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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 normally meets on the first Wednesday of each month (note new dates beginning September, 2018), except for July and August when we do not meet.

Next Meeting: Wednesday, April 3, 2019, 7-9 p.m., at 49 Fulton Street, Manhattan

Our new meeting venue for 2018-19 is St. Margaret's House, 49 Fulton Street, Meeting Room 3, on the ground floor to the left as you enter. The location on Fulton Street is just a short walk from the east end of the A/C Fulton St. subway station (use the downtown end of the train); the #2-3 Fulton St. stop is also very close, and the J-Z and #4-5 Fulton St. stops are in the same complex. Attendees will find the PATH World Trade Center stop within walking distance; also, the M15 Select Bus Service (1st and 2d Aves.) is adjacent, and the NYC Ferry Service, NY Waterways, and water taxi services Wall St. pier is within walking distance. Food is OK but alcohol is not allowed in the building.

Doors open at 7 p.m.; please do not expect to enter the room before 7 p.m.

Entertainment at the April meeting will be 16 mm movies by Mitch Dakelman, nationally famous for his collection and preservation of railroad historical material and especially for his collection of high-quality, historical films. Mitch will present films on New York's long-gone Third Avenue Elevated Line, the Chicago, North Shore & Milwaukee interurban line, as well as Milwaukee streetcars, WW II rail industry shorts, and even a few cartoons.

Please check this site for any last-minute changes.

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

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This page last updated March 22, 2019