Hickory Creek / NYC 43 Report – Both cars had their inspections done by Amtrak. Hickory Creek is scheduled to depart for Miami on 5/25, return on 5/30. Hickory Creek is scheduled to be in Chicago, Il 6/14-6/20, during this time, the Hickory Creek is scheduled to be the tail car for the 765 trips on 6/17 & 6/18.
Tri-State trip – June 4th Sunday, last Run of M&E 19. The M&E 18&19 will double head this trip. Train will depart Whippany Museum at 1pm and run the entire length of the Whippany Line with photo run-bys.
Yard Report – Need a work party to remove the graffiti. Continuing to cut the downed trees up. Looking at options for some type of vehicle to be used to reach the west end of the yard for shuttling tools and volunteers. Need to have a meeting for “Museum for a Day” Work continues on McKelvey’s Whitcomb.
Erie Lackawanna Historical Society – 5/20 Western District meeting held in Sugar Creek, OH at the Age of Steam Roundhouse. Pete Hasler ran a successful Eastern District convention this past April.
Black River and Western Historical Trust – Regular excursions will begin on May 27th. This year a new stop is added for the 4:45pm departure from Ringoes. Train will head 2.5 miles south of Ringoes to Bowne station. This is the new “in service” section of track heading to Lambertville.
Liberty Historic Railway – New website for the LHRy. Whitcomb locomotive: Tore out 90 year old air compressor. Somerset Bus Company bus will be picked up on 5/20 from South Amboy on a low boy trailer and be trucked to Lakewood.
The NY Susquehanna & Western Tech. & Hist. Soc. – Work continues on the #142, T&HS recently purchased a tie inserter and tie crane.
Tri-State Railway Historical Society Chapter of the NRHS – #663 is at Steamtown & had its air compressor installed, locomotive now can run on its own power. Lackawanna MU Parlor car will be painted by Kevin Phalon. Car is currently in Star Trak shop. 6/4: Last Run of the #19 on the Whippany Line. 10/21: Roseland Train show.
Volunteer Railroaders Association – Will have a float in the Hawthorne New Jersey Memorial Day parade.
Whippany Railway Museum – /20: Armed Forces Day Excursions departing at 12pm, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm. Military equipment on display. 6/18: Father’s Day Excursions. September: Caboose hops scheduled.