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« on: Apr 18th, 2007, 8:19pm »
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In the northeastern portion of Pennsylvania, there was a fascinating little railroad named the Susquehanna & New York. This road ran from from Towanda (in Bradford County) and a connection with the Lehigh Valley to Newberry (in Lycoming County), connecting with the New York Central and Reading. Along the way, the S&NY connected with the Pennsylvania at Ralston (the PRR Elmira Branch) and utilized trackage rights from Marsh Hill Junction to Newberry (West Williamsport) over the PRR.  
 
The S&NY had a relatively short life span-incorporated in May 1902, completed in September 1903 and abandoned in 1942 with the last run occuring on May 23, 1942.
 
I first learned of the S&NY in 1971 while attending junior college in Williamsport. Coincidentally, my first job after graduation in the summer of 1973 was in Towanda. I've been fascinated with this line and have been collecting photos and memorabilia for a number of years now.  
 
The following posts show some of the items I've collected over the last few years, thanks to the miracle of eBay.  


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« Reply #1 on: Apr 18th, 2007, 8:38pm »
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To start things out, here's a photo of Barclay Railroad #1, the "Towanda". The Barclay Railroad was a predecessor to the S&NY, hauling coal from Barclay Mountain north to the North Branch Canal in Towanda.
 
The Towanda was built by Brooks (Dunkirk) Locomotive Works in 1876. The locomotive had a construction number of 24 and was later sold to the Central Pennsylvania Lumber Company where it became their number 59.


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« Reply #2 on: Apr 18th, 2007, 8:44pm »
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Here's S&NY locomotive # 104, a 2-8-0 of Pennsylvania Railroad heritage:

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« Reply #3 on: Apr 18th, 2007, 8:47pm »
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S&NY #105, a class A-1 4-4-0, purchased from the PRR in 1903:

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« Reply #4 on: Apr 18th, 2007, 8:50pm »
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S&NY #109, a 3-truck Shay, built in 1903, C/N 792. This locomotive was sold to the CPL in 1913 and became their #65.

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« Reply #5 on: Apr 18th, 2007, 8:54pm »
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S&NY # 112, built by Baldwin in 1906, C/N 27,270. This engine was sold to he CPL in 1913 and became their #69. I have a model (well, a reasonable facsimilie) of this engine, built from a MDC kit.

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« Reply #6 on: Apr 18th, 2007, 8:59pm »
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S&NY # 116, built by Baldwin in 1916, C/N 44,835. This was the first locomotive on the S&NY to have an electric headlight. IHC lettered their run of HO scale 2-8-0s with the "Susquehanna & New York" roadname, among many others. It was great to see the S&NY get some recognition in the model railroad world!


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After the S&NY was abandoned, the #116 went on to serve on the Meridian and Bigbee River in Mississippi. Happily, the locomotive survives today at the Jimmie Rodgers Museum in Meridian.
 
You can see the #116 today. Check out: http://www.jimmierodgers.com/images/museumcollage.jpg


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« Reply #8 on: Apr 18th, 2007, 9:11pm »
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S&NY #117, a 2-6-0, built by Schenectady in 1900 for the NYC, their number 1748, C/N 5490.

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« Reply #9 on: Apr 18th, 2007, 9:13pm »
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S&NY #118, another former New York Central locomotive, built by Schenectady in 1903, C/N 27,137 as NYC # 2699, purchased by the S&NY in 1926.

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« Reply #10 on: Apr 18th, 2007, 9:14pm »
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S&NY caboose #15, shown in Towanda, PA on Nov. 20, 1937. Some of you may recognize this car as it is now found at the Arcade & Attica.

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« Reply #11 on: Apr 18th, 2007, 9:36pm »
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S&NY #119, the last locomotive purchased by the railroad. This engine started life as the Huntingdon & Broad Top Mountain #35, built by Baldwin in 1921, C/N 55,031. The S&NY bought the engine in 1934. After 1942 the engine went to the Clarion River Railway where it was found to be too heavy for the tracks and was eventually scrapped.  

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« Reply #12 on: Apr 18th, 2007, 9:39pm »
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Another photo of the #117.

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A couple of passes from the S&NY, from 1939 with the year and Susquehanna emblem in gold:

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A second flimsy paper pass basically stating the passes issued in 1939 would be honored through 1940. Typewritten on the back are the names of the Susquehanna and New York Railroad Co., the Tionesta Valley Railway Company and the Leetonia Railway Company. All were owned by the United States Leather Company, itself a division of the Central Pennsylvania Lumber Company. All were headquartered in Williamsport, PA.

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Finally, a ticket good from the northern terminus of the line in Towanda, to Marsh Hill Junction, where the S&NYs trackage rights over the PRR began.

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A couple of other photos I misplaced when originally posting:
 
The Lehigh Valley maintained trackage rights over the S&NY from Towanda to Monroeton to connect with their "State Line & Sullivan" branch to Dushore, in Sullivan County. From a LONG time ago, here's an ornate 4-6-0, built by the Rhode Island Locomotive Works in April of 1879, C/N 692. The locomotive is lettered for the "S. L. & S. R. R." and named "North Mountain" and eventually became the Lehigh Valley's #283. This locomotive was scrapped in the early 1900's.


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A photo postcard, #109 with a log train at Gray's Run, PA sharing billing with some kitchen rafts on the West Branch of the Susquehanna River, headed to Williamsport.

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Good stuff there Aa3rt. Thanks for sharing.
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on Apr 22nd, 2007, 5:08pm, CHESSIEMIKE wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Good stuff there Aa3rt. Thanks for sharing.
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Thanks for the kind words CHESSIEMIKE. Here are a couple of more:
 
S&NY 109 again, this time with a log loader and log train. Sorry for the grainy photo, the postcard has a date of August 31, 1910 on the back.


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