Niagara Frontier Chapter - National Railway Historical Society

Niagara Frontier Chapter - National Railway Historical Society The Niagara Frontier Chapter NRHS is one of the oldest chapters of the National Railway Historical Society. Originally named the NRHS Buffalo Chapter, we received our charter on February 1, 1942.

Now Available! A high-quality reproduction of the booklet originally published in 1929 for the opening of Buffalo Centra...
06/27/2019

Now Available! A high-quality reproduction of the booklet originally published in 1929 for the opening of Buffalo Central Terminal by the City of Buffalo Grade Crossing & Terminal Station Commission.

Includes a full description of the process that led to the location, design & construction of the Terminal.

16 Pages with 10 Historic Pictures in 9 1/2 x 6 1/2 Glossy Paper Format

$7.00 Per Copy Includes Sales Tax and First Class Shipping

Order Your Copy Today - https://niagara-frontier-chapter-nrhs-inc.square.site/product/buffalo-central-terminal-1929-opening-booklet/11?cs=true

Proceeds support the Niagara Frontier Chapter - NRHS

Empire State Passengers Association
06/26/2019

Empire State Passengers Association

The temporary Exchange Street Station is taking shape!

Interestingly, it appears to be a fully constructed on-site building instead of modular units or trailers.

A fair amount of work yet to be done, so unlikely to be in service real soon!

06/23/2019
John Kucko Digital

John Kucko Digital

Honoring Erie Railroad: Enjoy these 45 seconds of the Erie Railroad Heritage Unit leading an eastbound freight train over the Genesee River at Letchworth State Park yesterday. Norfolk Southern has 20 Heritage Units, paint schemes commemorating railroad companies from yesteryear. The history of the Erie Railroad in this region runs steep and dates back to the early 1850’s. Love how the trains emerge from the wooded park side as they hit the approach.

The Niagara - Orleans Model Engineers have their HO &:N guage layouts on display at the Niagara Falls Amtrak station now...
06/22/2019

The Niagara - Orleans Model Engineers have their HO &:N guage layouts on display at the Niagara Falls Amtrak station now though July 18 - Open daily 10am to 2pm.

Great use of the large first floor future retail space in the new station!

Come check it out!

Make plans to visit the Railroad Museum of the Niagara Frontier soon and see our 2019 featured exhibit on the 1917 - 192...
06/20/2019

Make plans to visit the Railroad Museum of the Niagara Frontier soon and see our 2019 featured exhibit on the 1917 - 1922 relocation of the New York Central tracks through the Tonawandas.

The Museum is open every Saturday from 1:00pm - 4:00pm, now through the end of September and on select Wednesdays (June 26, July 10, July 24, August 7 & August 21) also from 1:00pm - 4:00pm. 111 Oliver Street, North Tonawanda

06/15/2019

Greg Gerstung using a pressure washer on the tower graffiti...it came right off!

Another productive Saturday at the Museum! Pat Mudd applied the first coat of green paint to Door #4 of the station; Gre...
06/15/2019

Another productive Saturday at the Museum! Pat Mudd applied the first coat of green paint to Door #4 of the station; Greg Gerstung, assisted by Steve Frey, finished removing the graffiti from the EL-2 Tower and Steve was able to get an original light bulb on the first floor of the tower to brighten the interior for the first time in MANY years!

In addition, we had several visitors visit & tour the museum during the afternoon.

Over 50 attended tonight's Chapter meeting & presentation at Buffalo Central Terminal.Thanks to Pete Gores for a great p...
06/15/2019

Over 50 attended tonight's Chapter meeting & presentation at Buffalo Central Terminal.

Thanks to Pete Gores for a great program on the Buffalo and Susquehana Railroad!

A very productive day at the Museum, under beautiful weather!
06/08/2019

A very productive day at the Museum, under beautiful weather!

06/08/2019
Work on EL-2 Tower

Greg Gerstung cuttting old cables at the EL-2 Tower today. Quite a job!

Rail Passengers Association
06/08/2019

Rail Passengers Association

Hotline #1,120: The Latest in Passenger Rail News - https://mailchi.mp/narprail.org/happening-nownewshotlinehotline-1-862385

In this week's Hotline we cover:

Good Rail Numbers In FY 2020 House Appropriations Budget Proposal; Illinois Legislature Approves $33B Transportation Capital Plan; Lawsuit Against California High Speed Rail Dropped
Amtrak Announces NEC Track Improvements & Staff Appointments;
New Jersey Advances Gateway Development Commission Proposal
High-Speed Rail To Las Vegas Likely Delayed; Amtrak Sleeping Car Sale Is On and Much More

Saturday, June 1st marks the start of the 2019 Railroad Museum of the Niagara Frontier season. Open every Saturday from ...
05/28/2019

Saturday, June 1st marks the start of the 2019 Railroad Museum of the Niagara Frontier season. Open every Saturday from 1:00pm - 4:00pm, through September 28.
Come by and learn about the rich railroad history of the Western New York region.

The Niagara Frontier Chapter welcomes the New York Central System Historical Society to Buffalo this coming weekend (May...
05/28/2019

The Niagara Frontier Chapter welcomes the New York Central System Historical Society to Buffalo this coming weekend (May 31 - June 2) for the Society's Annual Convention.

