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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, April 5, 2018: George Chiasson: Penn Station

Our next meeting will be Thursday, April 5, 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 George Chiasson, whose subject will be Pennsylvania Station, New York: Past, Present, and Future. This will include highlights of the station's creation, construction, and evolution of its use; the relationship with local development factors that led to its demise; preservation of its function; and struggle for the rebirth of the famous rail terminal.

The future of Penn Station has become a politically-charged issue in the last several years, inspiring discussion of its tragic (?) past as well as the perhaps overly ambitious plans for its near- and long-term future. Join us as George Chiasson reviews the history of the station and discusses the current plans and controversy.

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

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This page last updated March 11, 2018