Contraction and Expansion
When the Susquehanna lost its western connection Lehigh & New England in 1961, the road suffered a forced retrenchment from Hainesburg, New Jersey to the ... (more)
When the Susquehanna lost its western interchange with the Lehigh and New England in 1961, its traffic naturally dropped off considerably. Nonetheless, its fleet of RS1’s and S2’s, most built duri... (more)
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)
Brand new GP18 units 1804 and 1800 are switching at Passaic Jct. in Saddle Brook, NJ. The three EMD units were the first new diesels bought by the railroad for many years. The Susquehanna had pow... (more)
A mix of vintage EMD's lug a heavy double stack train northbound for interchange with Conrail at Syracuse through the sleepy town of Chenango Bridge, NY on the Utica main. Almost twelve years late... (more)
An early shot (for me) of 1804 at Little Ferry. Susquehanna Geep 18 still wears its' silver trucks.
Two sets of NYS&W local power await their next assignment. GP18 1804 and ex-PW B23-7 2300 are tied down on a yard track while GP20 2064 and GP18 1800 hold the main.
On the Susquehanna in 2006 it is unusual to find so many similarly-painted units congregating in one location. In this view, 1804 holds the main with a WS-3 local, while power from road train SU-... (more)
WS-1 works a cut of empty intermodal flat cars in Little Ferry Yard. This unit has seen 40+ years of service on the NYS&W. The tracks of the CSX River Sub. are in the foreground.
Susquehanna Geep 18 helps set up the evening's train.
WS1 crosses the Overpeck Creek with one of the three GP18s that have been on the roster since 1962.
Last night's SU-100 had two Wisconsin Central SD45's as part of the consist. These two units have become regulars through Ridgefield Park.
Susquehanna's pair of GP18's arrive back from switching duties and are ready to celebrate the fourth. Note the flag in the cab. Taken with permission.