Wellsville Addison & Galeton Photos
Black and White photos from the collection of John Stewart.New!
The first centercab came to Galeton in 1955. It was not one of the familier 125 or 132 ton models, but a smaller 50
ton unit. Built in 1936 by GE for their Pittsfiled, MA plant. In 1954 it went to the Unidilla Valley where it became
# 300. In 1955 it came to the WAG, but proved unsuitable for operation over the hilly terrain. In 1956 it was returned to the UV and
was transferred to the SNY in 1957. It was shipped back to the WAG in 1969, where it was later scrapped.
Ford Motor Company
Among the earliest diesels purchased by the Wellsville, Addison & Galeton was this 125 ton center cab GE.
Originally Ford number 1000, it was renumbered to 1200 at the time of its puchase
in 1955. The 900 HP switcher was built in September, 1937. Builders # 12229
EMD F7 Locomotives
The Wellsville, Addison & Galeton had a number of F7 locomotives, which
was quite unusual for a short line. Most of these units were ex Southern
Pacific. Note the similarity between the WAG paint scheme, and the SP scheme.
The following photos were provided for your enjoyment by John Redden.
Here are a few snapshots of some of the last years of the WAG.
The following photos were provided for your enjoyment by Larry De Bert.
The following photos were provided for your enjoyment by Randy Gustafson.
The following photos were provided for your enjoyment by Darrel Rathbun.
WAG F7 number 2400 was sent to sister railroad Louisiana & Northwest and renumbered
48. It was subsequently sold to the Wacamaw Coastline Railroad where it retained number 48.
Later it was moved to the Carolina Southern, again retaining number 48.
- Wacamaw Coastline RR # 48 and a former CN F-unit pulling stone cars from the Mid Atlantic Railroad interchange in Conway. April 12, 1993.
- Wacamaw Coastline RR # 48 and a former CN F-unit between the Intercoastal Waterway and Red Hill. April 12, 1993. Note that this is a 2% grade that required "doubling the hill". This photo shows the first cut of cars being pulled up the hill by the pair of F-units in 8th notch.
- Wacamaw Coastline RR # 48 spotting stone loads at Vulcan Materials and Myrtle Beach SC. April 12, 1993.
- Wacamaw Coastline RR # 48 stored out of service in Red Hill, SC. April 226, 1995.
- Wacamaw Coastline RR # 48 still out of service, but moved to Carolina Southern station in Chadbourn, SC. April 9, 1997. Note "Wellsville , Addison & Galeton" Showing through the faded paint.
The following photos were provided for your enjoyment by Tom Trencansky.
The following photos were provided by Charles Woolever. They were taken at Galeton in July of 1986,
after the WAG had closed.
After their stint at the Wellsville, Addison & Galeton, some of the cab units
were transferred to sister operation, Louisiana & North West. See the Wellsville, Addison &
Galeton Diesel Roster for more information.
Stanley Jackowski Photos
- LNW FP7A # 49 at Gibsland, La. Sepetember, 1978.
- LNW F7A # 48 at Gibsland, La. April, 1981.
- LNW F7A # 47 at Gibsland, La. April, 1979.
- LNW F7A # 46 at Gibsland, La. April, 1974.
- LNW F7A # 45 at Gibsland, La. September, 1976.
- LNW F7A # 44 at Gibsland, La. June, 1978.
Gary Morris Photos
In 1968 the Western Pacific traded in FP7 number 805A in for a new U23B.
The Wellsville, Addison and Galeton obtained the locomotive from GE in 1972.
In 1976 it was transferred to the Louisiana and North West and numbered 49.
The locomotive was purchased by Feather River Rail Society and society
members John Ryczkowski, Larry Hanlon, and Steve Habeck. It has been returned to its original
Western Pacific colors. It is the last WP California Zephyr locomotive in existance.
Samuel Herschbein Photos
F7A numbers 2200 and 2300 were sold to the Port Authority of Allegheny
County (PATrain) in 1980.
The following photos were supplied courtesy of Arnie Morscher. All were taken in Pittsburgh , PA during
In 1989 PATrain 6690 & 6691 (WAG 2200 and 2300) were sold again, to the Connecticut
Department of Transportation for the Shore Line East operation.
F7A number 1969 ( ex SP 6309) was sent to the Louisiana & North West
in 1971 and renumbered to 47. It was subsequently moved to Houston, Texas and
operated as part of the Texas Limited train with sister L&NW F7, number 44. ( ex SP 6379)
WAG 1969 is now Texas Limited 200.
The train is now stored in Galveston, Texas.
GE 132 # 1700 at Gowanda NY, 1996.
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