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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. Exceptionally, the December 2017 meeting will be on the second Thursday.

Next Meeting: December 14: Annual Holiday Party and Videos

Our next meeting will be Thursday, December 14, Second Thursday!, at the Edgar Cayce Institute, 7th Floor, 153 W. 27 Street, New York, N.Y.

The doors open at 6:00 p.m. for our annual holiday party. 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. Normally, food is not permitted at the Cayce Institute, but by special arrangement our Holiday Party will have food for all! Soft drinks will be available; "passengers" are encouraged to "pay their fare" by contributing a modest amount of seasonal edibles, such as cheese, salads, cold cuts, fruit, etc. Coffee and tea are also available at the Cayce Center ($1 donation suggested). After the festivities, entertainment will be a selection of videos, including a historic look at the Erie-Lackawanna; promotional films of the NYC and PRR with insights into operations and operational philosphy; and finally operations of UP and BN in Nebraska in 1988. Any problems, call 347-564-3173, a cell phone which will be in the room. Our meetings are open to all; there is no admission charge.

Looking ahead: Thursday, January 4, 2018 Meeting

We will be back to our regular First Thursday meeting date in January. Entertainment in January will be by "Mr. Trolleys," Bob Diamond, who will present a program on the history of streetcars in Brooklyn, and the prospects for the return of trolleys to Brooklyn.

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This page last updated November 14, 2017