Charleston Chapter NRHS

 

Chapter Officers for 2017:

President
Vice President
Secretary/Treasurer
National Representative
Chaplain
Historian
Art Giardino
Peter Buhl
Mary Lehr
Art Giardino
Alex McIntosh
Pete Stabovitz
 
1927 Baldwin engine, Hampton and Branchville, Steam Engine #44

1927 Baldwin engine, Hampton and Branchville, Steam Engine #44

          The Chapter’s activities include promoting awareness of the history of railway transportation, participating in activities related to the Best Friend of Charleston (including its preservation and the preservation of Southern Railway artifacts displayed in the Best Friend Museum), excursions, visiting other museums and helping with the functions of the South Carolina Railroad Museum that is located near Winnsboro, SC on the former Rockton & Rion trackage. The CCNRHS were the founding fathers of the SCRM and furnished much of the rolling stock to SCRM, including a dining car and the 1927 Baldwin and Branchville, Steam Engine #44 that SCRM at one time operated.

CCNRHS Mailing Address:
P. O. Box 21561
Charleston SC  29413
CCNRHS E-mail: bfoc1830@gmail.com
CCNRHS Membership:                                                                                           Membership Application: Over 1900 NRHS members worldwide.  More than 170 Chapters.  Established in 1935.  The application lists the dues for the current membership year.  Those who are already a member of the NRHS may join the Charleston Chapter.  A “Friend of the Chapter” membership is available to those who are interested in receiving our monthly newsletter and participating in Chapter activities on the local level.  All interested individuals are encouraged to join us in our efforts to promote and preserve the history of transportation.

CCNRHS Donations:

The CCNRHS is a 501-C organization and all donations may be claimed as a tax deduction.
CCNRHS Meeting:
The Charleston Chapter meets the second Saturday of each month at Noon at:
St. Andrew’s Public Service District Building
1775 Ashley River Road
Charleston. SC
 
The monthly Chapter meetings are held in the office building located beside the St. Andrew’s Fire Station adjacent to the Shell Gas Station at the intersection of Sam Rittenburg Blvd. and Ashley River Road.
THE APRIL 2017 MEETING WILL BE A CELEBRATION OF THE CHARLESTON CHAPTER’S 50TH ANNIVERSARY.  WE WILL MEET WITH REPRESENTATIVES OF THE NATIONAL RAILWAY HISTORICAL SOCIETY AT 11 A.M. AT THE BEST FRIEND TRAIN MUSEUM IN RECOGNITION OF OUR ACHIEVEMENTS.

CCNRHS Archives:

Artifacts

  ACL Seniority List of Conductors 1885-1911
  Best Friend Blueprints
  Best Friend Models
Best Friend Newsletter 1967 – 1999
Best Friend Poems and The Best Friend Children’s Book
Captain John M. LeCato Memorial
Charleston Chapter Charter Members
Charleston Chapter History
Ezra L. Miller . his patents his suicide . his great niece’s correspondence . responses
  Library collections .Blum Ellis . Moore Scarbrough . Stabovitz Whipple
  Personalities . The Gray Bros .  Colonel Elliott Springs . Joshua Lionel Cohen .The Enterprise Railroad Company
  Pictures and Articles . Baber . Ben Baldwin at RailCamp . “Deezel” . Dotterer Fetters’ Letters .LeCato . Ravenel I D Smith . John Smith . Stabovitz
  Photographs and Drawings of the Best Friend of Charleston
  Photographs of SC RR Stations and other Photograph Collections . Stations . Cars . Trains 
Miniature Trains RR Safety Posters Charleston Storm of 1911 . RR Gazette 1874 . Album of New York
Railway Mail Service Library

Railroad Information Reference Data (RRIRD)

“FRIEND”LY  FACES

 

      Do you have a “Friend”ly Face?  Have you had your picture taken with the Best Friend of Charleston? Follow this link and see if your picture is included or send us a photo from your train visit and be a “Friend”ly Face on our website.  We have photographs from: