Railway Historical Society meets Friday

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NEW HARTFORD — The Utica and Mohawk Valley Chapter of the National Railway Historical Society will meet at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 10, 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, New York Central 6721, and a one-day Amtrak trip from Albany-Rensselaer to New York, then to South Norwalk, Conn., to see an historic switch tower that is now owned by the local National Railway Historical Society Chapter there. Other activities and upcoming projects will also be discussed.

After the break, NRHS Secretary John Koslosky will show a video he took of the work that is being done on the Adirondack Scenic Railroad, with much work being done in Remsen, Thendara, Big Moose and in Tupper Lake, with ties, rails and ballasts being put down to make trains run more efficiently during the fall tourist season. The meeting is open to anyone interested in railroads, railroad maintenance and operation, railroad tourism and history. Active and retired railroad personnel are encouraged to attend.

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