William S. Young was among the best storytellers of short-line railroading. His photography and publications encompassed a wide range of small railroads throughout the country. However, Young got his start with a railroad just a short distance from his boyhood home. The Rahway Valley Railroad operated a bustling industrial operation of just 11.8 miles in Union and Essex Counties. Young’s friendship, with the son of the railroad’s Master Mechanic, culminated is his 400+ photographs, two diaries full of notes, and countless pieces of memorabilia. Author Richard J. King will present several of Young’s superb 1940s and 1950s photographs, retell stories recounted by Young, and show an array of memorabilia.
As always, admission is free and all are welcome to attend.