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Am I reading this correctly? An S-2 hauled the NY/YN freights? I'm amazed at the thought that a 1000 hp S-2 (with no MU capability, so it would've been a single unit) could replace a J-1. I cam imiagine that this route was indeed a tough one for hand-fired steam --- in particular there were two tough uphill hauls (Berlin-New Britain, and Plainville-Farmington).Quote:
When I made the statement about the J-1's, I was talking about the Canal north of Plainville to Westfield and Holyoke. I did not check as much for the territory south of Plainville. The J-1's were common power on the two round trips of the period between Cedar Hill - Berlin - New Britain - Plainville - Westfield - Holyoke.
I don't know just what year the S-2's took over these
trains but it was probably somewhere around 1947 or so.
I well remember the old times around New Haven saying that the Canal Freights were some of the hardest jobs to work with the J-1's, hand fired and coal hungry.