• Kiski Junction Railroad. Freight and Passenger

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Pertaining to all railroading subjects, past and present, in Pennsylvania

Moderator: bwparker1

  by EMTRailfan
thebigham wrote:Looks like the Kiski is offering passenger trains again:


They have a new GP7 and their Alco:

The former operators had the Geep at least as early as 2007, although I have never seen it used in the few times that I have been there.
  by thebigham
^I am behind! lol. I thought they just has an Alco.

I've never had a chance to visit the KJ.
  by ohioriverrailway
Back when I volunteered up there, the Alco saw most of the service. Charlie didn't particularly like EMD performance. The 752 did get used for the winter freight runs, as the cooling system could be connected to a wayside boiler to keep it warm and happy (and easy to start) in the cold.
  by thebigham
From Railfan & Railroad (http://railfan.com/railnews/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;):

On Monday the Kiski Junction Railroad took delivery of SW900m No. 126 in Lehigh
Valley colors. The locomotive was built as LV NW1 No. 126 in 1938 and was
rebuilt as an SW900 in 1956; it became Conrail 8653 in 1976. Before coming to KJ
it worked at Terry Reddinger Coal Co. in Southside New Bethlehem, Penn., and at
Rosebud Mining's Lady Jane Mine in Penfield. Restored to its LV colors and
number at the Buffalo & Pittsburgh shop in Brookville, Penn., the locomotive
worked the Kiski Junction tourist train out of Schenley, Penn., on July 5.

Pic here:

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