NYSW #18??

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NYSW #18??

Post by Snowmojoe » Fri Mar 20, 2015 12:59 pm

I stumbled across this photo on http://www.rrpicturearchives.net" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; last week on a slow day at work while searching for something else. Was there actually an NYSW #18? (The pic certainly suggests there was...) I haven't found any other reference to it online. It's not on the online NYSW diesel roster. It hasn't been exactly an exhaustive search, to be sure, but if you google "NYSW 18", not even this image comes up in the results?
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Re: NYSW #18??

Post by Heidelbergbreaker » Fri Mar 20, 2015 8:43 pm

I scanned through the Susquehanna book by Krause and Crist and couldn't find a #18. The closest to that were the # 150 and #151 that were used to shift the cars around the docks at the Edgewater.
These two units were built in 1942 for the Army and sold to the Susquehanna in 1946. One was sold in 1960 to Old Dominion Iron and Steel at Richmond but the book says the other is a mystery.
It looks like the #18 may be another mystery.

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Re: NYSW #18??

Post by Marty Feldner » Fri Mar 20, 2015 9:23 pm

I'd have to do some digging, but wasn't that part of the MCC operation at Newfoundland? Seems I remember it stationed at Stockholm (Rt. 515 and NJ 23) to assist in the run-around. This would have been in the early 70's.

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Re: NYSW #18??

Post by Chrisgr » Fri Mar 20, 2015 9:32 pm

This might help with some information.

http://www.railroad.net/forums/viewtopi ... 27&start=0" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Re: NYSW #18??

Post by Snowmojoe » Fri Mar 20, 2015 10:32 pm

Searching the web for this turned up nothing. And yet here's an entire page. And I even searched the forums for NYSW 18 as well, and saw nothing.
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Re: NYSW #18??

Post by Marty Feldner » Sat Mar 21, 2015 12:21 am

Found it; as MCC 18, at Stockholm, July 1975. My photo.

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Re: NYSW #18??

Post by RichM » Sat Mar 21, 2015 7:56 am

Was this engine on the Drew Chemical property in Boonton in the sixties, or was there another small locomotive in the Newfoundland collection that performed that service? I vaguely recall someone asking me about sponsoring some restoration cost on a locomotive with that history.

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Re: NYSW #18??

Post by cnj1524 » Sun Mar 29, 2015 10:28 am

former Drew Chem.,former MCC,Former NYSW, http://rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=35720" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; seen in 2003 at butler,owned by NYSW historical society(under restoration)

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Re: NYSW #18??

Post by Snowmojoe » Sun Mar 29, 2015 10:43 pm

Should #18 be represented on the "all-time roster" then?
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Re: NYSW #18??

Post by steamjunkie » Sun Sep 27, 2015 3:36 pm

#18 actually belongs to the New York Susquehanna and Western Technical and Historical Society and is now located in New Jersey with #142.

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