Chapter News and Events
Railroad News and Events
Programs & Speakers Available
Chapter News and Events
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The Society hosts regular meetings at the
Vestal Public Library,
320 Vestal Parkway East, Vestal, NY 13850. Meetings are generally held in the Lecture Room
at that facility, on the evenings of the second Thursday of each month, September through
June. Doors open at 7 pm and the announcements and program start about 7:30 pm.
The public is welcome as our meetings are open to everyone, members as well as non-members.
Bad weather may cause the Vestal Library
to be closed on a meeting night. When marginal road conditions are forecast or exist, please contact
the library at 607-754-4243 before venturing out.
2017 UPCOMING CHAPTER MEETINGS
View past chapter meetings back to April 2005.
- Thursday, April 13, 2017
Drones in Railroad Photography is presented by Bob Pastorkey. An overview in buying, flying, and using drones in railfanning
will be presented in a multimedia PowerPoint presentation.
- Thursday, May 11, 2017
A slide program on the world famous Horseshoe Curve will be presented by Steve Stewart. This will be Steve's
10th consecutive presentation to our Chapter.
- Thursday, June 8, 2017
The program is a motion picture from Paramount Studios released in 1952, Denver & Rio Grande. This is the story of two competing
railroad companies and their quest to be the first road to traverse the Royal Gorge in central Colorado. It was the Santa Fe vs. the
Denver & Rio Grande Western and it certainly was not a friendly competition. The movie contains what many people say is the best
head-on rail collision ever recorded. The movie was filmed in full Technicolor which was very rare for the period and even more rare
for a grade "B" western. The movie is based on actual facts that occurred during the railroad wars of the late 1870's.
The DVD is supplied by John Mersereau.
- No meetings July and August
Next meeting is Thursday, September 14.
Have a happy, safe, and train-filled summer!
The SVRHS is always looking for volunteers to put on a program at one of our meetings.
Programs can be anything railroad related using, for example, slides, narration,
speaker informational, speaker educational, or video. The Chapter has available
several media devices for use in presenting programs.
Please contact us
if you or someone you know would like to present a program.
- Fallen Friends
We remember our Fallen Friends,
including members, past members, and friends of the Chapter.
Items of local railroad interest are displayed by SVRHS at:
- The Feedwater Heater
Submit to email@example.com by
June 11, 2017 article and feature items for the 3rd Quarter 2017 issue of The Feedwater Heater.
Local Railroad History