Writers Salon takes place the 3rd Thursday each month. Readings begin promptly at 7:30 pm (please arrive by 7:15). Beginning with open mic, guests are encouraged to read personal works in this casual & welcoming environment (open mic is limited to 5 minutes per reader). Afterwards, enjoy a reading and presentation by a featured published author. Free & Open to the public. Donations greatly appreciated. Refreshments Served.
RAILROADS OF THE UPPER SUSQUEHANNA
Presented by Railroad Historian Jim Loudon
Jim will have copies of his publication available for signing:
A History of Railroading Along the Upper Susquehanna
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Jim Loudon is a native of Otsego County and currently resides in Center City Oneonta. Jim graduated from SUCO Oneonta in 1972 with a B.S. in Liberal Arts, majoring in Art and History.
In 1982 Jim organized the Leatherstocking Railway Historical Society which currently operates the Cooperstown and Charlotte Valley Train Ride, now in its 20th year of service. For the past 25 years Jim has devoted much of his time to researching local railroad history, and has written several articles for the Society’s publications. In 1993 his first book, The Oneonta Roundhouse was published, and his second book, Leatherstocking Rails, became available in April 2005. The second book provides a comprehensive history of all the railroads that served the Upper Susquehanna Basin. Jim has just published his third book on local railroads, The Cooperstown and Northern.