Next O&W RHS Membership Meeting:
Date Time: Jun 16, 2021 08:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
The program will be presented by:
The Golden Twilight of Steam, Part 4, New York Central and O&W films by Frank W. Schlegel
All O&W RHS Meetings will be held over the internet (using Zoom) until further notice.
The meetings are for members only, but non-members can watch the presentations for a $5.00 fee. For details click http://owrhs.org/site/the-society-2/meetings-and-presentations/
Until then, I would like to share a poem by Bob McCue about the Poughkeepsie Bridge
Editor: Frank Florianz
Just this time in 74. Smoke rose into the Poughkeepsie sky. Just this time in 74 I watched an era die. Who knew trains would never be again so high in the Poughkeepsie sky. Just this time in 74. A time of Watergate and war, Silent fell a railroad bridge. Amid a world changing too fast to mourn . The Hudson goes forever on. The river breezes call. For thirty years a giant slept. Waiting for a rebirth or fall. Walk the walkway today. Feel the river breezes call. Sojourners walk the mile high above the tides rise and fall. Far below a river tug carries on its chores. I walk the mile and remember the times before a day in ’74. Bob McCue….