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Northeastern Pennsylvania

This is a view of OIBU crossing the Delaware River from Port Jervis NY to Mill Rift PA, on the ex Erie-Lackawanna Southern Tier line. Behind the power are New York City subway cars to be refurbished at GE's plant in Hornell, NY. OIBU ran from Oak Island (Newark, NJ) to Buffalo, NY; performing local switching duties throughout most of its journey. Oak Island's hump yard closed in late 1996, creating new Allentown to Oak Island to Buffalo train ALBF. However, the hump yard was reopened in 1997, causing OIBU to be reinstated.
Wreck-damaged D&H 227 at Taylor Yard, near Scranton, PA. This unit was in a dead-line awaiting a trip to Morrison-Knudson's Mountaintop (PA) plant for rebuilding. This was taken during the Susquehanna's operation of the D&H in 1989 after Guilford left it for dead in June of 1988.
Steamtown used to run steam excursions on D&H rails around Scranton, PA. Here, Canadian Pacific 2317 pulls a trip across the former DL&W Martin's Creek (Kingsley) Viaduct. Steamtown has been a National Park for several years - go check it out!
The D&H was purchased by Canadian Pacific Railway (CP Rail System) in 1991, winning the bid from the Trustee over CR, NYS&W, and others. CP brought new life to the D&H evidenced by this Albany-Buffalo doublestack train KL-1. KL-1 was a short-lived K-Line train, running from Kenwood Yard to Seneca Yard for interchange. KL-1 is shown here at 'QD' in Binghamton, New York awaiting a crew change, behind Morrison-Knudsen rebuilt GP38-2 #7312 and CP Rail 5690 (SD40-2).
D&H 558-14 is arriving at Binghamton, NY near 'QD' on April 15, 1995. 558 runs from Toronto, ON to Philadelphia, PA carrying interchange freight for CSXT and intermodal traffic for the Ameriport terminal on Delaware Ave. in Philadelphia. 558 was powered by CP Rail SD40 5550, GATX Leasing SD40-2 7377, and a CP Rail MLW C424, 4244.


Here is a Delaware & Hudson ALCo RS11, number 5009, working a yard drill at their East Binghamton yard. These units have all been retired by CP Rail...
... CP Rail did bring some good things to the area, however. These big Montreal Locomtive Works M636's stopped at SW Cabin in Nineveh, NY on the D&H's main line from Binghamton to Rouses Point. For a while, it was somewhat common to find 6-axle MLW's on the D&H. Four axle varieties are much more common; RS18's can still be found as yard switchers on the D&H. This train is D&H 554-11, sighted on October 12, 1991.

Thanks to Rob Davis for some corrections to this page.



This page was created and maintained by J. Alex Lang, 1997.
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