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New York Chapter National Railway Historical Society

Welcome to the New York Chapter NRHS!

NRHS logo: NRHS letters with lines through them, plus circular logo with steam loco

The New York Chapter of the National Railway Historical Society meets on the first Thursday of each month, except for July and August when we do not meet.

Next Meeting: Thursday, March 1, 2018: Gary Grahl, Staten Island Rapid Transit

Our next meeting will be Thursday, March 1, at the Edgar Cayce Institute, 7th Floor, 153 W. 27 Street, New York, N.Y.

The doors open at 6:00 p.m., business/social meeting at 6:30, entertainment 7:00-9:00. There are several doors on 27 St. numbered 153; the one you want is an entrance lobby, with "153" prominently displayed over the entrance. Dial 33 on the keypad next to the door, tell them you're there for the NRHS meeting, and Cayce Institute staff will buzz you in.

Entertainment will be provided by Gary Grahl, who will present a showing of his 'Staten Island's Rapid Transit', a professional, commercial DVD made from his Super-8 color films that he and friends photographed from the late 1960s to the present. The DVD includes scenes from every current SIRT station, including the grade-crossing elimination program of the 1970s, and the short-lived Ballpark station and the brand-new 2017 Arthur Kill replacement for the recently-closed Atlantic and Nassau stations. There are also color scenes from the long-abandoned South Beach and North Shore lines from the collection of the late Roger Arcara. In addition,if time permits, Gary will show scenes from one of his Long Island Rail Road DVDs.

Our meetings are open to all; there is no admission charge.

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This page last updated February 5, 2018