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Morrison-Knudsen Company films focus of Railway Society meeting

Posted 10/2/19

NEW HARTFORD — The Morrison-Knudsen Company films on railroads will be shown at the next monthly meeting of the Mohawk Valley Chapter of the National Railway Historical Society at 7 p.m. Friday, …

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Morrison-Knudsen Company films focus of Railway Society meeting

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NEW HARTFORD — The Morrison-Knudsen Company films on railroads will be shown at the next monthly meeting of the Mohawk Valley Chapter of the National Railway Historical Society at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 11 at Zion Lutheran Church at the corner of French and Burrstone roads.

There will be a business portion of the meeting conducted by President Harry Lenz with reports on the Adirondack Scenic Railroad, the on-going repair of New York Central Steam Switcher 6721, the Central New York Chapter of the NRHS Model Train Fair at the New York State Fairgrounds in Syracuse, plus other projects and activities in the coming weeks and months.

After the break, Utica and Mohawk Valley Chapter of the NRHS President Lenz will show a DVD of a few classic Morrison-Knudsen films from the 1940s and 1950s of the different railroad projects they set out to work on during those years. The films were produced by Morrison-Knudsen for railroad employees to watch and learn about what they have worked on and what was out there to improve their lines. The meeting is open to anyone who enjoys railroads, railroad history, the history of railroad reconstruction and maintenance and way of operations.

Current and retired railroad personnel are also invited to attend.

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