Discussion relating to the past and present operations of the NYC Subway, PATH, and Staten Island Railway (SIRT).

Moderator: GirlOnTheTrain

  by Jeff Smith
https://www.facebook.com/trolleymuseumn ... =3&theater

It is with deep regret we announce the passing of Ben Schaeffer after a battle with Covid-19. Ben was not only a conductor for New York City Transit, he was a lifelong transit historian. Ben spent over 40 years documenting the waterfront railways of New York. Ben was the Conductor on several of the museum train excursions. A huge loss. 

Benjamin W. Schaeffer
April 27, 1962 - April 28, 2020
Everyone: I remember Ben Schaeffer and was shocked about his sudden passing due to COVID-19.

Ben was a longtime member of the Long Island Sunrise Trail Chapter-NRHS and had
interest in LIRR history. In recent years he would visit RMLI in Riverhead and assist
with the library and archive and do historical research as well.

Even though Ben would not attend LIST Chapter meetings or other events occurring on
the Jewish Sabbath (sundown Friday to sundown Saturday) being observant he was
very active in rail history groups along with his work for New York City Transit.

From the New York Daily News:
https://www.nydailynews.com/coronavirus ... story.html
From ABC Channel 7 New York:
https://abc7ny.com/health/mta-conductor ... 9/6138837/

Rest in peace, Ben...MACTRAXX