Timetable of Events
Compiled by Ed Post

 

Saturday, Feb. 13,(10-2)
European Train Day
Driver’s Village, Cicero

Feb. 13-21, (12-4)
Winterfest -- CNY NRHS Display
City Hall Commons, Syracuse

Wednesday, Feb. 17, 7:30 PM
CNY Chapter Member Meeting
Art & Home Building
NY State Fairgrounds

Sat/Sun Feb. 20 & 21
Greater Buffalo Train Show
Erie County Fairgrounds
Hamburg

Sunday, Feb. 28 (10 to 4)
Syr Model RR Club
Open House & Train Meet
Eastwood American Legion

Wednesday, March 2, 7 PM CNY Chapter BOD Meeting
Art & Home Building
NY State Fairgrounds

April 2 & 3
Marathon Maple Festival

 

Next Meeting: Wed, Feb. 17, 7:30 PM
Jack and Todd Go Out West

Jack and Todd Humphrey present a slide program of western railroading from their recent trip.

 

Upcoming Meeting Topics

March 16 - Greg Dickinson - “The Bath & Hammondsport Revisited”
April 20 - John Taibi - “Mohawk Valley to Mountain Foothills” on the Adirondack Division
May 18 - Charles Horton “The Syracuse and Utica branches of the NYS&W in the 1980s"
June 15 - "Member Night." Members bring videos and slides of railroading.


Grant Will Make Cornell Univ. Railroad Collections Available Online

ITHACA, N.Y., Jan. 20 -- Through a grant from the National Historical Publications & Records Commission (NHPRC), 65 railroad collections held by the Cornell University Library’s Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation & Archives, in the ILR School, will be organized and made freely available online, adding rich detail and new depth to that uniquely American tale.
    The 18-month grant, worth $126,064, will pay for an archivist to organize more than 300 boxes of material, and digitize around 1,600 photographs, including images of specific locomotives, rail yards, depots and train parts.
    Spanning the 19th and 20th centuries, the Kheel Center’s collections document the rise and fall of railroads, as well as the emergent and then declining power of the unions which kept the railroads running and the American economy growing. The collections include the records of companies, unions and associations; rulebooks and payrolls; reports and photographs from commissions; and transcripts of oral histories with major industry figures.
    Once completed, the digital archive will be a major resource for historians of everything from locomotive technology to commercial photography to capitalism, as well as railroad enthusiasts.
    The NHPRC, affiliated with the National Archives and Records Administration, supports a wide range of activities to preserve, publish and encourage the use of documentary sources, created in every medium ranging from quill pen to computer, relating to the history of the United States.