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Re: URHS of NJ Preservation News

Post by Ken W2KB » Mon Jan 23, 2017 2:45 pm

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
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Re: URHS of NJ Preservation News

Post by Ken W2KB » Sun Sep 16, 2018 8:55 am

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
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Re: URHS of NJ Preservation News

Post by umtrr-author » Wed Sep 19, 2018 8:50 am

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.
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Re: URHS of NJ Preservation News

Post by ClearlyDiverging » Tue Sep 25, 2018 2:04 pm

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.

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Re: URHS of NJ Preservation News

Post by njt/mnrrbuff » Wed Sep 26, 2018 6:58 pm

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.

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Re: URHS of NJ Preservation News

Post by liftedjeep » Wed Sep 26, 2018 7:58 pm

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.
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Re: URHS of NJ Preservation News

Post by ClearlyDiverging » Thu Sep 27, 2018 10:18 am

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.

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Re: URHS of NJ Preservation News

Post by OCtrainguy » Thu Apr 18, 2019 9:30 pm

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.

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Re: URHS of NJ Preservation News

Post by liftedjeep » Thu Apr 18, 2019 11:18 pm

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.

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Re: URHS of NJ Preservation News

Post by OCtrainguy » Sun Apr 21, 2019 9:49 pm

Which is good that the CMSL does participate in that event. For me, I have prior commitments that day.

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Re: URHS of NJ Preservation News

Post by Jeff Smith » Tue Apr 23, 2019 11:40 am

URHS recently posted on their Facebook page that the Lackawanna parlor car 2454 was vandalized.
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Re: URHS of NJ Preservation News

Post by ClearlyDiverging » Thu Aug 22, 2019 11:42 pm

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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