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The Ontario & Western Railway Historical Society,

dedicated to preserving the heritage of the New York, Ontario & Western Railway, will be hosting our second "Paterson Railroad Day" on Sunday, January 19, 2003 from 12:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Paterson Museum, formerly the Rogers Locomotive Works Erecting Shop, 2 Market Street, Paterson, NJ.

The NYO&W, which had operations in New York State and Pennsylvania, also had trackage rights via the New York Central from Cornwall, NY to the NYC's large passenger station in Weehawken, NJ.

For the majority of its existence, the O&W, or Old Woman to her friends, was responsible for hauling millions of vacationers to the Catskill region and hauling milk and coal to the New York Metropolitan area. In March of 1957 the O&W became the first Class I railroad to fully abandon.

Joining the O&WRHS will be several other local railroad historical societies, including the Middletown & New Jersey, New York Susquehanna & Western, and New Jersey Midland groups.

PowerPoint and slide shows will be presented by members of these groups and will focus on railroads of Northern New Jersey into New York State. These shows will cover parts of the Delaware Lackawanna &, Western, Erie Lackawanna, Middletown & New Jersey and Ontario & Western, including it’s operation over the West Shore of the New York Central.These shows are subject to change so please check our website for any updates and specific details at: http://www.nyow.org.

There will also be model railroad displays, railroadiana, and sales tables from all groups attending. Admission is free but donations will be taken for the Paterson Museum. For updates and directions please visit http://www.nyow.org/schedule.html.