About Us


The Maywood Station Historical Committee (MSHC) division of the New York, Susquehanna & Western Technical & Historical Society operates the Maywood Station Museum and is chartered as a tax-exempt, 501(c)3 non-profit, educational and historical organization with a mission to preserve our railroad and cultural heritage through restoration and preservation, historical awareness, archiving and interpretation, museum open houses, meetings and special events.

The MSHC was formed on May 29, 2002 by volunteers who wanted to save the 1872-built New York, Susquehanna & Western (NYS&W) railroad station at 269 Maywood Avenue, Maywood, New Jersey after it became public that the Borough of Maywood had signed a demolition order against the historic building. The last regular NYS&W passenger trains ceased in 1966 and the tracks in front of the station have been freight-only ever since. The station had languished from years of disrepair since it was last used by the Veterans of Foreign Wars as a meeting hall in the early 1990's. Over the next decade, the NYS&W made numerous attempts to lease the station but the town and railroad could not come to an agreement on its final use. More


The New York Susquehanna & Western Technical & Historical Society Inc. was formed in the fall of 1988 by several longtime observers of the railroad who felt that there was a need for an organization to preserve the history of the "Susquehanna, its ancestor corporations and the rich railroading history of New Jersey.
Since that time, the Society has grown to over 550 members. The society is incorporated in the state of New Jersey as a non-profit educational organization. It is also recognized by the Internal Revenue Service as a tax-exempt organization, as defined in section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
The Society produces an annual all-color calendar as well as its own magazine, the "Susquehanna Reflector". Bi-monthly meetings are held at the Maywood Public Library in Maywood, New Jersey
The Society also takes an active roll in community affairs - among them are the Children's Brain Tumor Foundation; and Operation Lifesaver; as well as is a member of the United Railroad Historical Society (URHS); and the Paulinskill Trail Committee, as a furtherance of its endeavors.
A hallmark of the Society is its operations division, which has restored Budd Rail Diesel Car (RDC) M-1 to operating condition. This car has been active as an educational tool as well as a resource available for promoting the NYS&W Railway, the Society itself, and attractions adjacent to the railroad. Revenue generated by the M-1 will be used to support further enhancements to the car, as well as other activities of the Society.