Date(s) – 05/07/2023
2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Connecticut Farms Presbyterian Church
The Rahway Valley Railroad was a small, colorful rail line that operated in Roselle Park, Kenilworth, Union, Springfield, Summit, and Maplewood for much of the last century. For the past several years, author and historian Richie King has researched everything he can about this little railroad.
On Sunday, May 7, at 2:00 p.m. the Union Township Historical Society will host Humor on the RVRR at Connecticut Farms Presbyterian Church, 888 Stuyvesant Avenue, Union. In his program, King will share the more amusing side of the Rahway Valley through laughable anecdotes, harrowing tales, and sardonic letters that he’s collected. The audience will learn about a lazy conductor, kids of the railroad, the tale of the engineer’s ill-fated pie, a firebug, calamities with cars, and much more—and will surely let out a laugh or two.
King is a lifelong resident of Union and is now a Parts Business Analyst for Volvo Car USA, LLC. His third book on the Rahway Valley will be released later this year and can be preordered at https://store.garbelypublishing.com/rahwayvalley3/. King also serves as President of the Tri-State Railway Historical Society of Morristown.
Refreshments will be served. Admission to the event is free. For more information, please call 908/591.4377.
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