Railway Historical Society gathers Saturday

Published Apr 25, 2018 at 4:00pm

The Utica and Mohawk Valley Chapter of the National Railway Historical Society will hold its annual banquet at 5 p.m. Saturday, April 28 at the Trackside Restaurant at Union Station in Utica.

There will be door prizes, the annual Helper of the Year Award, and some special recognition awards during the dinner, conducted by President Harry Lenz, editor and former treasurer John Weber and treasurer Peter Blieberg.

After the dinner, one-time Utica and Mohawk Valley Chapter member Doug Ellison will provide a program on the rehabilitation of the Utica Branch of the New York, Susquehanna and Western Railway that was destroyed by heavy rains in June 2006. The program was shown at the 2017 Erie Lackawanna Railroad Historical Society Convention held in Utica that year.