The URHS has been busy this past winter and early spring 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.
Star Trak is continuing to work on our equipment at Boonton yard.
New Jersey Transit will be donating a Comet 1 ex-Erie Lackawanna cab car to the URHS. We will be receiving #5120. The M&E will be picking up the cab car for the URHS.
The URHS will be leasing Erie Railroad locomotive #436 to the Morristown & Erie Railway. The M&E plans on using this locomotive on the Lackawaxen and Stourbridge railroad.
The URHS purchased a steel shop building from a manufacturer in Southern New Jersey. The company delivered the building to Tuckahoe this past March. The building was delivered in pieces, and the next step is to erect this building on the 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.
Listed below are the Spring 2011 URHS member groups’ model train/railroad shows:
Tri-State is sponsoring caboose hops on the Dover and Rockaway branch on June 12, 2011.
Friends Group: Phillipsburg 150th Anniversary Celebration: May 30, 2011