O&W Related Links

Middletown and New Jersey Railway Historical Society: Dedicated to preserving the history of the Middletown, Unionville and Water Gap R.R., Middletown and Unionville R.R., the Middletown and New Jersey Railway and other area railroad history.

The Maywood Historical Group of Sidney Center, Inc. [Sidney Center] The Historical Group which had been organized in 1985 incorporated as Maywood Historical Group of Sidney Center, Inc. a New York Non-Profit Corporation, in 1990. The goal of the group is to update and preserve all historical matter relating to Sidney Center and surrounding area. The restored O&W Depot is now the headquarters of the Maywood Historical Group, which has a membership of 200+ people. The Group meets the third Tuesday of each month at 7:00pm in the Depot. Visitors and new members are always welcome. Admission is free but donations are warmly welcome.

The Ulster & Delaware Railroad Historical Society is a chapter of the NRHS (National Railway Historical Society), focusing on the history of the railroads and related social, economic, and cultural institutions of the Catskill and Hudson Valley regions with special concentration on the Ulster & Delaware Railroad and its predecessors.

Chenango Branch of West Shore Railroad Home Page - Syracuse & Chenango Valley Railroad (the way the Midland was supposed to be built)

Kodtrak Kountry - Home page of Ken Hojnacki, long time O&W enthusiast. Great photos and material on the NYO&W. Check it out!

Accord Train Station - The ACCORD TRAIN STATION, built in 1902, is a remarkably preserved, sturdy wooden structure whose architecture is unique to train stations from the turn of the century. In the nineteenth century, Accord was known as Port Jackson. Located off route 209, the oldest public road in the U.S., Accord linked Kingston with Philadelphia.

Volunteer Railroaders Association  - is a non-profit group who's heart is into running passenger trains and operating motor cars.

Catskill Archive - A treasury of Catskill Mountains History. Railroad Extra is back, now hosted here at the Catskill Archive! This site by Tom Ehrenreich is an anthology of 19th and early 20th century railroading, and is directed towards the enthusiast and civil engineer as well.

CatskillOnline.Com is a website devoted to providing its users with helpful, accurate information regarding the Sullivan County Catskills, a beautiful and historical region in New York State. Through this page, you will be able to find historical information, zoom in on a specific locality, or find a Sullivan County business.

Railroad Extra is back, now hosted here at the Catskill Archive! This site by Tom Ehrenreich is an anthology of 19th and early 20th century railroading, and is directed towards the enthusiast and civil engineer as well.   

Retrospect by John Conway is a look back at the people, places and events that shaped the history of Sullivan County, New York, reprinted weekly from the Sullivan County Democrat newspaper.   

From Glenagore to Guilford - Irish Destiny on the O&W. This is the story of an Irish immigrant family that came to America to find work as stone-cutters on the canals and railroads. The author examines the cultural impact of mass transportation on the Northeastern United States; the economic clashes between industrial urban and agrarian rural populations; and the traditional values that insured Irish families would survive despite the nativism of the "New World."    

The Port Jervis Home Page: This site has historical material about the city, a calendar of upcoming events, and links to other Web pages that are not only of local interest but informative as well.

The Mountaindale Home Page: One way to find the right town to raise your children in is to build it yourself. That's what entrepreneurs Ken and Barbara Schmitt are doing. The Schmitts, who both grew up in Mountaindale,NY have acquired 13 buildings in the hamlet, including the old post office. They hope to create a high-tech neo-traditional community on an authentically restored traditional Main Street.

LivingstonManor.net - Comprehensive site on the history of Livingston Manor, NY.  

The Morsston House - This traditional Catskill bed and breakfast is nestled in the heart of Sullivan County New York.

New York Susquehanna & Western Technical & Historical Society: Great photos and articles. One of my personal favorites.

The New Jersey Midland Railroad Historical Society, Inc. is dedicated to the preservation of the history of the railroads that have operated in New Jersey, with special emphasis on the New Jersey Midland; its successor New York, Susquehanna & Western; and other lines connected or affiliated including Lehigh & Hudson River; Lehigh & New England; Middletown & New Jersey; New York & Greenwood Lake; and Wharton & Northern.

New York Railroads - This web has been created as an enjoyable project  by Tom Trencansky of Dryden, New York as a means  to organize and display his many railroad photographs  while also organizing the web site into a valuable  resource for anyone interested in  the railroads of New York State.

The Catskills Institute: Welcome to the Catskills Institute Homepage! The Catskills Institute is a non-profit corporation dedicated to understanding the past and preserving the record of Jewish life in the Catskill Mountains. Here you will find general information about the institute, reference material relating to Jewish life in the Catskill Mountains, details about future work and upcoming meetings, as well as membership information.

