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HDC Events 2021


        Finally we are back to a sense of normal. The Western New York Railway Historical Society is holding our first "Railway Heritage Discovery Festival" at four locations starting August 25th through the 29th. Click the Flyers below to get all the details.

Starting on Wednesday, August 25th, we'll be at the Williamsville Depot where you can see our recently aquired locomotive, Conrail #8666 ex. Lehigh Valley #252, as well as our A&A boxcar and Lehigh Valley Caboose. The Western New York division of the National Model Railroad Association will have an operating train layout and Operation Lifesaver will have a table of information. Railroad lantern hand signals will be demonstrated throughout the day. Hot dogs, pop and snacks will be available to purchase. Free popcorn for the kids!

On Thursday, August 26th, the crew at the Orchard Park Depot will have a Basket Raffle and a 50/50 Split drawing. The Western New York Garden Railway Club will have a large scale railroad display. The extensive renovations on the Depot and grounds are finally complete so the depot will be open for all to tour and enjoy all the updates. They will have hot dogs, pop and snacks for sale.

If you'll be in the Hamburg area on Friday August 27th, you can see our ALCO HH660 Buffalo Creek #43 locomotive in operation. The Buffalo Southern Railroad will also have at least one of their locomotives running as well. You can also see on display, our Pennsylvania Railroad, #4483 steam engine. This engine is the last of the Pennsylvania Railroads "I1sa" locomotives in existance which was built in 1923. You'll want to get a photograph of this massive 2-10-0 locomotive.

On the weekend of August 28th & 29th, please plan to come to our first annual Railway Heritage Discovery Festival at the Heritage Discovery Center on Lee Street. Our Amusement Park Train will be giving rides for the younger kids, as well as outdoor displays of historical interest, tours of the museum plus a mini outdoor train show in the parking lot featuring model trains and railroad items for sale. Hot dogs, pop and snacks will be available all day. Email us a for more details.

"The Great WNY Train Hunt"

Take part in our Great WNY Train Hunt. WNY is full of Railroad
History!At each location shown on the map, you will find a piece of
WNY Railway History. Take a "Selfie" and post it on our WNYRHS
Facebook page. Tag it with "#wnytrainhunt." Click the link above
for all the details!

Contact Us: Orchard Park - 716-662-7002       Williamsville - 716-633-7002
WNYRHS Inc., 100 Lee Street, Buffalo, New York  14210
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