NEW HARTFORD — The Utica and Mohawk Valley Chapter of the National Railway Historical Society will host a presentation on the last days of steam operation at its meeting at 7 p.m.
Friday, Sept. 13 at the Zion Lutheran Church, at the corner of French and Burrstone roads.
There will be a business portion to begin the meeting conducted by President Harry Lenz, with reports on the Adirondack Scenic Railroad, the on-going repair of the New York Central 6721, the exhibit at the Children’s Museum in Utica, a possible bus trip and Amtrak trips, and several other activities and projects for the coming weeks and months, the group said.
After the break, Jason Wolczanski will show a DVD on what it’s like now in Roanoke, Va. after O. Winston Link went out and photographed the last days of steam operations on the Norfolk and Western Railway, before diesel locomotives took over day-to-day operations.
The meeting is open to anyone who enjoys railroads, the railroads of the Commonwealth of Virginia, Railroads of the Southeastern United States and railroad history.
Guests are invited to attend, along with active or retired railroad personnel.