NEW HARTFORD – The Utica and Mohawk Valley Chapter of the National Railway Historical Society will meet at 7 p.m. Friday, May 13 at Zion Lutheran Church at the corner of French and Burrstone Roads.
There will be a business portion of the meeting led by Vice President Bradford Paulson with reports on the Adirondack Scenic Railroad, the switch tower on Schuyler Street in Utica, the chapter picnic in August at Union Station , New York Central Steam Switcher 6721, and possible bus and train travel. Other upcoming activities and projects will also be discussed.
After the break, John Koslosky, NRHS Chapter Secretary, will present a video he took from a drone following the rights of the Utica Trolley Line to Clinton from New York, Ontario and Western and New York State Trolley Lines now managed by Centro Buses. In the second part of the program, Wayne Freed will show a DVD of some vintage train footage from 1941, where New York Central’s new streamlined Empire State Express is featured.
The meeting is open to anyone interested in railways, railway maintenance and operation, rail tourism and history. Both serving and retired railway personnel are encouraged to attend.