MOUNT VERNON
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Binghamton to Syracuse and return, Syracuse to Binghamton and return, October 2004

These two excursions were operated by the New York, Susquehanna and Western railway to celebrate the Sesquicentennial (150 years) of the railroad line between Binghanton and Syracuse, New York. Motive power for the 20 car excursion train was a combination of NYS&W Technical and Historical Society's Mikado # 142, Morristown & Erie Railway's pair of FL-9 diesel locomotives and two NYS&W diesel locomotives. MOUNT VERNON was leased for use in the first class section of the consist. It was MOUNT VERNON's first trip as a private car behind a steam locomotive. However, we can not say, with certainty, that it was MOUNT VERNON's first trip ever behind a steam locomotive.


 

Locomotive 142 leads Saturday's excursion northbound at Chenango Falls.
[Photo by Jerry Vrooman]

 

NYS&W President Walter Rich's business car is on the rear of Saturday's excursion northbound at Chenango Falls.
[Photo by Jerry Vrooman]

 


The excursion train spent over an hour at the Armory Square station in downtown Syracuse on Saturday afternoon before returning to Binghamton.
[Photo by Tom Coughlin]

 


The excursion train returned to Binghamton after nighfall on Saturday evening.
[Photo by Tom Coughlin]


This page was updated on February 23, 2008