Belvidere and Delaware River Railway Steam
New York Susquehanna & Western 2-8-2 #142 is impressive!
In fact, the New York Susquehanna & Western 2-8-2 #142 is a Chinese built Mikado style locomotive that was originally purchased by the Valley Railroad.
It was later sold to New York Susquehanna & Western Railway and renumbered to #142 along with being altered to look like a 1920’s locomotive with different lettering.
The Chinese SY type locomotive itself was designed after the Japanese built Mikado 2-8-2, which in turn was a variation of the design by the American Locomotive Company back in the 1920’s.
The New York Susquehanna & Western Technical & Historical Society runs excursions on the Delaware & Delaware River Railway in conjunction with New York Susquehanna & Western Railway which features this historic locomotive.
Some quick facts about the New York Susquehanna & Western #142
- Builder-TangShan – 1990’s
- Locomotive weight – 142 tons
- Driver diameters – 54 inches
- wheel arrangement – 2-8-2
- max speed – 80 mph
Let us know if you have ever caught this excursion! We would love to hear about your experience!