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Rare Footage Of D&H Yards

Posted By Son Of Railroader

'Big Chuck' D'Imperio unearthed this rare footage of Oneonta's D&H yards in full flower during the 1930s. The yards are being redeveloped as a 'shovel-ready site' through City Hall and Otsego Now, with hopes of some activity there by 2018.



  1. I love this. I grew up in Middlefield, NY about 45 mins from Oneonta. We would go shopping down there about every two weeks and I was always so excited to go there. I always heard about the roundhouse but really do not remember it well because I was so little. I wish they hadn’t tore it down-such a historical building would be such fun to see today and what a museum it would make if it still existed. Would love to see more pictures and film of the area. Thank you for sharing.

  2. In 1974 only 6 stalls remained as well as the high stack from the boiler room. The Yard Office was still there and fully used as was FA Tower at the North end of the Northbound Receiving Yard. It was fully dieselized operation, no steam engines left. The Shop buildings were all in operation, Repairmen, machinists, electricians, plumbers, painters, carpenters and signal maintainers. It was a very busy place and got busier until it was closed in 1981 when the Penn Div. was closed and work shifted to Conklin Yard in East Binghamton. I hope this helps. I have more later.

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