Member   of   the   Year

 Congratulations to

Ray Kelly

the recipient of the Ontario & Western Railway Historical Society, Inc. John Hobbs Chryn Award for 2013, as "Member of the Year" for his outstanding service to the Society in the spirit of which this memorial was established.

Member of the Year Alumni

(“John Hobbs Chryn Award” beginning 1983)
1978 - Joseph J. Bux
1979 - ?
1980 - Dick Reit
1981 - William E. Scott
1982 - John Hobbs Chryn
1983 - Wilmer E. Sipple
1984 - David A. Ackerman
1985 - Peter D. Barton & Debbie R. Barton (one plaque)
1986 - Louis Boselli
1987 - Allan F. Seebach, Jr.
1988 - Arthur P. Madsen
1989 - John Bifano & John Pavelchak (two plaques)
1990 - Harold Ripperger
1991 - Walter J. Kierzkowski
1992 - Kenneth A. Shuker
1993 - Ethel E. Sipple
1994 - Robert E. Mohowski
1995 - Carl A. Ohlson
1996 - James W. Thorn
1997 - Arthur T. Robb
1998 - Ronald J. Vassallo
1999 - John Taibi
2000 - William E. Scott
2001 - Joseph J. Bux
2002 - David Ackerman
2003 - Charles Briener
2004 - George S. Shammas
2005 - Douglas J. Barberio
2006 - Raymond M. Pinglora, Jr.
2007 - Joseph N. Myers
2008 - Mal Houck
2009 - Bill Schneider
2010 - Jeff Otto
2011 - Tom Matthews
2012 - George S. Shammas

Sales     Catalog   (Images)

Welcome to our sales information catalog...

This page has been revised as of March 2014...

Please scroll down for the end of this page for a link to our latest order form in pdf format, which will show our complete list of items. It may also be printed out and mailed to us for ordering. This gallery shows just several examples of our many items which are currently available. 

Current year (2014) calendar - $10.00   Past year calendars - $4.00 - see order form for available years.

 

O&W Observer issues: 
Wood & Steel Signatures - $25.00
Center Cabs and Kitchens - $25.00
The Middletown Branch - Part I - $25.00

 

BELOW: Classic Observer reprints of popular out-of-print issues:
The WOOD CHEMICAL OBSERVER ON CD: The O&WRHS has undertaken the task of reissuing out-of-print Observers. The WOOD CHEMICAL INDUSTRY IN THE DELAWARE VALLEY Observer, written by Franklin Daniel Myers, is the second in the series to be put on cd in readable and searchable .pdf format. All you need is Adobe Acrobat Reader which is free from Adobe and a CD-Rom drive. Please note that you can not print off of this cd nor can you export this to another format such as .jpg or .tiff. READ ONLY..............$15

BELOW: Also, the 1985 SCRANTON DIVISION OBSERVER ON CD: The O&WRHS has undertaken the task of reissuing out-of-print Observers. The Scranton Division Observer is the first in the series to be put on cd in readable and searchable .pdf format. All you need is Adobe Acrobat Reader which is free from Adobe and a CD-Rom drive. Please note that you can not print off of this cd nor can you export this to another format such as .jpg or .tiff. IT IS READ ONLY. ...........................$15

By popular demand, we now also offer high-quality PHOTOCOPIES of several older out-of-stock OBSERVERS. If you're modeling the O&W, these are a great source of photos, diagrams and statistics. See the order form for available issues.

The latest in our series of auto tour guides: Northern Division - Munnsville to Oswego - $20.00

Earlier guides: Sidney to Munnsville $20.00, others $15.00

Douglas Barberio's book published by Arcadia: The Middletown and Unionville Railroad - $18.00

 

From the O&WRHS Archives in Middletown New York:
Various O&W Maps, Structure Plans, Charts, etc. (thousands available)

This collection is being maintained by Jeff Otto, and though we do not currently have
an online database, please contact him via our contacts list for inquiries.

