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Engine 2

New York & New Orange Railroad #2
New Orange Four Junction Railroad #2

Type: 4-4-0 American
Builder: Baldwin Locomotive Works
Construction #: 5394
Year Built: 12/1880

Ex-Philadelphia, Wilmington, & Baltimore RR #80
Purchased 07/1899
Scrapped/sold by 1903


The New York & New Orange Railroad purchased its second locomotive in July of 1899 ( Source: Cranford Chronicle). The locomotive was ex-Philadelpha, Wilmington, & Baltimore #80. The engine, whether suffering from mechanical difficulties or the lack of a need for it, had been either scrapped or sold by the time of the railroad's October, 1903 report of the Official Railway Equipment Register.

According to John J. McCoy, the locomotive on the left is NY&NO/NOFJ #2. The engine is seen in this photograph meeting a Jersey Central passenger train at Aldene. The top photo is a blow-up of the above photo. McCoy Collection, photo courtesy of Donald Maxton.

This July 15, 1899 news article appeared in the Cranford Citizen. According to John J. McCoy, #1 had arrived almost exactly one year earlier.


  • Thomas T. Taber, III
  • John J. McCoy
  • Harry Frye
  • Official Railway Equipment Registers
  • "New Locomotive," Cranford Citizen, 7/15/1899.
  • Research by Richard J. King, 7/2013.

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