Central Headlight - 2Q 2009

The latest issue of the Central Headlight is in the mail and on its way to current NYCSHS members!

The cover story commemorates the 80th anniversary of the opening of Buffalo Central Terminal, featuring official construction photos. New York Central's beautiful Art Deco monument opened on the south side of Buffalo, New York just as America was hit hard by the effects of the stock market crash of 1929. When Amtrak left for good in 1979, the building was left derelict, with a lone Conrail dispatching office as tenant. Once Conrail consolidated its offices, the building went through a series of owners and vandalism took its toll. Fortunately, a new grassroots community organization is now fighting hard to clean up the terminal and find a responsible development partner to restore the grand structure to its former glory.

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2010 NYCSHS Calendar

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Access to a wide variety of photograph collections enables the Society to again present an excellent selection of high quality images. On the front color cover, Class S-1b "Niagara" #6019 takes water from the track pan at Lydick, IN while heading the westbound Lake Shore Limited in 1953. The back cover shows the caboose of northbound Switch Run No. 151 at Brookville, IN in 1954. The Brookville station straddles the Whitewater Canal.

Inside calendar photographs include: Alco RS-3 #8291 at Harmon, NY in 1963 (color); Class L-4b "Mohawk" #3144, outfitted with Timken roller bearing rods, at Bellefontaine, OH in 1953; Class K-11d 4-6-2 #4521 on Train No. 2 near Saranac Inn, NY in 1940; Class S-1b "Niagara" #6016 on the Commodore Vanderbilt at Oscawana, NY in 1946; Class F-81d 4-6-0 #8235 at Niles, MI ca. 1910; Class H-5g 2-8-2 #1214 on a B&A local freight train at Middlefield, MA in 1947; Detroit River Tunnel Class R-1 electric locomotive #165 at Windsor, Ont. in 1951; Class J-3a "Hudson" #5424 near La Porte, IN in 1948; Three EMD F3 passenger diesel units, led by #3502, at Lafayette, IN in 1953; NYC's only two EMD F2 units, with #1605 up front, at Amsterdam, NY on an eastbound freight ca. 1947; Streamlined Class J-3a "Hudson" #5446 on an eastbound passenger train at Goshen, IN ca. 1940; EMD GP7 #5624 on a P&E passenger train at Danville, IL in 1953; Class L-4b #3132 in a tender-end view at Leota Street engine terminal, Indianapolis, IN in 1955 (color).

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