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  • Pertaining to all railroading subjects, past and present, in New Jersey
Pertaining to all railroading subjects, past and present, in New Jersey

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  by Ken W2KB
 
Crime Stoppers of Morris County, NJ has offered a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the person or persons who damaged the URHS and MTA equipment at Boonton. See:

http://mccrimecotw.blogspot.com/

and

http://www.nj.com/morris/index.ssf/2017 ... red-morris
  by Ken W2KB
 
Sunday, September 30 - Boonton, NJ

Railroad Museum [for a day] is hosted by the United Railroad Historical Society of New Jersey, owners of the largest and most historic railroad collection in New Jersey. During this once-a-year event, the URHS Restoration Facility in Boonton, NJ will become New Jersey's largest railroad museum. Railroad Museum [for a day] provides a rare, family-friendly opportunity to admire, explore, and go inside of our historic trains and learn about their connection to the region we live in. Food trucks, live music, children's programs, and tours make for a day that the whole family can enjoy!

https://www.urhs.org/museumforaday
  by umtrr-author
 
Sorry I can't get there (again...)

Well worth the trip if you're in the area-- or even a bit farther away than that. Lots of equipment to admire.
  by ClearlyDiverging
 
If you've been to the 2014, 2015, 2016 or 2017 Museum for a Day, there is nothing of note that has changed. The URHS has not made significant strides in restoring anything in the last 2 years. In fact, the Reading 284 has actually started to deteriorate and took significant water damage this summer. It will not be on display as a restored piece.
  by njtmnrrbuff
 
I may go but it would be nice for the URHS guys to restore more equipment to be put on display. It's not like they are working for Anderson over at Amtrak.
  by liftedjeep
 
njt/mnrrbuff wrote:I may go but it would be nice for the URHS guys to restore more equipment to be put on display. It's not like they are working for Anderson over at Amtrak.
$$$
Ben
  by ClearlyDiverging
 
Money is one factor. However there are other issues at play here. There is no coherent mission, message or path from the leadership of the group. There has been large turnover in the last 18 months with experienced and committed members either being driven out or finally throwing in the towel and leaving on their own. The URHS has been a ship taking on water for the last few years. It appears now, the ship has taken on enough water to hit the point of no return.
  by OCtrainguy
 
Since I haven't seen anything announced here, the URHS website and their Facebook page, I am guessing there won't be an upcoming Open House on the Cape May Seashore Lines this month. I sent an email to the URHS as well last weekend and haven't gotten a response yet.
  by liftedjeep
 
OCtrainguy wrote:Since I haven't seen anything announced here, the URHS website and their Facebook page, I am guessing there won't be an upcoming Open House on the Cape May Seashore Lines this month. I sent an email to the URHS as well last weekend and haven't gotten a response yet.
Nothing has been announced regarding an event hosted by Cape May Seashore Lines and sponsored by the URHS, but CMSL does have their annual Richland Days event coming up on Saturday, May 11, 2019 at the station in Richland, NJ.

Ben
  by OCtrainguy
 
Which is good that the CMSL does participate in that event. For me, I have prior commitments that day.
  by Jeff Smith
 
URHS recently posted on their Facebook page that the Lackawanna parlor car 2454 was vandalized.
  by ClearlyDiverging
 
The URHS board voted Wednesday night to cancel this years "Museum for Day". A lack of advanced planning (read: failure of internal communication), a complete absence of experienced members in a leadership capacity, zero coordination with the town of Boonton and a lack of newly restored exhibits being completed in the last 3 years were sighted as the main causes for the cancellation.
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