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February 10, 2014

Step Back in Time: Feb. 10, 2014

25 years ago

Feb. 10, 1989

ALBANY — A federal judge Thursday approved an agreement that would allow the New York, Susquehanna & Western Railway to continue operating the bankrupt Delaware & Hudson Railway, a railroad official said.

Judge Helen S. Balick’s decision handed down in Federal Bankruptcy Court in Wilmington, Del., means the agreement must be approved by the Interstate Commerce Commission.

“We’re deeply pleased with the decision,” said NYS&W spokesman Phil Pepe. “We have always believed in the merits of this plan and the merits it offers for the D&H, its employees and the shippers on the line.”

Balick’s decision comes two days after the trustee for D&H, Washington attorney Francis P. Dicello, the Cooperstown-based NYS&W and Baltimore-based CSX agreed that the NYS&W would operate the D&H for up to 18 months.

50 years ago

Feb. 10, 1964

A select number of students at State University College at Oneonta summer sessions will take their summer work in two seven-or eight-week trips through Europe, SUCO officials have announced.

The local college is participating in two of seven Live-Study-Abroad seminars sponsored by the State University of New York and The Experiment in International Living.

One seminar called “The European Common Market,” will take students to Belgium, Germany, Italy and France. It includes such cities as Brussels, Bonn, Cologne, Bad Godesberg, Heidelberg, Milan, Venice, Florence, Rome, Lyons and Paris.

The seminar will be conducted by SUCO professor Dr. H. Walter Baumgartner, a native of Frankfurt Am Main.

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