Central Headlight - 1Q 2009

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

Humming eastward through Westchester County fall foliage in Scarsdale, New York, T-2b 269 was about nineteen miles west of Grand Central Terminal as it brought a four-car consist over the Bronx River in 1968, several months after the Penn Central merger. The 269 will soon be renumbered to PC 4669. Commuting on the Harlem Division is this issue's cover story. Photo by Dick Herbert.

The 10th Michigan Railroad History Conference - November 7, 2009

For anyone interested in learning more about New York Central operations in Michigan, as well as other aspects of the Wolverine State's railroad history, don't miss the 10th Michigan Railroad History Conference. The Conference will be held on Saturday, November 7, 2009 at the Cascade Manor House, Jackson, Michigan. The program includes ten historical presentations and two poster presentations. Lunch will be served. At the completion of the program, we will tour the former Michigan Central Jackson Shop buildings, and other historical sites.


  • "Detroit & Toledo Shore Line Railroad - Expressway for Industry" - Chuck Geletzke

  • "NYC, PC, Conrail & NS Dispatching on the Michigan Division 1958 - 2006" - Rahn Stokes

  • "Michigan Coal and the Rails that moved it". - Mike Delaney

  • "Lansing - Jackson Interurban Railway" - Norm Krentel

  • Keynote Presentation: "Runaway Research on the Michigan Central" - Nicholas Marsh

  • "The Spring Lake Iron Company, the Railroads and Charcoal Production in West Michigan" - Dave Kindem

  • "A Brief History of the Port Huron and Detroit Railroad" - Sandy Duffy

  • "A Day in the Life of the Michigan Central's Airline" - Mark Worrall

  • "Railroad Freight Car Manufacturing and Social Conflicts in Gilded Age Detroit" - Tom Klug

  • "Ann Arbor Railroad: Ann Arbor to Durand" - Henry Burger

During the luncheon:

  • Poster Session A: Gaylord Gill: "Deckerville Pere Marquette Depot Project"

  • Poster Session B: Dale Berry: "MichiganRailroads.com"

For a conference registration form and more information, please visit the Michigan Railroad History Conference web site.