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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.

 

CALENDAR   OF   EVENTS

Friday October 7 O&WRHS Membership Meeting Program by Dan Meyers Based on his Observer “The Wood Chemical Industry In the Delaware Valley”

Saturday October 22 Tri- States Train Show at the Port Jervis High School 20 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 30 - Kingston Show, Murphy Midtown Center, Kingston, NY, 10am to 4pm

Friday November 11 M&NJ RHS meeting, Maybrook Railroad Museum

Saturday November 12 O&WRHS Convention

Friday December 2 Membership Program TBA

Sunday, December 4 – Train Show, The Egg- Empire State Plaza, Albany, NY 10am to 4pm

Friday January 6, 2017 O&WRHS Membership Program by Doug Barberio on The NYS&W 1940s to 1960s

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

O&WRHS membership meetings are held at the Middletown Senior Center, 62-70 W. Main St, at 7:30pm

Programs can change without notice, and for entertainment listed as “TBA” please check the Ontario Express Newsletter site at OntarioExpress.org.

 

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. 

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See the Store page for availability...