"Stars Over Lackawaxen"
Under the cover of a beautiful starlit sky, a dark future CSX SD40-2 leads three New York Susquehanna & Western yellow jackets (SD40-2 and a pair of SD45's)... (more)
NYS&W 3004 looking very clean as it rests between assignments by the sanding tower @ the NYS&W shops.
Two of four SD45s are pulling the stack pack portion of the train south (east) on the Hudson secondary to clear the switch with the Maybrook runner. The other two SD45s will grab the next portion... (more)
Currently running only twice-weekly, NYS&W road train SU-99 passes the restored Maywood Station. Power includes 3618 (SD45), 3634 (SD45), CSX 8835 (SD40-2) & 3010 (SD40T-2).
A Susquehanna RS-1 departs Maywood with two stainless steel coaches late in the afternoon commuter rush. The Maywood station is behind the train and has recently been thoroughly restored as a mus... (more)
Two Susquehanna RDCs slow for Maywood on an August afternoon. Rush hour was the only time that the railroad ran more than a single RDC.
Susquehanna Budd RDC M-4 is stopped eastbound at the station on River Street. Hackensack's only skyscraper, the People's Trust building, is seen on the right. This structure now suffers water dama... (more)
NYSW's road freight, SU-99, has crested the grade out of New Jersey and is rolling down Sparta Mountain. The train is nearing Sparta Junction where it will jump off the former NYSW mainline and he... (more)
NYS&W BH-2 heads north through the farm fields with the currently sidelined 3636 leading.
Uncertain Future....The #3636 has been OOS since May of 2008 after a Turbocharger failure caused the prime mover to seize. Since October the #3636 has been stored in Utica and at one point the tra... (more)
SU-99 rolls west over the Hackensack River with 3634/3010/3018. Al left is the preserved Balao-class submarine USS Ling (SS-297) which is berthed at the New Jersey Naval Museum.
WS4 is a the west switch into the MC Yard, while the conductor looks on. The train has the three road units for the evening SU-99 road freight.
SU-99 rolls west over the Hackensack River with 3016/3022/3010. The timing was just right as there were only a few moments of direct sunlight left to spare.
Second generation diesels survive on the NYS&W. WS3 crew has a pair of tunnel motors and a flare, circa 1960s/1970s for power.
WS4 trundles through the MC Yard with road power for the evening's SU-99 road power.