By Joe Myers
Roscoe Museum Presentation By Charlie Irace
O&W Collectibles, Models, Dioramas, Photo Displays

Self-Guided Tour of the O&W in the Meadowbrook Lodge Area.

Download Complete Convention Flyer Including Registration Form, Raffle Prizes and Raffle Sheet from the Ontario Express Newsletter Site at http://www.ontarioexpress.org/ You DO NOT have to be a Member to access this form it is on the Home page. Download 2016 Convention Flyer in.pdf format (Includes Raffle Ticket Sheet)

The Convention is on Saturday November 12th if you are planning on going and is again at the Meadowbrook Lodge in Meadowbrook, NY. Exact address and directions below.

…Raffle Prizes…

Grand Prize

A Built-Up Model of the Munnsville Station in HO Scale of Value $225

2nd PRIZE – O’ Scale Set of Atlas 3-Rail O&W and Waddell 55 Ton Hopper Cars

3rd PRIZE – O’ Scale Set of Atlas 3-Rail O&W and Waddell 55 Ton Hopper Cars

4. Rails Along the East Branch: The Delaware & Northern Railroad By John Hamm & Robert Bucenec

5. The O&W “On Film” DVD

6. Rails to the Catskills – A Film By Tobe Carey (DVD)

7. New York, Ontario and Western Railway (Postcard History Series) By Joe Bux

8. The Final Years By Ed Crist & John Krause

9. 1913 “Rules of the Operating Department”

10. Miniature O&W Replica Weathervane

Grand, 2nd & 3rd Prizes Donated By Al Seebach

8th Prize Donated By Ronald Vassallo

10th Prize Donated By Lee R. Bracy

All Other Prizes Donated by the O&WRHS Sales Deptartment

DOOR PRIZE “Mountaineer on Iona Trestle” Full Color Signed Print

Meadow Brook Lodge
1290 NY Route 94
New Windsor, NY 12553
http://www.themeadowbrook.com/
E-Mail: themeadowbrook@gmail.com
Phone: 1-845-562-5918

FROM NEW YORK CITY:

Take N.Y.S. Thruway North to Exit 16. Go north on Rt. 32 to Vails Gate Intersection. Turn left on Rt. 94 one mile to The Meadowbrook on right.

FROM EASTERN NY and CT AREAS

RT 84 West to NEWBURGH/ RT 9W SOUTH exit ..proceed South on 9W. Through Newburgh to Rt. 94 – west on Rt. 94 – four (4) miles to Vails Gate intersection. Continue on Rt. 94 – one mile to The Meadowbrook on right.

FROM WESTERN NY and PA AREAS

RT 84 East to NEWBURGH/ RT 9W SOUTH exit ..proceed South on 9W. Through Newburgh to Rt. 94 – west on Rt. 94 – four (4) miles to Vails Gate intersection. Continue on Rt. 94 – one mile to The Meadowbrook on right.

FROM ALBANY AND NORTHERN NY STATE:

Take N.Y.S. Thruway South to Exit 17. Go to 17-K make right. Go to first Light make left onto Rt. 300. Take Rt. 300 south to Rt. 94 make right go one and one half miles to The Meadowbrook on right. FROM MIDDLETOWN: Go east on Rt. 84 to Exit 7S and Rt. 300. Take Rt. 300 south to Rt. 94 make right go one and one half miles to The Meadowbrook on right.FROM NEW YORK CITY:

Take N.Y.S. Thruway North to Exit 16. Go north on Rt. 32 to Vails Gate Intersection. Turn left on Rt. 94 one mile to The Meadowbrook on right.

Member Group Reports for October 2016

Volunteer Railroaders Association – Running motorcar trains from Cape May Station to the canal through the next 3 weekends. Doing a Santa visit on November 26th at Hawthorne Station.

Tri-State Railway Historical Society Chapter of the NRHS – Train show Roseland – St. Nicholas Greek Church, Laurel Ave, Exit 6 off of 280. Work paused on Caboose, will be sandblasted. Bringing quarterly Blockline back after train show. Releasing new book this weekend.

Ontario and Western Railway Historical Society – Convention 12/12 at Meadowbrook Lodge, $48 per person.

North Jersey Electric Railway Historical Society to be at Metropolitan Transit Model group Saturday and Sunday at PAL Building in Parsippany. Meeting next week in Rahway. Working on body work on trolley car with Ray.

Erie Lackawanna Historical Society – April 23rd Spring Meet at Parsippany Holiday Inn. Asking anyone with photos or records of people working on EL equipment to put together a program.

Whippany Railway Museum – Oct 2 had pumpkin festival, sold out trains.

Bergen-Rockland Chapter of the NRHS – Waldwick still giving tours of tower.

Liberty Historic Railway – Made donation to Operation Toy Train and encourages other groups to do so as well

Black River and Western Historical Trust – Continue restoration towards Lambertville. Currently running pumpkin trains.

Lackawanna Chapter of the R&LHS – Trouble finding younger volunteers, progress has slowed.

Railroad Museum [for a day] – 9/25/2016

Join the United Railroad Historical Society of New Jersey for a celebration of New Jersey’s railroad history. Over a dozen pieces of restored historic railroad equipment will be open to the public during this exhibition, which is held the same day as the annual Boonton Day street fair.

Trains, cars, buses, and trucks… Something for the whole family!

A restored PRR 1950 Ford F-1 has been add­ed as an exhibit at the 2016 Rail­road Museum [for a day].

Sunday, September 25, 10 am – 5 pm

Address: 104 Morris Avenue
Boonton Township, NJ 07005

Activities:

  • Discover & explore over a dozen pieces of NJ restored historic railroad equipment, inside & out
  • Visit vintage cars, trucks, buses, and military vehicles
  • Go on guided tours of the equipment and railyard
  • Enjoy live music and freshly-cooked food
  • Meet and talk to real railroaders and railroad preservationists
  • Learn about railroad historical preservation efforts in New Jersey
  • If you’re a Boy Scout, earn a special patch, or even Railroading Merit Badge

Visitor Info

Railroad Museum [for a day] is hosted by the United Railroad Historical Society of New Jersey, owners of the largest and most historic railroad collection in New Jersey. During the once-a-year event, the URHS Restoration Facility in Boonton, NJ will become New Jersey’s largest railroad museum. Museum [for a day] provides a rare, family-friendly opportunity to admire, explore, and go inside of our historic trains and learn about their connection to the region we live in.

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