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Remembering New York, Ontario & Western passenger trains

By | November 5, 2020

The New York, Ontario & Western Railway is Classic Trains' Railroad of the Month for November 2020

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Cab unit diesel locomotive leads a passenger train.
Steam locomotive leads a passenger train to a train station and waiting passengers.

Train 1


4-8-2 with Weehawken–Walton train 1 at Fallsburgh, N.Y., c. 1940.

Wayne Brumbaugh
Steam locomotive leads a passenger train to a train station and waiting passengers.
One cab unit diesel locomotive leads a passenger train over a multi-track mainline.

Train 1

F3 501 with Weehawken–Walton train 1 on New York Central near West Englewood, N.J., summer 1948.

John Krause

One cab unit diesel locomotive leads a passenger train over a multi-track mainline.
A steam locomotive leads a two-car passenger train through a cut.

Train 1


4-6-0 227 with Weehawken–Walton train 1 between Cornwall and Meadowbrook, N.Y., April 18, 1942.

A.V. Neusser
A steam locomotive leads a two-car passenger train through a cut.
A passenger rail bus.

Railbus 801

Sykes railbus 801, built by St. Louis Car Co.

Washington University collection

A passenger rail bus.
Angled front image of a 4-8-2 steam locomotive.

Mountaineer


4-8-2 405, dressed up for service on Weehawken–Walton Mountaineer, 1937.

Classic Trains collection
Angled front image of a 4-8-2 steam locomotive.
One cab unit style diesel locomotive leading a passenger train.

Train 2


F3 502 with Walton–Weehawken train 2 at Roscoe, N.Y., on last eastbound trip of season, Sept. 9, 1951.

John F. Endler Jr.
One cab unit style diesel locomotive leading a passenger train.
A steam locomotive leads a passenger train through a rock cut.

Train 9


4-8-2 403 with Sidney–Oneida train 9 just north of Liberty, Oct. 21, 1939.

R.O. Hardy
A steam locomotive leads a passenger train through a rock cut.
A steam locomotive leading a long passenger train over a multi-track mainline.

Train 7


4-6-0 226 with Weehawken–Walton train 7 near Ridgefield Park, N.J., Labor Day 1941.

A.V. Neusser
A steam locomotive leading a long passenger train over a multi-track mainline.
A steam locomotive leads a long train on a causeway between two water bodies at the foot of a mountain.

Train 3


4-8-2 408 with Weehawken–Roscoe train 3 approaching Cornwall, N.Y., Aug. 31, 1946.

D.R. Connor
A steam locomotive leads a long train on a causeway between two water bodies at the foot of a mountain.
A cab diesel locomotive at the head of a express and passenger-car train.

Train 2


F3 502 with Walton–Weehawken train 2 at Middletown, N.Y., date unknown.

John Krause
A cab diesel locomotive at the head of a express and passenger-car train.

 

All through November 2020, Classic Trains editors are celebrating the charm and notoriety of the New York, Ontario & Western Railway that spanned central New York State. Check out this photo gallery of “Old & Weary” passenger trains from the archives of Kalmbach Media’s David P. Morgan Library.

If you like this gallery, you might enjoy a NYO&W history piece posted online here.

A version of this photo gallery first appeared in August 2016.

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