Delaware Otsego System

Locomotive Assignments by Railroad

 

Compiled by Mark J. Jacob

 

 

Fonda, Johnstown, & Gloversville:

Unit

Model

Dates Assigned

Notes

FJ&G 20

S-2

1974-1981, except on CNYK briefly in 1974

 

FJ&G 21

S-2

1974-1981, except brief assignment on CACV, and used on LASB 4-9/76

 

FJ&G 100

RS-2

Early 1981-late 1982 or early 1983

 

FJ&G 103

RS-3

Fall 1979-11/84

Arrived on FJ&G with LASB lettering, was originally to be assigned to LASB

 

 

 

 

 

Cooperstown & Charlotte Valley:

Unit

Model

Dates Assigned

Notes

CACV 2

0-6-0

4/71-1974

Stored after 1974 at Milford; moved to Cooperstown 1989

FJ&G 21?

S-2

Briefly in mid-late 70s

 

CACV 100

RS-2

9/70-1980, except brief assignment on LASB 9/79

 

CNYK 101

RS-3

Briefly used on CACV in 1973 immediately after purchase

 

NYS&W 238

RS-1

Early 1981 to 12/87

 

RV 17

70 ton GE

1988 or 89

Used to move boxcars and 0-6-0 #2 to Cooperstown from Milford

NYS&W 1800

GP18

Early 1990s

Used to move equipment

 

Lackawaxen & Stourbridge:

Unit

Model

Dates Assigned

Notes

FJ&G 20

S-2

4-9/76

 

CACV 100

RS-2

Briefly in 9/79

Assisted w/Stourbridge Lion sesquicentenial

NYS&W 101

RS-3

1983-2/87

Unit was off line for some periods during this time for maintenance or use on NYS&W

LASB 102

RS-3

9/76-1983

 

NYS&W 252

RS-1

1982-1985

Was also used during this time period on NYS&W but spent a large amount of its time on LASB

NYS&W 1800

GP18

2/87-6/89, various times

GP18s took turns as regular LASB unit after 101 went out of service

NYS&W 1802

GP18

1987-6/89, various times

Last unit assigned to LASB before DO lost contract

NYS&W 1804

GP18

2/87-6/89, various times

GP18s took turns as regular LASB unit after 101 went out of service

NYS&W 104

RS-3

Briefly in 1985

unconfirmed

NYS&W 206

S-2

Stored on line in 1988-89

 

NYS&W 3000

C430

11/11/82

Used on inspection train

NYS&W 3002

C430

11/11/82

Used on inspection train

Stourbridge Line 54

BL-2

7/86-present

Owned by Wayne County Chamber of Commerce for excursion service, DO had responsibility for maintenance in exchange for use of the unit for freight service when DO’s assigned unit was down for repairs

 

Central New York:

(operated as part of NYS&W Northern Div. after 4/82, did not always have a dedicated unit assigned after this time as the line was often worked by the NYS&W Utica job)

Unit

Model

Dates Assigned

Notes

FJ&G 20

S-2

Briefly in 1974 (confirmed to have been on CNYK at least 2-4/74)

 

FJ&G 21

S-2

Briefly in 1974

 

FJ&G 100

RS-2

Periodically 1983-1985

 

CNYK 101

RS-3

1973-5/82

Damaged 5/82, went to Little Ferry for repairs and became NYS&W 101

FJ&G 103

RS-3

Periodically 1984-1986

Accompanied 252 on last run (see below)

NYS&W 252

RS-1

1985-1986, periodically

Made last run from Richfield Springs 1986

NYS&W 1800, 1802, 1804

GP18s

Made appearances from early to late 1980s

 

NYS&W 3000, 3002, 3004, 3006, 3008

C430s

Made appearances in early to late 1980s

3000 rolled over on ice on CNYK early 1990s but was repaired

NYS&W 104

RS-3

Acq. For NYS&W 4/82 and moved onto CNYK, used regularly on CNYK in 1982 and periodically thereafter until 1985

Former Adirondack Railroad

29, aquired with her sister

ADK 28. Kept in ADK

paint until repainted 104

NYS&W 2000

C420

Made appearances 1982-1983

 

NYS&W 2002

C420

Made appearances 1982-1985

 

NYS&W F45s, and SD45s

F45, SD45

Late 1980s to early 1990s

Used on stone trains from Bridgewater

 

Copyright © 2002 Mark J. Jacob