Railway & Locomotive Historical Society to host 2017 meeting in Connecticut

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STAMFORD, Conn. — The Railway & Locomotive Historical Society will host its 2017 convention in Stamford June 1 to 3. The event, Nutmeg Rails, will feature visits to local rail attractions, book presentations, and an annual meeting and banquet.

The convention begins on Thursday, June 1 with registration and an opening reception at the Stamford Marriott located on 243 Tresser Boulevard in Stamford.

On Friday, June 2, convention attendees will visit the SoNo Tower Museum in Norwalk and the Danbury Railway Museum in Danbury. Metro-North trains will be able to provide transportation from Stamford to local area attractions.

Robert E. Gallamore will receive the society’s 2016 book award. Gallamore and John W. Meyer authored American Railroads: Decline and Renaissance in the Twentieth Century. Meyer was James W. Harpel Professor of Capital Formation Emeritus at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. Gallamore studied under Mayer and received a doctorate from Harvard University.

On Saturday, June 3, the group will also travel to the Shore Line Trolley Museum in Branford, Conn., and the Valley Railroad in Essex, Conn. During the society’s visit to Essex, they will ride a steam excursion and tour the railroad’s shop area before riding the Valley Railroad dinner train on Saturday evening.

More information is available online.


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