Operation Toy Train at Lake Grinnell in Sparta, NJ on Saturday, November 30, 2019.
Operation Toy Train arrives in Sparta, NJ Saturday, November 30, 2019
Tranquility in Sparta
A peaceful and exceptionally still pond is disrupted only for a minute as WS-X eases past with a short three car consist. The extra local was tasked with ... (more)
"Easy Like Sunday Morning"
After setting off cars at Woodruff's Gap in Sparta, the SU-100 looks more like a CSX detour train than an NYS&W one as it accelerates its train towards Sparta Mountain, the ruling grade on the Sou... (more)
Sparta Water Tower
The LF-1 local crew is heading Eastbound through Sparta with a lengthy consist of empties from Sparta Junction. The crew made an unusual daylight Sparta turn... (more)
Emereging from the fog
An unusual daylight Sparta job is seen approaching Route 15 with the railroads matching SD33-ECO units. On account of the tri-weekly road train being off... (more)
Inspection Train on the NYS&W
A lone Susquehanna SD60 powers two FRA inspection cars on the NYS&W Southern Division. The move originated in Ridgefield Park and would continue u... (more)
At Lake Grinnell in Sparta, NJ, we see the NYS&W SU-99 pass on 6/21/2017 at just before 1930. The reflection off of the lake, dense vegetation, and vintage tell-tale overhead all add to the charac... (more)
Southern Division Tie Extra
As clouds loom overhead an NYS&W maintenance of way extra heads Westbound past a small pond in Sparta. The ultimate destination for this train is Sp... (more)
Sparta Junction Set Out
New York Susquehanna & Western local SJ-1 routinely sets cars out for pick up by the SU-100 on the South end of the Gap siding while loads are dropped o... (more)
Late Evening Ballast Extra
With a little over two hours of daylight left, the WS-2X eases past a small field on the outskirts of Sparta as they head for the Gap where they'd ma... (more)
Early Morning Reflections
The SU-100 has just departed Sparta Junction with a new Jersey based local crew at the helm. The road crew had to run at restricted speed bringing the... (more)
"Yellow Jackets Along the Pond"
"Awaiting the Final Pick-UP"