ALCos and MLWs of the Southern Railroad of New Jersey

The Southern Railroad of New Jersey has two operations, one working from Salem, NJ (no active ALCo here, only stored RS-1 no. 59) the other working on several lines from Winslow Jct., NJ. On October 7th, I found three units stored at Winslow Jct. and one that seemes operational (M420W no. 3578). See pictures below. The two M420W 3578 and 3579 came from the St. Lawrence & Atlantic Railroad (reporting mark SLQ), in Canada.

An update by Brian Mott, SRNJ (Apr 9th, 2004):
The 3578 is in full service (year round) and is in the process of getting cab signals to become the main power for Winslow and placing the GP10 as a pack-up. Work is going well on the 3579. The SRNJ is looking to have her in service by the end of this month. The 414 was out of service at the time of your visit. Work, I believe, has been completed and she should be entering service shortly. There is also a 3rd M420 purchased by the SRNJ. She is the 3519, also bought from the SLQ. Work will start on her as soon as the 3579 enters service. The SRNJ will be looking to these ALCO's to handle the growing stone business out of Winslow. I have been informed that Winslow will be moving from a 2 day a week operation to a 6 day a week operation like Salem.
Work has also started on the FA at Winslow. This work will take some time to complete. The entire is being rewired and is being done on a voluntary basis. This work is not being conducted by the SRNJ. I have been informed that her engine is in very good shape.

SRNJ 414 SRNJ 414 shows its Lehigh Valley heritage in a good looking livery. Before the unit came to New Jersey it was with the Delaware & Hudson.Winslow Jct., NJ. October 7th, 2003.

Rolf Stumpf photo
With a Maine Central caboos attached, ex-CN 3578 (MLW M-420W) awaits new duties at Winslow Jct. on October 7th, 2003.

Rolf Stumpf photo
SRNJ 3578
NYC FA A real ALCo FA, but this one looks like some work needs to be done.Winslow Jct., NJ. October 7th, 2003.

Rolf Stumpf photo

Tim Darnell tells about this unit: it is owned by the Anthracite Historical Society. The NYC was a temporary paint job, they plan on restoring it to Lehigh Valley #596. Prior to its current owner, it was Long Island #603, and before that, L&N #315. The unit still has its 244 engine and supposedly work has begun on its restoration.
ALCo RS-1 no. 59 is stored at Mannington Mills near Salem, NJ. September 27th, 2003.

Rolf Stumpf photo
SRNJ 3579 3579 still has the SLQ sticker below the CN class number. Winslow Jct., October 7th, 2003.

Rolf Stumpf photo
Ain't that a nice face? SRNJ 414 aka LV 414 at Winslow Jct., October 7th, 2003.

Rolf Stumpf photo
SRNJ 414

Back to USA page


Last update 09.04.04