Latest on the NYSW Alco/MLW Units and the WNYP

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Latest on the NYSW Alco/MLW Units and the WNYP

Post by thebigham »

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Susquehanna/message/10777

The L A & L Railroad Corp has looked at all eight six axle NYSW ALCO and MLW units in Binghamton and Utica and is taking a option to buy all of them pending completion of the WNY&P take over of the NS ex PRR Buffalo line through Olean.

The units will be moved to Cohocton on the Bath & Hammondsport RR along with two ex SP&S CEN 425s, one ex M&E and one from Florida, and two ex CP CEN 424s leased from the M&E.

Four of the ex Cartier M636s are operating at this time, one more was OOS in Binghamton. The other three units in Utica will need heavy shop work to get back in running condition. The NYSW shop has moved them into the shop to get them ready for shipping to Cohocton, NY.

A fifth 4 axle unit, RS36 418 from the Ontario Central is being shipped to Lakeville for use on the LA&L. The Ontario Central might become a Finger Lakes operation.

Al Gorney

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Post by Luther Brefo »

There is already a developing thread on this same topic here:

http://www.railroad.net/forums/viewtopic.php?t=41155
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