Earl Edward "Smitty" Smith - 1900 - 1982 - On-the-job Photos. This is more than worth taking a look at just for the photos alone. I have talked to the grandaughter of Earl Smith and this is one dynamite family. See if you can find the O&W flat car.

Railway depots of NY State: comprehensive list of surviving O&W depots in N.Y. State as well as other area railroads.

The Minisink Valley Historical Society celebrated the 100th anniversary of its founding in 1989. Its founding members were leaders in the community whose original goals were to collect and preserve local history and archaeological materials of various townships in the counties comprising the Minisink region. These goals still guide the Society.

A Lehigh & Hudson River Railway Scrapbook: Hop on board with Marty Feldner as he shares some of his vast photo collection and memories with you.

Home Page of  Dick Bolt who has been a photo historian for 34 years. Great photos, including the O&W.

NYO&W Facebook Page - This is an open group. Anyone can join and invite others to join.


Historical Societies/Indexes/Misc. Rail Links

The United Railroad Historical Society of New Jersey, Inc. (URHS) is a non-profit educational organization directed at supporting the preservation of historical railroad equipment and artifacts for the proposed New Jersey Railroad and Transportation Heritage Center. The URHS collection presently totals 82 pieces of rolling stock, including 22 locomotives.

Orrs Mills Publishing - Our mission is to promote through fiction and non-fiction books the rich railroading history of New York state.

Remember the Sussex Branch: Welcome to my Memorial to the Sussex Branch of the Delaware Lackawanna & Western Railroad. Dave Rutan has outdone himself on this wonderful site!

Phillipsburg Railroad Historians - We were founded in 1990 and have opened our museum site to the public since 2000 with three seasonal Open Houses. Dedicated to preserving the railroad history of Warren County and surrounding areas.

PatersonHistory.com website is a privately funded project, dedicated to the preservation of the rich history of the City of Paterson and to those who seek to expand their knowledge of it. Many OM and O&W locomotives were built at both Cooke and Roger's Locomotive Works In Paterson.

Susquehanna Valley Railway Historical Society (SVRHS) is a member chapter (#58) of the National Railway Historical Society (NRHS).   

American Rails - a website dedicated not only to bringing awareness about our country’s railroad history, both past and present, but also as a resource tool describing and educating about American railroading in general.

Abandoned Railroads of the United States: Thousands of miles of railroads have been abandoned in the United States, much of it in the last 30 years.  All of these railroad lines have a history and a story.  This web site is dedicated to the preservation of the history of each of these former railroad lines.

Fred's Erie Railroad Page: This Site And It's Links Are Devoted To The Discussion And Exploration Of The Erie, Lackawanna and Erie-Lackawanna Railroads. It Is A Combined Effort Of All Those Who Are Determined To Keep The Memories Of Our Favorite Railroad Alive.

City Depot: Located in the Hometown of the NYO&W. We carry a complete line of model trains, including the O&W and the M&NJ, scenery, wood and plastic building kits and much, much more. We also do repairs on almost all types of model trains. We are the largest train store in the area and have 3 different operating layouts.

The Depot Preservation Society exists for the purpose of maintaining a museum in the Port Jervis Erie Depot of railroad memorabilia for perusal by the general public and to protect and preserve the railroad history of the city and surrounding area.

Railroading in the North East: This site features over 6000 Railroad Photos organized by Engine Model and Builder, Specializing in Steamtown, PA and NE Pennsylvania.

Trainworks.net - An excellent site put together by Brian  R. Ward and Christopher R. Duda.  Railroads included are the DL&W, Canadian Pacific, Susquehanna, CSX, Norfolk Southern and many more...

Remembering The Rutland - The O&W's kindred spirit....You must see this site to believe the similarities between these two roads. This site is excellently maintained and updated. This will be a visit you won't regret......

Long Pond Ironworks: The Friends of Long Pond Ironworks is a nonprofit volunteer organization dedicated to preserving and restoring the remaining structures of this
unique 18th and 19th century industrial site and village and interpreting its history.  FOLPI is an Officially Recognized Friends Organization of Long
Pond Ironworks State Park. 

The Leatherstocking Railway Historical Society. Great photos and info. on the Cooperstown and Charlotte Valley Railway.

RailData Presents: The Fallen Flag Railroads of New Jersey A retrospective look at New Jersey's railroads through maps, track and physical characteristics profiles, operating rules, timetables in the pre Conrail and New Jersey Transit Era.

Mohawk & Hudson Chapter N.R.H.S.: The "Railroad Crossroads" of the Northeast. Info. on Amtrak, Conrail, Norfolk Southern and more. Great source of railroading news and events, as well as links to major northeast railroads.

RAILSCANADA.COM: Your All Rail All Canadian Internet Search Engine & Directory.

Railserve: Comprehensive index which covers many areas from antiques and model railroading to tourist lines and historical societies.

