Erie Lackawanna Historical Society – Spring meeting set for April 2018, Waldwick NJ Erie station Restored.. Annually meeting in September in Utica, NY.
Black River and Western Historical Trust – July 22 & 23rd Mixed Freight Train on both days;details on their web page.
Liberty Historic Railway – Whitcomb 30T Locomotive – cosmetic restoration work is ongoing.
The NY Susquehanna & Western Tech. & Hist. Soc. – Thomas is at the Bel Del RR the first two weekends of July Friday, Saturday and Sundays. They are running Thomas and their River Train.
Tri-State Railway Historical Society Chapter of the NRHS – They had a good group of people come to the member day to see M&E C-424 19 and the URHS yard.. TriState has acquired a welder and a portable generator for their group’s restoration work efforts in Boonton.
Volunteer Railroaders Association – VRA signed a lease with Cap May RR to run the speeders and trailer cars. Plan is for four trips with a 12 person car and power car.
Whippany Railway Museum – Had their Father’s Day rides and there was a good turn out. Still working on caboose and other projects.
URHS is happy to announce that funding has been secured to move the second CNJ Blue Comet car the D’Arrest! The Westphal made it safely to Boonton Yard and we will soon be moving the D’Arrest! With both cars safely to Boonton the focus will convert over to the securement of the two cars from any further weather damage, while plans are created to begin restoration of the Westphal. Look for more opportunities in the near future to support this project and also to come lend a hand and help revive these pieces of NJ history! A very big thank you to those organizations and individuals who all helped make this happen!
Sounds and sights of the GG1 locomotive in operation, from an October 29, 1983 video taken in the cab by Mitchell Dakelman from South Amboy, NJ to New York Penn Station. DVD copy provided to URHS by LHRy Chairman Bill … Continue reading →
“Making its triuimphant return to the LaSalle Street Station in Chicago, Illinois, the former New York Central Railroad “Hickory Creek”( United Railroad Historical Society of NJ -URHS/Star Trak Inc/Luxury Rail Vacations) was a part of the Fort Wayne Railroad Historical Society’s Joliet Rocket on 6/17/2017. This car brought up the markers on the 20th Century Limited, but had not visited its Chicago terminal in about 50 years!” via River Rail Photo