This looked like a decent fan trip to have taken part in - the cost (1965 dollars) was not one of the factors that caught my eye about this interesting excursion sponsored by both the Buffalo (now the
Niagara Frontier Chapter) and Rochester NRHS Chapters. This joint partnership helped with the
planning along with co-operation from the CNR.
I note that the train trip itself takes part entirely within Ontario - starting and finishing up in Fort
Erie. More than likely there could have been Customs issues in play if the trip went into Buffalo.
With the bus service being noted from Rochester, Buffalo and Jamestown it was easier to cross
through Customs in that manner or by personal vehicle back then - how strict was going across
the US/Canada border back in the 1960s documentation-wise?
On the subject of money: What was the US-Canada Dollar exchange rate like back then?
Were US dollars readily accepted in Canada for example on a fan trip such as this one?
For further information contacting either NRHS Chapter could be a start to see if anyone has any
pictures or other memorabilia from this trip. The trouble would be finding members that go back
that far and remember being on that trip...that have 50 year NRHS pins
I will add that when I did work at the NRHS National Library in Philadelphia they had a specific file
in which they kept trip flyers and other ephemera such as route itineraries from various NRHS fan
trips - that was placed into storage when it closed in February 2008. With NRHS Library's contents
going to Southern Methodist University's DeGolyer Library in Dallas, Texas information such as fan
trips of the past could hopefully again be found and researched...
EXPRESS TRAIN TO NEW YORK PENN STATION-NO JAMAICA ON THIS TRAIN-PLEASE STAND CLEAR OF THE CLOSING TRAIN DOORS