• Wellsboro & Corning discussion thread

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

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  by joshuahouse
 
I wouldn't know what the tie and rail conditions are like back there on all that inaccessable private property, but I do know the SCCVBB has been interested in getting a tourist train into downtown for a decade now.
  by Matt Langworthy
 
Interesting update- it looks like the Wellsboro & Corning will be getting money from NY to rehab their tracks in Steuben County.

From http://www.governor.ny.gov/assets/docum ... ooklet.pdf yesterday:
The Wellsboro & Corning Railroad will restore 11
miles of main line railroad track and reconstruct
approximately 3,500 feet of former second
main track. The project will allow the railroad
to continue to provide timely, efficient, and
environmentally friendly service to rail served
customers in the Southern Tier of NY.
This is apparently part of a business stimulus program. Will the 2nd track be near Mulholland Road for the water train?
  by K4Pacific
 
Well there was quite a derailment over the summer on the NYS side. It's 10 mph right now. And with the unit water trains starting this will be welcome rebuilding in tandem with that. Incidentally, we rode the TC Saturday. The seven o'clock was sold out as was the five o'clock. Good to see.
  by sallenparks
 
Railroad pictures archives has pics of are two FP's in Ohio just thought I'd pass it on.
  by sallenparks
 
alright for my buddy scotty cause he asked so nice(if this works) rrpicturesarchives.net/locopicture.aspx?id=163851 (or a 7).
  by charlie6017
 
There's no working link

Charlie
  by charlie6017
 
Very nice...........that's a winner! ;-)

Charlie
  by scottychaos
 
woo hoo! thanks! Image
there they are finally, those mysterious WCOR F-units..
and now to figure out who they are..

They are Canadian, from AMT - Agence métropolitaine de transport.
The Montreal commuter line.

here we go, found them:

WCOR 1304
GMD FP7A
Built by GMD (Canada)
Built as Canadian Pacific 4074 (1952)
Serial Number : A 375
Renumbered to CP #1430 (12/1954)
Renumbered back to CP #4074 (12/1965)
Sold to CTCUM (1982), became CTCUM #4074, to #1304,
then to AMT - Agence de Metropolitaine de Transport (Montreal) #1304.
Sold to Michigan Air Line Railway Co. (7/2002), operating on the Walled Lake Scenic Railway, Walled Lake, MI.
Sold to WCOR, to WCOR # 1304, Wellboro, PA. (2011)
http://www.myrailfan.com/collection/AMT ... T_1304.htm
http://www.mountainrailway.com/Roster%2 ... 204074.htm


WCOR 1306
GMD FP7A
Built by GMD (Canada)
Built as Canadian Pacific 4040 (1951)
Serial Number : A 244
Renumbered to CP #1433 (1955)
Renumbered back to CP #4040 (1960)
Sold to CTCUM (1982), became CTCUM #4040, to #1306
to AMT - Agence de Metropolitaine de Transport (Montreal) #1306.
Sold to Michigan Air Line Railway Co. (7/2002), operating on the Walled Lake Scenic Railway, Walled Lake, MI.
Sold to WCOR, to WCOR # 1306, Wellboro, PA. (2011)
http://www.myrailfan.com/collection/AMT ... T_1306.htm
http://www.mountainrailway.com/Roster%2 ... 204040.htm

Scot
Last edited by scottychaos on Sat Dec 17, 2011 3:54 pm, edited 1 time in total.
  by scottychaos
 
Cant find any evidence that they ever actually operated with the "Walled Lake Scenic Railway" in Michigan,
but they were definitely there:

http://photos.greatrails.net/s/?p=103510

I would guess they never did operate there, since they were never repainted from their Montreal commuter schemes,
(last operated there in 2002) and their AMT lettering wasnt even removed..
looks like they probably sat from 2002 until now..

Scot
  by Don
 
I caught 1306 back on 11/20/02 as it paused on a wb CSX freight along Broadway in Buffalo. Got a few slides & prints of it, one of which appeared in Railpace. Later found out it was headed for Coe Rail but lost track of it after that.
Don
  by K4Pacific
 
Rail America to buy controlling interest in the Wellsboro & Corning filed with the STC. More to follow.
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