Category Archives: Locomotives

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.

Wordless Wednesday #119

Herb Trice photo – Author’s Collection

Talky Tuesday #76

Last week’s “WW #118” is a poor-quality shot of #115 leading an excursion of some kind. Behind the #115 is an idler boxcar, followed by another locomotive, and a string of steel passengers cars. #115 flies the white flags of an extra.

I have no other information regarding the date or occasion of the special train.

Wordless Wednesday #118

Bill Caloroso – Cal’s Classics

Talky Tuesday #75

#114 pauses at the Towanda ashpit in this early morning (?) view in last week’s “WW #117”. In the background is the Towanda enginehouse/car shop.

Wordless Wednesday #117

Author’s Collection

Talky Tuesday #72

Appropriately, for last week’s “WW #114” we have a nice broadside view of S&NY #114. I believe the location is around Towanda, given the background, but not 100% sure.

Wordless Wednesday #114

Bob’s Photo

Talky Tuesday #71

A handsome nearly-new S&NY 4-4-0 #113 glints in the sun in last week’s “Wordless Wednesday”, coincidentally “WW #113”. The #113 was purchased from Baldwin in 1907, and scrapped in 1934.