Delaware River RR

Steam Locomotive #142 on an excursion train on the Delaware River Railroad at Phillipsburg, NJ. This locomotive, a 2-8-2 Mikado, was built in China at the Tangshan Locomotive Works in 1989, and purchased from the Valley Railroad of Connecticut in 1999 by the New York, Susquehanna & Western RR, under the leadership of Walter Rich, one of those rare examples of a railfan who was a railroad president. Mr. Rich died tragically in 2007 at the age of 61, and the Susquehanna subsequently sold #142 to the Delaware River operation.

Photo by Steve Kalka


  • Paul Payton on 2014-Oct-27 04:42:12 Paul Payton said

    142 is a great locomotive; I've ridden behind it on the Susquehanna (Lincoln Tunnel to Warwick) and on the Bel-Del. I've heard the Delaware River Railroad is now running a bit farther south, to (near) Riegelsville; they also keep the line cleared with "a good haircut" down to Milford, just north of the railhead. I'd love to be able to ride there, especially behind steam!