The Ontario Express

Official Newsletter of the Ontario & Western Railway Historical Society, Inc.


Come join our family of very dedicated and active O&W enthusiasts. Becoming a member not only helps the Society, but greatly improves your connection to other Society members and Society activities, and access to all kinds of information about the O&W, plus you will receive information-packed publications worth as much or more than the amount of your dues.

Regular Membership will bring you the annual OBSERVER publication and the O&WRHS Calendar, as well as access to this site and the “Member’s Only” area of our website at You will also receive several paper copies of the Ontario Express Newsletter mailed directly to your home.

Sustaining Membership brings you the additional satisfaction of further helping to aid the Society’s historical activities.

Contributions to the Society and/or our Archives are always welcome, and may be tax-deductible. Please contact Jeff Otto at: for more details.

Please come to one of our activities and meet our officers and members. We meet at 7:30 p.m. on the first Friday of each month (except July, August and November) at the Senior Center at 62-70 West Main Street in Middletown, NY. A railroading program follows a short business meeting. Guests and prospective members are always welcome. In case of inclement weather the meeting will be postponed one week. Our annual convention is held on a Saturday in November. But you don’t have to be near Middletown to enjoy Society membership – our nearly 600 members live in more than 35 states and several countries! Whatever your interest is in the O&W – whether you or your family worked for it, rode on it, lived near it, or are just fascinated by it – the Ontario & Western Railway Historical Society extends a cordial invitation for you to join us.

If you have any other questions regarding membership or about the form on the next page, please contact our Membership Chairman Ray Pinglora at:

You can contact for the password to the this site. Please make sure to include your full name.

O&WRHS Membership Application