PDA

View Full Version : "New" locomotive for the Luzerne & Susquehana


ShortlinesUSA
09-13-2010, 02:45 PM
Looks like some bigger power is on the way there. Ex Providence & Worcester U23B 2211 was noted at Benning Yard in Washington, DC yesterday lettered for the L&S. This locomotive has been at a power plant in Maryland for the last several years, and I do not know its mechanical status. It possibly may head for a contract shop before going to the L&S.

ShortlinesUSA
11-04-2010, 03:13 PM
To update this, the U23B will actually go to L&S affiliated Lehigh Railway. They have also picked up 3 ex P&W GP40s for this power hungry operation, which is seeing greatly increased traffic from the Marcellus Shale drilling operations in northeastern PA and southern NY.

I still have no idea if the unit has actually made it to them. It toured the CSX system for weeks after I made the original post it had left Benning Yard in DC.

mst145
11-15-2010, 02:25 AM
Here are my photos of two of the "new" locomotives in Mehoopany, PA from 10/30/2010:

http://mst145.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=2291205

http://mst145.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=2291207

M.T.