Wednesday, April 10, 2013

CNJ Program at R&LHS-NY Chapter

Reveived the following via email.

This coming Friday night, April 12th, the New York Chapter of the Railway & Locomotive Historical Society will be showing several films having to do with the CNJ. I would like to extend an invitation to anyone on this list who would like to attend.

The first film we'll see is a remastered version of "The Big Little Railroad," a promotional film produced almost sixty-five years ago by Jersey Central. There will also be a film shown about the famous Ashley Planes and one about the 'new' Newark Bay Drawbridge. I believe the Bay bridge film was shot at the time the bridge was put in service in the mid-1920s.

This program is part of the NY Chapter's regularly scheduled monthly meeting and is being presented by Chapter Director Jim Guthrie.

The meeting will be held at NYRRE Williamson Library in Grand Central Terminal, New York City. NYRRE Williamson is in the southeast corner of the terminal, on the first floor, above Vanderbilt Hall. Access is by elevator at the northeast corner of the concourse. Because of security at Grand Central we assemble as a group at the Track 23 gate between 6:45 P.M. and 7:00 P.M. and are escorted to NYRRE Williamson by a Metro-North employee. Meetings normally last to about 9 PM. There is no admission charge.

All I ask is that you give us a heads-up if you're planning on attending. You can reach me at

I hope some of the CNJ fans on this list will attend. The Williamson Library has been refurbished and is in itself worth a visit.

tommy meehan