• NYS&W SD-70's

  • 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 Legio X
 
Why would NYS&W purchase SD-70's, and then lease them out? Don't they have a power shortage?

  by metman499
 
It was probably a business choice, where the lease payments for that amount of horsepower exceeds the payments for the purchase of older power that they currently employ.

  by Lackawanna484
 
When the NYSW first took possession (by lease, I believe) of the SD70s, they received excellent terms. They had enough business hauling cargo across NY and NJ to need them. With the break-up of CR, they expected to get a lot more traffic, I understand.

That didn't happen.

I&O made a good offer for expensive equipment the NYSW wasn't using, so off they went.