An   Evening   in   Middletown

An Evening In Middletown

Photos and text by Ronald J. Vassallo

On September 15, 2000 I headed up to Middletown for one of several Trustee's meetings that we have during the year. After battling with some initial traffic getting out of NJ, I finally got on RT. 17 and then the Thruway heading up towards the Catskills. Once on the Quickway I made up for some lost time and it was then that I was glad that I had brought with me our new digital camera. I purchased this for the society some months back and it has since become a trusty companion when traveling. It's amazing what an hour or two and one of these cameras can produce.

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Coming   Into   Maybrook?

Coming Into Maybrook?

by Ed Weinstein

     Before we had a discussion forum  we had a Q&A forum for the website. I was recently reminded of this while trying to gather some information on the Maybrook Yard for one of our new members. While I have tried to keep every article on the site since the beginning, one or two have slipped through the cracks and this was one of them.  I am glad I was able to retrieve this from my archives as it was a noteworthy piece by Ed Weinstein.

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It's   In   The   Box,   Too

 

It's In The Box, Too

by Ken Hojnacki

[GALLERY at end of article]

     In his last Collector's Corner, George Shammas wasn't just thinking outside the box, he thought about the box itself. That got me thinking about how things that seemed insignificant in the daily operations of the O&W mean so much to us now. I started looking around at my own collection and thought I would share some more boxes with you.

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The   Life   and   Death   of   the   New   York,   Ontario   &   Western   Railway

The Life and Death of the New York, Ontario & Western Railway

by Bob Karig

The question has been raised, "What actions might have saved the O&W?"

     This might sound like a facetious answer, but I believe the only action that might have saved the O&W was prohibiting the development of the internal combustion engine.

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A   Different   View   of   the   NYO&W   Kingston   Branch

A Different View of the NYO&W Kingston Branch

by Les Dahlstedt    

     This project grew from a simple enough need: Find a couple of elevated views of the remaining industrial buildings in Ellenville (served by the Kingston Branch)  in order  to determine correct  placement of scratch built versions of these on my HO scale Kingston Branch layout.

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