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CALENDAR   OF   EVENTS

Calendar January to June 2017

Saturday and Sunday, January 28 & 29 –  Amherst Railway Society, Big E Expo Center,Springfield, MA, 10am to 5pm            

Friday February 3,  O&WRHS Membership Meeting Program by Movie on the L&HR and the LNE Maybrook and Connecting Lines

Friday February 10  M&NJRHS meeting 7:30 at the Maybrook Railroad Museum

February 12 2017  Fishkill Model Train Show at Fishkill Recreation Center 793 Rt. 52 Fishkill NY   10 AM to 4 PM  The OWRHS has two tables there

Friday March 3,  O&WRHS Membership Meeting Program by Bob McCue  on the Erie’s Graham Line

Sunday March 5 JCRHS Train Show at Mother Seton High School, Clark NJ  9 am to 3:30 pm

Garden State Parkway exit 135 Sponsored by Jersey Central Chapter NRHS O&WRHS Sales table will be present. For Information contact Mitchell Dakelman at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Sunday March 19 Kingston Model Train and Railroad Show Murphy Midtown Center 467 Broadway, Kingston NY 10am - 4:00pm Adults $6.00 Children under 12 $1 O&WRHS Sales table will be present Additional information (845)-481-4198 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

Friday April 7 O&WRHS Membership Program by Bob Thamsen Local Railroading

Friday April 14 M&NJRHS meeting 7:30 at the Maybrook Railroad Museum

Sunday April 23 Hawley PA Train Show - 9 AM-3PM - 17 Columbus Ave just off Route 6

Friday May 5 O&WRHS Membership Meeting Program Meeting by Bob Earle NYC Wallkill Valley Branch

Sunday, May 7  Annual Franklin Model & Toy Train Show  9am to 3pm sponsored by the Franklin Historical Society and the Sussex County RR Club to be held at the Littell Community Center near the intersection of Rt. 23 and Rt. 517, Franklin, NJ.  Info is available from John at 973-697-6539

Saturday and Sunday May 27, & 29 Roscoe O&W Museum Opens 11am to 3 pm. Weekends until Columbus Weekend in October.

Friday June 2 O&WRHS Membership Meeting Program by Bob Earle NYC Wallkill Valley Branch Part II

Friday June 9  M&NJRHS meeting 7:30 at the Maybrook Railroad Museum

For entertainment listed as “TBA” please check the O&WRHS Ontario Express Website for updates.

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...