By Michal Lumsdenhttp://www.recordonline.com/apps/pbcs.d ... /802240331
Posted: February 24, 2008 - 2:00 AM
FALLSBURG — When the Ontario and Western Railway first chugged its way through Sullivan County in 1873, fewer than 30 houses stood in the hamlet of Roscoe. "It was the railroad that built the Catskills," Wilmer Sipple, director of the Roscoe O&W Railway Museum, said this week. It's now been 51 years since the O&W ran out of steam. But hiking, biking and nature enthusiasts throughout our region have worked for several years to convert the old rail beds into recreational trails.