Railway Historical Society meets May 13


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

There will be a business portion of the meeting conducted by Vice President Bradford Paulson with reports on the Adirondack Scenic Railroad, the switch tower on Schuyler Street in Utica, the chapter picnic in August at Union Station, New York Central Steam Switcher 6721, and possible bus and train trips. Other activities and upcoming projects will also be discussed.

After the break, John Koslosky, NRHS chapter secretary, will present a video he took from a drone following the rights away of the New York, Ontario and Western and the New York State Trolley Lines’ Utica to Clinton trolley line now run by the Centro buses. In the second part of the program, Wayne Freed will show a DVD of some vintage train footage from 1941, where the New York Central’s new streamlined Empire State Express is featured.

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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