New York Susquehanna & Western Railway- Cortland

Pictures are in date order.    

March 17, 2012 St. Patrick's day northbound switching in the fog- dropping a unit in Cortland to be used for local service the following week. Joshua K. Blay
March 17, 2012 Dropping back down south to collect their train, leased power passes the Lackawanna tower formerly used to guard Central Avenue and other crossings in the area. Joshua K. Blay
September 18, 2009 More new track!  Not double track, but rather an extension, to the south, of the run around track south of Port Watson Street.  To the right side of the "main" was where EL once had a siding. Joshua K. Blay
September 18, 2009 Bits of concrete of beyond the ties are pieces of the former foundation for the former interlocking tower at Cortland Junction.  It was moved out of the way along with the former electrical cabinet which was erected when the tower itself was razed long ago. Joshua K. Blay
July 5, 2009 3014 leads a train down after sitting for the holiday weekend.  Joshua K. Blay
July 5, 2009 Passing the DL&W station and watchtower, she'll drop cars on the Cincinnatus before heading south. Joshua K. Blay
July 5, 2009 Finally on the move, BHX heads over Elm Street. Joshua K. Blay
July 5, 2009 And on past River Road.  Suitably enough, this area floods frequently.  Joshua K. Blay
August 31, 2008 Norfolk Southern comes to Cortland!  This is a broadside of NS 5294, one of four GP type engines leased to NYS&W for local service. Joshua K. Blay
August 31, 2008 Former Rubbermaid property with new track, which sat dormant after that company moved.  Not only has Marietta reopened the building, they also receive plastic pellets just the same as Rubbermaid did.  The new track is on the left. Joshua K. Blay
August 31, 2008 It sharply curves off then straightens out to run beside a building.  Joshua K. Blay
August 31, 2008 The siding doesn't extend much further than this.  Marietta makes little shampoo bottles for hotels etc.  Joshua K. Blay
June 9, 2008 After being stored along with other aged four axle power, the forty-six year old 1802 made a brief reappearance.  Joshua K. Blay
June 9, 2008 Another view.  She's sitting near the freighthouse.  There are a number of businesses in the area now that need frequent switching, including Marietta in the revitalized former Rubbermaid plant. Joshua K. Blay
June 8, 2008 BHX passing the landmark Cortland Corset building. Joshua K. Blay
June 8, 2008 BHX pauses just south of Port Watson Street in the midst of switching. Joshua K. Blay
June 8, 2008 After dropping off the 1802 for local switching, snoot nose 3014 leads the way back the train south of the city.  3014 had fairly intact Espee lettering until she was painted. Joshua K. Blay
December 23, 2006 3010 leads a northbound past the landmark Cortland Corset building.  The were many more tracks here in the DL&W days, including a contacting track to the LV on the other side of the Corset building. Joshua K. Blay
July 5, 2006 3040 at the head of SY-1 just south of Port Watson Street.

Joshua K. Blay

July 5, 2006 F45 3636 is the second unit.

Joshua K. Blay

July 5, 2006 SY-1 heads out of town on a typical summer muggy evening.

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July 5, 2006 An ex Cariter hunk of junk Alco is the last unit, contributing some typical Alco smoke to the dust as SY-1 accelerates.

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December 22, 2005 BH2 running light to Binghamton on a very blah day. Joshua K. Blay
May 27, 2005 CL1, the first Cortland based train since the early EL days, switching Natrium at Madden's Lunch with an ex P&W GE. Joshua K. Blay
January 27, 2005 3016 and plough 92 stopped in Cortland on their way north. Eric Robb

May 5, 2004 SY1 near Cortland Junction, shortly before spotting cars on the team track. Joshua K. Blay
April 30, 2004 BH1 shoving tank cars across Port Watson St. bound for SuitKote. Joshua K. Blay

March 28, 2004 The first "Maple Leaf Express" train of the day heads towards Marathon after stopping at the ex DL&W passenger station. Joshua K. Blay

March 28, 2004 At the station later in the day, waiting to depart south for another trip to Marathon. Joshua K. Blay

March 24, 2004 After shoving out along the ex Lehigh Valley branch to Gutchess Lumber, 3040 heads back towards the ex DL&W main. Joshua K. Blay

March 7, 2004 BH-3 Switching Natrium. Joshua K. Blay

March 7, 2004 Picking up cars on the run-around for the team track. Joshua K. Blay

February 15, 2004

LLPX 2805 and 2807 headed north.

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December 22, 2003 BH2 at the former Lackawanna station.  In the background is the recently restored DL&W cabin. Joshua K. Blay

November 7, 2003 1804 and 0121 by the freight house. Joshua K. Blay
September 26, 2003 LLPX 2807 on BH2 crossing Port Watson St. while switching cars on the Cortland run-around. Joshua K. Blay

August 22, 2003

2066 and 3040 with a passenger special, pausing at the former DL&W depot.

Joshua K. Blay

April 5, 2003

The year's Maple Leaf Express makes a stop in Cortland.

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April 5, 2003

4008 was on the south of the train.

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April 5, 2003

2402 and 2400 were on the northern end of the train.

Eric Robb

January 15, 2003 2064 switches Natrium in the early afternoon. Joshua K. Blay

January 7, 2003 3618 and 3634 switch adjacent to Pendleton St. in the bitter cold.  Stored a few months later, they were in service again in the fall of 2004. Joshua K. Blay

April 11, 2001

BH-1 with 3612 pauses at Natoli's.  3612 has since been scrapped, and the B40 is on the P&W.

Joshua K. Blay