To accommodate convention attendees, the Chapter's North Tonawanda Museum will be open on Friday afternoon, May 31. Come by and check-out our newly rehabilitated NYC Tower EL-2, which protected the crossing of the Central's Lockport Branch & the Erie's line to Niagara Falls.

http://www.nfcnrhs.com/Museum.htm

Empire State Passengers Association
05/28/2019

Empire State Passengers Association

Work continues on the necessary infrastructure for the temporary station at Buffalo Exchange Street. Once the temporary station is in place and in service, the 1952 ex-New York Central building will be demolished & the construction of the new station will get underway in earnest!

Thanks to everyone who enjoyed a delicious Chiavetta's Chicken BBQ meal yesterday! Over $700.00 was raised to help suppo...
05/19/2019

Thanks to everyone who enjoyed a delicious Chiavetta's Chicken BBQ meal yesterday! Over $700.00 was raised to help support the continued expansion & operation of the Chapter's Museum in North Tonawanda.

CJS Architects
05/10/2019

CJS Architects

CJS Architects is pleased to announce we've been selected by the Central Terminal Restoration Corporation as lead architect on a $5 million project to transform Buffalo’s historic landmark into a year-round destination!

Empire State Passengers Association
05/10/2019

Empire State Passengers Association

The 16th Annual Edition of 'New York By Rail' is now available!

Packed with 132 pages of information on great sites to see and exciting destinations to visit across New York State, all accessible by Amtrak!

Check it out here - https://www.newyorkbyrail.com/16th-new-york-by-rail-magazine/

Here's the May 2019 Niagara Frontier Chapter Calendar Picture - Lehigh Valley Railroad - SW900 Diesel locomotive #130 (E...
05/10/2019

Here's the May 2019 Niagara Frontier Chapter Calendar Picture - Lehigh Valley Railroad - SW900 Diesel locomotive #130 (Electro Motive Division 1957) is pulling a train through North Tonawanda, NY. The view is from the stairway of New York Central Railroad tower #59. The train is southbound crossing Robinson Street. The train was known as the cross-town pick-up which ran between Buffalo and Niagara Falls, NY
Photo Date - Mid 1960's Photo Credit - Ken Kraemer

2019 Chapter Calendars with 13 great pictures are still available for only $5.00. Order yours today at https://niagara-frontier-chapter-nrhs-inc.square.site/

We had a very good work day at the Museum on Saturday, May 4th. Steve Frey, Dennis Hurley, Bruce Becker & Jim Ball took ...
05/10/2019

We had a very good work day at the Museum on Saturday, May 4th.

Steve Frey, Dennis Hurley, Bruce Becker & Jim Ball took on the old wooden door in the north end of the building. We knocked it apart and removed the remnants to the refuse pile. The new door for the opening was then installed onto the overhead track and slid home. We now have a working sliding door with access to the full width of building! GREAT PROGRESS!

Don't miss this evening's Chapter Special Program on the 150th Anniversary of the driving of the Golden Spike in Promont...
05/10/2019

Don't miss this evening's Chapter Special Program on the 150th Anniversary of the driving of the Golden Spike in Promontory Point, UT.

8:00pm Tonight at the DeGraff Community Center - 139 Division Street, North Tonawanda

AND there's more...Buffalo Central Terminal Puzzles will be on sale at the meeting. The puzzle is of Larry Fisher's "Midnight Buffalo" painting of Central Terminal.
The finished size of the puzzle is 15" x 24" The cost is ONLY $13.00 each.

Niagara Frontier Chapter - National Railway Historical Society's cover photo
04/27/2019

Niagara Frontier Chapter - National Railway Historical Society's cover photo

After the long winter, work will soon be underway to finish the repair's to the Chapter's historic ex-NYC tower building...
04/16/2019

After the long winter, work will soon be underway to finish the repair's to the Chapter's historic ex-NYC tower building, EL-2.

Our goal is to have everything complete by the end of May when the New York Central System Historical Society will be meeting in Buffalo! The convention's agenda includes a visit to the Museum and Tower on Friday afternoon, May 31, as part of the overall event!

Take a ride on the Great Gorge Route!The richly illustrated 68-page book will take you on an historic ride around Niagar...
04/16/2019

Take a ride on the Great Gorge Route!

The richly illustrated 68-page book will take you on an historic ride around Niagara Falls and through the great lower gorge. Includes over 100 hundred pictures and a full-color map of the entire line! Published by the Chapter, this is one souvenir of the Falls you can't miss!

Now on sale for only $16.95 (including sales tax & shipping)

Order your copy today!

https://niagara-frontier-chapter-nrhs-inc.square.site/

2019 Chapter Calendars are still available. Don't miss out on getting your record of the Niagara Frontier's railroad his...
04/16/2019

2019 Chapter Calendars are still available. Don't miss out on getting your record of the Niagara Frontier's railroad history for the year.

Special reduced price - now only $5.00!

Visit our Station Store to order your copy today:

https://niagara-frontier-chapter-nrhs-inc.square.site/

Niagara Frontier Chapter - National Railway Historical Society's cover photo
04/13/2019

Niagara Frontier Chapter - National Railway Historical Society's cover photo

Niagara Frontier Chapter - National Railway Historical Society's cover photo
04/13/2019

Niagara Frontier Chapter - National Railway Historical Society's cover photo

Niagara Frontier Chapter - National Railway Historical Society
04/13/2019

Niagara Frontier Chapter - National Railway Historical Society

Address

North Tonawanda, NY

NFTA Bus Route 25

Opening Hours

Wednesday 13:00 - 16:00
Saturday 13:00 - 16:00

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(716) 694-9588

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