ANDY117 wrote:Wow, that looks nice! I'll finally have an excuse to get out towards Sayre now! (That and I still haven't chased a SOM train yet...)
Any idea of a start up time? I'm gone to Phoenix for the next week or so, so I hope I don't miss the first train!
And where would these be housed and fueled? Owego? Sayre?
its likely the engines will be kept somewhere south of the Sayre LV passenger station.
I highly doubt they will be kept in Owego, since getting them from Owego to Sayre on a regular basis would be a hassle, they would have to always run them over NS to Waverly then into Sayre..I dont see any reason for that to be necessary..and it certaintly wouldnt be practical..
im sure the Lehigh Railway power will be kept on its "home rails"..
So IMO its most likely they will be kept somewhere on the south end of the Sayre yard..
The actual "division point" is listed as MP 269.5, which is way down in Athens, near the Main street crossing just north of the Chemung river bridge..but I doubt the locos will be kept down there..not much room..
so I still stand by my prediction that the "interchange yard" will likely be the small yard area just south of the Packer Ave Bridge in Sayre,
and the locos will likely be kept there..
as for fueling..I dont know!
the Sayre fuel and sanding facility has been gone over 20 years..
I dont know where NS fuels the Sayre-Ithaca power these days!
probably Elmira or Gang Mills...which wouldnt be availble to the LRWY..
so I dont know about that!
some shortlines just bring in diesel fuel trucks..thats always a possibility.
or! its possible the locos will kept on the south end! at Mehoopany..(I hope not!
although I doubt that, since Sayre is so much closer to Owego and the company HQ.
although maybe that wont matter..
so..in short, no one really knows yet!
(well..im sure someone
knows.. just no one here in railfan-land yet!)
but im going to predict Sayre as the most obvious place for the Lehigh Railway "engine terminal"..