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Finger Lakes Railway engine number 2201, a General Electric model U23B diesel locomotive painted in the Lehigh Valley Railroad color scheme of the 1950's, is seen on the annual fall foliage excursion train at the Lehigh Valley Railroad Historical Society station museum in Shortsville, New York, on October 11, 2009. Photograph by David Halderman.

42nd Annual Lehigh Valley Railroad Memorial Night

The Lehigh Valley Railroad Historical Society will host the 42nd annual Lehigh Valley Railroad Memorial Night at the station museum at 8 East High Street in Shortsville, New York, on Saturday, April 21, 2018, starting at 4:00 p.m. The free event is a celebration of the history of the Lehigh Valley Railroad with a program of slides, movies, photographs, and discussions. Attendees are welcome to bring their own Lehigh Valley Railroad memorabilia to share.

There will be a display of LVRR model trains and a large operating N scale model railroad layout. The Society’s collection of historical artifacts from the Lehigh Valley Railroad will be on display at the museum. The museum gift shop will be open. Coffee, water, and refreshments will be provided and attendees may bring their own snacks and non-alcoholic beverages.

Lehigh Valley Railroad Memorial Night was hosted by Guil Mack of Phelps, New York, at his home from 1977 to 2016. The Lehigh Valley Railroad Historical Society volunteered to continue the event in 2017. Guil Mack will give tours of his HO scale model railroad layout at his home at 1070 County Road 23 in Phelps on Saturday, April 21, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

2018 LVRRHS Station Museum Open House Schedule

The Lehigh Valley Railroad Historical Society Station Museum at 8 East High Street in Shortsville, New York, will be open to the public one Sunday afternoon a month from May to October this year. Open house dates will be May 20, June 17, July 15, August 19, September 16, and October 21. Hours will be 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. A large collection of historical artifacts from the Lehigh Valley Railroad is on display at the museum. The gift shop will be open. We will be inviting rail historians to give presentations at some of the open houses. Admission is free; donations are welcome. Other times by appointment only. For more information, call 585-289-9149.

Memberships Open

The Lehigh Valley Railroad Historical Society is actively seeking new members for our group. Volunteers are needed for museum operations. Please print and fill out the membership application from the Join section of our website. Thank you for your interest in the LVRRHS.

Donations Welcome

The Lehigh Valley Railroad Historical Society welcomes donations of local railroad artifacts and model trains to our museum.  Please fill out the donation form below and contact us to make arrangements.  Thank you for your donation.

Membership Application (283K Fill-in PDF) Donation Form
This is a fill-in PDF, so you can either fill in the form on screen and print, or print it and fill it in manually.

Do you have a relative that worked for the LVRR?

We are maintaining an alphabetical record of former LVRR employees, containing general information and specific railroad job descriptions. If you have a relative that worked for the LVRR, please fill out the LVRR Employee Information form below and submit it to us.

Membership Application (283K Fill-in PDF) Railroad Employee Form
This is a fill-in PDF, so you can either fill in the form on screen and print, or print it and fill it in manually.
Next LVRRHS Station Museum Open House: Sunday, May 20, 2018, 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Next LVRRHS Meeting: Sunday, April 15, 2018, 3:00 p.m.