Railway Society to host meeting and presentation

Published Apr 11, 2018 at 4:00pm

NEW HARTFORD — The Utica and Mohawk Valley Chapter of the National Railway Historical Society will meet at 7 p.m. Friday, April 13 at Zion Lutheran Church at the corner of French and Burrstone roads.

There will be a business portion conducted by President Harry Lenz with reports on the repair of the New York Central 6721, the Adirondack Scenic Railroad, the exhibit at the Children’s Museum, the one-day bus trip to the Delaware and Ulster in Arkville, N.Y. the annual banquet at the Trackside Restaurant at Utica Union Station, the overnight Amtrak trip to Roanoke, Va. and other activities and projects head for the coming weeks and months.

After the break, former Utica and Mohawk Valley Chapter Director Mike Bosak will coordinate the annual Trolley Night with members bringing in items pertaining to trolleys, interurbans and electric railroading.

The meeting is open to anyone interested in railroads, railroad history, the history of trolleys, interurbans, and electric railroading. Guests are also given the opportunity to become chapter members. Active and retired railroad personnel are also invited to attend.