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April 21, 2014

Step Back in Time: April 21, 2014

25 years ago

April 21, 1989

A shop in the Oneonta yard of the Delaware and Hudson Railway Co. will be refurbished and opened to repair 258 freight cars and 18 workers will be hired.

Workers from the Oneonta area already have been sent notices about the available jobs, said Ken Willsey, director of public and governmental affairs for the New York Susquehanna and Western Railroad, temporary operator of the D&H.

Willsey said the new freight car repair work will take between four and six months. But railroad officials hope, as the NYS&W continues to run the D&H, more shippers will contract to have repairs done, he said.

The NYS&W has been interim operator of the D&H since June 1988, when Guilford Transportation Industries put its subsidiary D&H into bankruptcy court. The NYS&W is a subsidiary of the Delaware Otsego Corp. of Cooperstown.


50 years ago

April 21, 1964

Six Wilber National Bank employees, including two women who become the first of their sex to be elected officers of the bank, have been promoted according to an announcement Monday by bank president Burton Hulbert.

Mrs. Wanda Perry was named assistant trust officer and Mrs. Mary V. Miller assistant cashier by the bank’s board of directors at its meeting last Friday. William H. Whitcomb was promoted from assistant cashier to assistant vice president while George J. Fisher was named assistant cashier.

Wayne E. Carrington was named Automobile Representative and Howard I. Chambers Farm Representative.

Mr. Hulbert said all of the people promoted had been with the bank a number of years and were already key members of their respective departments.

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