The New York Susquehanna & Western
Technical & Historical  Society Inc.
Mechanical Department                                                                      Updated 12/30/18

This page is about the functions of the Mechanical Department. For information on the current schedule of work sessions, please return to the home page.

BIG NEWS - See below



It all started here. After two years of rehabilitation, M-1's shakedown cruise, 9/12/92

M-1, (Budd 5006) built 5/50

Owned by URHS - leased by NYS&WT&HS

Status: Currently getting mechanical and interior repairs

M-2, (Budd 5007) built 5/50

Owned by NYS&WT&HS

Status: Vandalized, work will continue after M-1 is in service

M-4, (Budd 5108) built 10/50

Owned by NYS&WT&HS

Status: Was used for shop/storage area. Purchased from two of our members. To be refurbished as a trailer (cab car).

#142 on its first trip to Pincher's Point with ex-L.I.R.R. cars in tow , 10/31/10

Built 5/1989 Tang Shen Locomotive Works from a 1930's ALCO design

BDRV Track Update

2018 saw only maintenance work on the track already in service. A number of places prone to heat kinks were addressed. The 1/2 mile between the 2017 and 2018 improvements still need attention before passenger service can be instituted to Riegelsville. The Society has received a grant to rebuild the station there.



2018 saw the construction of our new shop building. One track has been placed in service and 142 and 501 have been placed inside. 142 is now in need of a 15-year inspection and 501 is getting body work to be made into our permanent snack bar car. The building project is far from over as we need utilities installed, the second track, the by-pass track outside the building and the fence perimeter expanded. These things will happen as funds, labor and opportunity occur. Stay tuned for updates.


Locomotive #18, (Plymouth) built 1938

18 ton industrial switcher with Cummins diesel (replaced gasoline engine in 1976 at Morris County Central RR), four speed reversible transmission and chain drive to both axles. Original owner - Drew Chemical, Boonton, NJ.

Status: A paint job awaits lettering (now green). First practical use was February 2018 and will serve for track work in the future.

Photos: M. Den Bleyker  

Locomotive 146, GE 45 ton

This engine is privately held and leased to the DRRE as the primary shop/yard switcher. 146 was successfully debuted for the public at Milford Alive day, September, 2016. In use for work trains as well.

All mechanical work is now based on the Bel-Del and my be in either the new or old shop

Work at the shop generally starts 8:00 am Fridays to Sundays

(subject to change - check home page)

Please go to the home page and check "Upcoming Events" for work schedule updates. Contact Mechanical @ for directions or further information.

Note: Working conditions are subject to the rules of the railroad

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