Posts Tagged ‘Wellsville Addison & Galeton’

Grab Shot on an Obscure Short Line

December 15, 2021

The late Mike Ondecker and I chased Wellsville, Addison & Galeton F7A Nos. 2300 and 2200 into Westfield, Pennsylvania, on July 26, 1973. Here’s a grab shot.

Photograph by Robert Farkas

Pastoral Scene

October 23, 2020

We’re back today on the Wellsville, Addison & Galeton, a former Pennsylvania short line railroad that operated over one-time Baltimore & Ohio track. The road was known for its F units and two of them, 2200 and 2300, are shown leading a short freight through Sabinsville, Pennsylvania, on July 26, 1973. The line shut down in late 1979.

Photograph by Robert Farkas

Back in the Weeds

June 30, 2020

You can find some amazing things tucked away in railroad dead lines or seldom-used sidings.

That was where these GE 132-ton locomotives were found.

The units are Wellsville Addison & Galeton Nos. 1800 and 1500 and they are in the dead line in Galeton, Pennsylvania, on July 26, 1973.

Both units were once owned by the Ford Motor Company.

Photograph by Robert Farkas

Pennsylvania Short Line Chase

June 9, 2020

The late Mike Ondecker and I were chasing this train and this is a grab shot. Wellsville Addison & Galeton F7A 2300 and 2200 are on a short freight in Westfield, Pennsylvania on July 26, 1973. The railroad was known as “the sole leather line” due to its serving many tanneries.

The WAG operated on former Baltimore & Ohio branch line trackage in Pennsylvania and New York state. Its covered wagons were colorful and provded to be its largest motive power. It ceased operations in the late 1970s.

Photograph by Robert Farkas