Railroad.net: Great photo's and material on various railroads. Links to other sites and societies.

Historical Societies: Your one-stop link to web pages of Historical and Technical Societies around the country including a Railroad Historical Society Index.

The Institute of Railway Studies is a joint initiative of the National Railway Museum and the University of York, England. Say "Hello" to our friends over the pond and enjoy this wonderful resource on railroading in the UK.

Right of Way: Home of the Cyberspace World Railroad and many great railroad related links.

R.R. Junction: This site is dedicated to the national and international railroad community. If your interest is: Model Railroading, Live Railroading, or Armchair Railroading, you'll be able to find it here.

St. Louis Iron Mountain & Southern Railway: Home of the "Shelby Brown" steam tourist train. Photos, sounds, and more.

Historical Societies on the Internet: Provided by the local history services dept. of the Indiana Historical Society.

Trainweb.com: Information and photographs relating to passenger, freight and model trains in the U.S. and Worldwide plus items of interest to the professional rail industry.

Railways in the Niagra Region: A Page covering railroading in the Niagra region of Ontario and surrounding areas.

West Lincoln Historical Society History: The 1903 TH&B (Toronto, Hamilton, & Buffalo) train station was acquired in 1993 and restored by the West Lincoln Historical Society and volunteers. 

Amtrak Unlimited: The Ultimate Unofficial Website has great photos and articles.

Dave's Electric Railroads (and a few trolley coaches) A collection of electric railroad, interurban, and streetcar photography from many eras.

Cape May Seashore Lines, New Jersey's newest railroad.

Maptech is now hosting the Historical USGS topographic map collection that was started by rail historian Chris Marshall. From its humble beginnings of a collection of New Hampshire topos, the site now encompasses much of the northeast, including all of New England, New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland, and Delaware. This collection of maps is essential for anyone researching railroad history.

Preservation & Restoration

Friends of the New Jersey Railroad & Transportation Museum: The Friends of the New Jersey Transportation Heritage Center, Inc. is a growing, volunteer organization of over 500 members founded in 1989. We are totally dedicated to supporting the creation, development, and operation of a Transportation Heritage Center in the Garden State. We provide assistance to the United Railroad Historical Society of New Jersey and the New Jersey Transportation Heritage Center Commission. New Jersey has a proud and distinguished transportation tradition. We have preserved and are restoring over 30 vintage buses and coaches, several antique trucks, and a trolley car. Over 125 truckloads of archives, artifacts, supplies and materials for the Heritage Center have been secured and moved to Phillipsburg. We believe that an operating Heritage Center will best preserve and showcase our irreplaceable railroad, bus, truck, canal, trolley, and ferry transportation heritage.

Southeastern Railway Museum: Home of restored NYO&W GE 44-tonner #104. The museum is located in Duluth, Georgia, a suburb of Atlanta. It is owned and operated by the Atlanta Chapter, National Railway Historical Society and is staffed almost completely with volunteers. 

Railway Preservation News - Online magazine of Railway history and preservation.

Joseph J. Merli Manufacturing Company of New York - Manufacturer of  Victorian Carriages and Pushcarts.

Ahead of the Torch: The online journal of railroad and industrial preservation, plus much, more!

Fitz's Steam Railfan Page: Trade page for amateur steam railfan videos. A great way to expand your video library.

Semaphores.com: The Internet Site Dedicated to Preserving Our Signaling Heritage. Our mission is provide up-to-date information on the location of the remaining semaphores operating in North America. This site is dedicated to those who enjoy watching, photographing, or preserving our signaling heritage.

The Reel Lawn Mower History & Preservation Project @ North Farms. This Collection was begun to preserve the hand, horse, and motor mowers of the 19th and early 20th century. Currently there are over 100 mowers representing 20 manufacturers. The Reel Lawn Mower History Project was started to assist in the restoration efforts of the older cutting units. It also works to increase knowledge of their many makers.

Model Railroading

The Old & Weary Car Shop: If you are interested in historically modeling one of the most interesting Class I railroads to ever exist, then stop by and visit Al Seebach for all your custom NYO&W modeling needs, plus other great roads of the northeast and much, much, more!

BlakeDTatar.com - Custom Painting, Railroad & Military Modeling, Photography & More.

NYO&W Modelers Special Interest Group: Catering to the needs of O&W modelers through great articles, photos discussion groups and more.

Gary Saxton's exciting multi-level O&W layout covering Weehawken to Cadosia. How can this be? ...with a 7 level helix! Check out the construction as it continues. 

The Old Woman in the Back Bedroom. This is Bill Schneider's beautiful O&W layout  based on 1953, the last summer of passenger service... 

Model Railway Post Office: I can't believe these guys are on-line! Now all my modeling needs are only a click away. This is my absolute favorite hobby shop. Stop by and say "hello" to Ray, place an order and tell him we sent ya.

