New York, Susquehanna, and Western #120
|Builder:||EMD (General Motors)|
|Engine:||EMD 567B - 12 cylinder|
|Notes:||ex-Chesapeake & Ohio #5091 (later Chessie
NYS&W #120, 04/1985.
Sold to American Motor Power, Inc., Dansville, NY
A visitor to the Rahway Valley Railroad, #120 could be seen along the RVRR and the neighboring Staten Island Railway from 1986 until 1992. #120 began life as #5091 of the Chesapeake & Ohio Railroad. In 1972, as part of the C&O's merger with the Baltimore & Ohio and the Western Maryland, #5091 was repainted in a Chessie System paint scheme. During the latter part of the 1980's this engine was sent to switch the Staten Island Railroad's freight operation (formerly Staten Island Rapid Transit). The SIRR was a subsidiary of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad.
In April of 1985 the Staten Island Railroad's freight operations were assumed by the Delaware Otsego Corporation and the line was renamed the Staten Island Railway. #5091 was repainted as #120 of the New York, Susquehanna, and Western Railroad, a subsidiary of Delaware Otsego Corp.
In 1986 Delaware Otsego also acquired the nearby Rahway Valley Railroad, inheriting their GE-70 tonners #16 and 17. Eventually #120 performed all of the movements over both the RVRR and the SIRy. #120 performed the last movement over the RVRR on April 21, 1992.
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