Middletown & New Jersey Railway Historical Society

Dedicated to Preserving the Heritage of the Middletown Unionville & Water Gap, Middletown & Unionville, Middletown & New Jersey and other area railroads

is a 501 (c3) non-profit organization. It was established in 1994 to preserve and share the history of the MIDDLETOWN and NEW JERSEY RAILWAY and predecessor companies MIDDLETOWN, UNIONVILLE & WATER GAP RAILROAD and the MIDDLETOWN & UNIONVILLE RAILROAD. Since a railroad cannot exist in isolation, especially a short line, this history must also encompass connecting carriers such as the Middletown & Crawford, New Jersey Midland, New York, Susquehanna & Western, New York & Oswego Midland, New York, Ontario & Western, Erie / Erie Lackawanna, and Conrail in so far as their relationship with the M&NJ and its predecessors.

The MIDDLETOWN and NEW JERSEY RAILWAY HISTORICAL SOCIETY is dedicated to preserving the artifacts, historical records and experiences of the railroad’s employees, customers and their employees, passengers and all whose lives were affected by the M&NJ and its predecessors. The M.&N.J.R.H. S. recognizes that without people in the communities, businesses and farms there would be no railroad at all. We have meetings at 7:30 pm on the second Friday of every month September through June. Meetings are held at the United Presbyterian on Roberts St. in Middletown and feature Society business and entertainment. Our Society has started an Archive and preserved the 1916 right of way maps of the MIDDLETOWN and UNIONVILLE RAILROAD. We have a sales table at various railroad shows and participate in the local events. Membership benefits include special prices on maps, books, etc.. All of our members receive our quarterly newsletter The Unionville Flyer. This newsletter contains current and historical articles, including copies of railroad documents, covering the M&NJ, M&U , M&UWG, and connecting carriers.


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All M&NJRHS meetings are at 7:30 at the Maybrook Railroad Museum,

111 Schipps Ln, Maybrook, NY

Calendar August 2016 to January 2017
Sunday August 7 – O&WRHS Middletown Railroad Day, 10am to 4pm, Mulberry House Senior Center, Middletown, free admission  
Monday August 15 at the Middletown Thrall Library at 6 pm Ray Kelly will Present The Newburgh – Walden & Middletown – Goshen trolleys,  Then & Now
Friday September 9 – O&WRHS Meeting Program by Walter Conklin Train Simulation on the Erie Railroad.
Friday September 16 M&NJ RHS meeting, Maybrook Railroad Museum
Sunday, Sept. 25  Lehigh Valley Chapter NRHS 40th Annual Railroadiana and Model RR Show and Sale, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM GREAT NEW LOCATION! At the Charles Chrin Community Center 4100 Green Pond Road, Easton, PA 18045, 10-4,  Admission $4, under 12 free, info – Pete Terp at trolleys@ptd.net or 610-824-7730
Friday October 7 O&WRHS Membership Meeting Program by Dan Meyers Based on his Observer “The Wood Chemical Industry In the Delaware Valley”
Saturday October 22 Tri- States Train Show at the Port Jervis High School 20 Route 209 10 am to 4 pm Admission $5 Children free. Call Jack Youchah at 845-651-7872 for more information. Proceeds to Benefit the Tri-States Railway Museum in Port Jervis, N.Y.
Sunday October 30 – Kingston Show, Murphy Midtown Center, Kingston, NY, 10am to 4pm
Friday November 11 M&NJ RHS meeting, Maybrook Railroad Museum
Saturday November 12 O&WRHS Convention
Friday December 2 Membership Program by TBA
SundayDecember 4 – Train Show, The Egg- Empire State Plaza, Albany, NY 10am to 4pm
Friday January 6, 2017 O&WRHS Membership Program by Doug Barberio on The NYS&W 1940s to 1960s
Saturday and Sunday, January 28 & 29 – Springfield Amherst Railway Society, Big E Expo Center,  Springfield, MA, 10am to 5pm

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