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.

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.

More Info

BR&W Steam Photo Freight & Night Photo June 25th

The Volunteer Railroaders Association in conjunction with the Black River Railroad Historic Trust is proud to announce a special photographers Photo Freight on Saturday June 25th featuring the Black River & Western #60. The #60 is a 2-8-0 Consolidation and is New Jersey’s oldest operating steam locomotive. The train will be made up of passenger equipment, freight cars and even a caboose. At least 7 photo run-bys will be staged along the route between Three Bridges and Ringoes, which will give everyone the chance to get some great pictures.

The day will start at 2:30 pm in Flemington where participants will meet to find out all the details for the day. When the last regularly scheduled train of the day arrives, it will head for Three Bridges instead of turning back for Ringoes. Due to “excepted track” we will not be able to board the train for this leg of the trip, but instead we will follow the train and be given the chance to take some very rare photos of the #60 and her train. More info & tickets

Middletown (NY) Railroad Day 2016

Erie Train # 6 detour with O&W 503 to Jersey City. This train went from the Erie;'s Middletown (DW) Yard via the main line to Goshen. The train then took the Erie's Montgomery Branch to Campbell Hall. The train would then cross the O&W diamond with th Montgomery Branch and back via the interchange track to the O&W Main line. The other possibility was to enter JM off the Montgomery Branch into CNE / NH trackage and then back onto the O&W via the O&W switch to connect with the NH to the O&W's main line. The train then proceed over the O&W to Cornwall and onto the West Shore to the NYS&W at Little Ferry. From there it went over the NYS&W to Jersey City with most likely NYS&W pilots. Erie Pilots would have been required from Middletown to Campbell Hall.

Erie Train # 6 detour with O&W 503 to Jersey City. This train went from the Erie;’s Middletown (DW) Yard via the main line to Goshen. The train then took the Erie’s Montgomery Branch to Campbell Hall. The train would then cross the O&W diamond with the Montgomery Branch and back via the interchange track to the O&W Main line. The other possibility was to enter JM off the Montgomery Branch into CNE t/ NH trackage and then back onto the O&W via the O&W switch to connect with the NH to the O&W’s main line. The train then proceed over the O&W to Cornwall and onto the West Shore to the NYS&W at Little Ferry. From there it went over the NYS&W to Jersey City with most likely NYS&W pilots. Erie Pilots would have been required from Middletown to Campbell Hall.

More info http://ontarioexpress.org/2016/06/middletown-railroad-day-2016/