The Long Island – Sunrise Trail Chapter of the National Railway Historical Society is a group of dedicated railroad enthusiasts who gather regularly for companionship and fun to preserve and enjoy Long Island’s significant contribution to railroad history, as well as all other aspects of railroading. The Chapter has monthly meetings at which slides and movies of the Long Island Rail Road and many other railroads are shown and news of local railroad groups and items related to railroading are discussed.
The Chapter was instrumental in preserving Long Island Rail Road steam locomotive #35, built in 1928 by the Pennsylvania Rail Road’s Juniata Shops in Altoona, Pennsylvania as a Class G5 “Ten Wheeler” 4-6-0, and moved to Oyster Bay on Aug 01, 2002. It was one of the two last steam engines to run in regular revenue service on the LIRR, and the LIST Chapter supports continuing efforts to restore the engine and return it to active service for tourist use.
Chapter members were also involved in the restoration of the business car Jamaica, on display next to the Wantagh Historical Society’s preserved LIRR station on Wantagh Avenue north of the new Wantagh station.
The chapter does provide grants for local rail museums and other railroad related preservation work.
N.R.H.S. membership information and forms can be found here:
Join the N.R.H.S.!
It’s a lot easier to join if you come down to our Chapter meeting. You can fill out an application and submit it there.
Many of the rail trips put together by the officers of the Chapter are for its members only.
Join now so you don’t miss out on future events.
The Chapter’s email address is: LISunriseTrail@yahoo.com
Our mailing address:
P. O. Box 507
Babylon, New York 11702-0507
The Long Island Sunrise Trail Chapter of the National Railway Historical Society is incorporated as a non-profit 501(C)(3) educational organization. It was founded in 1966 to serve the Long Island area. Membership in the Chapter also provides the full benefits of membership in the national organization, including a splendid bi-monthly magazine, the National Railway Bulletin.