New Jersey Operation Toy Train hustles west, en route to its next stop at Sparta, N.J. The train is viewed from the Route 23 overpass.
Long Hood Forward Special Duty
Due to the volume of work at Sparta Junction over the winter the NYSW operates a job out of Sparta with the sole purpose of switching Sparta Junc... (more)
Descending Sparta Mountain
With their train comfortably over the highest point on rails in New Jersey, the WS-2 crew can easily bring their train down Sparta Mountain and enjoy... (more)
Saturday Morning Sparta Job
An incredibly unusual daylight local to Sparta ran on Saturday July 30, 2016 with hot cars for a customer at Sparta Junction. The local crew had a l... (more)
Standing on a beaver dam in Beaver Lake, NJ . A trio of yellow jacket SD60s roll downhill around a curve past the remains of a beaver-made pond. Last year this place was bustling with bea... (more)
"Long Hood Forward Leaser"
On May 31, 2015 the PRLX 3806 was assigned to WS-2X to bring 7 hot cars to Sparta Junction, a move which hasn't happened since Decemeber 2014. The ... (more)
"Climbing the Grade"
Running as NYS&W BHX, a detoured CSX stack train (Q004) is seen climbing one of the steepest points on Sparta Mountain as the two GE's are pushed to their ma... (more)
With nearly 10 inches of snow on the ground, the NYS&W decided to run light engines West from Ridgefield Park to clear the main all the way to Pelton. Having plenty ... (more)
NYS&W SU-99 passes the site of the former Beaver Lake freight yard as it heads west toward Binghamton.
It was not uncommon for Susquehanna to host railfan excursions in the years following their 1986 restoration of service on the original NYS&W main between Butler and Sparta, NJ. This was a time b... (more)
NYS&W/CSXT runthrough train SU-403 climbs NYS&W's Sparta Mountain grade. Four locomotives have 75 freight cars in tow.
UP 4766 leads a CSXT C40-8 and a trio of former Cartier MLWs on this eastbound NYS&W freight. Train is traversing Sparta Mountain.