The New York Susquehanna & Western
Technical & Historical  Society Inc.

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Our organization is a non profit 501 (c) (3) corporation operated entirely by volunteers.

In the past we received  close to $80,000 a year in grants from the town of Phillipsburg, $50,000 directly and about $30,000 in support ( advertising, busses, garbage etc.)

Due to cuts enacted by  the Governor of New Jersey, the Phillipsburg Urban Enterprise Zone will no longer be able  to help fund our operation. Our railroad is important to the revitalization efforts of Phillipsburg's Urban Enterprise Zone, as last year we drew over 60,000 visitors to the town.

On top of this during our inspection / tear down of the locomotive we found out that the boiler tubes were wearing out much faster than we had expected.

All 96 must be replaced at a cost of over $30,000.00.

Even in these tough economic times we are still committed to growing our operation. With our arrival at mile 43 we will be adding yet another attraction to the line, Pinchers Point Beach.  There is a beautiful point in our line where the Delaware River literally almost double backs on itself, this is Pinchers Point. We have plans to build a beach and picnic grove on this site for our patrons use.  Canoe and Kayak services will also be added where you can take the train one way and canoe the other!

If you can make a donation we sincerely appreciate it.


We are lucky to have so many wonderful families support what we do.



Your donations are tax deductable.


If you would rather mail a check, please make check payable to NYS&W Technical & Historical Society Inc. (Memo, Buy-A-Flue).

Mail to:


PO box 121

Rochelle Park NJ 07662

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New field
“Snow with a sunset”
Greg and Frank as usual!
Hank, Greg, Devin
John Oct. 29,2011
Don and Gary Oct. 29,2011
Oct. 29, 2011
Don C. working on 3254
Steaming into Mine Station
The moon over Easton from Lehigh Junction one cold winter night.
Easton Lights
The moon setting over Easton one cold winter night.
A rare shot of 142 departing Lehigh Junction on a snowy Saturday afternoon. Oct 29, 2011
A rare shot of 142 departing Lehigh Junction on a snowy Saturday afternoon. Oct 29, 2011
Greg Smokey Ruch
M-1 leaving Butler for Croxton, and eventually to Phillipsburg.
M-1 in Allentown Yard. 8-8-11 @ 4:30 PM
M-1 in Allentown Yard in the consist with other cars due to go up the Portland Secondary. 8-8-11 @ 4:30 PM.
M-1 in Allentown Yard. 8-8-11 @ 4:30 PM
M-1 in Allentown Yard. 8-8-11 @ 4:30 PM
M-1 in Allentown Yard. 8-8-11 @ 4:30 PM
The finished product. The bricks with curved ends are edge bricks.
Waiting for the bricks to set up.
Making bricks for 142's firebox. The material has the consistency of damp sand.
The plastic lining protects the mold and makes removing the finished bricks easier.
Even the molds to make the bricks had to be made in house.
Molds used to form the edge bricks.
A little HELP here!
Clearing up the RofW!
KB & John
I wonder what's in here!
Easter Train 2011, look at all those eggs!!!
Easter Trains 2011
Catching up on Safety Rules!
Making sure Rule Books are up to date
What's my next class?
Are we done yet!
Stewie keeping an eye on Martin as he works on the gift car electric
Loving the ice!
Loving the seas!
Loving the slopes!
Loving the sand!
Looking beautiful, out in the sun for the first time!
All finished, with lettering applied.
Top coat on the opposite side of the car.
Finally the top coat has been applied!
The ends of the cars were painted black.
All primed and ready for a top coat.
The installation of new window gaskets was critical to the stabilization of the car.
The roof was completely sanded down, primed and a new silver paint applied.
Sanding and body work under way.
New window gaskets have been installed and body work is under way.
All done, the interior is complete.
The seats are being installed!
The carpet is installed and the seat frames are going back in!
A beautiful new commercial grade carpet is being installed.
The rotten sections have been replaced!
Removing and replacing the damaged portions of the floor.
The sub floor was rotten and needed to be removed and replaced. Water had been leaking in from the old window gaskets.
Here you can see the condition of the floor after the seats were removed.
The rubber floor needed to be removed!
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