Recently the URHS’s Hickory Creek took a trip to Buffalo, NY for the Rail Passenger Car Alliance convention. Ray Clauss, KC Smith and I took the ride up Amtrak, and spent a long weekend tied up in Niagara Falls station. It was my first time going to the convention, had a great time, met some great people, and learned a lot about the private car sector of our hobby. Work is stopped at the moment in Boonton Yard for the winter, and there will hopefully be work to do come spring. I’m looking to do the restoration on the Swift car and the DL&W covered hopper this year for starters, and looking to get the materials donated for these projects. We are currently planning a trip on the Cape May Seashore Lines to benefit the URHS and the VRA, more information to come when we finalize everything. With the overwhelming success of the URHS Transportation Heritage Festival, over 2500 people in attendance, we look forward to another one this year. Hope to have more equipment restored for display as well.