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Pa. Short Line Acquires GE Center-Cab Diesel

September 24, 2014

The Stewartstown Railroad in New Freedom, Pa., has received a 45-ton General Electric center-cab diesel.

The unnumbered locomotive, which arrived by truck, was acquired by an unidentified investor in the railroad from the Durbin & Greenbrier Valley in West Virginia.

Stewartstown president David Williamson said the side-rod unit is in running order but needs several updates to meet Federal Railroad Administration rules.

Williamson was unsure when or if the locomotive will enter service on the 7.4-mile short line. The Stewartstown owns two other locomotives, No. 9, a 35-ton Plymouth, and No. 10, a GE 44-tonner. The latter unit is being leased to the nearby Steam Into History tourist operation.

Members of the affiliated Friends of the Stewartstown Railroad have been replacing ties and cutting brush in an effort to re-open the line, which has not operated since 2004. Motorcar rides are available at Stewartstown on select weekends.