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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
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.
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.
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.