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Locomotives of the New York, Ontario & Western Railway

By | November 24, 2020

Enjoy this locomotives photo gallery of the NYO&W, the November 2020 Railroad of the Month

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A steam switching locomotive.
2-6-0 steam locomotive

2-6-0 steam locomotive No. 42

New York, Ontario & Western 2-6-0 Mogul No. 42 works as a switcher at Sidney N.Y., in May 1941. The 1907 Baldwin was the lone member of NYO&W’s class I.

Frank Quin
2-6-0 steam locomotive
End-cab diesel switching locomotive

EMD NW2 diesel locomotive 123

Former New York, Ontario & Western NW2 123 works on the New York Central at Rensselaer, N.Y., on April 18, 1957, three weeks after the New York, Ontario & Western ceased operations. NYO&W had 21 NW2s, all built in 1948.

Jim Shaughnessy
End-cab diesel switching locomotive
2-8-0 steam locomotive at coal and water facilities

2-8-0 steam locomotive 311

Consolidation 311 (Alco, 1910) has just taken on a load of coal at the New York, Ontario & Western’s engine terminal at Norwich, N.Y., on July 5, 1948.

John Krause
2-8-0 steam locomotive at coal and water facilities
2-10-2 steam locomotive

2-10-2 steam locomotive 356

Engine 356, one of New York, Ontario & Western’s dozen class X “Bull Moose” 2-10-2s of 1915, is seen at Mayfield, Pa., on April 29, 1939.

Robert F. Collins
2-10-2 steam locomotive
Four-unit road diesel locomotive

EMD FT diesel locomotive sets 804 and 801

FTA-B sets 804 and 801 stand at Carbondale, Pa., in 1951. New York, Ontario & Western’s nine FT sets — drawbar-connected Nos. 801/801B–808/808B and coupler-connected 601/601B — arrived in 1945.

Stanwood K. Bolton
Four-unit road diesel locomotive
Camelback 4-6-0 steam locomotiv

Camelback 4-6-0 steam locomotive 246

New York, Ontario & Western class U-1 Ten-Wheeler 246 suns itself at Middletown, N.Y., on September 5, 1938.

Charles E. Pearce
Camelback 4-6-0 steam locomotiv
Diesel locomotives in yard

F3A diesel locomotive 821, F3B, and FTA-B

A four-unit set of New York, Ontario & Western road-freight diesels — F3A
821, an F3B, and an 800-series FTA-B duo — stands amid Alco diesels of New Haven and Lehigh & New England at Maybrook, N.Y., in 1951.

Wallace W. Abbey
Diesel locomotives in yard
4-8-2 steam locomotive

4-8-2 steam locomotive 455

Plow-equipped 4-8-2 455 takes water at Cadosia, N.Y., before taking out freight New York, Ontario & Western BL-1 on April 29, 1939. The 10 class Y-2 Alco Mountains of 1929 were the last word in NYO&W steam power.

Robert F. Collins
4-8-2 steam locomotive
Center-cab diesel locomotive

GE 44-ton diesel locomotive 103

General Electric 44-tonner 103 switches at Sidney, N.Y., on September 7, 1941. New York, Ontario & Western’s five 44-tonners, built in 1941–42, were the road’s first diesels.

John Pickett
Center-cab diesel locomotive
4-8-2 steam locomotive

4-8-2 steam locomotive 405

New York, Ontario & Western 4-8-2 405 heads an excursion train at Cornwall, N.Y., where NYO&W trains diverged from New York Central’s West Shore line, in October 1939. The engine was given a modest semi-streamlining treatment for the road’s Mountaineer passenger train.

Wilbur C. Smith
4-8-2 steam locomotive

 

Locomotives are the focus of this week’s Classic Trains salute to the New York, Ontario & Western Railway. The NYO&W is Classic Trains’ Railroad of the Month for November 2020.

You might also enjoy an article outlining the Old and Weary’s history, a passenger train photo gallery, or an all-freight train photo gallery.

We hope you enjoy this locomotives photo gallery, only from Classic Trains!

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