• P&W Locomotive Fleet

  • Topics relating to the operation of the P&W Railroad, which is a subsidiary of Genesee and Wyoming. Regional freight railroad based in Worcester and operating in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, and New York.
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Topics relating to the operation of the P&W Railroad, which is a subsidiary of Genesee and Wyoming. Regional freight railroad based in Worcester and operating in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, and New York.
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  by Feynman
 
PW 150 was delivered to Seashore trolley Museum in Maine yesterday.
  by Pensyfan19
 
This is PW 150, the railroad's only 25 ton switcher in case if anyone was wondering:

http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/Locopi ... x?id=44630
  by octr202
 
We have days at Seashore where a GP-38 would be handy, but it's probably a bit large for our track.

Here's some photos of it on arrival in Maine.
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  by MEC407
 
Thanks for the photos! Am I correct in assuming this new addition is the biggest/heaviest diesel locomotive at Seashore?

I'm glad it found a new home, and especially glad the new home is in New England.
  by octr202
 
Yes. We have one other diesel locomotive, the diminutive D-1 which is a tiny Davenport diesel hydraulic. It's essentially a 1930's dump truck in a miniature locomotive carbody and frame, and a somewhat tricky beast to operate.

The "heavy" power will continue to be the 50-ton Baldwin electric (#300) seen behind #150, but the new diesel should be able to tackle much of what we use 300 for, and be able to enter many areas 300 can't go (either due to track curvature, or lack of trolley wire.

150 will also allow 300 (which turns 100 this year!) to get some badly needed downtime for overhaul. Also, while 150 will be well cared for (several departments are eager to see it arrive), it will be a work engine and not accessioned into the museum's collection as it is outside our scope as a museum of mass transit vehicles. It will be used to support track maintenance (work trains), moving heavy rolling stock (especially subway/elevated cars and heavy interurbans), and can be a rescue/tow unit in the event of a power outage.
  by jbvb
 
I believe Seashore's Davenport is Diesel Mechanical, 4 speeds forward, 4 reverse, clutch.
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