The URHS has been busy this past winter with a couple of different projects. Even though there haven’t been any work sessions due to the winter season, I would like to update the VRA members on the URHS activity. Below are the newsworthy items:
New Jersey Transit will be donating a Comet 1 ex-Erie Lackawanna cab car, #5120, to the URHS. URHS is waiting for NJT to sign over the title.
The URHS will be leasing Erie Railroad locomotive #436 to the Morristown & Erie Railway. The M&E plans on using this locomotive on the Stourbridge Railroad.
The URHS is in the process of purchasing a steel shop building from a manufacturer in Southern New Jersey. The plan is to erect this building on the Cape May Seashore Lines (CMSL) in Tuckahoe, NJ at the wye location. The URHS and CMSL are currently working out the details for this building. The plan is to use the building for maintenance on the URHS /CMSL equipment and also for trolley storage. Stay tuned for more details.