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December 11, 2017
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Looking Back

By Cochecton Preservation Society

In 1999, the Weiden family of Narrowsburg, NY generously donated this carriage to the Cochecton Preservation Society. The old depot had just been enclosed with windows and doors after making its journey from Cochecton Mills about two miles away.

The antique horse-drawn carriage is also referred to as a doctor’s buggy. In 2002, Arthur Peck, also from Narrowsburg, took great interest in the old carriage. He offered to refurbish it, which required rebuilding parts, getting new straps and reupholstering. He warned that it would take two years.

The carriage was delivered in 2004. The society has the restored carriage on display at the train station. It truly is a great gift from the Weiden family and Art Peck.

The Cochecton Preservation Society meets the first Tuesday of the month March through October, 7 p.m. at the Erie Depot, 8537 Rte. 97, Cochecton. Visit cochectonpreservationsociety.com, email cps12726@gmail.com or call 845/932-8104. Tours can be arranged by appointment.