Category Archives: 119

Talky Tuesday #54

S&NY #119 smokes things up while departing North Towanda in last week’s “WW #92”. Timeframe is likely late spring, given the sunshine and the plow affixed to the pilot of the #119.

In the background is the LV bridge over the Susquehanna.

Wordless Wednesday #92

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Talky Tuesday #63

The engineer of S&NY #119 (possibly Eli Chilton?) oils around, prior to departure from Towanda¬†with a very short mixed train consisting of a single Erie single-sheathed boxcar in last week’s “WW #91”. The LV Towanda depot is in the left background, and the LV main is visible to the right of the #119’s pilot.

Wordless Wednesday #91

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Talky Tuesday #59

Last week’s “WW #87” is a nice portrait of the #119, likely at Towanda. The engine looks freshly shopped, possibly from the Lehigh Valley facilities at Sayre. The boiler jacket looks to be painted in an odd color, though this may be a trick of the light and spectral properties of the B&W film used to shoot the photo.

In front of the engine is the head-end crew. I do not know the identity of the fireman on the left. In the center is engineer Eli Chilson, and on the right I believe is brakeman Steve VanGorder.

Wordless Wednesday #87

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Talky Tuesday #58

Last week’s “WW #86” is a slightly over-exposed view of #119 heading a southbound mixed train, likely Train No. 6. According to S&NY employee timetable No. 47, effective 14 October 1934, No. 6 is due to leave Towanda Washington St. station at 2.05 PM, with an arrival at West Williamsport at 4.35 PM.

The high sun in this view is certainly consistent with a pending early afternoon departure. In the background is bridge across the Susquehanna at (of course) Bridge Street, replaced in 1986 with what is now the Veterans Memorial Bridge at Means Street.

Wordless Wednesday #86

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Talky Tuesday #36

S&NY #119 departs the Lehigh Valley’s Towanda station trailing converted motor car 206 in last week’s “WW #63”. To the left is the old LV stone enginehouse. In the background, an LV freight passes the station and crosses over the North branch of the Susquehanna, while an REA truck waits by the station.

Wordless Wednesday #63

Bill Caloroso - Cal's Classics

Bill Caloroso – Cal’s Classics