• NYS&W back to the caboose!

  • Discussion related to New York, Susquehanna & Western operations past and present. Also includes some discussion related to Deleware Otsego owned and operated shortlines. Official web site can be found here: NYSW.COM.
Discussion related to New York, Susquehanna & Western operations past and present. Also includes some discussion related to Deleware Otsego owned and operated shortlines. Official web site can be found here: NYSW.COM.

Moderators: GOLDEN-ARM, NJ Vike

  by The Man
 
Something interesting has happened to the NYS&W this week. They went back to using caboose's! Looks like the Cortland jobs will have the RHSX 19059 an ex CR exx PRR N5 still in CR colors. The Syracuse jobs will have the RHSX 95033 an ex CR exx LV. The LV car was restored by the CNY NRHS about ten years ago and the vandals beat it up good when it was stored in Jamesville, NY. In may the NYS&W helped the chapter as did Vintage Locomotive of Houston, TX. The NYS&W took the CNY NRHS cabs, two coaches (one LIRR and one Budd), a GP-7 RHSX #613 and an 80 ton GE #6 as well as the VLIX (Vintage Locomotive) #41 another C-420. Vintage Locomotive also loaned the CNY chapter the use of the former CNY Locomotive & Trains Co. C-420 #2064 (ex D&H exx LV) witch was last used on the Adirondack RR in Lake Placid, NY. So when the NYS&W needed cabs they already had them on the property. RHSX 19059 was moved to Cortland 8/5/04 and the 95033 is on the passenger siding at AS in Syracuse.

JJ

  by rcbsd45
 
Wouldn't mind seeing those cabooses back in their original colors. Maybe the LV one actually came through Cortland when the LV ran trhough there! Now maybe if the NYS&W can get a stable of reliable motive power... Hmmm.. maybe the "Lackawanna" E-8's can supplement for the NYSW E-9's on the SY-1? THAT would make for a sight in DeWitt yard, as well as to hear over the radio the call "DL&W 808(or 807)!" Or maybe the CNY Chapter could lend the NYSW the GG1 thay have stored at the fairgrounds and just give someone from the NYSW a really really big extension cord? HAH!