National Model Railway Association: The National Model Railroad Association is the largest organization devoted to the development, promotion, and enjoyment of the hobby of model railroading. The NMRA was founded in 1935 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, making this our 64th year in service to the hobby of model railroading!

Branchline Trains: is an established and growing manufacturer producing high quality HO scale rolling stock for the general hobby market and quality custom decorated cars for specific customers.  They are also developing their own line of quality HO products.

Hiway Hobby House: WE SPECIALIZE IN Model railroading, plastic models (cars, planes, boats, military,science fiction), Breyer & Stone Horses, flying model rockets,A SCIENCE FICTION DEPARTMENT (vinyl, resin, plastic kits, statues, busts, die cast, & other collectibles)

Prime Mover Decals: Prime Mover Decals brings you the best in quality HO scale decals. Our research into prototype variations and our commitment to accuracy results in the most accurate sets you can buy! NYS&W, M&E, EL, Hoboken Shore Line and many more!

Model Railroader: produced by Kalmbach Publishing Company has a great site with challenging how-to projects, remarkable layouts, reviews of new products, and amazing color photos.

Home Page of the "HO" P&SW Railroad/NMRA links: Model railroaders paradise!

Papa's Trains: This is your one stop if you are interested in the newest technology to enter the model railroad hobby in years, Digital Command Control. This growing business can install and service all DCC and related components into your new or old models. Don't miss this site!

The Original Whistle Stop: We have a complete repair and paint shop as well as customer model work available. We deal with ALL scales and ALL types of models. We can even restore older tinplate trains.
 

Books, Calendars, Magazines, Videos, Misc.

RETROSPECT - by John Conway A look back at the people, places and events that shaped the history of Sullivan County, New York.  Reprinted weekly from the Sullivan County Democrat newspaper Weekender edition.

Town of Mamakating - The First Township In Sullivan County - Established in 1743. New, Events, Information and much more. 

Beaverkill Valley InnBy the river where fly-fishing began, in a valley forever wild.

Watergardenpro.com: Looking for a professional water garden to go with that great Garden Railway? Look no further...check this site out. 

Railfan Magazine: by Carstens Publications keeps you up to date with what's going on in Railroading all over the world.

The Times Herald Record On-Line: Serving downstate New York and Northeastern Pennsylvania.

Lakeside Productions: Here you will find the Video Tour Series, brought to you by Lakeside Productions, providing views and information on railroad history. These programs contain fresh video shot for each subject as well as scenes from postcards, photographs, slides, and/or movie film from earlier days for an historical perspective. Explore the Pennsy's Atlantic Division, Camden & Amboy, Central New Jersey, and the NYO&W's Scranton Division and many more. All of these videos have been produced since 1985.

Hope Farm Press: This site provides a content-rich look at the history of New York State. It contains nearly 300 files listing over 1600 books on all regions of New York, with color cover pictures, excerpts from the text, reviews, etc. of the books Hope Farm either publishes or distributes.

Phil's Rail photos: Offering high quality photographs from various roads, including the NYO&W, NYS&W, D&H, DL&W and many more.

TRAINS Magazine: The power, history, and drama of North America's railroads come alive in TRAINS Magazine. Great writing and exciting photographs take you to trackside for a front-row view of all the action.

Trains Unlimited Tours.: We have been offering spectacular rail adventures for the railfan since 1985.  We specialize in Latin America, a vast area of classic trains, motive power, and fabulous scenic routes.  We also operate railroad tours in the United States, Canada, Russia, and Africa.

Jelsma Graphics was formed in 1985 by Denny G. Jelsma, and is one of America's leading distributors of fine railroad art. Denny, himself a lover of railroads and well-known in the industries, insists on quality in each one of Jelsma Graphics' prints. Jelsma Graphics' owns many of the original art works, as well as many of the rights of those prints. Many of the prints sell out within a few months and go on to be rare collectors' items, selling for far more than the original selling price. Jelsma Graphics uses the talents of some of America's best and well-known artists. We hope you enjoy the beautiful prints that are available from Jelsma Graphics.

Vieau Maps Shop: Original, Historic & Antique Maps circa 1800 to 1920 City, State, USA, World & Railroad Maps.

Railpub - 300+ titles of back issue railroad magazines for sale, plus 2000 used rail books.

Bethlehem Art Gallery - The Bethlehem Art Gallery was established in 1957 by John and Mary Gould.  We continue the proud tradition started by our parents of providing you with the finestart and related services. Since its beginnings, the Bethlehem Art Gallery has served the needs of the Hudson Valley area. We feature paintings, prints and photographs of the historic and scenic Hudson Valley and beyond. We are also known for picture framing, art and frame restoration, art instruction, corporate art and unique gifts.