The June 5th O&WRHS Meeting will have a presentation about the O&W’s Scranton Division by Walter Kierzkowski. Walt grew up in Jermyn and has extensive knowledge, not to mention some magnificent photos of this vital connection between the coal fields of Pa. to the energy hungry markets of New York and New England via the O&W’s elaborate and extensive system.
The Meeting is open to the public, you do not need to be an O&…WRHS Member. Doors open at 7:30, followed by a business meeting, short intermission and the show generally starts sometime around 8:30.
This is the last meeting until September which will be held on Friday September 4th. The program will be by one of our newest members Hans Segboer; The Program will be –“ The Erie Greenwood Lake Division, including the Ringwood Branch.”
O&WRHS Meeting are held at the Mulberry House Senior Center/aka Middletown Senior Center. 62-70, West Main Street, Middletown NY.
Saturday, June 13th – There will be a series of presentations on the Northern Division of the New York Ontario and Western Railway at the Chenango County Historical Society, 45 Rexford Street in Norwich, New York. Three presentations from Jeff Otto (Fulton), John Taibi (Northern Division Milk Trains) and Bob Earle (The Flying Diesel Corps.) will cover a variety of subjects sure to interest all. Come early and visit the museum, plus the nearby Northeast Classic Car Museum and the Bull Thistle Model Railroad Society. Presentations begin at 1:00 and conclude by 5:00 with breaks between each.
Sunday June 28th at 2:00 pm at the Community room of the Grahamsville Library (328 Main Street); — Starting with predecessor the New York and Oswego Midland in the late 1870’s, the New York, Ontario and Western served Ulster, Sullivan, and Delaware counties until its abandonment in 1957. Examined will be the town’s and industries it served along the route, major construction features, and impact on local tourism throughout its existence.
Sunday July 26th – O&WRHS Middletown Railroad Day, 10am to 4pm, Mulberry House Senior Center, Middletown, free admission. Presentation “The Harriman Incline Railway” By Alex Prizgintas, begins at 11 am.
Friday September 4th – O&WRHS Meeting Program by Hans Segboer; –“ The Erie Greenwood Lake Division, including the Ringwood Branch, which serviced the Ringwood Mines.”
Saturday September 12th at 11 am; — O&W Lunch Train on the Delaware and Ulster Railroad. O&W NW-2 No. 116 and Bobber Caboose 8206 will be on display. See Full Flyer with more info. and pricing on Page 3.
Friday September 18th – M&NJ RHS meeting, Maybrook Railroad Museum (Date moved back one week).
Sunday, Sept. 27th – Lehigh Valley Chapter NRHS 39th Annual Railroadiana and Model RR Show and Sale, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM; — GREAT NEW LOCATION! At the Charles Chrin Community Center 4100 Green Pond Road, Easton, PA 18045, Admission $4, under 12 free, info – Pete Terp at email@example.com or 610-824-7730
Friday October 2nd – O&WRHS Membership Meeting; — “Stone Arches, Rock Cuts and a Trip to the Summit.” A brief history of Orange County’s only inclined funicular, by Alex Prizgintas.
Sunday October 18th – Kingston Show, Murphy Midtown Center, Kingston, NY, 10am to 4pm.
Saturday October 24th – 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, Port Jervis, N.Y.
Friday November 13th – M&NJ RHS meeting, Maybrook Railroad Museum.
Saturday November 14th – O&WRHS Annual Convention and Banquet. Location: Meadowbrook Lodge. The theme of the 2015 convention will be NYO&W Northern Division. Programs to be announced. Directions, specifics and times will be in a promotional flyer, registration and dinner form to be mailed to all members, and available for pick-up at Middletown Railroad Day on July 26, 2015 at the Mulberry House Senior Center.
Friday December 4th – Membership Program “Local Railroading” by Bob Thamsen. Sunday, December 6th – Train Show, The Egg – Empire State Plaza, Albany, NY 10 am to 4 pm.
Friday January 8th 2016 – O&WRHS Membership Program by Carl Ohlson “Lanterns & Globes Part II.”
Saturday and Sunday, January 30th & 31st 2016 – Amherst Railway Society Railroad Hobby Show at the Eastern States Expo Center – The “Big E” Springfield, Massachusetts.
Friday February 5th 2016 – O&WRHS Membership Program by Walter Conklin “The Erie Railroad.”
Programs can change without notice and for entertainment listed as “TBA” please check the O&WRHS Website http://www.nyow.org/ for updates or our discussion group for https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/owrhs/conversations/messages and facebook: https://www.facebook.com/#!/groups/OWRHS for more details.