The Lost O&W Tapes Volume I - Taped with a reel-to-reel recorder on October 1, 1962 at an O&W "Old Timers" picnic, these recordings of ex-NYO&W employees have sat unlistened to for almost 40 years. Discovered again in the late 1980's when we moved the Cornell collection into our Archives facility they sat for another 13 years before being digitally remastered to compact disc. This first of four volume set begins with Homer House who started with the railroad in 1892 and worked for the O&W until the last day of operation in 1957. Total Time: 1:04:23 - Price $9.00 + 3.00 S/H 

The Lost O&W Tapes Volume II - If you enjoyed the first one you'll be equally enlightened by this second cd in a 4 cd series. The interviews continue at the 1962 O&W Old Timers picnic with topics covering many areas of the O&W's operations. Hear firsthand accounts from former O&W employees including Homer House, Art Hodge, Bill O'Neill, Eric Faigle and Cleremont Bonnefort. Total Time: 1:02:35 - Price $9.00

The Lost O&W Tapes Volume III - If you enjoyed the first and second one you'll be equally enlightened by this third cd in a 4 cd series. The interviews continue at the 1962 O&W Old Timers picnic with topics covering many areas of the O&W's operations. Hear firsthand accounts from former O&W employess including Homer House, Art Hodge, Bill O'Neill, Eric Faigle and Cleremont Bonnefort. Total Time: 43:41 - Price $9.00

The Lost O&W Tapes Volume IV - The last and equally informative cd in a 4 cd series. The interviews continue at the 1962 O&W Old Timers picnic with topics covering many areas of the O&W's operations. Hear firsthand accounts from former O&W employess including Homer House, Art Hodge, Bill O'Neill, Eric Faigle and Cleremont Bonnefort, and introducing Leland VaValley. Leland was born 11/8/85 in Franklin Station NY. He was a fireman in Cadosia in 1936 when his Social Security started. Total Time: 58:52 - Price $9.00

THE NYO&W ON FILM - Watch a mixture of vintage black and white and color footage of the O&W in both steam and diesel eras. Nearly THREE HOURS of locomotives in action including engine #405, the Mountaineer, in color!!! Trains in action at many stations including Middletown, Kingston, Summitville, Oneida, and Norwich, to name a few. Ride in the cab of an O&W F3 from Weehawken to Roscoe. Hear firsthand accounts of experiences of former O&W employees recorded at an O&W "Olde Timers Picnic" at Mayfield back in 1962. Listen to original music by Paul Lounsbury and Dick Staber as you travel along the right of way on the Southern, Northern and Scranton Divisions with many of the locations identified. ....$30.00

Here's our current catalog in image format, see the bottom of this page for a downloadable PDF.

Here is the link to our latest item list and order form in PDF format:

Please click >>HERE<<

Thanks for supporting our society !

The   Society

The Ontario & Western Railway Historical Society is perpetuating the O&W's memory in many ways

Please click on one of the sub-links of this tab for more information about the Society.

Public   PDF   Articles

ONTARIO & WESTERN RAILWAY HISTORICAL SOCIETY

PUBLIC   PDF   ARTICLES

This page contains a list of links to our publically-available articles in PDF format.

To view an article, click on a link and it will open in a new tab or window.


Mike Robertson's O&W (.pdf format) - click >>HERE<<

What Might Have Been - A Tale of Three Railroads by Robert McCue (.pdf format) - click >>HERE<<

Remembering The O&W by Joseph P. Schwietman (.pdf format) - click >>HERE<<

TRAINS, MULES, AND SQUIRREL WHISKEY  - A Slightly "Fractured" Fairytale of Life Along the NYO&W Railway by Ronald J. Stanulevich (.pdf format) - click >>HERE<<

The Remains of the Ontario and Western Railway Fifty Years after Abandonment - Oswego to Cadosia "Revised Edition" - by Drew James - click >>HERE<<

"I've Been Working On The Railroad" - Researching and Writing on the Middletown & New Jersey Railroad by Walter J. Conklin IV  (.pdf format) - click >>HERE<<

Keeping Warm on the NYO&W in the Diesel Era - Modeling the Unique-to-the-O&W Heater Car in HO Scale (.pdf format) by Peter Terwilliger - click >>HERE<<

 

The   O&W

This site is dedicated to all things about the New York, Ontario & Western Railway, a Class One railroad extending at one time from the NY Metro area to Oswego, NY on the shores of Lake Ontario as well as to Scranton, PA, with additional branches in upstate New York.

Though the railroad ceased operations in 1957, it had a rich and colorful history, lingering on in the hearts and minds of numerous fans to this day.

Please click on one of the sub-links of this tab for more information about the railroad itself.