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Susquehanna Valley Railway Historical Society
Susquehanna Valley
Railway Historical Society
Binghamton, New York -- Home of Malfunction Junction



Chapter News and Events

Railroad News and Events

About Membership

Programs & Speakers Available


Chapter News and Events
    Southern Tier Memories 2019

    Click on the above announcement for more details and Guest Registration Packet.

  • Meetings

    Except as noted, the Society hosts regular meetings at the TechWorks! Center for Technology & Innovation, located at 321 Water Street, Binghamton, NY.

    Meetings are generally held in the Lecture Room at that facility, on the evenings of the second Wednesday 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.


    • Wednesday, October 9, 2019

      Railroad Oldies And Snippets will be presented by John Goodnough. A "magic lantern" presentation by your Chapter President, drawing on a personal collection of nearly 40 years, embellished by a few from the SVRHS files. Remember actual film and the use of slides for illustrating railroad history programs? Yes, the era once flourished, and many of the clearest and best scenes were captured via 35mm Kodak and ANSCO slides. The "spread" of topics will include steam and diesel power, freights and passenger subjects; depots and historic landmarks; even a little back yard railroading, with glimpses of track speeders and other ephemera along trackage that no longer exists. Sprinkled in, you may recognize a few former members and events where our Society participated "way back when."

    • Wednesday, November 13, 2019

      An Operation Lifesaver program will be presented by Colton Fox, Authorized Volunteer for Operation Lifesaverís rail safety education cam-paign in the U.S.A. and Canada. Presentation will cover highway-rail grade crossing safety and rail trespass prevention.

    • Wednesday, December 11, 2019

      Member's Night, open program presentation. Please limit your presentation to 10 minutes. If time permits we can do another round for those who have additional material to present. A digital and slide projector will be available. If a PowerPoint type program will be presented, please bring your own comput-er.

    View past chapter meetings back to April 2005.

    The SVRHS is always looking for volunteers to present 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.

  • Exhibits

    Items of local railroad interest are displayed by SVRHS at:

  • The Feedwater Heater

    Submit to by June 11, 2017 article and feature items for the 3rd Quarter 2017 issue of The Feedwater Heater.


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