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Amherst Railway Society
April 15, 2003
Meeting Announcement


The next meeting of the Amherst Railway Society is Tuesday, April 15, 2003, 8:00 P.M. at the Amherst Middle School.

"New York Central in the Postwar Era"

Geoffrey Doughty was raised in Winnetka, Illinois, educated at Franklin College in Indiana, and started his railroad career as a relief agent for the Chicago & North Western Railway during summers while a college student. In 1974 he joined the Maine Central Railroad where he worked in various departments (operations, accounting and engineering), before being promoted into the safety department in 1982. When he left Maine Central (Guilford), he was Director of Safety for Maine Central, Boston & Maine and the Delaware & Hudson Railway. During his tenure at the railroad, he was instrumental in the initiation of Operation Lifesaver programs in Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont and Massachusetts.

Since leaving railroad work in 1987, he has worked for a private company performing safety consulting. In 1995, his first book was published, "Great Steel Fleet". Since then, 11 more have followed about the New York Central's passenger service, its stations, and the "New Trains" of 1956, etc. His most recent publications are "Canadian Treasures - Two Trains Across Canada" and "New York Central Facilities - in Color".

Since 1975, he has produced and announced the radio broadcasts of the Portland Symphony Orchestra. He is married and lives in Lyman, Maine.

It is with sadness that we mention the recent passing of long-time member Art Griffin. Art was an avid model railroader in "O" scale, and was usually seen volunteering at our railroad show as a door operator.

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Reminder: There is a table set up in the rear of the auditorium for display of models, photos, etc. to share with the membership.

Change in Steamtown Safari dates! The Steamtown Safari trip has been moved back to Sat.+Sun. May 31 and June1, 2003 in order to have reservations at the Radisson, which is the former Lackawanna Railroad station. Please let Doug Moore know if you are interested in this great trip. 413-436 7071.

Shore Line Trolley Museum has invited the Amherst Railway Society to its annual Members Day, April 26. This is a thank-you for our financial support of Connecticut Company car 1602 as well as other projects. Members Day is a fun event with much equipment running, and a free lunch. If enough people want to go, we will rent buses. Please let Doug Moore know as soon as possible.

This page was updated on: Wednesday, April 2, 2003
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