Central Headlight - 1Q 2010

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

This issue's lead story is about career of the man pictured on L-3a 3001's pilot - veteran Big Four engineer Maurice Lewman. This issue also features the conclusion of Tom Gerbracht's article as he recalls his experiences as a rider on a delivery of General Electric locomotives to the New York Central in 1965. Also features is another one of Jim Stuart's recollections. This, and other great stories, information and photographs await the reader in the next Central Headlight!

It should be noted that thanks to the efforts of editor Rich Stoving and his volunteer assistants, the Central Headlight is now back "on the advertised!"

NYCSHS members get the current issue mailed to them each quarter! Not a member? Join today! Not sure if you want to become a member? Members and non-members can purchase back issues of the Central Headlight here.

East Rochester Despatch Shops - In Color

The Rochester Chapter NRHS and its Rochester & Genesee Valley Railroad Museum have worked very hard to preserve the history of the Merchants Despatch Transportation East Rochester Despatch Car Shops in both artifacts and images. The R&GVRRM rosters two MDT reefer cars (one built in East Rochester) and one caboose built in East Rochester. They also have an exhibit on MDT and the Despatch Car Shops in one of their MDT reefer cars, MDT #14053. The exhibit features images and artifacts from MDT including the following photographs from the Rochester Chapter's collection taken in color from the roof in what we believe to be the late 1940s or very early 1950s. Have a better idea of when they were taken? Please contact them if you have details or information to share!