Category Archives: Locomotives

Talky Tuesday #95

“WW #137” of a week ago shows us high-stepping #119 rolling a mixed freight along at track speed. The plume of steam above the boiler could be from the safety valves lifting, or from the whistle blasting for a grade crossing near the photographer. Combination car #206 carries the markers at the rear. Location is not known to me.

Wordless Wednesday #137

Bill Caloroso – Cal’s Classics

Talky Tuesday #89

S&NY #119 heads a train eastbound at Towanda in this undated photo in last week’s “WW #131“.

Wordless Wednesday #131

Bill Caloroso – Cal’s Classics

Talky Tuesday #88

It looks like an all-hands effort getting the #115 coaled up at Marsh Hill in last week’s “WW#130”. Her crew is keeping her hot, though, as the safety valve is lifting as the photographer captures the moment.

Wordless Wednesday #130

Bill Caloroso – Cal’s Classics

Talky Tuesday #87

S&NY #116 pauses at the Towanda ashpit in last week’s “WW #129”. Some of the accoutrements of steam railroading are in the foreground, namely a rack of rakes and other tools used to keep the fire in the engines in good shape, and the clinkers out. I doubt the ladder at the base of the water tank would pass muster in today’s OSHA world…

Wordless Wednesday #129

Bill Caloroso – Cal’s Classics

Talky Tuesday #85

S&NY 2-8-0 #118 poses outside the Newberry enginehouse in last week’s “WW #127”. #118 was built by Schenectady for the NYC in 1903, and was purchased by the S&NY in 1926. This engine was reportedly the heaviest on the road, and was used mostly out of West Williamsport/Newberry with a rating of 2200 tons Newberry to Marsh Hill Junction. #118 was sold to a steel mill in Ohio after abandonment, where it was probably scrapped.

Talky Tuesday #77

Apologies for a summer hiatus for travel and the 4th of July. “WW #119” from June 28th is another view of #118 at Towanda. For a similar view from a slightly different angle, see “WW #5”. Time is probably shortly before the 1942 abandonment, as the station/yard office in the background is already boarded up.