Save the Date!

57th Annual NHRHTA Reunion
Date: Saturday, September 7, 2019 
Time: 10:00 AM
Venue: Valley Railroad, One Railroad Avenue, Essex, CT

Thanks to the popularity of our last three reunions, we return to the Valley Railroad in Essex, CT for our 2019 Annual Reunion and Train Show! This exciting venue, central to the New Haven Railroad region, offers reunion attendees the opportunity to ride the Valley Railroad's steam train, boat train and the Essex Clipper dinner train!

Schedule of Events

  • 10:00 AM to 03:00 PM - train show!

  • 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM - Paul Beck presents SALUTE TO THE SENATOR about NH engineer Joseph DeGraide, who ran the Senator and was also an elected state senator from Rhode Island. Plus re-scanned 16mm films by Kent Cochrane and the 8mm files of Tom Donahue.

  • 11:00 AM to 11:45 AM - Building an HO club NH layout in the Milford, CT Senior Center by John Grosnor.

  • 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM - Address to the membership by Bill Dulmaine, Speedwich update by Paul Cutler III, latest progress on the EF-4 at the IRM by John Walther, Rapido update by Bill Schneider and John Sheridan.

  • 01:00 PM to 01:45 PM - Moving Your Layout With Minimal Carnage by Rick Abramson.

  • 02:00 PM to 02:45 PM - Modeling the Valley Line and parts of the Shore Line by Chris Adams.

  • 03:00 PM to 04:00 PM - A promotional film done by the NYC narrated by Mike Wallace on track maintenance; Paul Beck.

As in the past, we will have many vendors, so come on down to former NYNH&H property and enjoy the clinics, vendors, a ride behind steam, and a wonderful dinner on the dinner train. Its a NEW HAVEN DAY FOR ONE AND ALL!

For those planning on riding the dinner train, ALL RESERVATIONS AND DINNER SELECTIONS ARE TO BE MADE THROUGH THE VALLEY RR.  The dinner train departs Essex at 05:00 PM and returns around 07:00 PM.  Contact Christina Dennison at 860-767-0103 Ext. 206.  When making reservations for the dinner train, be sure to mention that you are attending the train show.  All tickets to ride the steam train can be purchased from The Valley RR at the Essex station ticket office on the day of the show.

We hope you can join us September 7th, 2019!