NEW HARTFORD — The Utica and Mohawk Valley Chapter of the National Railway Historical Society will meet at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 11 at Zion Lutheran Church, corner of French and Burrstone Roads.
There will be a business portion of the meeting led by Chairman Harry Lenz with reports on the Adirondack Scenic Railroad, Christmas on the Main Street, Albany Rail Show, Toy Train Meet & Greet Collector’s Society in January, possible trips on Amtrak, John Hamm’s new book on the New York Central from Albany to Buffalo, and ongoing work on New York Central 6721. Other upcoming activities and projects will also be discussed.
After the break, author and railroad historian John Taibi will present a program on the former New York Central Hojack Line that connects Syracuse to Oswego, Massina and Montreal.
The talk will focus on the line from its days of New York Central, Penn Central, Conrail, Canadian National, to CSX trains that ran and ran daily on this line.
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.