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Three Visit Policy

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At-Risk Policy

2023 Fall Meet

The Garden State Division will host our fall meet  on Saturday, September 23.  In addition to the morning meeting with clinics, there will be a special tour in the afternoon.

Date, Time, and Location

September 23, 2023

ESPOSITO COMMUNITY CENTER at the Church of St Christopher and St Margaret Mary

136 Midland Ave 
Staten Island, NY 10306 

Event starts at 9:00 AM

Clinic 1: 
Consider the SIRT: Modeling a unique and little-known New York Branchline

By Marc Pitanza

Staten Island Rapid Transit modeler, author and historian, Marc Pitanza will a present a comprehensive program that will show the history and infrastructure of B&Os New York City branchline. While presenting hundreds of rarely seen prototype photos, Marc will explain why you should seriously consider the SIRT for you next layout or modeling project. He will also share photos of current modeler's projects inspired by the SIRT and its equipment. 

Clinic 2: 
Staten Island Railway - History and Equipment

By Chris Oliva

In this clinic, Chris will present a brief history of the Staten Island Railway. He will trace the railway from the beginning to its hey day and to its consolidation. He will discuss the types of equipment that used to run on the line, what is running now, and what will be running in the Future. The presentation will include a brief discussion on how Subway cars are made.

Special Tour

Following the meeting, we will have the opportunity to visit the new home of Gulliver's Gate currently being constructed on Staten Island.

Come see this large HO Scale exhibit being re-built in their new home at Empire Outlets, St. George, Staten Island. The exhibit includes well-known sites and places around the world in various forms of transportation including a vast network of track, roads, highways, bridges and tunnels. It's a great opportunity to see incredible scale modeling up close.


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