New York Central fans

Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by Doc Holliday, Feb 15, 2005.

  1. Doc Holliday

    Doc Holliday Member

    While cleaning out a box of “stuff’ given to us by a relative, I discovered a pamphlet commemorating the award of the Harriman Medal for Most Progress in Safety and Accident Prevention to the New York Central Railroad in 1915. The front is embossed with the medal itself and the inside pages have facsimiles of the accompanying diploma and newspaper stories. All in all it is a nice piece of memorabilia, although I don’t know how old it actually is.

    Now for the good part. Just for fun, rather than trying to make a buck (I have no idea what, if anything) it is actually worth, I’d rather give it to a fellow Gauger, preferably a NYC fan. To keep things fair, I’ve picked a number between 0 and 26. Whoever guesses the number gets it. I’ll post the winner here and will private e-mail them to get an address to mail it.
  2. MCL_RDG

    MCL_RDG Member



  3. Gary Pfeil

    Gary Pfeil Active Member

    Mark, You're not a NYC fan!!!

    Doc, nice idea. I'll pick 13
  4. eightyeightfan1

    eightyeightfan1 Now I'm AMP'd

    27 :)
    What'd ya mean we only get one guess? :oops: :oops:
    Real guess..18 :)
  5. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

    Well I could become a NYC fanatic very quickly Doc. How about 11
  6. MasonJar

    MasonJar It's not rocket surgery

    Always loved the 20th Century Limited... My guess is 20. :D

  7. ausien

    ausien Active Member

    I love anything to do with trains.. so i`m putting my bid in......6....have a good one... steve
  8. Roger Hensley

    Roger Hensley Member

    I am a Central buff, but I won't get into this. That paper will most likely end in a drawer to be tossed out later and be lost forever rather than being displayed or preserved in a the NYCSHS historical society where it can be researched. That's the way of these things.

    My opinion only. Your mileage may vary.
  9. Doc Holliday

    Doc Holliday Member

    Not a bad idea. Why don't you make a guesss for them? If you guess the number, I'd be happy to donate it to them in your name.
  10. guppyman

    guppyman Member

    I'll play... I guess 1.

    I don't want it, the museum deal sounds good, but couldn't resist making a guess.
  11. yellowlynn

    yellowlynn Member


    I'll try 5 1/2. Does that cover both 5 and 6? OK OK OK I'll make it 5, and go for the donation.

  12. NYC-BKO

    NYC-BKO Member

    As much as I would like it in my memorabilia collection of NYC items, I'm with Roger on this one, my guess is 15 like the year if right donate to the NYCHS in my name!
  13. Dave Flinn

    Dave Flinn Member

    Ok. 10, if it's not already taken; and I'll go for the donation, too.
  14. Doc Holliday

    Doc Holliday Member

    I thought giving this away would be quick and easy. Guess I over estimated the popularity of the New York Central or maybe it's just suspicion over getting something for nothing. Only ten brave souls ventured a guess with none matching the pre-selected winner of 17. Lets' try again, and to speed things up, let's pick a number between 0 and 4 this time. First one to guess it wins.
  15. yellowlynn

    yellowlynn Member


    I'll try 3

  16. Doc Holliday

    Doc Holliday Member


    We have a winner! Congratulations Lynn. :thumb: If you'll private e-mail your info, I'll get it in tomorrow's mail.

    To the rest, thanks for playing. Be sure to watch your local stores for the home version.
  17. yellowlynn

    yellowlynn Member


    Well Doc, I'll tell you, it's like this, I'll PM all that stuff if you want, but I want it to go to the museum. I think it is the NYCSHS or something like that. You're the one that has it, so in your name is fine with me. I was just wanting to get in on the fun. Normally I couldn't win at bingo if I was the only one playing.

    I think it is really great that you offered it out, when you could have made some coin. Thank you.

  18. eightyeightfan1

    eightyeightfan1 Now I'm AMP'd

    I guessed 18...No + or - 1?
    Its ok...I'd go for donating it.
  19. Doc Holliday

    Doc Holliday Member

    Hey 88,
    I thought about that, since you was closest. I thought the better of it though, since that wasn't what I said up front. Didn't want nobody to think the fix was in. Somebody also might have complained that it should have been the closed with out going over. If I get my new scanner figured out, maybe I'll scan the pages before I stick it in the mail and post them here so you can all take a look see.
  20. XavierJ123

    XavierJ123 Member

    Well, I'm starting to collect stuff to decorate a train wall so I'll guess 4.

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