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.

URHS Member Group Reports – April 2015

Black River and Western Historical Trust — 50 Year Anniversary – Celebration Saturday May 17th at $2.00 a ticket. Hopefully #60 will be run on that day. Will have comedy night Friday May 22nd.

Erie Lackawanna Historical Society — Eastern Spring Meet April 12th in Pompton Plains at Best Western, day long presentations plus dinner. You can register and sign up day of.

Friends of the NJ Railroad & Transportation Museum — has started work on the station in Phillipsburg again, Men’s room installation is progressing.

Jersey Central Railway Historical Society — Very successful show in March. Many member groups participated, did quite well. Had dealers from Boston to Kentucky. Roughly 1,000 people attended.

Liberty Historic Railway — Will have a table at Transaction Conference in AC.

The New York Susquehanna & Western Technical & Historical Society — Starting brush cutting in a few weeks, Steam engine should be on schedule.

Ontario and Western Railway Historical Society — Show on July 27th at Middletown Railroad Days and Senior Center.

Tri-State Railway Historical Society — raising money to paint the Lackawanna GP-9 959 in Scranton. We are working on Erie caboose C330 and concentrated on the interior. The work on DL&W 896, Raritan River 10 and L&NE 580, consists of preparing these three cabooses for participation in Whippany Railway Museum‘s Event on May 17. There will be a presentation by Kevin Phalon at next month’s meeting about URHS – second Thursday (14th) of May.

Whippany Railway Museum – Had 3 days of Easter train rides, over 1,800 people each day. May 17th Excursion Trains with prices as they were in 1965 commemorating 50th Anniversary. Will have train show on the grounds.

URHS Member Group Reports – March 2015

Black River and Western Historical Trust – 50 Year Anniversary – Celebration Saturday May 17th at $2.00 a ticket. Hopefully #60 will be run on that day.

Erie Lackawanna Historical Society – Spring Meet Pompton Plains Best Western April 12th. Pete asks for Volunteers to take over the URHS sales tables as well the Open House.

Friends of the NJ Railroad & Transportation Museum – has started work on the station in Phillipsburg again, Men’s room installation is progressing.

Jersey Central Railway Historical Society – Mother Seton show this Sunday, all tables sold.

Liberty Historic Railway – Will have a table at Transaction Conference in AC. Need brochures from member groups for table.

The New York Susquehanna & Western Technical & Historical Society – Starting rush cutting in a few weeks, Steam engine should be on schedule

Tri-State Railway Historical Society – raising money to paint the Lackawanna GP-9 959 in Scranton. Meeting Thursday, 3/12

Volunteer Railroaders Association – Easter Bunny Train Ride March 28th.

Whippany Railway Museum – Easter Trains March 28, 29 and April 4.