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CALENDAR   OF   EVENTS

 Please note: The September meeting is not on the first Friday this year (Sep 1) because of the holiday weekend, but is Sep 8.

Calendar September 2017 to February 2018 

Friday September 8th  – O&WRHS Meeting Program by Erik Pioselli Time Warp to Twilight Orange County Railroads in the 1970’s images from the Russell Begg Collection Part I. 

Friday September 15th  M&NJ RHS meeting, Maybrook Railroad Museum 

Saturday September 16 Kingston Model RR Club will celebrate it's 80th Anniversary (1937-2017) 12 noon to 4 pm at their club building (Behind Kingston YMCA) on 99 Susan St, Kingston, NY 12401 

Sunday, Sept. 24th   Lehigh Valley Chapter NRHS 41th Annual Railroadiana and Model RR Show and Sale, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM GREAT NEW LOCATION! At the Charles Chrin Community Center 4100 Green Pond Road, Easton, PA 18045, 10am-4pm,  Admission $4, under 12 free, info Jim This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 610-737-3431 

Friday October 6th O&WRHS Membership Meeting Program by Robert Earle The WallkillValley Railroad Part 1 

Saturday and Sunday, October 14 and 15, 2017 - Amtrak 2017 Autumn Express -
on West Shore trackage (rare mileage) - https://www.amtrak.com/fall-foliage-aboard-the-autumn-express-train

Saturday October 28th  Tri- States Train Show at the Port Jervis High School 10 Route 209 10 am to 4 pm

Admission $5 Children free. Call Jack Youchah at 845-651-7872 for more information. Proceeds to Benefit the Tri-States Railway Museum in Port Jervis, N.Y. 

Sunday October 29th  - Kingston Show, Murphy Midtown Center, 467 Broadway, Kingston, NY, 10am to 4pm Adults $7.00 Children under 12 $2.00 

Friday November 10th  M&NJ RHS meeting, Maybrook Railroad Museum 

Saturday November 11th  O&WRHS Convention The Meadowbrook Lodge 

Friday December 1st  Membership Program O&WRHS Meeting Program by Erik Pioselli Time Warp to Twilight Orange County Railroads in the 1970’s images from the Russell Begg Collection Part II. 

Friday January 5, 2017 O&WRHS Membership Program by Doug Barberio TBA 

Saturday and Sunday, January 27 & 28 - Springfield Amherst Railway Society, Big E Expo Center,   Springfield, MA, 10am to 5pm 

Friday February 2nd Membership meeting Movies by Bob Earle

For entertainment listed as “TBA” please check the O&WRHS Website  http://www.nyow.org/ & The Ontario Express Blog  http://ontarioexpress.org/.

WHAT'S   NEW

The BIG news:

Thanks largely to generous financial donations from many of our members (and several non-members) we are now the proud owner's of New York Ontario & Western Railway locomotive #105.  It is a General Electric 44-tonner, built in 1941, one of the five such locomotives that began O&W's dieselization.

We are making arrangements with Steamtown, in Scranton, PA for eventual display (and possible operation).  It is already in good condition, but we will begin cosmetic (and possible mechanical) restoration after we truck it to Steamtown.

More details forthcoming.

 

WELCOME

Welcome to the Ontario & Western Railway Historical Society website.  It is in the process of being updated and changed, with simpler navigation and added content.  

Besides this page being all new (see the new items, below), and various updates to other pages, we have an all new CONTACTS list and STORE page.  New content has been added, with more to follow.

The problems logging into the MEMBERS-ONLY page have been fixed.  It now works as usual.

For now, much of the website is a work in progress, and during the transition, some of the old content may be temporarily unavailable.  You may want to check back periodically as it progresses.

OUR   LATEST   PUBLICATIONS

With more than 300 photographs, the 164 pages of this hardcover Observer publication are chock full of information about all aspects of the O&W and its customers in Walton, NY.  

It is available for $35 at our sales table, as well as by mail order.  Note that for mail order sales orders between $10 and $50, please add $7 for shipping, and for totals over $50, please add $9.  

 

This collection of O&W model photos is sure to amaze you with their realism.

It is available for $10 at our sales table, as well as by mail order.  


This Observer publication covers two classes of O&W steam locomotives, the X and Y-2 classes.   Both were instrumental in making major changes to O&W freight operations.

It is available for $25 at our sales table, as well as by mail order.  Note that for mail order sales orders between $10 and $50, please add $7 for shipping, and for totals over $50, please add $9. 

 

While not a published directly by the O&W RHS, the exciting new DVD, "Rails to the Catskills", includes an excellent section about the O&W, and the Society did have a major part in its creation.  It is a wonderful production that features noted authors William F. Helmer, Bob Mohowski, and John M. Ham, along with many others, and has many photos and movie film segments about the O&W.  It not only fills the void created now that our own O&W DVD is no longer available, but adds a whole new video dimension.

It is a production by Tobe Carey, of Willow Mixed Media in Shokan, NY.  Tobe is a professional videographer, and the video makes his knowledge and skills very evident.  Here is a link to a trailer for the DVD:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2m1NEqZHhxU

The DVD is available for $20 at our sales table, as well as by mail order.  Note that for mail order sales orders between $10 and $50, please add $7 for shipping, and for totals over $50, please add $9. 

2013   OBSERVER

See the Store page for availability...