NEW HARTFORD — The Utica and Mohawk Valley Chapter of the National Railway Historical Society will hold its traditional Christmas-themed program at 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 14 at Zion Lutheran Church at the corner of Burrstone and French roads.
Wayne Freed will present a program on the building of the Canadian Pacific Railway.
Prior to the presentation there will be a brief business portion of the meeting conducted by President Harry Lenz, with reports on the Toy Train Collectors’ Society Train Show, the Adirondack Scenic Railroad, the exhibit at the Children’s Museum, the repair of the New York Central 6721, the Amherst Railway Society’s Model Train Show in Springfield, Mass., plus more activities and projects ahead for the coming months.
After dinner, NRHS Program Chairman and Past-president Freed will present a program on the building of the Canadian Pacific Railway and how it became one of the most followed railroads in Canada. There will also be a Christmas program presented along with it.
The meeting is open to anyone who is interested in railroads, seeing a toy or model train display, a Christmas train on a toy railroad, Shortline or regional railroads and railroad history. Guests may attend and the Utica Chapter invites active and retired railroad personnel to attend as well.