Update   on   NYO&W   Caboose   8304

NYO&W Caboose 8304

by Ernie Hunt

The 8304 was built in 1916 and had a steel underframe. It started with Wolfe Trucks and K brakes which were upgraded to AB brakes in 1954. This was used as a Scranton Division Caboose and was later sold to the Long Island Railroad.. The trucks could have been changed so we'll check into that as some were equipped with passenger type trucks for use on the symbol freights ..Walt K.

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Summitville   1984

Summitville 1984

Photos sent by Tom N.

    In the early 1970s there were two South American narrow gauge coaches brought to Summitville by a former owner (Pettingel?). I believe that the customary rumor was that this owner intended to establish some sort of tourist venue, or even a short operating tourist rail line, at the depot site. Along with the coach bodies were some trucks and wheel sets..........all of which by the time I first got there (ca. 1971) were well overgrown in the weeds that'd overtaken the whole site.

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A   New   Beginning:   The   AV   Train   Order   Signal

A New Beginning-The AV Train Order Signal

 by Dan Myers

     On March 27, 2007, fifty years to the day of the closing of the New York, Ontario and Western Railway, the train order signal from the historic Wickham Avenue station began its new life.  

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Puzzle   At   Summitville

Puzzle at Summitville

Photos by Tom Kintz

    While talking Summitville with Tom Kintz at the May 08' O&WRHS meeting, he told me about this unusual structure in Summitville. He explained that while exploring the Summitville area he stumbled upon this stone structure at the end of what was the Summitville Yard.

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MERRICKVILLE,   FRANKLIN   DEPOT   AND   THE   NYO&W   RR

MERRICKVILLE, FRANKLIN DEPOT AND THE NYO&W RAILROAD 

 by Lynn Finch 

PART I – The Mill at Merrickville 

     Merrickville and Franklin Depot (Station) share common parents – The O&W Railroad.  They were born in the 1870’s when the O&W went through the area on its way from Oswego to Weehawken.

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