Drawing CDs Now Available

Through grants by the generosity of the DeLong-Sweet Foundation, The Amherst Railway Society, and a member who wishes to remain anonymous, the Society has been able to digitize the majority of our official drawing collection. There are approximately 12,000 drawings available on Compact Disk covering approximately seventy different categories, including all steam locomotive classes, painting and lettering drawings, passenger cars, freight cars, MDT cars, diesel and electric locomotives, and others. This collection will be invaluable to modelers who model specific motive power and equipment. There are over 400 drawings available for J-1 Hudsons, over 800 drawings available for J-3 Hudsons, and over 700 drawings available for Niagaras and L-4 Mohawks, to cite a few examples. In addition, CDs are available of Valuation maps of the Boston & Albany main line, and CDs are also available of some equipment diagram books.

The price per CD for as many drawings as will fit on each CD is $45.00, postpaid. Ohio residents must add $3.25 sales tax. Depending on file size, between 27 and 400 drawings will fit on a CD. Purchasers are required to sign an End User License Agreement (EULA) which limits use of the files to the purchaser, prohibits electronic mailing and posting, etc. The Directors believe that if the files were to be posted, the value of the collection would be compromised, to the detriment of our members. Inquiries must include a contact phone number and email address, and should be made to:

Dept W
PO Box 81184
Cleveland, OH 44181-0184

2006 NYCSHS Calendar


The Society's 2006 calendar is now available. Several new photograph collections have become available to us, offering an excellent selection of high quality images. The front cover features a 1954 view of Class L-3a #3001 approaching Beech Grove Tower and Hill Yard southeast of Indianapolis, IN. Locomotive 3001 is currently preserved and on display at the National New York Central Museum in Elkhart IN. On the back cover shows EMD GP-9 diesel #6018 at Wabash IN, June 28, 1964. A Wabash railfan excursion with two former Chicago, North Shore & Milwaukee cars furnished by the Indiana Railway Museum. Both photographs by Richard Baldwin.

Inside the calendar are photographs of Class J-3a #5413 at Amsterdam, NY in 1951, Class S-1b #6021 at Harmon, NY in 1946, class F-16a 4-6-0 #6307 at Cincinnati, OH , EMD F-7a diesel units led by #1797 at Fostoria, OH in 1956, class Q electric locomotive #1253 at Harmon, NY in 1934, Class L-2d #2945 with two EMD GP type locomotives at Lafayette, IN in 1956, class E-1e 2-6-0 #1924 ar Elkland, PA in 1947, class J-3a 5447 ar Englewood, IL in 1955, EMD GP-35 diesel locomotive #6143 at Boston, MA in 1965, Baldwin RF-16 Diesel Locomotives with #3820 at Terre Haute, IN 1957, Boston & Albany class J-2a #603 at Weehawken, NJ in 1948, and Fairbanks-Morse H-16-44 diesel locomotives #7006 and #7004 at Amsterdam, NY in 1951.