Syracuse railroads discussion of Railway Society meeting

Published Oct 10, 2018 at 4:00pm

NEW HARTFORD — The Utica and Mohawk Valley Chapter of the National Railway Society will meet at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12 at the Zion Lutheran Church on the corners of French and Burrstone roads.

There will be a business portion of the meeting conducted by President Harry Lenz with reports on the repair of the New York Central System steam switcher 6721, the Adirondack Scenic Railroad, the Central New York Chapter’s Model Train Show at the state fairgrounds, Christmas on Main Street in November, the exhibit at the Children’s Museum and other activities and projects in the coming months.

After the break, Jeffrey Paxton of the Central new York Chapter of the NRHS will give a program about the days when the railroads ran through the streets of Syracuse. The program will be about the days when both the New York Central System and the Delaware, Lackawanna and Western ran through the streets of Syracuse until the tracks were realigned with the bridges handling most of the passenger trains of both railroads.

The former Central New York line is now Interstate 690 that connects with Route 81.

The program will also include plenty of features of the days when steam passenger trains ran throughout the City of Syracuse and what is left today.

All members and guests, as well as current and retired railroad employees may attend.