airman00 wrote:Hey thanks. #206 reminds me of NJT #502. Long after NJT's other sw's were gone, (albeit still operating), 502 is still on roster going strong. Here 206 hung around long after the others were gone. Any idea why she managed to hang around so long?
well, just because 206 is still around, doesnt mean it spent an unusual amount of time actually operating with the Susquehanna..
Its probably been off the NYSW roster for 20 years at least..maybe more.
Probably served 3 or 4 decades anyway, but thats not terribly unusual for an Alco switcher..
Actually, the three GP18's will probably end up holding the all-time operating record with NYSW..
they had about 45 years of continious use before storage a few years ago..
and I think one of them is back in service?
it could make a solid half-century on the roster!