• New York & Lake Erie Railroad (NY&LE) Discussion

  • Pertaining to all railroading subjects, past and present, in New York State.
Pertaining to all railroading subjects, past and present, in New York State.

Moderator: Otto Vondrak

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  by nydepot
 
Anyone know what the current paint scheme is for this engine? Yellow/blue/gray? Orange/blue/gray? Full NY&LE lettering? It's had so many schemes, I wasn't sure where it got left at. Thanks.

Charles
  by nydepot
 
Thanks Chris.
  by thebigham
 
  by blockline4180
 
Since the railroad doesn't plan on running passenger excursions anymore, does anyone know if they plan on selling their former DL&W MU coaches?? I believe they have 3 numbered 5, 6, and 7... Anyone know how much they go for??

Thanks!
  by thebigham
 
I wouldn't ask here.

Call the NY&LE directly to inquire.

How many coaches do they have?
  by lvrr325
 
They're not worth a lot, probably around what they'd scrap out for. There's a good chance they can't be shipped out on their own wheels because of the age, even if they are roller bearing equipped. Or if they can be the FRA will want a serious going over on them, brake inspections and tests and so on. Trucking them or even lifting them to load and unload from a flat car gets expensive.
  by blockline4180
 
lvrr325 wrote:They're not worth a lot, probably around what they'd scrap out for. There's a good chance they can't be shipped out on their own wheels because of the age, even if they are roller bearing equipped. Or if they can be the FRA will want a serious going over on them, brake inspections and tests and so on. Trucking them or even lifting them to load and unload from a flat car gets expensive.

Gotcha, thanks!
Didn't realize the coaches were in poor shape up there!
  by thebigham
 
^Not all of them are bad.

They have coaches they use for special excursions.
  by Otto Vondrak
 
blockline4180 wrote:Since the railroad doesn't plan on running passenger excursions anymore, does anyone know if they plan on selling their former DL&W MU coaches?? I believe they have 3 numbered 5, 6, and 7... Anyone know how much they go for??

Why are you asking railfans to give you a quote on someone else's private property? Contact NYLE directly if you want to enter into a business arrangement with them.

-otto-
  by CRAZY4TRAINS
 
Very interesting ! My wife and I recently were in gowanda and I got a good look at the rolling stock and engines. Most of the excursion coaches and engines would probably need some work after not being run for 3 years but there not looking in bad shape. However other engines stored there look like they should be in a dead line and scrapped. Across the street a coach from trains planes and automobiles sits highy grown over with trees and weeds.The rear truck has been removed and the coach sits on wood cribbing. This coach eyes the scrapper. They also have a jordan spreader and flatcar that looks complete and could be restored.
  by CRAZY4TRAINS
 
As I recall they also run the titusville and oil creek railroad. These coaches and engines could be transfered to that railroad. I have on that railroad and it is an active freight railway too.
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