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Highlights From The 150th

Anniversary of Milford Trains

Bruce Hodges, president, Leatherstocking Railway Historical Society and founder Jim Loudon, invite you to join two days of fun celebrating Otsego County’s railroad history. (Ian Austin/

MILFORD – The Cooperstown-Charlotte Valley Railroad celebrates 150 years with two days of train rides, talks, ice cream, music and more Saturday – Sunday, July 13-14.

  • 9 -11 a.m. Special Postal Cancellation by Milford Postmaster Judy Kessler @ Milford Depot
  • 10 – 11:30 a.m.: Steam powered Train Ride W. Big Hook Demo to Milepost 6 ($30/adult, $28/seniors, $25/kids, under 3 free)
  • 10 a.m. – Noon: Dixieland Band performs (tent in front of Milford Depot)
  • Noon – 1 p.m.: Formal Ceremony/Speeches w/ Gold Spike Ceremony (tent in front of Milford Dept)
  • 1 p.m – 4:30 p.m. Sesquicentennial Express train ride, with church bells and cannon shoot.
  • 4 p.m. Ice Cream Social begins @ Milford Historical Society, 77 North Main St., Milford
  • 4:30 p.m. arrives back to Milford
  • 5 p.m. Presentation on Railway Postal Service by Milford Postmaster Judy Kessler, Milford Historical Society (free)
  • 6 p.m. Presentation on history of Cooperstown Charlotte Valley Railroad by LRHS Historian and Founder Jim Loudon.
  • 7 – 10 p.m. Cooperstown Blues Express Train featuring Tas Cru
  • 9 p.m. Fireworks in Milford Park
  • 9 – 10 p.m. Night Photo Session w/ Steam Locomotive @ Milford Depot (free)



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