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Nicholson Heritage Association E-News
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 June 18, 2015 Edition

Dear Friend,

Steam is coming back to Nicholson!

We are excited as details come together for the 100th anniversary celebration of the Nicholson Bridge. We'll keep you updated via these email updates, our website, and social media.

Don't forget, we have a meeting next Wednesday, June 24, 2015. Hope to see you there!

Upcoming events 
from the Endless Mountains Visitors Bureau: link here.

Check out our brochure on Nicholson, the Nicholson Bridge, and the Viaduct Valley Way Scenic Byway! Click here.

Interested in making a donation, monetary or item? Click here.

Souvenirs? Click here.

Friendly Reminder: Nicholson Bridge 100th Anniversary
Ornaments Now Available!

100th Anniversary Ornament - NHA

You can find in local Nicholson merchants, like All Under One Roof and Farmer Supply, or order online through our website at:

Don't Forget: Our Next Meeting!

June 24, 2015,
at 7:00 p.m.
First Presbyterian Church,
65 State Street,
Nicholson, PA 18446.

See you there!

All Aboard!
Logos Mastheadf

As previously mentioned, steam will be coming to Nicholson during the weekend of the 100th anniversary celebration of the Nicholson Bridge! While final details are just about worked out, we can share that there will be round-trip excursions operating from Steamtown National Historic Site to Binghamton, New York on Saturday, September 12 and Sunday, September 13, 2015 (one excursion per day).

These excursions are a partnership between the Lackawanna & Wyoming Valley Railway Historical Society, Inc., Norfolk Southern's 21st Century Steam Program, Steamtown National Historic Site, and Anthracite Railroads Historical Society. Proceeds from the excursions will go to the restoration of Boston & Maine #3713 steam restoration at Steamtown.

For each excursion, there will be a stop at Nicholson for passengers to visit 100th anniversary celebration activities. Passengers who detrain at Nicholson will be picked up on return of the train from Binghamton. Power for both trips will be former Nickel Plate Road steam locomotive #765 assisted by Anthracite Railroad Historical Society's A-B-A F-3 diesel locomotives.

Tickets, while not yet available, will be sold online at Head back and check the webpage in late June, when tickets are expected to go on sale. We will also share updates when tickets become available! Feel free to tell family and friends to also sign up for these and all Celebration email updates at

All partners include the Lackawanna & Wyoming Valley Railway Historical SocietyNicholson Heritage Association, Fort Wayne Railroad Historical Society, Anthracite Railroads Historical Society, Erie Lackawanna Dining Car Preservation Society, Norfolk Southern Corporation, and Steamtown.

The entire schedule for the 100th anniversary celebration weekend is still being ironed out, and we expect to be able to share more detailed information in the coming weeks. Stay tuned and thank you for your patience!

Interested in having a float in the parade that will take place on Saturday, September 12, 2015? Please email us at

Are you a historical society or group in NEPA and interested in having a booth in our History on Main Street event on Saturday, September 12, 2015, please contact Josh on We should have already contacted you, but just in case!

Interested in being a vendor on Sunday, you can also email and we'll make sure you are put in touch with the right person.

Martins Creek Viaduct Celebration, Saturday, September 5, 2015!

Steamtown National Historic Site Archives (Image B1797)
Steamtown Archives (Image B1797)

Celebrate the 100th birthday of the Martins Creek Viaduct, also known as the Kingsley Bridge, with the Brooklyn Historical Society and the Hartford Historical Society. For more information on the planned celebration or to volunteer at the event, please contact Dave Palmer at 570-498-6637.

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