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The Western New York Railway Historical Society, WNYRHS, is striving to preserve Western New York's rich railroad heritage and history. Through the restoration and preservation of steam engine - PRR I1sa #4483, NYC 1102, BC#43, Depots, other locomotives and rolling stock, cabooses from 6 major railroads, and the further development of the Heritage DiscoveRY Center as an interpretive museum to house hundreds of railway artifacts.

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Special Announcement - Further consultation with the Hamburg Fairgrounds and the Hamburg DPW this morning has now lead us to reach the unfortunate decision to cancel the Train & Toy Show scheduled for the Hamburg Event Center this weekend.

We were fairly confident last evening that we could move forward with the show but the current snow event this morning has already dumped an additional foot of snow in Hamburg and the Fairgrounds personnel cannot guarantee that the parking lots can be cleared by Saturday. Also the Hamburg DPW is currently overwhelmed with snow clearing efforts and cannot guarantee that the driving ban in the town will be lifted by Saturday morning. The Governor's morning news conference regarding the reopening of the Thruway gave no assurances that this would happen before Saturday as well.

This is the first time in 32 years that this event has been cancelled due to weather, but the impact of this week's storm is unprecedented but the safety of our dealers and the general public drove us to reach this decision. We had thought about rescheduling, but there are no open dates at the Event Center to accommodate us. Dealers will be contacted by the Train Show Committee about refunds, etc. We are extremely disappointed with the cancellation as this is our major fundraiser for the year and the lost revenue will be missed, plus the event is always so much fun.

However, For those individuals who downloaded and printed the Valpak forms for the drawing for the $500 Niagara Hobby Gift Certificates, we will now draw for the prize at the February Train Show. Just mail them in or keep them for the next show.

We thank you for your continued support of the Train show and we will see you in February. For any questions, just email us at

Public Meeting the HDC! Tuesday November 18th, 2014.
7:00pm - 10:00pm. 100 Lee Street, Buffalo, New York.
Date changed to Tuesday due to Train Show.

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WNYRHS Inc., PO Box 416, Buffalo, New York  14231-0416

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