Cabride on the Bel-Del, June 2016

On a warm June day, I rode along for a few trips with the engine crew of "Susquehanna 142", now owned by the New York, Susquehanna & Western Technical & Historical Society.  Built in China in 1989 for the Valley Railroad in Connecticut, the 2-8-2 came to the Susie Q in the early 1990s as the railroad built up its tourist passenger business (and a commuter line in Syracuse, N.Y.); following the death of the railroad's owner, Walter Rich, the engine got renamed for him and passed to the Society, which operates #142 on the Black River Railroad System's former Pennsy Belvidere-Delaware Division south of Phillipsburg, New Jersey.

Don Young and Gary Matthews
Don Young and Gary Matthews
Don Young and Gary Matthews
Don Young and Gary Matthews
Gary Matthews firing
Gary Matthews firing
Gary Matthews firing
Gary Matthews firing
Don Young over the shoulder
Don Young fireman
Don Young fireman
Gary Matthews and Don Young
Gary Matthews and Don Young
Don Young firing
Don Young firing
Don Young engineer
Don Young whistling
Don Young and Gary Matthews
Don Young and Gary Matthews
Don Young and Gary Matthews
Gary Matthews in a hurry
Gary Matthews relaxed
Gary Matthews over the shoulder
Gary Matthews whistling
Gary Matthews backing
Gary Matthews

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