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Friday, November 16, 2018

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Ontario and Western Railroad Historical Society's Convention Nov. 10

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Officers of the O&WRHS at last year's convention in Campbell Hall, NY.
CAMPBELL HALL - On Saturday, November 10th, 2018 at 12:00 pm, the Ontario and Western Railroad Historical Society will be holding its 55th annual convention. The O&WRHS will again hold the show “The Country Club at Otterkill” located at 100 Otter Rd in Campbell Hall and surrounded by numerous railroads, both abandoned and in use. The former New York, Ontario and Western Railroad borders the north side of the complex, while the abandoned Lehigh and Hudson River railroad borders at the east. Both railroads cross at a point towards the northeastern end of the property known as “Burnside”, which was once home to a busy junction and station.
This year will be packed with many new and exciting venues! Member Allan Seebach will give a presentation on the "West Shore's Connection to the O&W," member Doug Barberio will give a presentation on the O&W's mainline from Cornwall to Middletown, and member Mal Houck will present a “modeling clinic” with intricate models of O&W steam locomotives. To top it off, member Ray Kelly will be giving a program on the O&W's Middletown branch as well as a “rubber tire excursion" of the surrounding railroads in the area.
There will also be numerous displays of railroad memorabilia, model dioramas, railroad antiques and literature for sale, as well as delicious food! This is certainly not an event that you will want to miss, especially if you are a railroad buff!
The event costs $20 without dinner and $45 with dinner included. If you are interested, please send your money to Allan F. Seebach, Jr. O&W Car Shop, 25 Old Tappan Rd, Tappan, NY 10983.
Interested in learning more about local railroad and transportation history, why not become a member of the O&WRHS! The Ontario and Western Railroad Historical Society meets on the first Friday of each month (except for July, August, and November) at the Middletown Senior Center (aka Mulberry House), 62- 70 West Main Street. For more information on the convention, please contact president Jeff Otto at 845-343-2467.





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