- Hudson Valley Ruins – Ontario & Western Railway Station – Middletown, NY
- Map at Kingly Heirs dot com
- New York Ontario Western Museum – Roscoe, NY
- Ontario & Western Railways – Wikipedia
- O & W Caboose – Ready Made Toys
On March 29, 1957, the last train ran on the 541-mile New York, Ontario & Western Railway/NYO&W. It was the first major railroad to completely abandon its line when a bankruptcy judge ordered it liquidated and remained the largest major railroad liquidation until the Rock Island suffered a similar fate in 1980.
Based in Middletown, N.Y., the New York, Ontario & Western Railway, or “O&W,” was incorporated in 1882 to succeed the bankrupt New York & Oswego Midland Railroad. The railroad’s mainline ran from Weehawken, N.J., in the greater New York City area to Oswego, N.Y., a port city on Lake Ontario. It had branch lines in New York to Kingston, Port Jervis, Utica, and Rome and to Scranton, Pa., where it served anthracite coal mines. South of Cornwall, N.Y., the railroad operated over New York Central’s West Shore Line along the Hudson River via trackage rights to Weehawken, NJ and a ferry connection across the Hudson River to New York City. – Ready Made Toys dot com