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December 14, 2017
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Looking Back

By Cochecton Preservation Society

While researching the history of items donated to the Cochecton Train Station, the fundraisers we organized and all of the generous folks who gave their support came to mind. The Nearing Family, owners of Cochecton Mills, Inc., offered us the building that was used for storage. They planned to demolish it to make space. Fast forward from 1992 to August 18, 2001, when we had a grand opening and dedication. It was a great event.

That same year, we decided to tell the story of the Erie Depot and Cochecton through music. The Rockabilly star Mickey Barnett created an album of train songs, “All Aboard.” A generous member loaned money to fund the project. The album has favorites such as “The Orange Blossom Special,” “King of the Road” and “MTA,” as well as Barnett’s originals, “The Great Shohola Train Wreck” and more. The $10 CD and $6 cassette are still available.

The Cochecton Preservation Society’s next meeting will be in March of 2017 at the station. To purchase “All Aboard” or to make an appointment for a tour, call 845/932-8104 or email cps12726@gmail.com. Visit Cochectonpreservationsociety.com.