• Wellsboro & Corning discussion thread

  • Pertaining to all railroading subjects, past and present, in New York State.
Pertaining to all railroading subjects, past and present, in New York State.

Moderator: Otto Vondrak

  by poppyl
Well, it's been six weeks since Mr. Rowland's visit/trip. Any indications as to whether anything is going on as a result?

  by railfanner01
Genessee and Wyoming is making its ownership of WCOR known. An SD40-3 #3346 was spotted in full G&W orange and yellow with WCOR markings. IT is currently enroute to corning via NS.
  by K4Pacific
Yep. And if you come down here. There's a pretty orange one working the WCOR too.
  by cr9615
Any updates on WCOR ops? I heard elsewhere WC-1 was a night crew now? Is the H2O job still daylight?
  by K4Pacific
W&C runs WC-1 at night. The water train goes on duty at 8pm as well. Another water train out of Painted Post has been stopped by the Sierra Club. Sand is still the main commodity. Saw Tommy Myles two Fridays ago at Glass Fest who still works with the G&W and says they're looking to grow even more once more land is available to develop.
  by thebigham
Not sure if I should post this here because the Alcos are in PA. But, an Alco has ventured into the Corning yard a few times, right?


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Three Alcos are in imminent danger of being scrapped. None is in operable condition but any could be a parts supply.

Three are Tioga Central 47, RS3, and Tioga Central ex-Susquehanna 240, an RS1 and Tioga Central 62, another RS1.

All are on the Wellsboro & Corning RR.

If you or someone you know is in position to keep the Visigoths from doing their worst to these locomotives, please do. I will supply contact info.

Two other Alcos, Tioga Central 14, an S2, and 506, a chop-nose ex-D&H RS3 in sorta-Bicentennial paint have also been sidelined, but railroad management wants to get them back into the kind of shape where the inspectors will allow operations.

Edit: you are free to circulate this info to groups or lists as you see fit. The wider the word is spread, the more likely these vintage pieces can be saved.

  by scottychaos
All three are Alco RS1's..
the part about one of them being an RS3 is incorrect..

The three locos are:

Alco RS1, built 1945
Originally NYSW (Susquehanna) No. 240
to Tioga Central 240
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Alco RS1, built 1945
Originally Washington Terminal No. 47.
to Amtrak 47
to Tioga Central 47
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Alco RS1, built 1950
Originally Washington Terminal No. 62.
to Amtrak 62
to Tioga Central 62
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All three OOS in Wellsboro, PA.

  by Matt Langworthy
While two of the RS1s are not surprises, it is sad to see #62 on the list. She was hauling excursions just a few years ago.
  by Alcoman
The Remaining two ALCO's are up for sale..
  by Conrail6467
Does anyone know what the Wellsboro and Corning is up to these days? Haven't seen much buzz or content about what they might be doing down there. Can't imagine there is much traffic, though.
  by Scott K
Car storage, at the very least. Lots of well flats along the line when we were down there in July.
  by Matt Langworthy
WCOR is still in the sand hauling business based on NS scanner traffic I've heard. There are a couple of other customers on the line, as well.
  by Conrail6467
Are they still night runners? I might just take a chance and drive the 2 hours down there to see if they're doing anything.
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