Category Archives: 117

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

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Talky Tuesday #43

S&NY 2-6-0 #117 is again the subject of last weeks “WW #71”. I believe the setting is Newberry, with the Newberry car shop in the background.

Wordless Wednesday #71

Herb Trice photo - author's collection

Herb Trice photo – author’s collection

Talky Tuesday #42

S&NY 2-6-0 #117 passes the camera at an unknown location in last week’s “WW #70” .

Still puzzling how to convert a Bachmann 2-6-0 into this engine. The proportions are very similar, though the cab windows are slightly different. The main issue is the Stephenson-type valve gear and steam chests on the 117, vs. Walschaerts on the model. This would require major mechanical surgery, not just cosmetic. The tender would have to be completely rebuilt or scratch-built, but that is a separate issue…

Wordless Wednesday #70

Author's Collection

Author’s Collection

Talky Tuesday #37

S&NY 2-6-0  #117 goes for a spin on the turntable at North Towanda in last week’s WW#65.

The #117 was built for the NYC at ALCo’s Schenectady works in 1900, and was bought by the S&NY in 1926. The engine was reportedly scrapped after abandonment.

Wordless Wednesday #65

Bill Caloroso - Cal's Classics

Bill Caloroso – Cal’s Classics

Talky Tuesday #31

S&NY #117, a 2-6-0 originally built in 1900 by Schenectady Locomotive Works for the New York Central and purchased by the S&NY in 1926, heads a train south from the interchange with the Lehigh Valley at Towanda in last week’s “WW #59”.

The Susquehanna River is directly behind the train, and #117 obscures the view of the LV bridge across the Susquehanna.

Contrast with this more modern view taken in 2000 near the same location:

Photo by Author

Photo by Author

Wordless Wednesday #59

Bill Caloroso - Cal's Classics

Bill Caloroso – Cal’s Classics