BOSTON & MAINE 494 NEWSOfficial Newsletter of the White River Junction Chapter of the
National Railway Historical Society, P.O. Box 1215, White River Junction, VT 05001
Bill Brigham will provide the video "A Great Railroad at Work" on the New York New Haven and Hartford Railroad, for the
November meeting entertainment. This Pentrex Video has footage on steam, electric and diesel in passenger and freight service.
Business Meeting Agenda:
* Amherst Show
* Treasurer's Report
* Secretary's Report
* Memo from Tad Nunez
* Chapter Fund raising
* Establish a Video Library
Elections will be held during the December meeting.
Edgar Mead will provide the
entertainment for the December meeting with a video of the Combres and Toltec railroad of Colorado and New Mexico.
In January we'll take a look at one of Herb Adams' Boston & Maine videos.
President: John Rogers
Vice President: David Woodbury
Secretary: Barry Page
Treasurer: Philip Rentz
Editor: Philip Rentz (temporary)
National Director: Gene Vigneault
Historian: Mace Lawrence
Monthly Meetings: Second Thursday, 7:00 PM
Location: Amtrak Station, WRJ
Mailing address: P.O. Box 1215,
White River Jct. VT 05001
A long awaited confirmation from the State of Vermont Agency of Transportation was received by Tad Nunez on Oct. 22nd. Clearing this hurdle brings us one step closer to starting
construction on the shelter and restoration of the engine. (A copy of a memo from Tad to the Engine 494 Restoration Committee giving an update on the efforts has been included in this Newsletter).
Hathorn is working on the fund raising for the shelter to augment the amount available in the ISTEA grant. Tad also suggested that the Engine 494 leaflet be updated with new text and graphics to let the public
know what progress is being made. Volunteers are needed for this project.
Merchandise sales and donations were strong at Glory Days, the total collected at the table was $417.27 according to the town of
Hartford. This brings the balance to $3,825.69 for that account.
Engine 494 Committee Meeting:
Tad has called a meeting for the Restoration Committee to discuss progress of the Grant and fund raising for the
shelter. The meeting will be held at 7:00 on Tuesday, November 17th at the Hartford Municipal building. Anyone interested in attending is welcome.
Newsletter Editor Needed:
When we decided to have a Newsletter
I offered to take on this responsibility, in addition to being Treasurer, until a permanent Editor could be found. If you are interested in taking over the responsibility please contact either John Rogers or
myself, Philip Rentz (603) 298-7818. Until a new Editor is found, I would appreciate receiving all material for the Newsletter, from Officers and members, by the Monday of the week preceding the meeting. I need
the program information at that time as well. Thank you for your cooperation.