O&W And Loomis Gang Hide-outs Examined This Spring

By: Wilma Felton-Gray

O&W and Loomis Gang hide-outs examined this spring

CHENANGO COUNTY – This spring the Chenango Land Trust is offering three great courses and invites you to take a trip into yester-year to explore the New Berlin Branch of the O&W, explore the caves of the Loomis Gang and/or travel by canoe in 9 mile swamp, the home of the notorious Loomis Gang. The first two courses take place on April 28th. To sign up for any of these courses call BOCES at (607) 335-1210. Course limits will fill up fast so call now.

• Tour the old O&W Railroad: The New Berlin Branch (NEW) meets at the Klee House on Main Street in Guilford (county Route 35).

Planned is are stops at the New Berlin Junction-East Guilford to examine where the branch left the mainline (the site of the #1 bridge to view surviving abutments), the Mount Upton Museum (which was once the depot of the New Berlin Junction), the Mt. Upton depot, Rockwells Mills and the Old Mill remains (Old Mill Restaurant), the South New Berlin Cemetery (to view the headstone of a noteworthy O&W agent), the New Berlin Depot and on to Edmeston to see the surviving depot there. Author John Taibi will delight you with a narrative of the by gone days of the New Berlin Branch of the O&W.

Maximum of 25 students. Instructors: John Taibi, Thomas Gray, and Wilma Felton Gray.

8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 28.

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