Category Archives: Locomotives

Talky Tuesday #99

4-6-0 #119 leads a mixed freight in last week’s “WW #141”. 5 cars back is a mid-train helper. A number of photos show a helper engine multiple cars back in S&NY freights; I assume this was due to weight restrictions on bridges. Location of the photo is uncertain.

Wordless Wednesday #141

Bill Caloroso – Cal’s Classics

Talky Tuesday #98

S&NY #117 displays her fireman’s side on “WW #140” from December 20th. The jacketing over the boiler could use a little repair, but the 117 still looks to be in service, given the white flags on the smokebox and the load of coal in the tender. #117 was a 1900 product of the Schenectady Works, purchased used from the NYC as #1748 in 1926. The 2-6-0 went to the scrapper after abandonment.

Wordless Wednesday #140

Bill Caloroso – Cal’s Classics

Talky Tuesday #96

Since the winter season is nearly upon us, “WW #138” of two weeks ago is a low-angle shot of SNY #118 on a caboose hop in light snow. I am unsure of the location.

Wordless Wednesday #138

Bill Caloroso – Cal’s Classics

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