Lehigh Valley Historical Society
Lehigh Valley Flag
About Us
History
Museum
Excursions
Join
Newsletter
Links
Find Us
Contact Us
News Events
 
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 fall foliage excursion train at the Lehigh Valley Railroad Historical Society station museum in Shortsville, New York, on October 12, 2019. Photograph by Joe Colasacco.

Lehigh Valley Railroad History Program To Be Held August 21

The Lehigh Valley Railroad Historical Society will hold a history program about the Lehigh Valley Railroad at the station museum at 8 East High Street in Shortsville, New York, on Sunday, August 21, 2022, from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. The free event is a celebration of the railroad's history with a program of DVDs, slides, home movies, photographs, and discussions. Attendees are welcome to bring their own Lehigh Valley Railroad memorabilia to share. Railroad historians Devan Lawton and Dick Palmer are scheduled to give presentations at the event. There will be a display of LVRR model trains and a large operating N scale model railroad layout. The Society's large collection of historical artifacts from the railroad will be on display at the museum. Coffee, water, and light refreshments will be provided and attendees may bring their own snacks and non-alcoholic beverages. Please RSVP by email to info@lvrrhs.org by August 14.

2022 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 15, June 19, July 17, August 21, September 18, and October 16. 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.

LVRRHS Facebook Page

The Lehigh Valley Railroad Historical Society has a Facebook page with many items to view. The Photos section includes albums of historic photographs and postcards of Upstate New York mainline and branch line depots, Manchester Yard, the 1911 Manchester NY passenger train wreck, LVRR diesel locomotive rosters, and selections from the Shelden King collection. Note that you do not have to sign up for Facebook to view the LVRRHS page.

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, August 21, 2022, 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Next LVRRHS Meeting: To Be Announced