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Talky Tuesday #20

S&NY engine #117 takes a spin on the Lehigh Valley turntable at Towanda in last week’s “WW #48”. The #117 was originally built for the NYC in 1900 at Schenectady, and was bought second-hand by the S&NY in 1926. After abandonment in 1942, the little 2-6-0 was turned into scrap for the war effort.

Wordless Wednesday #48

Herb Trice Photo - Author's Collection

Herb Trice Photo – Author’s Collection

Talky Tuesday #14

Last week’s WW #42 is another interesting shot by Robert Richardson from the Denver Public Library, Western History Collection. Also dated 13 September 1939, in this view locomotive #117 is in charge of a work train that includes ditcher #6 and caboose #17. Trainmaster J.J. Coleman stands on the rear platform of the caboose, along with another unidentified S&NY employee.

A new-looking bridge is to the right, possibly built by CCC men from Laquin or Masten. The exact location is not specified, other than “probably Bradford County, PA.”

Wordless Wednesday #42

Denver Public Library, Western History Collection. Call # RR-1476. Used by persmission.

Denver Public Library, Western History Collection. Call # RR-1476. Used by permission.

Wordless Wednesday #4

S. Van Gorder photo, Author's Collection

S. Van Gorder photo, Author’s Collection

Wordless Wednesday #1

Bill Caloroso - Cal's Classics

Bill Caloroso – Cal’s Classics